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21/10/20

Thanks to all our staff and volunteers for all they have achieved this half term. An amazing response. https://t.co/lCkqq3Myk6

11/10/20

A decade on: and came together under shared ‘executive’ leadership on this day in 2010. Within 2 years, was created as the both committed to a permanent partnership - thriving together for the last decade. Happy anniversary both👏🏻

05/10/20

Such gratitude to all teachers with us for all that they have achieved throughout 2020. Thank you.

02/10/20

It’s the weekend! https://t.co/zm919V20TT

01/10/20

Retweeted From GLF Schools TT

We are looking to appoint an administrator to drive forward our marketing/recruitment and communications strategy - is this the job for you? https://t.co/0yIs8sjkWS

01/10/20

Retweeted From Salfords Primary School

Every child has the opportunity to 'make their mark' at our school - as seen on our new hall display where EVERY child has contributed! This is where our Headteacher Stars shine each week when children have displayed our values in school: https://t.co/8JoD5ee9Vz https://t.co/0PZa71Bj6X

01/10/20

Retweeted From Merstham Park School

Today’s the day! We will be releasing lots of useful information on our website for prospective parents to view. Look out for this later. https://t.co/kCqJLE6z60

01/10/20

Thank you! Much appreciated! https://t.co/54Y06TSTtn

01/10/20

Retweeted From Riverside Radio Sports Show

We're Live on Today at 3pm! spoke to former academy player turned teacher, , all about the Community Trust, the value of sport, and his life changing injury. https://t.co/JtjvVG4YZ8 | DAB | Online https://t.co/7LlARSH5AV

01/10/20

Happy ‘official’ 6th birthday to ⁦⁩ as a GLF school 👏🏼 The latest newsletter has a good recipe for cheesecake! https://t.co/CtxlzVKBDk

01/10/20

It’s the fourth anniversary of Meridian High ⁦⁩ transferring to ⁦⁩. Happy anniversary! 👏🏼 https://t.co/td2TEh7MTz

01/10/20

Happy 1st birthday to Frogmore Junior School as a GLF school👏 ⁦https://t.co/KDKXbIvGg5

25/09/20

Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

Great article highlighting our partnership with NowTeach. Spotlight on ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ from ⁦⁩. https://t.co/lf8uHAQGMB

25/09/20

Thank you. Weekend. Enjoy. Relax. See you on Monday.

21/09/20

Thanks to all our parents, children, staff, governors, volunteers, trustees & colleagues in partner organisations (all past and present of course) for their contribution to our schools and our trust. We can’t do our role and achieve our purpose without you all.

21/09/20

Retweeted From jo young

Never heard of Healthcare Science? All you need to know about a fantastic, alternative career in health https://t.co/qNo0rv19Ax

18/09/20

It’s the weekend. Enjoy and thanks to everyone for their unstinting support their week.

16/09/20

Retweeted From GLF Schools’ Careers

It's National Teaching Assistant Day! A day to celebrate the wonderful, dedicated teaching assistants we have across the Trust - thank you for everything you do for our children. Want to join them? Click below for more details! https://t.co/lETfMzMUaH

11/09/20

Thanks to all our schools for such a positive week of learning and teaching. And fun! Enjoy the weekend 😊

10/09/20

Great AHT role here! https://t.co/Sh4kAk3ZiV

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.

Documents

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Attendance Policy - Autumn 2020 12th Oct 2020 Download