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Published by mrsthomas, 2018-11-09 06:46:22

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BJS Bulletin

BILTON C OF E JUNIOR SCHOOL

Plantagenet Drive, Rugby, CV 22 6LB 9TH NOVEMBER 2018

BILTON C OF E Headlines
JUNIOR SCHOOL
Well what a week! We came back on Monday and Thursday saw our annual PTA Firework event with
SPECIAL a wave of poppies came our way. Thank you to all Bawnmore and Bilton Infants. Again a great event
POINTS OF who were involved in painting, knitting, crocheting, for the community of schools. Thanks goes to all
INTEREST: sewing and lego making! They have made a super who helped at the event and those who attended it
display to commemorate all those who have given too!
their lives in our service. Look out for us in the
Rugby Observer!

Flu Next week it Anti Bullying Week and we are kicking
Immunisations it off wearing 'Odd Socks' on TUESDAY. 'Odd Socks
for Year 3, 4 & 5 Day' is designed to be fun! It’s an opportunity for
children to express themselves and celebrate their
Please return individuality and what makes us all unique!
forms asap even if
Then on Tuesday we had our sponsored event to There is no pressure on the children to wear the
you don't want raise money for our All Weather Track. Lots of latest fashion or for parents to buy expensive
your child to have parents and carers came to join in the fun and the costumes. All they have to do to take part is wear
weather stayed pleasant! Anna Turney who is Mrs odd socks to school, it couldn’t be simpler! Odd
it. The NHS Stanford's sister in law and also a world champion Socks day will take place on the second day of Anti
team will be in Paralympian gave an inspiring talk to the children Bullying Week, Tuesday 13th November 2018 to
and then did a couple of laps on the track to help raise awareness around anti-bullying.
school encourage us all. Please bring in your sponsor
Tuesday 20 money that you have been able to collect.
November 2018.

Professional
Photographer—
Braiswick will

be taking
photos
Monday 12
November

Have a super weekend :-)
Mrs Norton

I have the freedom and choice to be ambitious for my future

Punctuality

Congratulations this week go to Sycamore House, year 4 and year 6 who all achieved the Golden
Pocket Watch Award for perfect time keeping! What a great start to the new half term.

This week's individual award goes to Shay for being in school on time each day.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE DURING TERM TIME INVITATION TO
SCHOOL
UPDATED INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
CHRISTMAS LUNCH
The Supreme Court recently reached a decision in the case of Platt v Isle of Wight – Wednesday 12th
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 December 2018
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 The kitchen will be
of any child who is absent from school without authorisation for any length of time are likely to be serving a traditional
considered as committing an offence under s444 of the Education Act 1996. Christmas Lunch of
turkey followed by Ice
Head Teachers retain the ability to authorise leave in accordance with the Education (Pupil cream or Christmas
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 Cracknell on
during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances relating to the application. If the Wednesday 12th
leave is granted, head teachers are able to determine the number of school days a child can be December and it will
absent for. be open to all pupils in
the school. If your child
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 normally has
requests which are made by the ‘resident’ parent. sandwiches on that
day and would like a
Each application for a leave of absence will be considered on a case by case basis and on its own
merits. Christmas Lunch
please book by
Where applications for leave of absence are made in advance and refused, the child will be completing and
required to be in school on the dates set out in the application. If the child is absent during that returning the slip from
period, it will be recorded as an unauthorised absence, which may result in legal action being the letter, sent to class
taken against the parent(s), by way of a Fixed Penalty Notice. yesterday, to the
school office together

with a non-
refundable payment
of £2.25* in a named

sealed envelope
marked “Christmas

Lunch”

Any requests
received without a

pay-
ment or after 16th Nove
mber will be returned.

Failure to make an application for leave in advance can also result in a Fixed Penalty Notice being PAYMENT VIA
issued to the parent(s). AGORA, CASH or
CHEQUES PAYABLE
All matters of unauthorised absence relating to a Leave of Absence will be referred to the TO BILTON JUNIOR
Attendance, Compliance and Enforcement Service of Warwickshire County Council SCHOOL please

It is important to note, Fixed Penalty Notices are issued to each parent of each absent child, (for PUPILS WHO
example 2 children and 2 parents, means each parent will receive 2 invoices in the amount of NORMALLY HAVE
£120 each, totalling £240 for both children, this is reduced to £60 per child if paid within 21 days). SCHOOL DINNERS DO
NOT NEED TO BOOK A
Where a Fixed Penalty Notice is not paid within the required timeframe as set out on the notice, MEAL UNLESS THEY
the matter will be referred to Warwickshire County Council’s Legal Services to consider instigating
criminal proceedings under S444 Education Act 1996. CHANGE MEAL
ARRANGEMENTS

BEFORE THE
DEADLINE

Fixed Penalty Notices are issued in accordance with Warwickshire County Council’s Code of
Conduct for Penalty Notices.

