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28/04/17

The correct answers to this week's quizzes are... https://t.co/FI0d3QeU0Q

28/04/17

The cut-off date for the quiz be changed to the 5th May not 15th https://t.co/x91sPH61Yb

27/04/17

The Year 8 Football team were in the district cup final tonight against Oxted School The game was 1-1 at full... https://t.co/hZduXDvWAE

27/04/17

Appointment of New Headteacher - Appointment of New Headteacher - News - The Beacon School... https://t.co/W2GQCnbcq0

27/04/17

BPA Quiz Night https://t.co/J5tT1uvUHH

27/04/17

Current house points totals https://t.co/m1YEvQu4Ol

26/04/17

This week’s numeracy question. The correct answer on Friday. https://t.co/n8m1PJmi0Z

26/04/17

This week’s literacy question. The correct answer on Friday. https://t.co/1F1xrQJgt0

25/04/17

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton

Amazing revision session with my year 12's and 13's today looking at the absorption of triglycerides across a membrane https://t.co/x1PIlUciZl

25/04/17

Just a reminder that it's Year 9 parents evening tomorrow from 4pm onwards.

24/04/17

This week's active tutorials are. Year 7 – How to Revise Year 8 – Revision Skills Year 9 – Revision Skills Year... https://t.co/LSpZ3FJOa8

23/04/17

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton

may be some useful resources here for our https://t.co/piaxjfsFQE

20/04/17

Retweeted From STEM Sussex

we have free teacher training next week in Epsom to encourage girls in STEM, would you like to attend? https://t.co/KrMt9YnwMk

20/04/17

Year 10 investigating how light intensity affects photosynthesis https://t.co/3aAo2aNrS0

20/04/17

This week’s literacy question. The correct answer on Friday. https://t.co/KQt9sYrfZ3

20/04/17

This week’s numeracy question. The correct answer on Friday. https://t.co/PxSfILUccI

19/04/17

The debating team have done really well winning two debates. 30 schools competing, we missed top 3 by 3 points! Well done Team Beacon!

19/04/17

The debating team have won their second debate. One more to go, the impromptu debate!

19/04/17

The debating team have won their first debate! Two more to go....

19/04/17

The Beacon School debating team is off to their first regional heats - good luck!

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 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, state that the Principal 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 who take their child out of school for five days or more during term time, without the authority of the Principal, 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

Documents

attendance Date  
Attendance Policy 20th Feb 2017 Download