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18/01/21

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton 🧬🦠

Exciting opportunity for a for . We have developed a business curriculum that runs from year 7-11 as it is something we believe is important for our young people. If you would like to apply here is the link https://t.co/rGz56ZB3cx

15/01/21

Retweeted From Esther Brooks

Incredible opportunity to join a in Croydon this September. https://t.co/DXnqtog5Le

15/01/21

Retweeted From Esther Brooks

Are you keen to develop your career in a Croydon School? are recruiting now for September 2021. https://t.co/XNSla7mh06

15/01/21

Retweeted From Esther Brooks

Are you local to the community and keen to make a difference to our school? We are looking for committed individuals from the local community to join our Schools Standards Board. https://t.co/fuh33EoVGI

15/01/21

Retweeted From Chestnut Park School

Are you keen to develop your career in a School? are recruiting now for September 2021. https://t.co/eQSzZG1xZI

13/01/21

FSM hampers being distributed today including recipe cards to make meals at home https://t.co/LTPKzI27Kg

08/01/21

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton 🧬🦠

T&L Bulletin 4 for written by the amazing on our mission to embed Oracy across the curriculum. Probably more important now than ever! https://t.co/gfuUCCuVC5

24/12/20

Wishing our wonderful staff, students and families a very safe and Happy Christmas! https://t.co/PJ8jvb7ibc

17/12/20

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton 🧬🦠

To all our influencers Thank you! says it far better than I! https://t.co/t96fYrvF6q

15/12/20

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton 🧬🦠

Final T&L bulletin for the term for ... this is all about encouraging reading! features heavily ☺️ Bravo https://t.co/yLAMVUhmH1

05/12/20

Our T&L team bulletin no. 2! https://t.co/KGqZszg9Fn

02/12/20

Proud to launch our T&L bulletin! Thank you to and the Meridian LP team for sharing this with our staff! Too good not to share! https://t.co/5sk15Pn1Gq

15/11/20

Retweeted From Esther Brooks

Incredible opportunity for a recent graduate to support our sustainable school improvement journey = https://t.co/oDCDlD88RE

15/11/20

Retweeted From Esther Brooks

Part time SENDco to join our dynamic inclusion team - suitable for new to role or experienced, working alongside experienced SENDcos in the school. with https://t.co/x8wrCa8X1U

15/11/20

Retweeted From Esther Brooks

Proud that and have achieved the ‘We've embraced Thrive in our setting’ status. https://t.co/TXRFSmOU70

11/11/20

Fantastic to see all of our staff and students marking Remembrance Day and showing our core value of today.

08/11/20

Retweeted From Esther Brooks

- We will Remember Them https://t.co/7HW9RJOEmu

04/11/20

Good morning Meridian parents and carers, please join us in congratulating our 100% attenders for the term so far

24/10/20

Parents and carers this was displayed on Croydon Council website and shared by other local schools https://t.co/xYfqfmlv4R

24/10/20

Retweeted From Esther Brooks

One week before admissions close for September 2021- join the , working with journey of sustainable improvement. Skilled teachers+ strong leaders at all levels+ GLF support +building and IT investment in our building = school on the move! https://t.co/H59Qj1F1S0

Attendance

The timings of the day and lateness

The school day starts with registration at 8.45am. We expect all students 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.

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.