Your child’s progress academically as well as socially is our shared priority

Warwickshire Primary School pupils recorded 29,703 half day sessions of absence due to
holiday in the Autumn/Spring term during the academic year 2017/18. This is an
increase of 6,256 on the previous year.

Excellence Awards Lunch Time Top Table

This week’s Excellence Awards were presented to Service Compassion
the following children during Thursday’s assembly:
Kyle V—4AT
3ED—Kayla D for great contributions to our discussions on
peace Every week Mr. Wilson and his team awards
children for demonstrating our Christian values during
3SV—Megan S for trying really hard in Maths—keep it up! lunch time, the nominated children get an invitation to

3ES—Hanna S for always having a positive attitude to learning join the top table on the Friday of that week.

4DB—For all of 4DB for being ‘that’ class!

4FM—Louis B for using adventurous words and phrases in
writing

4AT—Poppy C for her positive attitude and hard work in all
lessons

5JE—Nodhim for excellent writing. A great start to his recount
and Mya L for her amazing sponsorship

5SS—Isabel for her super attitude to all that she does

5AL—Hanaa Y for always applying herself to her learning and
producing great work

6KC—Alfie C for a much improved attitude towards his learning

6CC– Ivy F for a positive attitude and enthusiasm in lessons

6JB—Seth S for making superb contributions to our discussion
about our trip to the Staffordshire Regiment Museum

Harry R 6KC
Alfie C 6KC
Erika M 3ES
Daisy-May B 3ED
Erin C 3ES

We made it into the
Rugby Observer, please
take a look here: https://
rugbyobserver.co.uk/
news/bilton-church-of-
england-junior-school-
rises-to-poppy-
challenge/

BJS
Christmas
Services at
St. Marks Church

Tuesday 18.12.18

Yr 3 / 5—10am
Yr 4 / 6—2pm

All welcome

Sponsored walk

Thanks to all those that have sent in sponsor money.
Please keep sending sponsor money into school—thank you

ChatHealth Parent line

Warwickshire School Health & Wellbeing Service and Warwickshire Young People
Substance Misuse Service has launched a new way for parents and carers of school
aged children to get confidential advice and support about child health related is-
sues. ChatHealth is an award-winning school nurse messaging service and is availa-
ble Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. There will be automatic bounce-back re-
sponses to incoming messages out of hours. Answering the text message will be a
nurse who can assist with any queries about general health, child development,
behaviour, toileting and emotional health and wellbeing issues. The text number
is 07520 619376.

The opportunity to discuss any health issues relating to your child is always available
and The School Health and Wellbeing Service can be contacted on 03300 245 204.

Calling any fencing companies: We need a picket fence installing , are there
any parents who have a fencing company that would be able to help please?
Please contact [email protected] if you can help, thank you

PTA NEWS

Dates for your Diaries:

Saturday 1st December—Christmas Fayre
Friday 18th January—Family Bingo
Friday 8th February—School Disco

Friday 15th March—Grown ups Quiz Night
Wednesday 10th April—Easter Egg Competition

Friday 7th June—Family Bingo
Saturday 22nd June—Summer Fayre
Email: [email protected]

A massive thank you to Anne Wordsworth of Cube School—Diary Dates
Accounting for supporting the school through her
sponsorship for the printing of the schools 2018/2019
Christmas raffle tickets. School Closes Friday 21st December 2018 at
3.30pm
Monday 7th January 2019—Teacher Training Day

School Information School Opens Tuesday 8th January 2019
Monday 18 February to Friday 22nd February
 School gates open at 8.30am, doors open at 8.40am 2019—Half Term
 School starts at 8.50a.m - Any child arriving after this time is late and School Closes Friday 12 April 2019 at 3.30pm
School Opens Monday 29 April 2019
will be marked as such. Monday 6th May 2019—School Closed Bank
Holiday
 School finishes at 3.30p.m Monday 27 May to Friday 31 May 2019—Half Term
 If your child is ill and going to be absent please either telephone us on 01788 810675 (you can leave a Monday 3 June 2019—Teacher Training Day
School closes Thursday 18 July 2019 at 3.30pm
voice mail if the office is closed or busy) or email us on [email protected] Fri 19 July & Mon 22 July - Teacher training

 If you feel you need to meet with a teacher face to face please email the school office

[email protected]

 If you need to talk with a teacher over the phone or have a general enquiry for them 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.

 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 on [email protected]

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