BILTON C OF E JUNIOR SCHOOL
Plantagenet Drive, Rugby, CV 22 6LB
19TH JANUARY 2018
BILTON C F E Headlines
Hello Everyone, Sunday at St Mark's. It was Again Mr Cantillon was told
SPECIAL POINTS OF wonderful to tell the story by the organisers at the
INTEREST: It has been a really great of where the Cross of Nails house that the groups of
week in school. Local Yr. 6 initiative came from. If you children who visited from
Parent teachers came to visit us on haven't visited the cathedral BJS were amongst the best
Evenings Tuesday to look at each I strongly recommend a visit. they have encountered. This
others Yr. 6 writing and is really important for me
29th and 31st maths. This is called Year 6 have had a wonderful
January 2018 moderation and is very time visiting Holdenby Please don't forget to make
useful training for Yr. 6 staff. House to learn about being an appointment for Parents
Please book your They get to look at the evacuated in war time. Evening to find out about
appointment online standards in their own how your child is fairing at
school whilst looking at the school and see if they are on
https:// standards in other schools. It track to make the progress
biltonjun- is a great way to share good they need to make by the
iors.parentsevening practice and pick up new end of the year. Please bring
system.co.uk/ ideas. your child if you can.
Have a lovely weekend,
No parking on Children too have been
the school site busy. Mrs Webb took the
cross of nails to St Matthews
Please can we remind you not to park in Bloxham. The children
behaved impeccably as al-
the school car park before 5pm, thanks ways. The cross then contin-
ues its journey to all 75
.you schools in the diocese.
Thank you too, for all those
families who joined me on
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Parent Partnership Forum (PPF)
We have our next Parent Partnership Forum meeting on Monday 22nd January in school. Our focus this
term will be 'Parking'. I have invited local councilors and some local residents to come and chat with us.
If you have any relevant comments then please let your PPF Rep. know the email addresses are below:
Parent Class Email address
Jing Ho 3SV [email protected]
Kev Timms 3FS [email protected]
Emma Pearce 3ED [email protected]
Jessica Delaney 4DB [email protected]
Pam Davey 4BR [email protected]
Nicola Beauchamp 4AT [email protected]
Sarah Vigus 5JE [email protected]
Vicky Shaw 5JB [email protected]
Blanke Gal 5SS [email protected]
Julie Monk 6AL [email protected]
Lynsey Smith 6KC [email protected]
Karen Farmer 6CC [email protected]
Claire Brinkley SEND [email protected]
Lateness = Lost Learning Well done to Oak House for winning the Time Keeper's
Is your child getting to school on time? Did you Award this week with only 3 late marks. (x1 from 4AT and x2
Chestnut House came 2nd with 7, whilst Sycamore trailed behind with
5 minutes late every day = 15 hours a year = 3 days of learning 10.
10 minutes late every day = 30 hours a year = 6 days of learning
15 minutes late every day = 45 hours a year = 9 days of learning Congratulations and thank you to 6AL and 5SS AGAIN for all
20 minutes late every day = 60 hours a year = 12 days of learning getting to school on time!
25 minutes late every day = 75 hours a year = 15 days of learning
Please remember our day starts at 8.50am. If you have a genu-
ine problem with getting your child to their learning on time, please
contact Mrs Hodgson via the school office (01788 810675) or on her
email at [email protected]
This week’s Excellence Awards were presented to the following children during Thursday’s assembly:
3SV—Liam C and Danny M for 4BR—Sianne C for consistently attitude and her sheer
their enthusiasm in music working hard determination to do well in
3FS—Lewis D for showing a real 4DB—Russell A for a significant
determination to do his very best improvement in his attitude to 5JB—roll over
6AL—Nathan for trying hard
3ED—Roll over 5JE—Kryspin W for great enthusi- with his learning in maths
asm during PE lessons and perse-
4AT—Jack G for great effort and vering through each activity 6KC—Roll over
attitude in maths
5SS—Summer H for her positive 6CC—Roll over
Lunch Time Top Table National Association of Therapeutic Parenting (NATP)
Every week Mrs. The NATP exists to-
Reeves-Brown Provide support, education and resources for Therapeutic
and her team Parents and supporting professionals relating to therapeutic
SERVICE PERSEVERANCE awards children parenting, effective interventions, compassion fatigue and
Ben W—4DB Aryan S—4AT
for demonstrating the effects of early life trauma.
