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14/06/21

Our Year 10s really enjoyed their day with the Home Office and the winning group is looking forward to round 2! https://t.co/2wfh0ieE4G

09/06/21

Today we are debating "Is streaming good for the music industry?" in recognition of Music Store Day on Saturday 12th June. Head over to our Facebook page for a link to this week's assembly which is on this topic and the upcoming Thank You Day. https://t.co/PnwDHpogdf

07/06/21

A reminder to our students and their families that today (Monday 7th June) is an INSET day for staff. We look forward to welcoming our students back for the final half term on Tuesday 8th June. https://t.co/W0vzhaotlP

04/06/21

Retweeted From Your Croydon

‘An autism-friendly ’ is the name of a new council plan to help improve the lives of people with autism: https://t.co/aRUyn43Tn6 https://t.co/0y375XUvo1

04/06/21

Retweeted From YoungMinds

Keep a log of the good things people say about you. This can help you challenge your negative thoughts when you have them.

04/06/21

Retweeted From Thrive Approach

Arts and creativity are great for helping young people express and manage their emotions. These ideas for teenagers encourage spontaneity, original thinking and imagination and focus on the creative process rather than the end-product: https://t.co/teOqCmsVgW

04/06/21

Retweeted From VotesforSchools 🗳️🌍📢

With lots of us still awaiting the green light for travel, our voters were at a bit of a crossroads when it comes to making their decision 🧳✈️... Here's a closer look at our results from last week: https://t.co/Z4ifrBOMBs

03/06/21

Retweeted From Duffus Cancer Foundation

😆THIS EVENING WE HAVE OUR YOUR SPACE YOUTH GROUP SESSIONS! ❗❗NEW Location: (A minute walk for West Croydon Tram Stop) We look forward to seeing all our young peoples faces! https://t.co/oDuteSsQoO

02/06/21

A highlight of last week's Careers Day was witnessing one of our students challenging herself and performing in front of her peers with the fantastic and the Fix Up Team! https://t.co/S8YSaR5Ghh

02/06/21

Retweeted From NSPCC

The Report Abuse in Education helpline is available to victims of abuse in schools to make current & non-recent disclosures as well as to offer advice for witnesses, parents, carers or professionals. To contact us, call 0800 136 663 or email help.org.uk https://t.co/7swKCinHnb

01/06/21

Retweeted From Commander Felicity Campbell

Brilliant that the GLSE team were able to support this event, a great bunch of students with bright futures ahead of them for sure... https://t.co/9jwfKuQ0CM

28/05/21

Retweeted From Jo Tanner 💙

So great to demonstrate to our students what their aspirations can and should be. Again, really to be part of the team that is not only delivering great teaching and learning but also turning out great young adults https://t.co/9JPWtaeMMc

28/05/21

Retweeted From Jo Tanner 💙

Lovely to join the outgoing - in all senses of the word - Year 11s for their last few hours with . Good luck everyone! https://t.co/TCnLtUPrcN

28/05/21

Retweeted From Esther Brooks

Well done for putting together such an inspirational day https://t.co/bnKKOyJolU

28/05/21

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton 🧬🦠

Delightful day and finally got to meet the awesome and his fantastic team! Careers day, motivation and aspirations were certainly high on the list! As always it’s a joy to work with such a fab staff and student body. https://t.co/Ez5754ArCM

28/05/21

Retweeted From John Ruskin College

Great to be a part of this, inspiring students ! https://t.co/W4TFeBQAE8

28/05/21

Year 8 engaged in their first presentation of the day with https://t.co/PAgvH39DM8

28/05/21

It's Meridian High School's Careers' Day 2021. We have an action packed range of day of activities, from a range of organisations, across all year groups, designed to inspire & motivate our students in their careers and futures! https://t.co/Vcr9Qg4Wqg

27/05/21

Protect your smile. Cut down on sugary foods and drinks https://t.co/LeB1fzDexx

27/05/21

We are looking for a passionate pastoral practitioner to join a highly skilled team. Do your values align with ours? Follow the link below to apply now: Aspiring Pastoral Welfare Leader https://t.co/BLwJKbGslQ

Attendance

The timings of the day and lateness

The school day starts with registration at 8.45am for years 7 and 8. We expect all students in these year groups to arrive at the School by 8.35am and to be at their relevant areas for tutor or assembly by 8.40am.

Any student late after 9.00am will receive an automatic detention after school on the same day.

The school day starts at 9.00am for years 9,10 and 11 with students going straight to their period 1 lesson. We expect all students in these year groups to arrive at school by 8:50am and to be ready to learn in their lessons by 9.00am.

Any student late after 9.15am will receive an automatic detention after school on the same day.

Excellent attendance is important because:

We want all students to take advantage of the opportunities provided by the School. Evidence shows that there is a direct link between attendance and achievement. Students not in school are more at risk of failing to achieve. In addition, they run a greater risk of getting involved in crime or becoming victims of crime.

The law requires that parents/carers are responsible for ensuring that their children attend school and are on time. This guide will explain clearly what our expectations are regarding attendance and punctuality and how we will deal with any problems or issues to do with your son/daughter in this area.

Attendance and Punctuality

We expect your son/daughter to be in the School every day on time unless:

  • He/She is too ill to attend (Medical evidence required);
  • He/She has a medical appointment that can only be made in School time (Medical evidence required);

Unauthorised Absence

This is where your son/daughter has been absent and the absence has not been explained, or we do not consider the reason for the absence to be acceptable.

Truancy

This occurs when your son/daughter misses school without authorisation or registers for school but does not then attend lessons. We will not accept truancy and we will inform you of any suspected truancy. We will place your son/daughter in a detention, for a single incident of truancy or deliberate lateness to lessons.

Leave of absence in Term Time

If you require your son/daughter to be absent from School for extreme circumstances you will need to request a leave of absence application form from the Attendance Team.
The Headteacher will consider these requests on an individual basis taking into account the student’s attendance record and the circumstances surrounding the request.

What will we do to monitor attendance and punctuality?

  • We will contact you on the first day of absence, at home or work, if you have not previously informed us of the reason why your son/daughter is absent;
  • Send you an absence letter if we have not been able to contact you after 3 days;
  • Send you attendance and punctuality statistics each term as part of our progress reports;
  • Contact you and arrange a meeting to discuss any concerns we have over attendance and persistent issues with punctuality.


Fixed Penalty Notices

  • Any parent who takes their son/daughter on a leave of absence during term time without the correct authorisation will be issued with a fixed penalty notice.  A warning letter will be sent upon application. 
  • Any student with less than 95% attendance or with 5 or more sessions (2.5 days) of unauthorised absence will be sent a warning letter and if no improvement is made then a fixed penalty notice fine will be issued.

Guidance for parents/carers

  • Reinforce our expectations regarding full attendance and excellent punctuality with your son/daughter;
  • Support  staff when we take action over punctuality or truancy, for example, issuing detentions;
  • Let us know of any change in contact details immediately; Contact the School to inform us about any absence, the same day if possible;
  • Ensure that your child completes any work that has been sent home or that he/she catches up with any work that they have missed.

Contacting the School

Please contact us as soon as possible to inform us of any absence the same day.

To report any absence, inform us of any future absence or advise us of changes to contact details, please contact the School and ask to speak to the Attendance Office who will take the necessary details. Any other issues or concerns should be made to your child’s form tutor who will who deal with these in the first instance.

Attendance Policy