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25/04/18

Retweeted From Paula Kennedy

Also a chameleon is very relevant.🦎 We use Charlie Chameleon's scale to gauge how we are feeling, do some 'happy tapping' with Mia & Charlie & voila the scale changes in minutes to positive numbers, gently dissolving the stress, anxiety or fear 🌟🦎🐵🌟 https://t.co/Dcq8imyY4I

25/04/18

Retweeted From GenderEqualityCharter

You can spot GEC schools a mile off! Great work https://t.co/VDlqNirY4D

25/04/18

Retweeted From We are STEAM Co.

How/can we preserving the Early Excitement of and the CREATIVITY of Primary when moving to secondary school. showed how it can be done at our event Great blog here: https://t.co/t9O0GFOURM HT: CC: https://t.co/RnioBqk8th

25/04/18

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson

Emma how can we get involved ? & Martin George from TES were raving about it to AdamBoddison and I at

25/04/18

Retweeted From #LGBTed

Fact: less than a third of teachers say their headteacher has shown leadership in tackling LGBT+ bullying. We can change this. Come to our launch on 2 June (tickets at https://t.co/KEwXgHbkiV) and let's be the role models we needed when we were at school.

24/04/18

Thanks Kendal 🙏

24/04/18

Retweeted From Edval Timetables UK

Want to know how schools can timetable for improved staff wellbeing❓Watch this vid feat. & . Filmed by at a recent timetable training day held by the excellent at https://t.co/NYQNPdRfOH

24/04/18

Retweeted From Changing States of Mind

Army children are Chameleons, they learn how to fit in but when do they learn to be themselves. Thanks for fascinating insight 's & network meeting.

24/04/18

Retweeted From Edval Timetables UK

From student outcomes to staff retention, here's why . This video was produced at a event at , organised by the fabulous . Big thanks to from for her insight https://t.co/CnOijpUH8f

24/04/18

Retweeted From Changing States of Mind

did a great presentation about the benefits of EFT(tapping) in the classroom 's and network meeting #10%braver

24/04/18

Retweeted From Paula Kennedy

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to introduce tapping, sorry we ran out of time for everyone to have a go...maybe another time :-) Definitely #10%braver

24/04/18

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson

Great to see a new account for our neighbouring teaching school

24/04/18

Retweeted From Paula Kennedy

Tapping for Army/RAF/Navy children (and parents) could be a way forward. Tapping helps to resolve and dissolve any emotional upsets in minutes, from simple friendship issues, stress, anxiety etc Happy Tapping with Mia & Charlie & Energy EFT For Teenagers (Amazon). https://t.co/z3Ja1owh5Q

24/04/18

Retweeted From Laura Bainbrigge

Calling all animators! We need you! Our students are keen to get animating!

22/04/18

Retweeted From Paul

Lovely Friday morning on Great Western Park 🌞 https://t.co/VCQGuahlYb

22/04/18

Retweeted From Young Designer Award

The FDC Emerging Designer Awards is dedicated to finding the UK's most outstanding young aspiring fashion and accessory designers, and this is your chance to show a collection of your work in an international Angelman Syndrome Charity Fashion Show in New York! https://t.co/xjhiDzigBZ

22/04/18

Retweeted From Changing States of Mind

Still not signed up for Monday's network meeting ? will be presenting her research on 'the experience of education of the army child' - sign up here: https://t.co/ZI6WDFJq8n

22/04/18

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson

Check out our official opening photos! https://t.co/pgCiuHZVHC

22/04/18

Retweeted From RWS | Resilience Wellbeing Success

Come and join and at (thank you ) for the launch (south)! Please RT https://t.co/6ysZHyTU0G

22/04/18

Retweeted From Bansi Kara

Putting Arts at the heart really does make a difference to the most vulnerable children: https://t.co/9P9Lmfn0PW

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.

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