Attendance - The Beacon School
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16/08/18

Top grade success at The Beacon The Sixth Form students have achieved the best A Level results the school has seen for years. They made significant increases in the numbers of top grades, with 4 students achieving the highest A* Grade and with 17% of exams being awarded A*/A.

16/08/18

Retweeted From Barking Dog Media

Well done to students and staff who have achieved fantastic A-Level results. There were great scenes at the school this morning as students opened their envelopes, including Elizabeth MacLean > She was delighted! https://t.co/ansv6xUK2B

16/08/18

Good luck to all those finding out their A-level results today. https://t.co/9hKKv1JS7p

14/08/18

Retweeted From Careers within GLF

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23/07/18

Year 13 Geographers......this is one fascinating article to prepare you for your ‘Superpowers’ topic in September. https://t.co/QxbK8wERbg

12/07/18

All ready for prize giving tonight. https://t.co/hjPie7ajta

08/07/18

Retweeted From Amjad Ali- Tweeting Break

Stormzy is releasing a book and setting up a publishing company. Share with your students champions of their age. Role models of their generation. He is one. Nobodies perfect. But he is working to be better. Daily. https://t.co/MW2MvMViuH

08/07/18

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton

Home from -a truly awesome day. I have been a true fan girl and met some of the wonderful women I have inspired me for a long time, and can add more to that list today. I will be 10%braver, I will fulfil my pledge & I hope to inspire others in the future https://t.co/JMysrUjX64

07/07/18

Last day of the camping trip yesterday - team building activities for all students including rock climbing , low ropes obstacle course. Students behaviour was exemplary and a credit to themselves and the Beacon School. https://t.co/1a10P3Klfm

06/07/18

A Great opportunity with https://t.co/KDOXreORFH https://t.co/3FYN7k9VNI

06/07/18

Can you think of any other places they need to visit?

06/07/18

The Geography Department are getting excited!! 🇮🇹 https://t.co/RGnh90ZstA

05/07/18

Year 11 transition into sixth form team building Trip at High Ashurst. Tee Pee's , BBQ , rounders and camp fire !! Fun had by all. High ropes low ropes -roll on day two 😄😄 https://t.co/8UBhL8c620

29/06/18

Our Year 13 students enjoyed their Prom last night at the Kingswood Golf Club. https://t.co/2nCH412dMD

28/06/18

Due to a major school event taking place on Thursday 28th June, the roads surrounding the school will be significantly busier than usual from 3:00pm onwards. Parents/carers are strongly encouraged to enter Picquets Way via Tattenham Way and exit via The Drive.

21/06/18

Update from Normandy. We have arrived safely in the beautiful grounds of le manoir and our children have survived making their beds and eating their French dinner. Now a quick game of rounders!

21/06/18

Students and staff left for Normandy this morning and enjoyed the journey to their accommodation after a safe crossing and picnic lunch.

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

Documents

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Attendance Policy 20th Feb 2017 Download