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16/02/18

Today is - An international awareness day of the rights of children & youth with care experience. Please RT to celebrate the achievements of children & young people in care as well as raise awareness of some of the issues they may encounter in childhood and beyond. https://t.co/AEeQN9cVmG

16/02/18

Have you got that yet? We hope this gets you in the mood for the weekend! What a great attitude to life and a great way to end half term! 😀 https://t.co/fwt6ls7Ycs

15/02/18

Our thoughts go out to the families of the victims of the terrible Florida shooting. No child, teacher or anyone else should ever feel unsafe in a school.

10/02/18

Retweeted From Aureus School

.Still time to apply to join our values-based team in our school as we move into our 2nd year: https://t.co/f6OhwbfCkK

10/02/18

Retweeted From Aureus Primary

We are looking for dynamic Nursery, Early Years, Reception & KS1 teachers to join our team as we open our school in Sept 2018. An excellent opportunity to start your career with & work with the the team https://t.co/lXvsD3Six8

10/02/18

Retweeted From Leadership Matters

🚩 'We cannot keep saying we have a recruitment issue, we need to reflect and realise we have a retention issue.' - Hannah Wilson ﹡NEW ARTICLE on https://t.co/yYcDuZuDcZ -

09/02/18

Headteacher Lightwater https://t.co/xajYsnKCfI By: 5th March For Sept 18 HT across two schools: One two-form entry infant, one-three from entry junior. and , two community schools with a proven track record of exceptional outcomes. https://t.co/dnIQUkaG5C

09/02/18

Eventually, half term is here! Thank you to every single one of the employees for helping make a truly positive difference to the children and students in our schools. Now it's time to rest, relax and re-charge! https://t.co/caLYSsQ007

08/02/18

Retweeted From Alister Moses

First cohort of the Primary GLF Middle leaders course well under way. Thank you Cuddington Croft for all your hard work! https://t.co/Bve85QtMuF

08/02/18

Retweeted From K Cook

Such focused prep for our debating competition. Ideas being shaped by and https://t.co/zEWSCCcaTX

07/02/18

Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

Delighted to be at the 2nd Annual Science Finals crowning the GLF Young Scientist of the Year 2018. Over 300 children and students from 18 schools, hosted by . Thanks to everyone involved especially to our parents visiting this pm. https://t.co/391pu0VFMn

06/02/18

Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

Great to be at the event this evening along with & .

06/02/18

Retweeted From LimeTreeRedhill

URGENT MESSAGE Due to the lack of internet connectivity at Lime Tree today, the E-Safety evening is cancelled. Please look out for future dates.

06/02/18

Today marks since some British women were first guaranteed the right to vote. The Representation of the People Act was adopted in February 1918, eventually paving the way for universal women's suffrage in the country. https://t.co/O99qoc5gBp

06/02/18

Retweeted From Salfords Primary School

Children's Mental Health Week starts this week, all of our school community should be proud of https://t.co/dJgW24IpAr

02/02/18

Retweeted From Wayne Norrie GAT CEO

A huge thank you to & the senior team for meeting with me today. It was great to hear about another MATs approach. Lots to think about and share with the team . Looking forward to getting our senior teams together soon

02/02/18

Retweeted From Careers within GLF

Lead Practitioner - Mathematics Croydon https://t.co/6076eHaALY For: September 18 By: 26th Feb Outstanding leader required with a ‘roll up your sleeves’ attitude to work, to join school on an exciting journey of improvement. DM for more information https://t.co/lrjGGb1Qmm

02/02/18

Retweeted From de Stafford School

A reminder to all Year 8 parents/carers that the deadline for your son/daughters options form is this time next week (9th February). A copy of the Options Booklet can be found on our website https://t.co/Lf1QqsiDic.

01/02/18

Retweeted From Southgate Primary School

Welcome to Southgate Primary Schools Twitter page! We look forward to updating you on all the exciting things happening at school!

01/02/18

“The best thing about being a teacher is that it matters. The hardest thing about being a teacher is that it matters every day.” If you want to make a real difference for our children and students, contact the team today recruitment.org https://t.co/ulPBShjrdf

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.