Parents



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School Health Drop-In


Rochford Extended Services

Prevent

As part of our statutory obligation to ensure that we are meeting the requirements of Prevent Duty (a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorist or extremist causes) a copy of The Prevent Strategy - A guide for Parents can be viewed/downloaded, here! 


Academy Schedule

Our academy times are as follows:
  • 8:50am Morning Registration.
  • 12:00pm - 1:15pm lunch break for Lower School.
  • 12:15pm - 1:15pm lunch break for Middle and Upper School.
  • 1:15pm afternoon registration
  • 3:15pm end of academy day.
There is a separate 15 minute break in the morning for both Key Stages 1 and 2.

Ofsted - School Data Dashboard

The School Data Dashboard provides a snapshot of school performance at Key Stages 1, 2 and 4. The dashboard can be used by school governors and by members of the public to check the performance of the school in which they are interested.

The School Data Dashboard complements the Ofsted school inspection report by providing an analysis of school performance over a three-year period. Data can be filtered by key stage or by topic: 

  • Expected progress
  • Attainment
  • Attendance
  • Closing the gap between disadvantaged and other pupils
  • Context

Home/School Agreement

Governors, in consultation with the Headteacher and the staff, are responsible for determining the aims of the Academy for which they have responsibility, and have, accordingly, drawn up a Home/School Agreement which can be viewed/downloaded, here! The signed copies of these are kept on file in the Academy office.


Attendance and Absence
The Academy aims to promote high levels of attendance and punctuality. Registers are monitored on a regular basis, and the Academy will contact parents if there are any issues relating to punctuality or attendance. If your child is unable to attend the Academy, parents must inform the Academy of their child's absence in one of three ways:-
  • Telephone - Telephone messages which will be recorded on an absence slip noting name, date, and reason for absence.
  • Letter - Letters must be received by the office in advance of the absence.
  • Message - Verbal messages from parents/carers must be given directly to the office before 9:15am. The information will be recorded on an absence slip.
If no message has been received by 9:30am, explaining a child's absence, the Academy will make contact with you by telephone to ensure that your child is safe.

Termly Attendance
  
 Spring Term 2017 96.48%
 Autumn Term 2016 96.3%
 Summer Term 2016 95.8%
 Spring Term 2016 96.5%
 Autumn Term 2015 96.9%
 Summer Term 201596.02% 
 Spring Term 2015 96.01%
 Autumn Term 2014 96.67%
 Summer Term 2014 96.39%
 Spring Term 2014 96.32%
 Autumn Term 2013 96.26%
 Summer Term 2013 95.40%
 Spring Term 2013 95.06%
 Autumn Term 2012 95.30%
     

Lateness
All children who arrive late should come into the Academy via the Academy office in order that attendance registers and dinner records can be amended.

Holidays during Term Time
Parents do not have a right or entitlement to take children on holiday during term time. If you apply for leave of absence and remove your child from school, their absence will be recorded as unauthorised for the period they are absent. Parents will still need to complete an Application for Leave of Absence form, detailing the reason for their request, as we still need to know that you child will not be in school. 
Cheaper prices cannot be considered to be a valid reason. We have to prioritise education before finance. The cost of educating a child for a week far outweighs the savings made by taking time out of school for a cheaper holiday. 
The decision whether or not to apply for a penalty notice against parents is entirely at the discretion of the school. 
In accordance with Government guidelines, the Local Education Authority reserves the right to fine parents who take their children out of the Academy for holidays during term time without approval.

Other Leave of Absence
From time to time, exceptional circumstances may occur which will necessitate a child’s leave of absence from the academy. These may include such things as: religious festivals; family bereavements; family weddings; special occasions, events or other out of academy activities; public performances. Requests for leave of absence should be submitted to school, giving as much notice as possible, using a Leave of Absence form (available from the office). Each request will be considered on its merits and is at the discretion of the Headteacher. The child’s overall attendance pattern, the nature of the event, the amount of notice given and the impact on the child’s academic progress will be taken into consideration. Birthday celebrations, shopping, sleeping in, or day trips will not normally be authorised.

Homework
Details of Plumberow's expectations of pupils in relation to homework requirements can be found in our Homework Policy which can be viewed/downloaded, here!


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