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20/05/20

“So often & for so many of us, it is a teacher who changed our lives”-Michael Morpurgo. On we want to thank each and every teacher at GLF for their hard work, commitment and resilience- you are all amazing! https://t.co/ejceMQOxqY

15/05/20

Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

Likewise, pleased to be a supporter of too. It’s time to come together - and stay together. isn’t about structure, it’s about people and our communities. https://t.co/4s3ufHcEg5

15/05/20

Retweeted From EdLeadCollective

If you have not yet registered your interest with us please give us a follow and see our tweets for a) our opening statement, and b) the form to register interest. https://t.co/nu5Q8brjUS

15/05/20

Retweeted From Lynne O'Reilly

Another productive remote Board meeting today. Huge thanks and admiration to the leadership team who are providing such clear guidance and direction to our schools in the current ever changing environment.

15/05/20

Retweeted From GLF Schools’ Careers

Here is a weekly round up of the fantastic opportunities we have to join our Trust. If you are looking for a change in your career, please go to our careers site to find out more https://t.co/JFOZkcuIbx https://t.co/Rwt85vOk1A

15/05/20

Retweeted From David Keyte 📚🎙️📺🏏🔗

Some roles at my fantastic school here! Do have a look, happy to have a chat with anyone that would like to hear a little more about ! https://t.co/gWgspmyTOm

15/05/20

Thanks Lynne - to all trustees and yourself - for your staunch support to all of us at GLF. Enjoy your weekend. https://t.co/teMod1mXik

10/05/20

Following the PM’s briefing, we await further details from the DfE & our LAs. We will share information as soon as we are able. Please be assured our priority remains the safety of children & students, their families & our staff.

28/04/20

Today marks International Worker's Memorial Day - please join us at 11am where we will be observing the one minute silence in remembrance of the key workers, including teachers and school staff who have lost their lives to Covid-19.

20/04/20

With thanks for 25 years as a governor . RIP, Brian Stead. https://t.co/N8c0H5QcSp

07/04/20

Retweeted From Cuddington Croft

🌟 We hope you are enjoying the first day of the Easter holidays! Here is a video we made to say we are missing you and keep safe! Thanks to Mrs Thompson and Imogen for putting it together! https://t.co/yO2gpGlrVd

02/04/20

Just fantastic https://t.co/DwT3gPvwEu

31/03/20

Retweeted From GLF Schools’ Careers

Are you a teacher based in the , , , or surrounding areas, looking for your next step up in your career? Merstham Park are looking for a Lead Teacher of Maths to join their growing team https://t.co/1FTnOz6nuL https://t.co/JS70B8EnUj

31/03/20

Retweeted From GLF Schools’ Careers

If you are looking for a role in Surrey, Merstham Park want to hear from you! It’s an exciting to be joining them as they look forward to brand new facilities and many career opportunities as the school grows year on year. https://t.co/FbTK52Gj1T

27/03/20

Retweeted From GLF Schools’ Careers

Our staff have shown strength & resilience in what has proven to be a very tough week in education. As per our previous communication, we will continue our recruitment processes for critical roles within our schools. Would you like to part of our wonderful team? https://t.co/Zy8CTLdjgz

27/03/20

Retweeted From GLF Schools’ Careers

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25/03/20

Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

This thread; crucial colleagues across right now. Always have been. Always will be. https://t.co/3KjKM7oPic

25/03/20

Retweeted From claire martin

Rainbows displayed proudly https://t.co/WDIXPsFh2q

25/03/20

Retweeted From Sophie Marsh

Thank you so much for sharing my story!

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.