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MEDICAL NEEDS & ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICINE
On entry to our school you will be asked to fill in a medical questionnaire which will allow us to ensure that the correct provision is in place for your child when the start at our school.
If your child needs medication you will need to sign a consent form so that we can supervise your child. Please do not send your child into school with medicine without letting us know first, so that we can make sure it is administered correctly.
If your child has an on-going or serious medical condition that needs specific management in school, you may need to complete a Healthcare Plan to ensure that school has the correct information to meet your child's needs. Our new policy for Managing Children with Medical Needs can be found below, though please note this has still to be formally agreed by Governors (Jan 15). If you need further information, please call into the school office or make an appointment with Mrs. Gillard, our Inclusion Manager.
Children who are registered at a school are required by law to attend regularly and punctually unless there is a good reason, such as illness. Parents or carers are responsible for notifying the school before 10.00 a.m. if their child is unable to attend.
Parents do not have the right to take children on holiday during term-time. Leave of absence must be granted in advance by the school. Application forms for leave can be obtained from the school office. Holidays during school time are discouraged as children may miss out on some vital learning.
Please see our 'Leave of Absence' Page in the 'Parents' section of our website for further information about requests for Leave of Absence.
Prevent is one of the 4 elements of CONTEST, the government's counter-terrorism strategy. It aims to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.
The Prevent strategy:
Four Marks School Prevent Strategy
The Four Marks School Prevent Strategy has been written in response to and in line with government guidance and forms part of the government’s counter terrorism strategy which seeks to:
•Respond to the ideological challenge of terrorism and aspects of extremism, and the threat faced from those who promote these views
•Provide practical help to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure they are given appropriate advice and support
•Work with a wide range of sectors where there are risks of radicalisation which need to be addressed, including education, criminal justice, faith, charities, the internet and health
All schools are required by law to teach a broad and balanced curriculum which promotes the spiritual, moral and cultural development of students and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.
The purpose of the Four Marks School Prevent Strategy is to protect students from harm and to ensure that they are taught in a way that is consistent with the law and British values. To this end it acts to;
•Enable learners to make a positive contribution
•Safeguard young people
At Four Marks School students participate in a curriculum that promotes active learning and develops critical personal thinking skills. The school’s focus on active learning and questioning enables students to explore social and emotional aspects of learning throughout the curriculum. The School actively promotes diversity and shared values between the school community, the local community, the national and global community. We do this by celebrating our own school values of Love, Integrity, Forgiveness and Equality. These School Values form the basis of our students understanding of wider communities and there are numerous academic and pastoral opportunities that embed this ethos. The school challenges all prejudices including Islamophobia and anti-Semitism recognising students who are at risk of isolation. The emphasis on pastoral care through Rewards and Consequences, assemblies, PSHE and enrichment activities ensure that the school is a safe place to learn and that anti-bullying strategies minimise hate and prejudice based bullying. The school seeks justice for incidences of such bullying and uses restorative approaches to repair harm when caused.