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16/10/19

- we thought you’d like to see this report for Lorraine Infant School.

06/10/19

Retweeted From Aureus School

We welcomed the wonderful to teach our choir to sign in Makaton our song this week! Looking forward to sharing this with families at our next Thursday 10th October https://t.co/mp2Xq6PJ4K

06/10/19

Retweeted From Meridian High School

Celebrating . This year's theme is "Black Migrations". Our Design and Technology students will be researching notable black people within the Design and Technology field. https://t.co/tZo9Lme8U0

06/10/19

Retweeted From Meridian High School

Further Open Morning dates are now available . To book your place please call 020 3943 1328. https://t.co/kMzUxoWfM9

06/10/19

Retweeted From Barking Dog Media

Don't forget to head to for open events on Oct 3 and 9 and join the family https://t.co/WeWHLl6h68 https://t.co/q2NaqpiCG1

06/10/19

Retweeted From Barking Dog Media

Discover all the great reasons to head to the open event on Oct 16. https://t.co/DjWhkDKi81 https://t.co/kepVjWDIyw

06/10/19

Retweeted From Barking Dog Media

Come and meet to find great reasons for joining our family https://t.co/2oaVgB8EJI https://t.co/SCxSDbk92I

06/10/19

Retweeted From Barking Dog Media

Take a closer look and be part of something special. Open events start on Oct 8 https://t.co/2vFgNRTgua https://t.co/F9xJOArjGS

06/10/19

Retweeted From Rosebery School

We look forward to meeting you at our next Open Morning on Tuesday 15 October 2019 https://t.co/dp3gXnqz18 Please be aware that NO PARKING is available on our site.

06/10/19

Retweeted From All on the board

Happy to all of the amazing teachers in the world. Thanks for being you and doing what you do. https://t.co/VNd30DaVmB

06/10/19

Retweeted From Julie Hunter

When a former colleague told me she’s just become Fellow we started to discuss all the resources, Fellows’ events and how good the website is! Then I mentioned the CTeach programme and we discussed how to support the next generation of teachers.

06/10/19

Retweeted From Integrity Coaching

You're never too important to be nice to people https://t.co/FGWksm3PCD

06/10/19

Retweeted From Esther Brooks

thank you to our wonderful teachers who inspire us every day with their relentless focus on improving outcomes for all. https://t.co/cOn1rV78Qm

05/10/19

Thanks, Jon!

05/10/19

Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

- Thanks to all our staff, including our teachers, (past and present) as well as teachers throughout the world on this day. https://t.co/R9DlUTA0os

05/10/19

Retweeted From de Stafford School

Our Year 7 students enjoyed a day today, which included a walk across the Farthing Downs (and befriending local sheep) 😃. https://t.co/seQsXgCLcp

04/10/19

Retweeted From Karen Knight

Me when I’m asked what I do and I say I’m a teacher. https://t.co/b3fL429C5y

04/10/19

Retweeted From Julie Hunter

4 years ago today I ran a workshop unconference. Little did I know how many fabulous teachers I would connect with through this great network. Looking forward to following this year’s conference virtually this weekend. I hope you all have more than just a great day out! https://t.co/jn4GveH6Ic

04/10/19

New opportunities available in our growing Trust👇🏾 https://t.co/GOqJtT5ANi

04/10/19

Our Phizz Labs and are brilliant! https://t.co/JvFXSC3Tx0

Attendance and Medical Conditions

Attendance

Children who attend school regularly are given the very best opportunity to benefit from the learning in school.  It is the parents' responsibility to ensure that their child attends school regularly.  Irregular attendance can severely disrupt a child’s academic and social development.  Likewise, when a child arrives late at school, it interrupts the concentration of others and wastes valuable time as the teacher has to repeat information and instructions whilst others have to wait; the late child is at an immediate disadvantage because they may have missed important teaching points.

By law, schools must record absences and the reasons given for these absences, which are coded in class registers.  We ask parents not to remove children from school in term time.  The school holiday dates are published a year in advance and we expect parents to book their family holidays during the school breaks.  If absence in term time is unavoidable, a Leave of Absence form, available from the office, must be completed prior to the planned absence.  Only exceptional reasons can be authorised eg a compassionate reason such as bereavement.  There is no automatic entitlement in law to time off in school term time to go on holiday.  Each request for absence will be considered individually, taking into account attendance records and the potential impact on a child’s progress.

It should be noted that under The Education (Pupil Registration) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 that the Educational Welfare Service, acting on behalf of Surrey County Council, may issue a Penalty Notice for a child’s unauthorised absence from school.  The amount payable is £60 rising to £120 if not paid promptly and both parents are liable to receive a notice for each child who is absent.

Sickness

If your child is unwell and cannot attend school, parents are requested to notify the school on the first day of absence by telephone between 8.00am and 9.30am.  Messages will be recorded by the answer-phone and subsequently checked against the class register.  If no message is received by 9.30am the school office will endeavour to contact you on the telephone contact numbers given by you.  Attempted contact will continue up until 10:30am.

For safety reasons parents will be expected to collect their child form the school reception if taking their child out during the day.

Medical Conditions

The Federation will seek to support, as far as is practical, any child that has a medical condition to ensure his or her health and safety, welfare and inclusion in school life.  Whenever possible, parents should administer medicines to their child at home or by visiting the school during the day.  Where the school accepts responsibility to administer medicine, parents will be required to complete a form giving clear instructions and permission.  All medicines must be kept in the school medical room.  Occasionally, medical plans are needed for specific children.