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23/11/20

Current house points totals. https://t.co/V5ZBYO1Qpd

23/11/20

Word of the Week https://t.co/i4CVaGukK3

20/11/20

we are hoping the Beacon will be installed outside school as a celebration of our school and the BFA to shine a light on future events and occasions. https://t.co/Idt7pk2OpP

20/11/20

The DT department have been working in close collaboration with the BFA and sixth form students, Rae, James and Charlotte, turning their design calculations into an actual design and finally being able to fabricate the Beacon basket which will be lit up on special occasions,

20/11/20

This week's newsletter. https://t.co/RTEXaW5OT2

13/11/20

This weeks newsletter. https://t.co/HE9PkuArgC

09/11/20

Current House Points Totals https://t.co/15iBawDWo6

09/11/20

Word of the Week https://t.co/HrVULcRTJ1

07/11/20

Retweeted From Banstead Rotary

Please see & RT Christmas Appeal! All required by 11 December in date & alcohol free https://t.co/JGCs9QdMQp

07/11/20

Retweeted From The Beacon Friends' Association

This year’s donations for our BFA Christmas Raffle can be sent into school with your child during the week of 16th November to 20th November. All the details below. Your donations are always wonderful and we couldn’t run our raffles without them. Thank you https://t.co/94SzY87ewk

07/11/20

This week’s news letter https://t.co/Banmz1CxR2

19/10/20

Word of the Week https://t.co/cRr1HGo9LL

16/10/20

This weeks newsletter. https://t.co/nBPke07bhr

16/10/20

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

12/10/20

Word of the Week https://t.co/PRaIXjldz0

09/10/20

Current House Points Totals https://t.co/kyHaq7eSU5

09/10/20

This weeks newsletter. https://t.co/QPyQWjf6pO

09/10/20

Virtual Open Day - Prospective Year 12 Students. https://t.co/MIN9JILu84 https://t.co/1kzG0QTELE

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.

Our Attendance Officer is Ms Haynes who 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 be be found via the link below.  Documentation will be required to support your request.  This applies to any absence during term time except appointments.

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

 

Documents

attendance Date  
Application form for leave of absence 15th Oct 2020 Download