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10/02/20

Sunny day at the courts https://t.co/lIC0ZVj5dX

10/02/20

Y12 law students looking forward to a visit to the Royal Courts of Justice and the Old Bailey. https://t.co/svr3atYJMs

08/02/20

Retweeted From Sue Pickford Cheung

OMG I got homemade cupcakes off some gorgeous book clubbers at ! If this is what being a writer means then bring it on! https://t.co/JXREt4CZ8A

04/02/20

Year 7 continued to impress the art department with their production of wild and wonderful rainforest creatures. The majority of students have been awarded an array of Beacon proud points. The Headteacher will also be awarding a selection of students a headteacher commendation https://t.co/G8ohQvkv5T

04/02/20

The Design and Technology department has just received new MIG welder. The welder was provided to us by SGN southern gas networks. The welding equipment was requested by the BFA and we will use it in support of their forthcoming projects. https://t.co/sGI9qHZD79

03/02/20

RECRUITMENT We are looking to recruit a School Nurse, This position calls for a suitably experienced and qualified nurse. It is a permanent, term-time only role. If you would be interested please follow the link below. https://t.co/373MNaOTS1

03/02/20

Current House Points Totals https://t.co/mdb7fOyyFi

29/01/20

Rotary Young Chef Competition - heat winner Following her success as winner of the first round of the Rotary Young Chef Competition in the local heats, we would like to wish Georgia in Year 10 the best of luck as she enters the 2nd round in the district competition on Saturday. https://t.co/p47IpPBeCH

28/01/20

Well Done 👏👏👏 Loving your work. 😍 Always good to see a former student doing well. https://t.co/fmNnCUpN3e

27/01/20

Retweeted From UK Safer Internet Centre

If you work with young people and have an concern, speak to one of our heroes over at the - they're here to help https://t.co/PPCu8ttZcs https://t.co/bh5hFTt39J

27/01/20

Current House Points Totals. https://t.co/TfVoEfMuV2

24/01/20

We Support the Red Box Project https://t.co/z7OmHXIvMb

24/01/20

DT catch-up club for KS3 projects started last term. https://t.co/5PwdtNS3Ha

20/01/20

Current House Points Totals. https://t.co/eK4CqU4ldj

16/01/20

Retweeted From Aimhigher London

Our 2nd Debate Higher session is underway! We are at learning about argument & persuasion from the wonderful Ruth Tweedale, a senior lecturer in the Law dept. Welcome https://t.co/qf9ZwA8Zlx

16/01/20

Happy New Year to you all. We have some fantastic news to share with you, Phase Two is now complete! Prior to Christmas, we had the new carpet laid and Tuesday saw the installation of the new library shelving. I am so pleased to say we are so nearly there. https://t.co/SJ1Qo4y5DS

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