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16/09/18

students and our amazing librarian would love these!! https://t.co/8Zi9rnF2mX

14/09/18

It's been a fantastic week at the school! Very excited for the year ahead! Our open evening is on Wednesday 19th September from 5pm - we look forward to welcoming new students into our Meridian family!

14/09/18

Always a pleasure having brilliant support from Learning and Teaching Leads! https://t.co/smMPzN0U13

07/09/18

A brilliant first week back!! and our amazing students have had a wonderful start to the year! Looking forward to Monday! Have a lovely weekend! https://t.co/24LuUCdom1

05/09/18

So lovely to welcome our new Year 7 students to the Meridian family... and amazing to meet more brilliant parents!! https://t.co/bzEvRtUiER

04/09/18

We have had an amazing couple of INSET days and we are very much looking forward to meeting our brand new Year 7 students tomorrow! Welcome to the family!

04/09/18

Great to have you as part of the meridian family

02/09/18

Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

A very warm welcome to our two brand new schools which officially open today (1 September)! and are now fully part of the family! Best wishes to and as they lead.

02/09/18

Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

Welcome to our new colleagues who have either joined a school within today or the central team supporting our schools. We are delighted to work with you as you support and teach our children and young people. https://t.co/QaiC7ldU6s

02/09/18

Very excited to be welcoming our new and returning staff back tomorrow! Inset day begins at 8:30am! /19 https://t.co/qt8sDAVceB

02/09/18

Retweeted From Jo Tanner

Whether you’re returning after the summer break or joining us for the first time, good luck and welcome to all staff and students

28/08/18

We are looking forward to welcoming our staff back on Monday 3rd September, Year 7 Wednesday 5th from 11am, Year 7 and 11 on Thursday 6th and all of our wonderful young people back to school on Friday 7th September!!

24/08/18

Retweeted From Jo Tanner

So proud of our Year 11 students receiving their GCSE results today - and of our great team to helped them get there. https://t.co/e7jUjFDTly

23/08/18

Congratulations to our students and staff across and a huge thank you to for coming to support us! Team MHS are proud to continue .. bring on the new year! https://t.co/RLQsz2S3pQ

22/08/18

A reminder for tomorrow.... all students can collect their GCSE results from 10am Good Luck Everyone!! https://t.co/Xmc7VYgRAu

16/08/18

A message to all Parents and Year 11 students: GCSE results will be available to collect from 10am on Thursday 23rd August from School. https://t.co/Bv3Il19MK7

28/07/18

Such an honour to be part of this amazing event! We are so proud of the staff and student participants https://t.co/Nz14bBSN0o

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 8.40am and to be at their relevant areas for tutor or assembly by 8.45am.

Any student late after 8.45am 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.