Attendance and Medical Conditions - Pine Ridge and Lorraine Federation
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14/08/18

Retweeted From Careers within GLF

With a summers worth of adventures to talk about and a year of learning to look forward to, September is the best time for a fresh start! If you're interested in part time hours, job share roles, permanent positions or general supply, contact us today recruitment.org https://t.co/eEtLNojFWL

09/08/18

Retweeted From Ann Marie Christian

I am really looking forward to this September Safeguarding Conference at . I’m keynote speaker & talking about updates. Conference is open to all schools for booking - but space is limited so book early to secure your place! Book here: https://t.co/yAyCPfA5Fc https://t.co/b7bcKQPKWL

01/08/18

Retweeted From Ann Marie Christian

I will be keynote speaker at this exciting child protection & safeguarding conference will be hosting on 25 Sept. For more info click on link below: https://t.co/uw5RNWKaTp or email cpdtraining.org https://t.co/upBtv4COnu

24/07/18

Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

Thanks to ALL staff, trustees, governors, parents, families, children and young people across for everything this year. Our last schools finish today for the summer break. Enjoy!

20/07/18

Read more below about the 2 students that have won the for the summer term. A fantastic achievement for Tegan and Zach You are both an inspiration to us all! https://t.co/KBn05Uw0Ds

20/07/18

Retweeted From Chestnut Park School

The children at Chestnut Park are rightly proud of their school. https://t.co/A7OUKqWhP5

20/07/18

Retweeted From Barking Dog Media

Read all about it - OUTSTANDING success makes the news https://t.co/lEczSNTVgC https://t.co/QhGfYDi8QD

17/07/18

Whether you are an NQT, experienced leader or returner looking to come back on a part time basis, will recognise your skills, encourage creativity & provide opportunities for you to grow, learn & flourish https://t.co/kbEyLpSZas

17/07/18

Retweeted From Chestnut Park School

We are proud to announce Chestnut Park is officially an OUTSTANDING School- we are so proud of our children, staff, parents and the community that has made this possible!

12/07/18

Retweeted From Ann Marie Christian

I will be keynote speaker at a child protection & safeguarding conference will be hosting on Tuesday 25 Sept, 10-4. For more info click on the link below: https://t.co/sgFcHCrp39 or email cpdtraining.org https://t.co/STDPV7yzyr

05/07/18

Retweeted From GLF Teaching School

will be hosting a & conference on Tuesday 25 September, 10am-4pm. Keynote speaker will be . For more information please click on the link below: https://t.co/gwcYddn0P6 or email cpdtraining.org https://t.co/nx4SkKB3mj

30/06/18

Perhaps our ‘pinned tweet’ is a little out of date? 😂 Hot and dry days continue and that tweet was posted when we were talking about ☃️! https://t.co/CpASPCrnNQ

30/06/18

Thank you for your kind words. They are appreciated by us all.

30/06/18

Retweeted From SiobhanK

As a parent it was really comforting to see your schools so inspired yesterday. It’s good to know ‘soft skills’ are regarded as much as the figures and numbers required to keep ‘the powers that be’ happy.

30/06/18

Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

Well, our conference/showcase/celebration held at 6 schools was brilliant! A few miles added to the speedometer going to & 😉 Thanks, everyone, for a historic day for !

30/06/18

Our last one of this batch of retweets and likes from yesterday goes to our CEO: https://t.co/oOKnjahemm

30/06/18

Retweeted From Fiona Jarman

Dwfinitely felt like a family today - a very big one! I am proud to say I work in the where children were clearly put first by and our keynote

30/06/18

An amazing family feel across all 6 mini-MAT conference sites (they’re called schools!!). https://t.co/TmPiXOezMC

30/06/18

Retweeted From LiamHCollins

Excited to be part of this next year!

30/06/18

Retweeted From Kerrie Cook

and I met with the Primary English lead earlier this week to discuss oracy and other ways to collaborate. Such an important area of our curriculum and sadly not embraced by current GCSE.

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.