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20/10/17

With wonderful warm weather predicted for half term, why not take advantage and have your family photo shoot out... https://t.co/69aLTmqXA0

19/10/17

Learning how to measure distance on a map in Year 7 Geography https://t.co/elWI4WA3kb

19/10/17

Learning how to measure distance on a map in Year 7 Geography.

19/10/17

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton

30 primary school science leads for the first GLF primary Science conference!

18/10/17

Well done Year 9 GCSE Dance students who toured their local primary schools. Thank you to and https://t.co/O4KEzgEQXU

17/10/17

Year 7 Football. The first league encounter was an away fixture against Oakwood. Both teams started well,... https://t.co/mq8CKMDbM7

17/10/17

Year 11 match tonight. League match Beacon 3- Warwick 1 Man of the match- Harrison Bethell

16/10/17

This week’s active tutorials. Year 7 – Guy Fawkes Year 8 – Guy Fawkes Year 9 – Guy Fawkes (Extremism)/Personal... https://t.co/LSTei9wAHO

16/10/17

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15/10/17

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton

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14/10/17

The Beacon Schools latest newsletter https://t.co/kl4VFm4gB7 https://t.co/5AvqjDNAH4

13/10/17

Retweeted From Chris Connelly

What do you mean you’ve still got ? Get them to before they self-destruct. Turn them into magic & smiles. https://t.co/rVdskbv5Wa

13/10/17

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Check out Celebrate World Polio Day With Banstead Rotary on Oct 24 via https://t.co/i9DyhJDu3U

12/10/17

Current house points totals https://t.co/3rPaHzGW7e

12/10/17

Year 11 Netball team who won all 5 of their games at the District Netball tournament at RAAS to be crowned the shield winners. https://t.co/9RakrdyKII

12/10/17

Some fantastic revision on atmospheric circulation with the Year 11 Geography EGGS https://t.co/O5TUv4b3GU

12/10/17

Year 8 Football. Another day and another WIN for The Beacon. On a wet, miserable, Wednesday afternoon the year... https://t.co/zK8AixDgqQ

11/10/17

Year 9 Football. The boys lined up for a really important game tonight (11/10/17) as it was a league and... https://t.co/sE3JK7jM3z

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