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15/01/21

Retweeted From Esther Brooks

absolutely- so proud of and the Covid testing so expertly navigated by , incredible remote lessons at MHS and . Grateful for all support from https://t.co/gaFN1oQixM

15/01/21

Great to read! https://t.co/h6YZtxKyup

15/01/21

Retweeted From Esther Brooks

What wonderful Kindness - I also received a call from a trustee to check in our wellbeing- very touching and thoughtful. https://t.co/4gTCi5SRX8

15/01/21

Retweeted From carlygear

Another positive week launching Google Meet at school. Seeing all the pupils’ smiling faces was a definite peak of the week

15/01/21

A brilliant team effort again this week from staff, volunteers, parents and our children and young people! 👏🏼👏🏽👏🏿

04/01/21

The Prime Minister’s announcement was the first we knew that schools are to close. We will communicate again with our school communities tomorrow. Lots to consider. Sorry for the inconvenience.

31/12/20

Thanks for everyone’s support throughout 2020 and we look forward to working with you in 2021. Happy new year! https://t.co/aQjPQ8FZgg

31/12/20

We have to open our sites which fall into like with the government’s published direction. We will endeavour to undertake risk assessments as we have done since March when the first lockdown began.

31/12/20

👏👏👏 https://t.co/hKhdWLFoJz

25/12/20

Merry Christmas! https://t.co/IdyDDHyUsB

17/12/20

As our families look forward to the forthcoming break, we wish all our school communities the very best and look forward to seeing you again in 2021. To our staff - thank you for your dedication this term. It has been a phenomenal effort. Stay safe. From the Team https://t.co/M6LtrInPOh

17/12/20

Retweeted From GLF Schools TT

"The team and all the staff at my host school are excellent. I have received a very warm welcome and have felt part of the team from day 1." - Daisy 👫 APPLY today 👉 https://t.co/S67Ti75vSJ to join our community!

17/12/20

Retweeted From Laura Roling

I sent an email saying the same to our Head, part of . Teachers and Heads have worked so hard in a difficult year and we are really grateful to them all.

14/11/20

Happy Diwali to all of you celebrating the event. Happy New Year! We hope you have a good day despite the restrictions. https://t.co/wjRt1B6onU

12/11/20

Retweeted From Jon Chaloner 💙

Discussing today how we are going to manage the appeals process...will it be a ‘normal’ pre-2020 appeals process? Students have had covid; some haven’t; self isolation for some, some more than once. This term. Same for staff too. https://t.co/FEEdocDbCW

12/11/20

Thanks for highlighting the brilliant work of estates teams in schools. We have over 150 buildings across our 41 schools and all need continuous care (including essential cleaning). https://t.co/X626n4PIWB

11/11/20

Retweeted From Hillcroft

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month https://t.co/6WyKeNxln5

11/11/20

Retweeted From Rosebery School

We will never forget. Armistice Day 2020. Head Girls and Senior Leadership gathered to plant poppies and observe the 2 minutes silence, whilst students listened to the poem 'The Day the War Came' by Nicola Davies. https://t.co/RebV0LDwcJ

11/11/20

Retweeted From de Stafford School

🌹At the 11th hour, on the 11th day, of the 11th month, we will always remember 🌹 https://t.co/VsTYG8EZ8e

11/11/20

Retweeted From Merstham Primary School

The children have been working really hard and created poppy pebbles for Remembrance Day. https://t.co/xVbGsqyzTz

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