BILTON C OF E JUNIOR SCHOOL
Plantagenet Drive, Rugby, CV 22 6LB 20TH APRIL 2018
BILTON C F E Headlines
Great to see the children back this week and many of you at drop off and pick up times too. Remember to keep
SPECIAL informed by checking out the bulletin each week of things happening now and in the near future. Some dates for
POINTS OF your diary include SPORTS DAY which this year is on Tuesday 26th June, weather permitting! This year we are having
INTEREST: an evening of Talent and a Family BBQ as our Summer get together, it will be on Friday 22nd June between 5:30-7:30.
More details of how to enter the talent show will be out later. Existing children and maybe children who have left us
School Closed may want to be involved. We have also managed to squeeze in a Summer Disco too which is scheduled for Thursday
Monday 7th 24th May. Friday 25th May is INSET DAY for staff so school is closed for children.
Our Parent Partnrship Forum(PPF) are meeting again on Monday 30th April at 7p.m in school. For those of you who
Holiday are new to us the PPF is a group of parents (one from each class) who offered to help this year to support the school
NSPCC Non with ideas of how to make us even better! This time we will be discussing transition between Infant School and
Uniform Day Secondary school. See below your PPF representative emails and which class they represent so you can put forward
Friday 18th your ideas.
May & Royal
Parent Class Email address
celebrations Jing Ho 3SV [email protected]
School Closed Kev Timms 3FS [email protected]
Friday 25th Emma Pearce 3ED [email protected]
May - inset Jessica Delaney 4DB [email protected]
Pam Davey 4BR [email protected]
day Nicola Beauchamp 4AT [email protected]
Sarah Vigus 5JE [email protected]
Please see Vicky Shaw 5JB [email protected]
attached to the Blanke Gal 5SS [email protected]
bulletin a Year 6 Julie Monk 6AL [email protected]
Careers Poster— Lynsey Smith 6KC [email protected]
can you help? Karen Farmer 6CC [email protected]
Claire Brinkley SEND [email protected]
Parents—please Have a lovely weekend,
see attached Blessings, Mrs Norton
Value for life—Justice
This half term we are focusing on Justice. The dictionary definition of what that
means is: Justice is the legal or philosophical theory by which fairness is given. The
concept of justice differs in every culture. We spoke in assembly about justice and
fairness maybe different for each of us to help us feel equal. Have a chat with your
children about what it means to be just or fair. In our first assembly we spoke about
a man named Paolo Friere who was a famous Brazilian educator and human rights
activist. He said, 'In the struggle between the weak and the strong, to do nothing is
not to remain neutral: it is to hand victory to the strong'. What a world we would live
in if this was how we all chose to live and love one another.
I have the freedom and choice to be ambitious for my future
Punctuality Well done to oak House who won Time Keeper's Award this week with 3 late marks. Chestnut and Sycamore were
not too far behind with 5 each.
Year 6, you are still recording more late marks than any other year! This is your final term with us so get here on
time and make the most of your time with us!
Can families please remind child that when they sign in late to use the 'gate closed' tab on the signing in
system unless they are late due to appointments?
Huge thanks to Pam Bates for all her hard work and time in producing the 'BJS Benjie' posters which are now on the
entry gate and the signing in system!
LEAVE OF ABSENCE DURING TERM TIME
UPDATED INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
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’
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
Failure to make an application for leave in advance can also result in a Fixed Penalty Notice being issued to the
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
Join the team—Senior Midday Play Leader Messy Church this Sunday at BJS
4.30pm to 6pm—All welcome
Exciting opportunity available at BJS! Senior Midday Play
Leader required (15 Hours)- please enquire at BJS office.
Excellence Awards Lunch Time Top Table Every week Mrs.
