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09/07/20

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06/07/20

Retweeted From BBC Woman's Hour

We speak to the student teacher from , whose team have won this year’s international STEM competition, and why it’s important to ‘Save Our Shores from Plastic Pollution’: https://t.co/ZSx8KXlwJI https://t.co/4E489jErvU

06/07/20

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04/07/20

Retweeted From BIEA

CGTN Europe have written an article covering our 2020 International STEM Youth Competition and interviewed some of the amazing teams. Check it out here: https://t.co/uvUwP7HE5D

04/07/20

Retweeted From Sam Ball

Very positive reviews at the interval from students. Phenomenal performance. Thank you for making our virtual theatre trip possible! https://t.co/L94cOBKlHJ

29/06/20

Current House Points Totals. https://t.co/cR8acjmzFD

25/06/20

Our chief engineer James from Team Amet Activists ready with our model of the amphibious vehicle for the International Youth STEM Competition run by . Finals start at 4pm today! https://t.co/YkFzpgB1wj

25/06/20

Retweeted From STEMYMissBanda

So so proud of our students being part of the UK team! All the best AMet Activitists! https://t.co/x3LXA1m9AC

23/06/20

We look forward to seeing year 11 students at our virtual Sixth Form Transition Day tomorrow. Don't forget you need to use your school email address to access the Google Meet links! Please direct any queries to sixthform.co.uk.

18/06/20

Sixth Form Transition Day https://t.co/Xj7HJQxwNS https://t.co/8535NtdkSr

16/06/20

Remember to have fun and get lost in the art making. https://t.co/X6u7e9MBBV

16/06/20

especially through the winter months. Do not be upset by this as it is purposeful. The slow deterioration of the art work symbolises the transition of us returning to our ‘new’ normal. Guidance on how to create your art work with be shared with you in the coming weeks.

16/06/20

as a community. We are asking you to paint and wrap sticks, pebbles and stones, or to create your own weaving, all with materials that you have collected or might be laying around the house. Most importantly, remember that the art work will deteriorate over time,

16/06/20

On our return to school these pieces of Art will be displayed in groups in different parts of the school environment. The aim of this is commemorate our resilience in coping with what we have been through and to celebrate our returning to school and resuming our lives

16/06/20

school Well-being project. We have all been living in unusual and often challenging circumstances. It has been hard on us all emotionally, physically and mentally. So we would like to challenge every member of the Beacon School community to create a piece of Art at home.

16/06/20

A Well-being Project The Beacon School key worker students have been busy in school making wrapped hangings and painting pebbles. The results of their fantastic work can be seen at the front of the main school entrance for all to see and enjoy and forms the beginning of our https://t.co/qy7HbC3wbX

16/06/20

We will use originals where possible or photographs of the work if you would rather not part with the original. We look forward to seeing what you have been up to. The Art Department

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.

Mr Thomas has now been replaced as Attendance Officer by Ms Haynes and can be contacted on 01737 359103, Option 1 or alternatively you can email our Attendance Office.

We are currently in the process of putting together a new Attendance and Absence Procedure, however the main changes are detailed below.

Absence procedures

If a child is absent parents/carers must:

  • telephone the school as soon as possible, preferably before 08.00am, on each day of absence, stating the reason for absence.
  • should your child need to attend an appointment, please complete the online Appointment Notification form at least 24 hours in advance and a note should be brought in on the day of the appointment.  Save evidence in the form of appointment cards, prescriptions or referral letters should they be required at a later date. 

Appointment Notification Form

  • Application for Leave of Absence for Exceptional Circumstances form can also be found online via the link below.  Documentation will be required to support your request.

Application for Leave of Absence for Exceptional Circumstance Form

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