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23/02/18

Come and join us on Saturday 24th February at 10-2pm at the West Sussex Recruitment Fair @ Ifield Community College. Interested in a career in teaching? Come and talk to us at the Southgate stand!

22/02/18

Don't forget about our Parent Coffee Morning next Wednesday 28th February at 9am where we will be discussing Uniform. Come and join us, all welcome!

22/02/18

Who is yet to complete our Parent survey? Please log on now and have your say! https://t.co/l8lzw8Qdqf

20/02/18

Parents - make sure you read the letter that was emailed today (and on our website under News and Events) regarding the Parent Survey we would like you to participate in!

20/02/18

Come and join us on Saturday 24th February at 10-2pm at the West Sussex Recruitment Fair @ Ifield Community College. Interested in a career in teaching? Come and talk to us at the Southgate stand!

20/02/18

Who will be tweeting with us in the school hall on Friday at 3.30pm! Mr McGivern is excited to share his expertise (he is a Twitter GENIUS!!)

19/02/18

Peru class have been making fruit salads for our topic, 'What's on the menu?'. We had a great time preparing and chopping the fruit and an even better time eating it! We are now ready to write a recount about the experience in our Literacy lessons! https://t.co/UvLpwCYadB

19/02/18

Twitter masterclass for parents this Friday at 3.30pm in the school hall! Struggle with understanding how to retweet? Not sure what a hashtag is? Want to know what it means to trend on Twitter? Come and join us!

19/02/18

Fab article, thanks https://t.co/MazrupzlWc

19/02/18

Welcome back to school! We hope you had a restful half term, and you're ready for the second half of the Spring Term!

17/02/18

Retweeted From chris mcgivern

As a teacher , part of the , I was privileged to take 4 fantastic children on a special school trip today. A trip to experience ‘S newest product at The Science Museum. truly IS a magical mixture of ‘Make, Play and Discover’ 😍 https://t.co/5ulWUTW7iT

17/02/18

Some of our Year 6 children are having an amazing time at The London Science Museum at an exclusive preview event for ‘s newest educational toy - ☺️😍👍 https://t.co/jkX3wkmxyB

17/02/18

Retweeted From chris mcgivern

We’re here!!! Get ready 😜☺️🤓 https://t.co/jY34hcOMvt

17/02/18

Retweeted From chris mcgivern

are on the way to preview today! We’re coming 😍😎👍 https://t.co/W5sDpFyhC2

09/02/18

Retweeted From GLF Schools

Eventually, half term is here! Thank you to every single one of the employees for helping make a truly positive difference to the children and students in our schools. Now it's time to rest, relax and re-charge! https://t.co/caLYSsQ007

09/02/18

Can you guess which cookies were under Mr McGivern’s watch from the last tweet?!!!!

09/02/18

Can you guess which cookies were under Mr McGivern’s watch? https://t.co/PCkIWwY1BU

09/02/18

Year 6 today had a ‘special session’ as a reward for Dojo points! Excited faces of cookie bakers! https://t.co/kYvvculYnu

09/02/18

Parents - please look at your emails sent today. We are running a Parent Feedback Survey, and would like you to complete this online! The link have been emailed :)

09/02/18

We break up for half term today AT THE NORMAL TIME! We hope you all have a lovely week off :)

Attendance and Medical Appointments

Excellent attendance is fundamental to an excellent education. Our Attendance policy follows the policy outlined by the Education Secretary, stating that children are not to be absent from school for holidays or other non-essential reasons during term time.  Only in exceptional or mitigating circumstances will an absence be approved. 

Illness

If your child is unwell and unable to attend school or absent from school for any reason, (including medical appointments) please phone the school on 01293 525 966 before 9.00 am. 

We have an answerphone where you can leave a message before the office opens.  You can use the absence line option 1 or speak to a member of the office from 8.00am. We also have access to Studybugs which you can download as an app and use to report your child’s absence at https://studybugs.com.

If we do not receive any information from a parent in the morning, we will ring parents/ carers asking them to phone the school. If we do not hear from you we will pursue all contacts regarding a child’s absence as part of our safeguarding policy.  Please leave a message by 9.00 am each day of their absence.

If your child has either vomiting or diarrhoea, they should stay at home for 48 hours from the last bout.  This is a recommendation from Public Health England to protect other pupils and staff.  If a child is sent into school within the 48 hour period, we will contact the parents and ask for the child to be collected from school.

Any absence can result in a loss of continuity for your child’s education and upset their balance of learning. As a school, we are required to provide details of all unauthorised absences to the Local Education Authority.  

Medical and Dental appointments

We ask that you please make every effort to avoid booking medical and dental appointments during school time.  Where this is unavoidable, parents should put this in writing to the school office and attach a copy of the appointment card or letter before the date of the appointment.   Please also include the time you will need to collect your child.  On the day of the appointment, please send a note to your child's class teacher with the time you will be picking your child up so that the teacher knows what time to send them to the office.  If your child will be late into school because of a medical or dental appointment, please phone the school (01293 525 966) on the morning of the appointment and leave a message on the absence line before 9.00 am.  If arriving late, please ensure that your child is accompanied and signed in by an adult at the school office for safeguarding reasons.

Other Absences

Requests for absence during term time will not be authorised unless there is deemed to be an exceptional circumstance.  Parents must make an appointment to see the Assistant Head prior to any potential absence to discuss individual circumstances.  Local Authorities have the power to serve parents with a Fixed Penalty Notice if a child has significant or repeated days of unauthorised absence.