This week’s Excellence Awards were presented to PERSREERANCE SERVICE and her team
the following children during Thursday’s assembly: Fatimah K—3ED Finlay T—5JB awards children
Megan B—3ED Ewan T—5JB for
3SV—Esmay D for her excellent home learning—well Ravneet K—3ED Noah K—5JB demonstrating
done FRIENDSHIP Kian McL—5SS our Christian
Eden C—4DB HUMILITY values during
3FS—Megan-Grace C for doing extra times tables home Megan W—4DB Amilie T—3FS lunch time, the
learning—well done! PEACE COMPASSION nominated
George W—6KC Sinead T—6KC children get an
3ED—Connor B for consistent hard work and invitation to join
perseverance with handwriting the top table on
the Friday of
4AT—Olivia C for her perseverance and positive attitude that week.
Please check to see whether you qualify for FSM, it doesn’t matter what
4BR—Sayf A for being a sensible, hard working member year your child is in, if you think you qualify please apply as it takes
of the class, always willing to have a go seconds to do! Please contact Mrs. Hodgson if you need any assistance!
4DB—Evie S for always being a helpful, hard working Claim your free school meals
member of the class
5JB—Erin C & Elspeth R for making an excellent effort to
be ambitious for their futures
5SS—Alfie C for his superb contributions in maths
5JE—Darcy V for excellent effort and work in all subjects
6AL—Richard F for always working hard in lessons
6CC—Sam M for a positive working attitude and working
to improve his writing
6KC—Fynn Warwick for his involvement in class
Summer Uniform Applying for Free School Meals has never been easier.
During the summer months from now until September
children are allowed to come to school wearing a green Parents can either call 01926 359189 or visit
checked summer dress or a shirt without a tie; these can be www.warwickshire.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals and receive an
polo shirts or the usual collared type. Please make sure all instant decision regarding eligibility. Any information you
items are named as usual. Thank you. provide will be treated in absolute confidence. If you receive any of
Staff Absence the following benefits then your child may be eligible for Free
Mrs Webb is going to be absent from school for a number of
weeks as she is having a operation. We wish her well and a School Meals:
speedy recovery. In the meantime if you have any issues
related to Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Income Support or Income-Based Job Seekers Allowance (but not
please contact Mrs Ravenhall or myself. Contribution Based Job Seeker’s Allowance).
We have had a real problem with our drains over the past The Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit.
week due to unnecessary items being flushed away. Please
can you talk with your children about remembering to flush Child Tax Credit where the family’s annual income as assessed by
the loo and only with minimal toilet paper! Sorry to get HMRC is not in excess of £16,190. Please note that families who are
'bogged' down with the details! ;-) also entitled to Working Tax Credit do not qualify for Free School
Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.
Income Related Employment and Support Allowance (but not
Contribution-Based Employment and Support Allowance).
*If you qualify we are entitled to an extra £1,300 of pupil premium benefits so please
Kwik Cricket Coaching at Rugby Cricket Club, Webb Ellis
If your children wish to learn how to play crick-
et then please come along to 90 minute coach-
ing sessions every Sunday at 10:30-12:00 com-
mencing 22nd April (subject to dry weather
conditions). The sessions are open to both infants and
junior aged children and will cost £4 per child.
Please register your intent
with [email protected] to be added to the
On the back of a few emails sent to local secondary schools, we have spoken with children about being vigilant at the beginning and
end of days when arriving/leaving school. We reiterated to them about coming back up to school if no one has come to collect them.
We have told them that should a stranger approach them they are to make a loud noise and come back to school. Should
someone approach them and tell them that a parent has asked them to be picked up by the person, they are to walk away and come
back to school. Please reiterate these important messages to your children.
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 7th May 2018—School Closed Bank
will be marked as such. Friday 25th May 2018—Teacher Training Day
Monday 28th May to 1st June 2018—Half Term
School finishes at 3.30p.m Friday 20th July 2018—Teacher training Day
If your child is ill and going to be absent please either telephone us on 01788 810675 (you can leave 2018/2019
a voice mail if the office is closed or busy) or email us on [email protected]
If you feel you need to meet with a teacher face to face please email the school office
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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