Twitter Wall

Twitter Wall

21/04/19

This term we will hold the Music Festival & Cluster Showcase.

21/04/19

Retweeted From RWBAHolocaust

We are proudly contributing to . This film will be a stimuli for our discussions & learning together. Its theme & the issues depicted sadly as relevant today as they were in 2017. https://t.co/TFMMPCOZyo

20/04/19

Retweeted From Drew Morris

Free training on Wednesday 24th April at 4pm. https://t.co/X1aDeCcaQe Book your tickets and come and join us. https://t.co/G7cokd25hW

20/04/19

Retweeted From calliefisher

Yes ⁦⁩ let’s do this 💪🏼 https://t.co/olAwhfgnpF

17/04/19

Retweeted From MJA Consulting

Great day at last week, so great to see all of the Year 7's getting involved in our bridge building competition, there were some fantastic designs, very creative and innovative and great teamwork, well done everybody!

17/04/19

Retweeted From Drew Morris

Q5 We have the SDG’s on constant display on our display screens. I have also place each of the goals at appropriate places around the school E.G. Where they throw away food, we have the zero hunger goal right next to it

17/04/19

Retweeted From Drew Morris

Q2 We are having a Global Citizenship Day on Thursday 25th April exploring topics that are linked to the SDG’s such as period poverty, global storytelling and holocaust education to name just a few. Year 7 and 8 off timetable exploring these topics.

17/04/19

Retweeted From #TeachSDGs

In an effort to get more educators to engage and empower young people through , , , and have officially launched their slow chat. Jump in anytime! 😁🤓 https://t.co/OlWqAGwtpN

17/04/19

Retweeted From Victor Perton, “That Optimism Man”

"Working with a team of staff who are values-led, child-centred and forward-thinking makes me ." That's what Hannah Wilson FCCT FRSA told me! https://t.co/D8zmaOzFfl

17/04/19

Retweeted From Monique Taylor

Why differentiation and a variety of interventions are necessary in schools. One of the many reasons why we have a Nurture Room . https://t.co/5UzLUvlghh

17/04/19

Retweeted From VbE Zone

The in Oxfordshire provides a wonderful example of Values-based Education and a school culture that takes full account of the internal worlds of the staff and pupils and what they bring to the educational process as human beings https://t.co/pNQBriiR6P

17/04/19

Retweeted From RWBAHolocaust

On May 21 we are partnering with to host its one day FREE 'Unpacking the Holocaust'. 90% of course participants rate it excellent, 10% good. Book your teacher place https://t.co/kLmdp6oOWh RT https://t.co/hcjjzZbtvc

17/04/19

Retweeted From Daniel McGovern 🤓👓🎬🎤🎥

This is amazing, please retweet & share are helping hundreds of kids with , bullying and family problems. Let’s get them in every school! https://t.co/UBnSVGmNtg

17/04/19

Retweeted From RWBAHolocaust

Looking forward to playing a small part in a hugely important day for young people, alongside some wonderful orgs & individuals. Together providing innovative citizenship & safeguarding to inform, inspire & empower.

17/04/19

Retweeted From Drew Morris

Looking forward to our Global Citizenship Day on Thursday 25th April Working with some amazing contributors and The finer details of the day will be sent to you soon. https://t.co/In7PlIDdL8

17/04/19

Retweeted From Sexplain 🍌

Really looking forward to visiting the amazing again for their upcoming Global Citizenship Day! https://t.co/eyxjaKsgpe

17/04/19

Retweeted From Young Designer Award

invited to take part in project 9-25 years get a chance to an innovative collection in our Atlanta showcase send an mail to youngdesignerawards.com https://t.co/Ga0L0Fy4xb https://t.co/vF5WMk7vNW RT https://t.co/hE807bns0w

17/04/19

Retweeted From AT The Bus

Well deserved recognition.

17/04/19

Retweeted From Oxford Mail

Oxfordshire schools get national recognition for nurturing mental health https://t.co/STPml8xXDG

17/04/19

Retweeted From Penny Rabiger

Are you coming or wot? This is going to be super aces. Free CPD you can implement in school immediately, hang out at and spend time with some brilliant people - what's not to like? https://t.co/tZbGse05LU

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 8.30am. 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.

Ready for Learning:

  • We prepare our students for learning each day with our Mindfulness programme. 8.30-9.00am is a core part of our day and is not optional. Being mentally and physically ready for learning ensures that all students are ready for learning. 

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 8.30am;
  • 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 request a leave of absence application form from the Attendance Team. 
  • 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