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18/09/20

This weeks Newsletter https://t.co/GO1VcteKsy

14/09/20

Word of the Week https://t.co/OqPVHY0dfv

14/09/20

Latest update on Covid symptoms. https://t.co/PKxNAwK8TW

11/09/20

This weeks Newsletter https://t.co/BiPDeJLovz

04/09/20

Retweeted From The Children's Trust

What an incredible announcement! 🤩 We can't wait! Visit Crowdfunder for more info and to book your tickets: https://t.co/oQnCw1n7Bp https://t.co/VL9vFzrJ4H

04/09/20

Well done everyone fantastic start https://t.co/PdgUSVdjvU

03/09/20

Please can all Parents and Carers avoid parking on Picquets Way when picking up students this afternoon. Thanks.

03/09/20

What a fantastic start to the new school year by all the students this morning.🎉👏

02/09/20

Message from The Beacon School PE Department https://t.co/yhKaklv2WB

20/08/20

Good luck to everyone getting their results today. 🤞 https://t.co/AqsUFM7oKO

20/08/20

Retweeted From GLF Schools

A late night shout out to the team of exams officers, & their direct colleagues, across our secondary schools - thanks for all your fabulous work in the most difficult circumstances. We are truly grateful.

13/08/20

Good luck to everyone getting their results today. 🤞 https://t.co/mN0DILAH7f

17/07/20

Amazing local charity releases a single. https://t.co/AiN4m9t95n

16/07/20

Final House Points Totals. Well done Explorer. 👏👏👏🎉🎉🎉 https://t.co/oYFcmEvwtm

13/07/20

The GCSE and A-Level Art and Photography Virtual Exhibition is now open. https://t.co/JEpSl7HOse

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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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