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BJS Bulletin


Plantagenet Drive, Rugby, CV22 6LB 1ST MARCH 2019

HeadlinesBILTON C OF E


Hello Everyone,

Super start to the half Next week, promises to be fun as we are

SPECIAL term here at BJS! A celebrating World Book Day, culminating in
INTEREST: huge Thank you to Mr dressing in black and yellow linking with the

IMPORTANT and Mrs Bakewell for superb book by Alison Jay :-)

Momo Challenge! their hard work in the Hopefully you will have received your £1 book

Really important read school allotment fixing tokens that were sent to class earlier this week.
related to our
the raised beds! Mrs
children who have
access to social media Bakewell used to work

and YouTube: here with us and her

https:// last grandchild is in
article/three-minute- Year 6. She just can't

briefing-momo- stay away and we love
having her help. If any

other grandparents have a free afternoon, you

are more than welcome to come and lend a hand It is also International Women's Day on March

at BJS :-) 8th, Thank you for the generous donation of

some lovely books by one of our parents who

wishes to remain anonymous :-)

Kind Regards
Mrs Norton

Class Photos I have initiated a brand new way for you to
contact us with suggestions and ideas that may
Braiswick will be help us to improve our service to you. Please
in school Monday email helpful ideas
to [email protected]
morning (4th We would love to hear your great ideas, see
March) to do helpful images or any book recommendations
whole class you have for our children. Thank you for all the
photos, details support you give to the school.

of how to
purchase will



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 County Council
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.

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.

Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Day—Tuesday 5th March

Shrove Tuesday (also known as Pancake Day) is the day preceding Ash Wednesday, the first day of
Lent. The day is known for the eating of pancakes before the start of Lent. Pancakes are eaten as
they are a way of using up sugar, fat, flour and eggs, the consumption of which was traditionally
restricted during the fasting associated with Lent.
The lunch menu at school on the 5th March will feature pancakes with a variety of toppings for desert.

Educaterers—School Dinners 40 Acts Challenges for Lent

The price of a school meal for Junior School pupils will be Lent, the lead up to Easter, starts on
£2.25 per day during the Spring Term. The cost of the Wednesday 6th March. The children will be
meals is estimated as follows: given a copy of the challenges for each class
and they can take individual copies too:
5 day week £11.25
Wednesday 6.3.19 - Day 1 - Write a list or draw 10 things
1/2 term payment (35 days) £78.75 you are grateful for
Thursday 7.3.19 - Day 2 - Sit next to someone you don't
(Monday 25 Feb to Friday 12 Apr incl) normally sit next to at lunchtime
Friday 8.3.19 - Day 3 - Have a book swap in your class
Please ensure that payment for school meals Saturday 9.3.19 - Day 4 - Let people go ahead of you every
is made on the first day the child requires a day
meal, as we do not wish to upset children by Monday 11.3.19 - Day 5 Offer to carry someone's bag in to
repeatedly asking them for payment. school
Tuesday 12.3.19 - Day 6 Start a scrap paper pile for draw-
Online payments through SIMS Agora is our preferred ing to save paper
payment method, if you do not have an account please Wednesday 13.3.19 Day 7 Leave an encouraging note for
speak to the school office. someone
Thursday 14.3.19 Day 8 Clear up after someone else's
Friday 15.3.19 Day 9 Write a note to lunchtime or office
staff to say 'thank you' to them

Let's see if we can all join in this year :-)

Excellence Awards Punctuality

3ED—Emily W for being so helpful and hard What a great start to the new half term: Sunshine and the
working always! majority of pupils getting to school on time this week!
ES—Charlie N for trying his best and
contributing to class discussions this week The Golden Pocket Watch Award goes to Sycamore and
3SV—James B for always working hard and Oak Houses this week for perfect time keeping whilst
making a real effort with handwriting
4DB—Serena F for always trying her best in her Chestnut were not far behind with one person being late.
4FM—Sean W for sharing his great ideas in class This week's individual award goes to Jake G for 100%
discussions attendance.
4AT—Harrison B for his effort in all lessons
5JE—Ben W for being a great classroom learner Top Table Every week
and being focused this week Mr. Wilson and his team awards
5AL—Kunal T for engaging well in lessons Service 6CC children for demonstrating our
5SS—Charlotte D for her fabulous attitude to 6CC Christian values during lunch
school and always being ready to learn Evelyn J 4DB time, the nominated children
6JB—Milani F for always working hard, especially Grace N 3ES get an invitation to join the top
in maths Harrison F table on the Friday of that week
6CC—Ewan T for always contributing Adrianne H
enthusiastically in class
6KC—Charlie S for a great attitude towards Hope 3ES
school and his learning
French—Daniel A-E (4DB) for expressing himself Ethan K
by creating a beautiful compound sentence

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

Science Week @ BJS begins on Monday
11th March

The theme this year is Journeys. We will be undertaking our
own journeys of scientific learning throughout the week and
would like to invite parents and carers into school on
Thursday 14th March from 2pm onwards so
that your child can share their learning with
We look forward to seeing you then.
Ms Davies (Science lead)

2019’s £1 Books—World Book Day

For World Book day £1 books please follow the

Value of the Half term

This half term we are talking about SERVICE. Service is what
we do to support others. It fits really well with the 40 Acts
Challenges. We sometimes give up on things for ourselves so that
someone else can be served. How can we make someone else's
life better? Of what service can we be to the world?

School Information PTA NEWS School—Diary Dates

 School gates open at 8.30am, doors open at 8.40am Dates for your Diaries: 2018/2019

 School starts at 8.50a.m - Any child arriving after this  Friday 15th March—Grown  School Closes Friday 12 April 2019 at
ups Quiz Night 3.30pm
time is late and will be marked as such.
 Wednesday 10th April—  School Opens Monday 29 April 2019
 School finishes at 3.30p.m Easter Egg Competition  Monday 6th May 2019—School Closed

 If your child is ill and going to be absent please either  Friday 7th June—Family Bank Holiday
Bingo  Monday 27 May to Friday 31 May 2019—Half
telephone us on 01788 810675 (you can leave a voice
mail if the office is closed or busy) or email us  Saturday 22nd June— Term
on [email protected] Summer Fayre
 Monday 3 June 2019—Teacher Training
 If you feel you need to meet with a teacher face to face Day

please email the school office  School closes Thursday 18 July 2019 at
[email protected] 3.30pm

 If you need to talk with a teacher over the phone or have  Fri 19 July & Mon 22 July - Teacher
a general enquiry for them please email
[email protected] Our teachers are busy  Monday 2nd September 2019—Teacher
with your children in the classrooms all day however training
they will get back to you as soon as possible.
 Monday 28th October to 1st November—
 If you would like to share concerns or contact half term

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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