Aimee F—6CC RESPONSIBILITY values during To promote better outcomes for children who have suffered
Kieran H—6CC Annabelle P—3ED lunch time, the early life trauma, by significantly improving the consistency
Kaso H –3ED Charlotte D—4AT nominated and quality of support available to Therapeutic Parents in
Louis B—3ED Isobel D—4AT children get an the UK, regardless of whether they are Foster Carers,
Jude B –3SV Joe D –4AT invitation to join Adopters, Kinship Carers, Special Guardians, Step Parents, or
Priya T—5SS the top table on Birth parents.
the Friday of that
week. This support is available locally. For further information
LEAVE OF ABSENCE DURING TERM TIME
The Supreme Court recently reached a decision in the case of Platt v Isle of Wight Council which has clarified the law on unauthorised leave, including
holidays, during term time. The parents of children of compulsory school age are required to ensure that they attend school on a regular basis. The Supreme
Court has made clear that attending school ‘regularly’ means that the children must attend school on every day that they are required to do so. As such, the
parents of any child who is absent from school without authorisation for any length of time are likely to be considered as committing an offence under s444 of
the Education Act 1996.
Head Teachers retain the ability to authorise leave in accordance with the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006. When considering such
requests for a leave of absence, the school are obliged to act within the law. Head Teachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there
are exceptional circumstances relating to the application. If the leave is granted, head teachers are able to determine the number of school days a child can
be absent for.
It is for the Head Teacher to decide what is ‘exceptional’ and it is at their discretion if the circumstances warrant the leave to be granted. The school can only
consider Leave of Absence requests which are made by the ‘resident’ parent.
Each application for a leave of absence will be considered on a case by case basis and on its own merits.
Where applications for leave of absence are made in advance and refused, the child will be required to be in school on the dates set out in the application. If
the child is absent during that period, it will be recorded as an unauthorised absence, which may result in legal action being taken against the parent(s), by
way of a Fixed Penalty Notice.
Failure to make an application for leave in advance can also result in a Fixed Penalty Notice being issued to the parent(s).
All matters of unauthorised absence relating to a Leave of Absence will be referred to the Attendance, Compliance and Enforcement Service of Warwickshire
It is important to note, Fixed Penalty Notices are issued to each parent of each absent child, (for example 2 children and 2 parents, means each parent will
receive 2 invoices in the amount of £120 each, totalling £240 for both children, this is reduced to £60 per child if paid within 21 days).
Where a Fixed Penalty Notice is not paid within the required timeframe as set out on the notice, the matter will be referred to Warwickshire County Council’s
Legal Services to consider instigating criminal proceedings under S444 Education Act 1996.
Fixed Penalty Notices are issued in accordance with Warwickshire County Council’s Code of Conduct for Penalty Notices.
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School Information School—Diary Dates
School gates open at 8.30am, doors open at 8.40am 2017/2018
School starts at 8.50a.m - Any child arriving after this time is late and
Monday 19th February to 23rd February 2018—
will be marked as such. Half term
School finishes at 3.30p.m
If your child is ill and going to be absent please either telephone us on 01788 810675 (you Friday 30th March 2018 to 13th April 2018—Easter
can leave a voice mail if the office is closed or busy) or email us
on [email protected] Monday 7th May 2018—School Closed Bank
If you feel you need to meet with a teacher face to face please email the school office Holiday
If you need to talk with a teacher over the phone or have a general enquiry for them Friday 25th May 2018—Teacher Training Day
please email [email protected] Our teachers are busy with your children in
the classrooms all day however they will get back to you as soon as possible. Monday 28th May to 1st June 2018—Half Term
If you would like to share concerns or contact Mrs Hodgson our Home/School
Support worker, please call the office, pop into school or email her directly Friday 20th July 2018—Teacher training Day
on [email protected]
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