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18/10/18

Year 13 Visit to Roehampton University “ Preparing to Apply “. https://t.co/yXYQNm4cyE

18/10/18

Retweeted From Keith Batchelor

We were so of our students and staff today as we welcomed Central Team to for the second part of their training day.

18/10/18

Deadline Day: The online application form for 2019 entry to Beacon Sixth Form is today. Although applications will of course be accepted after today, the applications received prior to this deadline will help... https://t.co/A5UvKYDjso

17/10/18

Retweeted From Keith Batchelor

You are welcome it was an excellent today https://t.co/bqXxPhecXD

17/10/18

Come along to our Christmas Shopping Evening, Friday 23rd Nov, and buy your Christmas Gifts from local, independent, businesses, and help raise more funds for the "Imagination Station" £3 entry - with a free drink Children under 16 -Free https://t.co/QHaMQ8nXqP

17/10/18

Beacon started their Surrey Cup campaign yesterday with an away match at Three Rivers Academy, Hersham. This is the first of two matches this week and with a couple of injuries and rested players there were some... https://t.co/rCRS9Ob0pL

16/10/18

Match Report Year 11 Beacon vs Glenthorne https://t.co/lSMUUvGBFE

16/10/18

Match report Year 10 Beacon vs De Stafford https://t.co/qpwaQSR9VP

15/10/18

Retweeted From BBC Radio 5 Live

Dyslexia? It's no big deal - it's actually helped me, says Dragons' Den's Theo Paphitis. A report suggests people with dyslexia are great at reasoning, communicating and working out different solutions. 🔵 More on https://t.co/KgpTrvF7fP

12/10/18

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton 🔬

Huge shout out to for organising 7 year groups worth of PSCHE drop down day today! My year 11’s loved the financial well-being projects and crowdfunding!

12/10/18

Y11 French students have shown what they are made of with their performance in their speaking exams this week. Well done!

11/10/18

Retweeted From Steph McGovern

Know anyone aged 11-14 who wants to learn about cyber security? There are free CyberFirst courses all over the UK: https://t.co/aA8TU3GvnH

09/10/18

Retweeted From Keith Batchelor

Well done this a great achievement. We are so of you https://t.co/Lwo2OyzXv7

09/10/18

The Beacon Year 8 football team march on in the County Cup beating Rutlish school 4-1!

09/10/18

Retweeted From Banstead Rotary

We did it! Banstead planted 10,000 purple crocuses in The Orchard to symbolise the campaign! https://t.co/BTFkVb8UKp

09/10/18

Rising global temperatures - what will future impacts be? Year 7 and 9, we will be studying this issue later on this year. Year 13, consider how this warming will impact upon the Global Hydrological Cycle. https://t.co/4taSTdEA35

09/10/18

Retweeted From Keith Batchelor

This a great opportunity to come and work with our very own the GLF Science Lead as a teacher of science https://t.co/OsKdls1D5g

05/10/18

Retweeted From Careers within GLF

LeadPractitioner SouthEast https://t.co/YQ0f83JVyn By: 15th Oct For: Jan 19 is seeking to appoint an English Lead Practitioner. FT and perm. call 020 8716 4987 for more info or email recruitment.org https://t.co/84DKKkEtjN

Attendance

The Beacon School recognises the importance of excellent attendance and punctuality in order that students can maximise their potential in school and that they can be well prepared for the demands of adult life.  Ensuring a child’s regular attendance at school is the parent/carer’s legal responsibility and permitting absence from school without a good reason is an offence in law and may result in prosecution.  The school expects students to be in school every day, barring serious illness or accident.

Absence procedures

If a child is absent parents/carers must:

  • telephone the school as soon as possible, preferably before 09.00am, on each day of absence, stating the reason for absence
  • save evidence in the form of appointment cards, prescriptions or referral letters should they be required at a later date

If a child is absent we will:

  • telephone or text parents/carers on the first day of absence if we have not heard from them.
  • discuss strategies for improvement, with parent/carers, before referring the matter to Educational Welfare Officer if the attendance figure falls below acceptable figures.

Safeguarding  

A child may be at risk of harm if they do not attend school regularly.  This will be considered a safeguarding matter.

Holidays taken during term time

The school does not permit holidays to be taken during term time.  Parents/Carers should be aware that the law now enforces the position regarding holidays.  The Education (Pupil Registration) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013, which become law on 1st September 2013, states that the Headteacher may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances.

In accordance with the above regulations, requests for leave of absence will be treated sympathetically, but only in exceptional circumstances can they be approved. Parents/Carers who take their child out of school for five days or more during term time, without the authority of the Headteacher, will each be liable to receive a penalty notice.  Penalty Notices will be issued by the Local Authority.

Link to Government overview on attendance in school

Application form for leave of absence for exceptional circumstances