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10/07/20

Retweeted From Aureus School

We would like to invite you to join us for our Year 6 'Virtual' Open Events, providing you with an opportunity to hear more about our wonderful school. Visit https://t.co/rjEIOGVE2a to find out more about the events and to register your place. https://t.co/m7VafqX0Sa

10/07/20

Well done to all those that took part today. We will now total up all of the points and reveal the winning faculty on Monday! https://t.co/Nu5SjwcZGC

10/07/20

Thank you Amber for sending these photos of you taking part in our Virtual Sports Day today, great work on the standing long jump and bottle flip tasks. https://t.co/oeJcA5Nc9I

10/07/20

Zoe taking part in Skill Test 2, the one foot balance. https://t.co/9HPPBMHQ8z

10/07/20

Bradley in Year 7 taking part in Task 4 - Speed Bounce for our Virtual Sports Day, great work! https://t.co/84mlbvTLVs

10/07/20

Charlie in Year 7 taking part in the plank challenge for our Virtual Sports Day this morning, well done Charlie! https://t.co/hn628HOXzd

10/07/20

We hope you are all enjoying our Virtual Sports Day so far! The weather has been kind so it's a great opportunity to get some fresh air! Here is Clayton showing us his standing long jump skills for Task 2! https://t.co/OctebFgCvX

09/07/20

and an amazing vortex in a bottle! https://t.co/2vBygoNGMM

09/07/20

Dancing raisins in a glass! https://t.co/UKuQJbq1Yg

09/07/20

Year 8 have been working hard on Science challenges from the . There is a an amazing range of challenges completed by Year 8, Well done everyone! https://t.co/AKerFpbja7

08/07/20

This is a fantastic free virtual event to take part in next Tuesday 14th July https://t.co/XGlHI364DR

06/07/20

Click here for instructions on how to make one: https://t.co/IZ5n4MA5o5. Also we would like to say a big thank you to for all their generous donations to our Science department this year! 2/2

06/07/20

At Home Science Club: This week we would like you to make your very own Solar Oven. Send us a photo of your finished oven to media.org and you could WIN a solar furnace like this one! 1/2 https://t.co/S11mlB4Mlj

03/07/20

We would like to invite you to join us for our Year 6 'Virtual' Open Events, providing you with an opportunity to hear more about our wonderful school. Visit https://t.co/rjEIOGVE2a to find out more about the events and to register your place. https://t.co/m7VafqX0Sa

03/07/20

Thank you so much to the Oxfordshire Kindness Wave https://t.co/o9KdYTVyLw and for sending us this lovely pack to some of our students this week ❤️ https://t.co/8AHC2J65jb

03/07/20

Are you an inspiring and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant looking for your next challenge? Come and join our fantastic Inclusion Team in September. The role is 33 hours per week, term-time only. For full details and to apply online, visit https://t.co/gzVXdYZ7Uw

30/06/20

Retweeted From Didcot Train

This week at TRAIN!🎉Young people just need to friend/follow the Youth Work team's professional Facebook and Instagram accounts to get involved and see more of what they're getting up to: Justina Train, Harry Train, Charlotte Train https://t.co/V1AnD929ZG

30/06/20

Looking forward to seeing our first group of Year 7 students in tomorrow for their 1-2-1 meetings 🙂 Ms Hunter has prepared this video about entering the school, please share this with your child: https://t.co/g8STiionz8

29/06/20

Budding Year 7 botanist, Leia, completes an amazing flower dissection for Biology lesson at home https://t.co/XwSIWMy8av

29/06/20

Retweeted From National Online Safety

Happy ! Here's our free guide for Parents; 'the largest interactive social platform for play' according to the makers. Please retweet & share with your whole school community! - Download here: https://t.co/0Url7fNw16 https://t.co/sJrEpbTSJK

Attendance & Absence

We want all of our students to take advantage of the opportunities provided by the school. Research has shown that there is a direct link between attendance and achievement and students that are not in school are more at risk of failing to achieve. In addition, they run a greater risk of getting involved in crime or becoming victims of crime.

The law requires that parents/carers are responsible for ensuring that their children attend school and are on time. Our Attendance Policy can be downloaded below.

Attendance Ladder

Timings of the Day:

  • Our school day starts at 8.25am. We expect all students to arrive at the school by 8.20am and to be in the playground, ready for line-up at 8.25am. Please ensure your child is in the school for a prompt start to the day.

Expectations:

We expect your child to be in the school every day and on time unless:

  • He/she is too ill to attend (Medical evidence is required);
  • He/she has a medical appointment that can only be made in school time (Medical evidence is required).

Guidance for Parents/Carers:

  • Reinforce our expectations regarding full attendance and excellent punctuality with your son/daughter;
  • Support staff when we take action over punctuality or truancy; 
  • Inform us of any change in contact details immediately; 
  • Contact the school to inform us of an absence, by 8.25am;
  • Attend meetings to discuss your child’s attendance and punctuality, as requested;
  • Ensure that your child completes any work that has been sent home or that he/she catches up with any work that they have missed.

Contacting Us:

  • To report any absence, inform us of any future absence or advise us of changes to contact details, please contact the school and ask to speak to the Attendance Officer who will take the necessary details. 
  • To discuss any other issues or concerns please contact your child’s coach who will support you and your child.

Monitoring:

  • We will contact you on the first day of absence, at home or work, if you have not previously informed us of the reason why your son/daughter is absent;
  • We will send you an absence letter if we have not been able to contact you after 3 days;
  • We will send you attendance and punctuality statistics each term as part of our progress reports;
  • We will contact you and arrange a meeting to discuss any concerns we have with your child regarding attendance and punctuality.

Unauthorised Absence:

  • This is where your son/daughter has been absent and the absence has not been explained, or we do not consider the reason for the absence to be acceptable.

Truancy:

  • This occurs when your son/daughter misses school without authorisation or registers for school but does not then attend lessons. We will not accept truancy and we will inform you of any suspected truancy. 

Leave of Absence:

  • If you require your son/daughter to be absent from school, for extreme circumstances during term time, you will need to complete a Leave of Absence application form.
  • The Headteacher will consider these requests on an individual basis taking into account the student’s attendance record and the circumstances surrounding the request.

Fixed Penalty Notices:

  • Any parent who takes their son/daughter on a leave of absence during term time without the correct authorisation will be issued with a fixed penalty notice.  A warning letter will be sent upon application. 
  • Any student with less than 95% attendance or with 5 or more sessions (2.5 days) of unauthorised absence will be sent a warning letter and if no improvement is made then a fixed penalty notice fine will be issued.

View our Attendance Policy here