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17/01/23

Retweeted From @_Cordwalles

The children from Cordwalles Junior School on arrival at the O2 Arena London, ready to perform at ‘Young Voices’, one of the largest children’s concerts in the world!#takingpart https://t.co/Qy42ZYh5xy

13/01/23

Nursery applications are now open for September 2023! Our Nurseries provide a wonderful, secure yet spacious environment for your child to explore, learn, develop & flourish. We cater for children from the age of 2-4 yrs. Please follow the link to apply: https://t.co/qjtrHi6z38 https://t.co/QR1wIeJiJ2

16/12/22

We would like to say a huge thank you to all for supporting our school fayres over the last 2 weeks. It was lovely to see so many of you & we are very pleased to say that Pine Ridge & Lorraine raised a combined total of £918.73! https://t.co/64ETQD85Le Merry Christmas everyone! https://t.co/gmhxSfryKz

14/12/22

Don’t forget the Lorraine Infant School Christmas Fayre this afternoon from 2.30pm until 4.00pm! See below for more details. We look forward to seeing you there!🎄🎅🏻🎄 https://t.co/GTDCOeuVCf

13/11/22

The children at Pine Ridge & Lorraine Infant Schools held special Remembrance Day assemblies during which they laid poppies & observed a 2 minute silence. Please follow the link to our website to see more. https://t.co/q5inZsePi2 https://t.co/9DL4EVbLta

12/11/22

The children at Pine Ridge & Lorraine Infant Schools held special Remembrance Day assemblies during which they laid poppies & observed a 2 minute silence. Please follow the link to our website to see more. https://t.co/q5inZsfn7A https://t.co/H2Tu2tTdHP

21/10/22

We would like to say a HUGE thank you for all your very kind donations today for our Harvest Festival. We will have an update for you after half term to let you know how your donations have been distributed. Thank you all so much again! https://t.co/F6iLeCzwDY

08/10/22

We had an amazing day celebrating the 10th Anniversary with a sponsored Fun Run! The children arrived full of energy in their fabulous outfits! We were astounded by your generosity! https://t.co/hgaYEaLcpX https://t.co/J6qnkUnH1P

06/10/22

Following last week's visit from a local author, the children in Reception have been taking part in various creative/writing activities inspired by her visit. Please follow the link to our website news https://t.co/02SAGdzwHN https://t.co/95yYlrpLlq

03/10/22

Please see the information below regarding our Mental Health Support Team's upcoming Parent/Carer Workshops in October. Please contact the school office if you have any questions/to book a place. Pine Ridge: 01276 23207. Lorraine: 01276 65649. Cordwalles: 01276 23298 https://t.co/LWL9fMFmzf

22/09/22

THIS! 👇 https://t.co/FT27QKe60g

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.

Absence

 

Attendance Percentage

Contact with Parent or Carer

Stage 1               

A pupil falls below 95% attendance over a two week period

Parent or Carer will be informed by the teacher or Home School Link Worker and may be contacted directly by the Head of School.

Stage 2

A pupil falls below 90% attendance over a two week period - request for medical evidence or similar if applicable

Parent or Carer receives letter from school stating level of attendance and requesting improvement.
Stage 3 Absence percentages remain below 90% without medical evidence or similar

Parent or Carer to be reported to the North West Surrey Inclusion Officer and may be subject to a fine.


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 01st Sep 2021 Download