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16/01/21

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nikki sturman

I thank you for all you are doing in a difficult time. You have made such a difference to my daughter. So important for our children to talk at the moment. Our children are suffering inside just as much if not more than us adults but don't know how to tell us. Well done! https://t.co/VXsbXEMvyl

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15/01/21

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MissKellyPE

As well as delivering live lessons, we launched a ‘Tokyo-Trek Challenge’ this week, encouraging pupils to stay active during this lockdown... Off to a good start over past 5 days!!! Pupils putting us teachers to shame, haha! https://t.co/VrfJ6KlGFg

15/01/21

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nathan jackson

653km now!

15/01/21

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Mrs T Parker

Got the balance right with the students in Live lessons, broken up by a period of no screen time to chat and hydrate, lunch time to refuel and a period at the end to discuss the day and clean down our areas. How quickly a routine can be embedded!

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10/01/21

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Victoria Butler

A timely reminder... even if it is on a screen... https://t.co/jEU2CnRbz6

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09/01/21

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Mrs T Parker

Later than normal as did not wake up until 9.00, mentally tired! But nothing like the Saturday morning Parker house disco to get me going. A great workout with the 'Cha Cha Slide' (I'll spare you the video :) ) This is the best part of my week! https://t.co/NFvcQI9d6s

08/01/21

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Mrs T Parker

Students are growing by the day. Live lessons; focused, interacting and time made for more chat on diversity, able to talk two other languages, being a twin, having dyslexia and the yearn to travel to see the Statue of Liberty and pyramids of Giza

07/01/21

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Mrs T Parker

Another good day with keyworkers with core subject covered together with a discussion on diversity. Shared their interests from golf to the Isle of Man TT and their coping strategies from walking, taking in surroundings to listening to The Beatles

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05/01/21

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Mrs T Parker

A lovely calm day with my keyworker bubble today. Maths and Science, broken up with a good chat and some affirmation posters for our well-being. https://t.co/GWZFRnOhDw

30/12/20

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Mrs T Parker

Had a front seat watching this just now. Wonderful creatures; resilient, family orientated, and definitely worthy of being my favourite animal. Beautiful! https://t.co/hCCpXq2BrY

28/12/20

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Mrs T Parker

Oh it's Saturday, so Parker disco time. This week is more like a service with a mixture of Christmas carols and songs. A good old bellow, good for the lungs and heart. Each one that comes on is my favourite. Feel free to join in!

24/12/20

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Mrs T Parker

Wishing all the community of staff, students, parents/carers and all our supporters a safe and relaxed seasonal break. Take time to reflect, time for self-care, to remember and prepare our mindset for the beginning of 2021. We enter this together.

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17/12/20

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Ian Beckett

Over 100 homemade cakes delivered to fabulous staff at - with huge gratitude from the and school governors for all their hard work and dedication in these very difficult times. Cakes made by our talented LAC vice-chair https://t.co/ayaMgguBMY

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17/12/20

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Mrs T Parker

The other joint runner up in the student/staff bake off. Well deserved. A huge thank you to all who took part. Pictures of the others will be shared tomorrow, let these have their moment. https://t.co/91dtWmpIn8

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17/12/20

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Mrs T Parker

Here we are, the winner (ginger bread people) and one of the joint runners up for the student/staff bake off. Amazing don't you agree! https://t.co/YbpUr4sXsV

17/12/20

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Mrs T Parker

Had a lovely day with the students of All was calm and orderly with quizzes subject based to keep the learning going but in a festive way. My favourite was blockbusters Science based with year 8. Great team spirit shown and competitiveness.

13/12/20

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Kerry Vidler

I’ve enjoyed baking these cakes today on behalf of the Local Academy Committee and the for the staff to say ‘Thank you’ for their hard work & dedication. https://t.co/MElyBehnij

13/12/20

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Mrs T Parker

Update, 6 cakes in (half) and I am bold over by the talent, commitment and creativity of both student and staff. It shows how building relationships with our students is so important Brilliant! https://t.co/lE3BFJG6tB

13/12/20

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Mrs T Parker

Just a few more to wait for, judging Tuesday. Out of all the memories I have made this beats them all. Purely because this shows that students work along side staff and strive to succeed despite all the hurdles that we have had to get over. https://t.co/ZlBWOwY39S

12/12/20

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Mrs T Parker

Nothing like Secret Santa to bring colleagues together. Thinking of others and sharing a common goal; to help bring a smile to their faces. Thank you staff for taking part.

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Attendance and Punctuality

The timings of the Academy day

Registration is in the morning at 8.45 am. We expect all students to arrive at the Academy by 8:35 am and to be at their Period 1 lesson by 08:40am.

Students who are late to registration will receive a C3 after school detention for the following day. Persistent lateness may hold further sanctions, meeting with parents and a referral to our Attendance Specialist Team, ECS Ltd.

Students must additionally ensure that they are punctual to all lessons as poor punctuality to lessons can result in a Subject Detention. Lateness to lessons will not be tolerated as it interrupts teaching and learning.

Excellent attendance is vital 

Evidence shows that there is a direct link between poor attendance and underachievement. Students not in school are more at risk of failing to achieve. In addition, they run a greater risk of being involved in crime, a victim of crime and putting themselves at risk.

The law requires that parents/carers are responsible for ensuring that their children attend school and are on time.

Attendance and Punctuality

We expect your child to attend the Academy every day and on time unless:

  • They are too ill to attend;
  • They have a medical appointment that can only be made in Academy hours;
  • Other extreme circumstances where permission has been agreed by the Principal.

Unauthorised Absence

This is where your child 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 child misses school without authorisation or registers for school but does not then attend lessons. Any truancy will be followed by a sanction, either a Phase Leader detention or even ‘internal exclusion’.

Leave of absence in Term Time

We do not authorise holidays during term time, ever. If you require your child to be absent from the Academy for extreme circumstances you will need to request a leave of absence application form from our Attendance Officer. You will need to give at least two weeks’ notice.

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 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 half 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

  • We reserve the right to issue a fixed penalty notice if students are persistently late to the Academy.
  • Any parent who takes their child on a leave of absence without Academy authorisation will be sent a fixed penalty notice upon the child’s return;
  • Any student with less than 90% attendance with any unauthorised absence will be sent a warning letter and if no improvement is made then a fixed penalty notice will be issued.

Guidance for parents/carers

  • Reinforce our expectations regarding full attendance and excellent punctuality with your son/daughter;
  • Support Academy 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 Academy 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 they catch up with any work that they have missed.

Contacting the Academy

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 Academy and ask to speak to the Attendance Officer who will take the necessary details. Any other issues or concerns should be made to your child’s Home Group Learning Tutor who will who deal with these in the first instance.

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