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13/02/20

Students from across the school took part in our Spelling Bee this week 🐝 Find out the winners here -https://t.co/5tOR8aCzy5 https://t.co/GrzRD0GuSJ

12/02/20

During Science Club, Year 7 investigate dilatancy with a non-Newtonian fluid. They had a lot of fun exploring the amazing properties of the Oobleck puddle! https://t.co/FSbeJtJPFt

11/02/20

In coaching time this morning, students have been discussing how they would like the internet to be free from bullying, grooming and trolling. These posters are just a few ways in which they wish they were online. https://t.co/5ALI6uZOMk

10/02/20

Year 9 investigate the factors affecting the rate of enzyme substrate reactions, lots of fantastic results! https://t.co/1GsI083loo

07/02/20

We love how these poly-prints have turned out! 8G have been printing their designs onto fabric this morning, we are really looking forward to seeing the final piece of art in place https://t.co/1iL9Qzyo2t

06/02/20

8V have been investigating the relationship between light intensity and the rate of oxygen production during photosynthesis.The pond weed needed a little encouragement! https://t.co/YmVlQkl1zR

05/02/20

Year 9 GCSE Computing have been learning how to create Turtle graphics using Python. Some excellent results! https://t.co/rT6RRD8u7l

05/02/20

7O developing their movement skills and creating freeze frames in Drama; conveying the emotion of soldiers from the poem 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' by Alfred, Lord Tennyson https://t.co/smMHcjFXZi

04/02/20

7M investigating which reactions were exothermic and endothermic in Chemistry this morning. Thankfully their hands didn't get too warm! 🔥 https://t.co/cto4oFX48p

31/01/20

Year 8 have been working hard in Spanish this week identifying the dangers of social media and using their findings to create some fantastic posters https://t.co/MLsPDGLT5N

31/01/20

How do we describe the process of breathing? 7C have been making models of the lungs in Biology this morning https://t.co/77sgrQvKfp

28/01/20

Still time to apply! Teacher of Mathematics - https://t.co/hQWX1Aq4BN Teacher of Science - https://t.co/w0Kk9MZ67y https://t.co/9U8namhJYf

27/01/20

7P have been experimenting with marble chips and acid in Chemistry today, investigating the conservation of mass https://t.co/qmm7PO6IZS

27/01/20

We are extremely excited and very proud that our Voices of Aureus choir have been invited to perform on the main stage at Wembley in the concert on 17th March. Here they are in rehearsal this morning 🙌 https://t.co/QBK2kqbSTy

24/01/20

Exploring the use of movement skills and passing the focus of the audience in Drama this morning. Every single student in 8G has worked extremely hard, well done! https://t.co/Fmmx2Ybw48

22/01/20

We have two exciting vacancies to join our Teaching Team; Teacher of Mathematics and Teacher of Science. Find out more about these roles: https://t.co/f6OhwbfCkK https://t.co/PLU9sy7mFE

21/01/20

8P have been exploring the conventions of different genres and searching extracts from Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol' for evidence of it fitting within the gothic genre 📖 https://t.co/pv6o8nSxiA

21/01/20

Great courage shown by our Year 9 students today in English Language whilst presenting their speeches highlighting Gender Inequality https://t.co/71gEIWqW1T

17/01/20

7M were making observations during a Thermal Decomposition practical in Chemistry today. Don't worry, Copper Carbonate (CuCO3) is meant to go black when you heat it! https://t.co/IASYUFrDBH

17/01/20

7C have been looking at gas exchange in the lungs this morning, carrying out an experiment to raise their breathing rates https://t.co/ZvDLejDCgL

Attendance & Absence

We want all of our students to take advantage of the opportunities provided by the school. Research has shown that there is a direct link between attendance and achievement and students that are not in school are more at risk of failing to achieve. In addition, they run a greater risk of getting involved in crime or becoming victims of crime.

The law requires that parents/carers are responsible for ensuring that their children attend school and are on time. Our Attendance Policy can be downloaded below.

Attendance Ladder

Timings of the Day:

  • Our school day starts at 8.25am. We expect all students to arrive at the school by 8.20am and to be in the playground, ready for line-up at 8.25am. Please ensure your child is in the school for a prompt start to the day.

Expectations:

We expect your child to be in the school every day and on time unless:

  • He/she is too ill to attend (Medical evidence is required);
  • He/she has a medical appointment that can only be made in school time (Medical evidence is required).

Guidance for Parents/Carers:

  • Reinforce our expectations regarding full attendance and excellent punctuality with your son/daughter;
  • Support staff when we take action over punctuality or truancy; 
  • Inform us of any change in contact details immediately; 
  • Contact the school to inform us of an absence, by 8.25am;
  • Attend meetings to discuss your child’s attendance and punctuality, as requested;
  • Ensure that your child completes any work that has been sent home or that he/she catches up with any work that they have missed.

Contacting Us:

  • To report any absence, inform us of any future absence or advise us of changes to contact details, please contact the school and ask to speak to the Attendance Officer who will take the necessary details. 
  • To discuss any other issues or concerns please contact your child’s coach who will support you and your child.

Monitoring:

  • We will contact you on the first day of absence, at home or work, if you have not previously informed us of the reason why your son/daughter is absent;
  • We will send you an absence letter if we have not been able to contact you after 3 days;
  • We will send you attendance and punctuality statistics each term as part of our progress reports;
  • We will contact you and arrange a meeting to discuss any concerns we have with your child regarding attendance and punctuality.

Unauthorised Absence:

  • This is where your son/daughter has been absent and the absence has not been explained, or we do not consider the reason for the absence to be acceptable.

Truancy:

  • This occurs when your son/daughter misses school without authorisation or registers for school but does not then attend lessons. We will not accept truancy and we will inform you of any suspected truancy. 

Leave of Absence:

  • If you require your son/daughter to be absent from school, for extreme circumstances during term time, you will need to complete a Leave of Absence application form.
  • The Headteacher will consider these requests on an individual basis taking into account the student’s attendance record and the circumstances surrounding the request.

Fixed Penalty Notices:

  • Any parent who takes their son/daughter on a leave of absence during term time without the correct authorisation will be issued with a fixed penalty notice.  A warning letter will be sent upon application. 
  • Any student with less than 95% attendance or with 5 or more sessions (2.5 days) of unauthorised absence will be sent a warning letter and if no improvement is made then a fixed penalty notice fine will be issued.

View our Attendance Policy here