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23/05/19

Retweeted From Winchester Science Centre

We're so excited to launch our Robots and Future Tech themed activities TOMORROW! 🤖⚡ Join us for a fun-filled exploration of the wonders of modern technology, including dancing robots and spectacular virtual reality. Book tickets 👉 https://t.co/LkjsyFMzyA https://t.co/yyIsNw9mxs

21/05/19

Retweeted From Oxon MHWB

Our line up is looking good, its free - so sign up! We look forward to seeing you there: https://t.co/9LX9wORuQx

20/05/19

Retweeted From Hannah Godby

Brilliant rehearsal today with ‘Voices of Aureus’ preparing for the concert on the 10th June! https://t.co/BLJaRCSNVy

19/05/19

Retweeted From Hannah Godby

So excited to be performing at the Standing Ovation Project in Birmingham on Monday 10th June! We can’t wait! https://t.co/asUtPyoAwa

18/05/19

Retweeted From RWBAHolocaust

Looking forward to host FREE CPD next week (Tues, 21 May) & to welcome colleagues from & more. Places available via -https://t.co/kLmdp6oOWh RT https://t.co/6Brz9NK4oE

18/05/19

Retweeted From Beth Costar

So proud to make sure that the + community is visible everyday. Students in the are currently planning a campaign against bullying. https://t.co/7rIcYK0D0Q

17/05/19

Retweeted From Standing Ovation Project

We are excited to announce the talented 'Voices of Aureus' at will be apart of our June 10th! We're so excited! 🎼 https://t.co/6xeXP41nXY

17/05/19

Retweeted From Careers within GLF

Teachers of Science, English, Ethics and Computing required - a brand new, state of the art comprehensive 11-16 school that opened on the Great Western Park, Didcot, in September 2017. https://t.co/hi8zK4V0qb For more info, email recruitment.org https://t.co/rBVGrrbjBS

17/05/19

Lots of smiles at our today! 🙌 https://t.co/077PqzX8y0

17/05/19

Would you like to join our English department to help design a fun and engaging curriculum? We are recruiting a Teacher of English to join our team in September. Apply here: https://t.co/u2yDUF8cVh https://t.co/DzDccqKieO

17/05/19

Retweeted From Aureus School

Still time to apply! We are looking to recruit a Computing Lead Practitioner to join us in our 3rd year. Apply online: https://t.co/Se680YruC2 https://t.co/DiMEQ7QFzb

17/05/19

Retweeted From Beth Costar

‘s LPD project session on feedback/marking was great! I was taught to feedback, not mark, on a PGCE placement - such a timesaver and aids true progress. I can’t wait for it to be in our policy at !

16/05/19

Retweeted From You HR Consultancy

What a great talk today with Hannah Wilson, exec head of about really embedding values into a team. https://t.co/n2WnAJWmjA

16/05/19

Retweeted From Jennings

Huge thank you to Hannah Wilson for a wonderful talk at this morning. Engaging, impactful and heart warming. https://t.co/Gv48COX4bK

16/05/19

Retweeted From Tim Wraith

Another good breakfast event at this morning. Heard an inspirational talk from Hannah Wilson from in Didcot, she was fantastic. I always enjoy going to Jennings, great organisation and lovely people! https://t.co/Cw4OJD0lLN

16/05/19

Retweeted From Jennings

We should all consider how we talk about our own bodies & use positive language. It’s easy to make a flippant negative comment & this is what young people hear. Thanks to for a great talk around body image & young minds https://t.co/hhH35X4rOH

15/05/19

Retweeted From Georgia Holleran

Breaking News!! Teachers are reporting outbreaks of wellbeing across the country! Race to https://t.co/jPc2pNWs8M to find out what on Earth is going on...? https://t.co/LJOz8JZJcR

15/05/19

Retweeted From Clare Erasmus #FamilyMH5aday #FRSA #FCCT

Highlight: day out on a course with with . I got to have a delicious lunch and time to connect with some amazing people. Low: got a school email saying I had missed a deadline !

14/05/19

Retweeted From Jane Hawkes

To all educators: you are amazing wonderful people and you will never really know the positive impact you have on the future. So as you go to school hold on to your integrity and passion for teaching. See each pupil for who they will be.

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 8.30am. 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.

Ready for Learning:

  • We prepare our students for learning each day with our Mindfulness programme. 8.30-9.00am is a core part of our day and is not optional. Being mentally and physically ready for learning ensures that all students are ready for learning. 

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 8.30am;
  • 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 request a leave of absence application form from the Attendance Team. 
  • 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