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08/08/20

Our 41st school and 11th brand new school since 2013 - our 9th brand new primary school. This time in Banbury. Less than a month to go!! https://t.co/MlVFJkhr8M

08/08/20

Retweeted From Lynne O'Reilly

Great opportunity : Chief Financial Officer job with GLF SCHOOLS | Guardian Jobs https://t.co/rmzukzDm6d

08/08/20

Retweeted From Lynne O'Reilly

An opportunity to join the trust board of one of the largest MATs in the country. ⁦⁦⁦⁩ ⁦https://t.co/jkgWNSOYTz

06/08/20

Retweeted From School Business Leadership Jobs

Here's a nice meaty one for a fabulous SBL looking to take on a CFO role. https://t.co/xP1ZW4N7PT

06/08/20

Retweeted From Ben Wakefield

Another great opportunity with https://t.co/bk3kzun8mW

22/07/20

The last of the remaining 14 schools finish their academic year today. Enjoy the break and we’ll see you in 3 weeks for A level and GCSE results days and the “return to school” planning. Stay safe; stay alert; take care. https://t.co/DzueQEuZ8E

21/07/20

Retweeted From Esther Brooks

Wonderful opportunity for our NQTs https://t.co/QEZfQNiYdS

18/07/20

Retweeted From GLF Schools’ Careers

Do you have a passion for people and all things HR? Our cluster of schools are looking for an experienced People Administrator to oversee Southgate, Kilnwood Vale and Forge Wood Primary schools. We are happy to discuss flexible working hours for this role. https://t.co/moIlprKiCS

18/07/20

Well done to all at . https://t.co/1qjJcK31Kh

18/07/20

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Congratulations to Team Canada 🇨🇦 on a fantastic win today! Well done to all students who took part in the various challenges over this half term, showing character & perseverance! Have a great summer! ☀️🏖🇬🇧🇿🇦🇨🇦 https://t.co/OOaKptfvEz

18/07/20

Retweeted From The Vale Primary School

What a lovely last day of term. Mrs Leyland and I have been overwhelmed by the generosity and kindness of pupils; parents and staff. A huge thank you to everyone. We very much look forward to seeing you all back in September. https://t.co/pCQKQyen1S

18/07/20

Retweeted From Salfords Primary School

The end of a remarkable school year is upon us . Well done to our school community who have risen to the challenges and changes presented to us! Good luck to Y6 as they move on 🎉. Thank you for our gifts and cards too🎁💐. Happy summer holidays 🌞😎. https://t.co/17gwGWImhc

18/07/20

Retweeted From STEMYMissBanda

Hi there My name is Thandi Banda and I am taking part in this year’s I have made a little video to show you guys how easy it is to make bottle gardens at home using old glass bottles and a range of plants! Hope you are enjoying the show so far! https://t.co/V7oVA9jXeh

18/07/20

Retweeted From GLF Schools

26 of our 40 schools have now closed for the summer break...the remaining 14 finish on Tuesday and Wednesday. We wish you all a safe and healthy summer holiday. Take care, stay safe.

18/07/20

Retweeted From Kilnwood Vale Primary

Wishing all our families a safe and happy holiday. https://t.co/4du6gytnYt

18/07/20

Retweeted From Forge Wood Primary

Wishing all our families a safe and happy holiday. We can’t wait to have you all back in September!

18/07/20

Retweeted From The Beacon School

Amazing local charity releases a single. https://t.co/AiN4m9t95n

18/07/20

Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

“Some inflation in national grades for one year is a small price to pay.” And from the comments section: “...there will be some huge issues for teachers to resolve on results day.” Give the benefit of doubt and let their ‘ability’ be tested at a later date - ie Y11 in 2 years?? https://t.co/KNjZPyqGru

18/07/20

Retweeted From Meridian High School

Fantastic News from Team Meridian! We have been awarded “we’ve embraced thrive” status!! Great achievement and we are very proud to have embraced Thrive as an approach in our school. If you would like to know more get in touch! https://t.co/tQ03M9Gpgz

18/07/20

Retweeted From Clare Graham

Where does the time go? Last day of primary school thank you so much for everything, a total of 7 years at this great school comes to an end! 😢 https://t.co/RMCI4SCNOH

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.