Planning for Partial School Opening

PARENT APP UPDATE: If you replied to our earlier email asking for confirmation of your child's name and your preferred contact email, you will shortly receive another email inviting you to log on to the Parent App. This MUST be done on a PC or tablet, not on a mobile phone. Further information about the Parent App can be found here https://www.haygroveschool.co.uk/parents/parent-app.htm

if you have not yet responded to the first email, please do so as soon as possible. Remember to check you spam/junk folders. Only parents who confirm these details will be invited to log on to the Parent App.

Thank you.

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We have issued a new Home Schooling Timetable to help our Year 7,8 and 9 students plan their home learning.

Don't forget you can click here to access a range of resources to help with home schooling

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If you are a key worker and require childcare for your son or daughter at Haygrove School because you have no other safe childcare provision, please email key@haygrove.somerset.sch.uk stating your child’s name, registration group, parent's name, parent's occupation and the days/times you intend to send your child to school.

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Attendance Expectation

Haygrove School places a high priority on regular attendance and punctuality by our students. As a parent/carer you are committing an offence if you fail to ensure your child attends school regularly and on time.

All students should aim for 100% attendance with 96% as a minimum.              

Students arriving late after the register has closed will be given an unauthorised mark which counts as an absence. The register opens at 08:40am and closes at 09:00am.

The Government classes all children with 90% attendance or under as being a Persistent Absentee. 90% attendance (10% absence) over 5 school years is the equivalent of half a year off.

As a parent/carer, it is a legal requirement to:

  • Ensure your child comes to school every day, on time, fully equipped, in correct uniform and ready to learn.
  • Ensure the school has up to date addresses and contact telephone numbers. We will contact you if your child is absent and you have not contacted the school.
  • Contact the school on the first day of your child’s absence and for each day of absence thereafter. You must also provide an explanatory note on their return to school.
  • Where possible, ensure that ALL medical appointments are made outside of school time, except in cases of medical emergency.
  • Ensure that holidays are not taken in term time. Any Leave of Absence must be applied for in writing and can only be agreed by the Headteacher and only for exceptional circumstances. If Leave of Absence is not agreed, this will be marked as an unauthorised absence.

Things as a parent you can do:

  • Parents and carers can help by encouraging the maximum possible attendance at school and by contacting us at the earliest possibility to explain an absence and advising us in writing when your child returns to school.
  • Contact your child’s tutor, Head of Year or the Early Interventions & Vulnerable Student Mentor Manager if you are experiencing difficulty in getting your child into school.
  • Respond to school letters or phone calls regarding attendance and punctuality
  • Make yourself familiar with the schools Attendance Policy

Holidays in Term Time

Haygrove School follows Government regulations (amended September 2013). Therefore, absence as a result of holidays taken during term time will not be authorised unless there are exceptional circumstances.  Parents need to apply in writing for holiday absence with details of such exceptional circumstances, inadvance to the Headteacher for consideration. 

 As previously advised in July 2018 via our Facebook Page and the March 2019 edition of Heads Up, our School Attendance Policy has been updated and was agreed by Governors in February 2019. 

Therefore, as of June 3rd 2019, if a holiday request is not authorised, a Fixed Penalty Notice of £60 per parent per child may be issued if your child’s attendance is less than 96% on return from the holiday and there have been at least 10 sessions of unauthorised absences within the last 12 school weeks. Early on in any new academic year, your child’s attendance from the previous year will also be considered. 

Please see Parent Information Sheet and School Attendance Policy for further information.

Taking your child out of school in term time Information Sheet

Attendance Policy 

Term Dates

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