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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!

25/03/20

Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

All schools in the Trust are now closed until further notice. Presently, we are able to provide supervision to children whose parents or carers' jobs are essential - in the fight against COVID-19 - and should only be used as a last resort.

25/03/20

Retweeted From GLF Schools

We continue to be extremely proud of our wonderful staff for their absolute commitment in supporting all of our young people across the Trust during this challenging time. What a team 👍🏼!!

25/03/20

Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

Delighted that Epsom’s is leading for our children and students across , especially in Epsom. 😊 🙏

24/03/20

We continue to be extremely proud of our wonderful staff for their absolute commitment in supporting all of our young people across the Trust during this challenging time. What a team 👍🏼!!

24/03/20

Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

Tuesday 24 March - same arrangements apply 👇🏾 https://t.co/oL5QQg4azT

22/03/20

Each of our schools is offering a very limited childcare service for a very small number of children, starting tomorrow. Schools have closed, they’re being used for children of key workers - who have no one else to support them as they work. https://t.co/IcKYkOjlXK

22/03/20

Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

Plenty in this blog post for church leaders that resonates for others, such as school and trust leaders. “But we are facing weeks if not months of new reality, and we shall have many days where we have unexpected space to think, pray, read, re-imagine and discuss. Take it.”... https://t.co/4Al0qsyZrj

21/03/20

Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾#OfstedPaused https://t.co/Xti5heoNYx

21/03/20

Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

Spot on 👇🏾 https://t.co/5vTXqhmSEB

21/03/20

Retweeted From Hillcroft

It was a surreal end to the busiest of weeks! A huge thank you to all our staff, children and parents for their patience, understanding and kindness this week. Stay home and keep safe everyone.

21/03/20

Retweeted From Marden Lodge

Thank you to all our parents for being so supportive and understanding this week . Stay well and look after each other

21/03/20

Retweeted From GLF Schools TT

Thinking of training to teach in primary or secondary? We’re continuing with our trainee teacher recruitment & accepting applications via Please visit our website https://t.co/HyOS8obezt Please RT & share

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.