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Posted on September 30th 2014

Family Learning

The start of a new academic year is a great opportunity to start new routines and courses for both children and adults!

Every school day counts, to give your child the best chance of success this year please ensure that they attend regularly and on time. There was a significant improvement in the overall attendance last year but there is still room for improvement so keep up your hard work! Please try to arrange medical appointments after school whenever possible. If your child is unable to attend school,
please call the office on the first day of absence with a clear explanation. When your child returns to school, please call in to the office or send in a written note to confirm the reason. You may be asked to provide medical evidence to support your explanation. Time keeping continues to be a major concern. All pupils should arrive at school in plenty of time to ensure they are present for registration. Children who are late miss out on vital teaching time, disrupt learning and can be embarrassed to walk in to class later than their friends. The bell rings at 8.55 am. Children who arrive after 9am will be given a late mark and the minutes missing will be recorded. Kim Brown our Education Welfare Officer will continue to work closely with us to monitor attendance and punctuality this year. We are delighted to be working with Bromley Adult Education again this year offering a variety of programmes for parents/carers to learn alongside their children. Courses will include Family EAL, adult only English and Maths courses to help you ”keep up” with your child’s learning and a Story sack course for our Nursery and Reception families. We will also be working with Bromley Childrens’ Project who will be running one of their successful parenting courses for us early in the Spring term. Further information about all the courses will be sent home nearer to the time.

Rae Fogden
Family Worker

"It is from parents that children learn the most.” -Ball, 1994