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14/11/19

An exciting opportunity to join our IT team as a Junior Regional IT Technician. Find out more here: https://t.co/E3Wcg0j6kE https://t.co/TurkALG2YY

14/11/19

club investigated the dangers of splashing chemicals in eyes in yesterday's . Using egg whites, they replicated the aqueous humour of the eye and added a variety of chemicals including hydrochloric acid and sodium hydroxide to observe the ‘damage’ caused https://t.co/4HCGmdsSxw

13/11/19

Year 9 have been perfecting their badminton skills in GCSE PE this morning https://t.co/hmjBgNYA9x

13/11/19

The Big Question in year 7 this morning: What are unicellular organisms? https://t.co/dQ65ZNHz8w

12/11/19

7P have been developing their painting techniques and preparing to create poly block prints as they study the work of Andy Warhol in 🖌🎨 https://t.co/tcOBEIkdu2

11/11/19

We are pleased to be supporting the appeal this year. Students and Staff are invited to bring donations to school no later than Friday 13th December. For a full list of gift ideas visit https://t.co/msIS8RoypE https://t.co/aes5ChZtIZ

10/11/19

Privileged to be part of the parade in Didcot today. We will remember them. https://t.co/9QdJi4OHAC

08/11/19

Congratulations to our newly elected Student Council 🎉 https://t.co/OWGYzhnJnZ

08/11/19

GCSE Art have been exploring the work of Ian Murphy, using mixed media techniques to create dramatic architecture pieces https://t.co/td4y41mqNm

08/11/19

What is market research? Year 9 have been looking at the different types of market research, methods of collecting and their advantages/disadvantages https://t.co/R2Gmc3yLBq

07/11/19

We are recruiting! Come and join our Aureus family as we grow our school. We have the following vacancies: ✅ Teacher of Mathematics ✅ Head of Mathematics ✅ Teacher of Science ✅ Pastoral Welfare Leader Interested? Apply online here: https://t.co/1Z85MK1Mo6 https://t.co/bfN3Jfg2AA

06/11/19

Have you seen our new mosaic installations? A wonderful community project with residents from neighbouring and local artist, Clare Goodall https://t.co/9nQ4EQNVE1 https://t.co/BeiXNPwVo8

05/11/19

more details to follow in this weeks bulletin! https://t.co/E4Jkmxl1YO

05/11/19

more details to follow in this weeks bulletin! https://t.co/B2l6K069mI

05/11/19

Exploring the magic of Physics...Year 8 have been investigating magnetic fields by making paper clips seemingly float in mid air! https://t.co/7HNl2tgGUQ

05/11/19

more details to follow in this weeks Bulletin! https://t.co/MS89TK0f4W

04/11/19

In Year 9 GCSE English Language, students have been analysing https://t.co/hXWUe8HLjS

04/11/19

In Ms King's dance lesson this morning, Year 7 students were practicing unity and .The last part of this routine was their own improvisation of being a soldier at war https://t.co/lZwQ6LbJwR

23/10/19

In Year 8 DT today, students have been looking at designing menu's; looking at paper folds, front covers and food options https://t.co/fkBhNJODWm

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