As we move in to the second half of the term, I would like to remind you of the importance of school attendance and our commitment to all pupils. We ask all parents to set the highest expectations for attendance for the term and the year ahead
Our target for your child is a minimum of 96% attendance this year
A copy of a table and chart illustrating the relationship between attendance and achievement at school is attached.
Rewards for good attendance are clear. Pupils are more likely to enjoy school, achieve better results and benefit from increased life chances. I will be updating you about your child’s attendance on a half termly basis.
Can I remind you that if you choose to take your child out of school for a holiday/birthday/visit, then the absence will be recorded as ‘unauthorised.’ There are rumours that parents can be fined for this and I wish to reassure you that whilst this is occurring in some English schools, it does not apply in Wales! However, please do not expect your child’s teacher to provide you with work if you take your child out of school.
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We are delighted that so many of you have downloaded the App and are thrilled with the positive feedback we've had. If you want to stay in the loop, download Schoop!
Schoop is brand new and and we are lucky enough to be one of the first schools to be using this new technology, as a result any teething problems we may experience will be solved as quickly as possible. There is an update available NOW which should sort any issues you may have had this week and additionally the Schoop support team are available for you to contact on email@example.com.
if you have an older phone and are unable to download the app please contact the team on the above email and they will instruct you on how you can get the App on your phone. We are aware that some android users have been experiencing some difficulty however these issues are being addressed and will be solved very soon (if the issues are not already resolved with the new update) - all users of Schoop should keep checking for updates to ensure that the App is working to its full potential.
Exciting News - Schoop App
We now have an App where you can find all the latest news, calendar events and alerts about the school. Download the App onto any Smart Phone, iPhone or iPad. Our school code is 7507. You are able to chose the Year Groups which are relevant to you which will enable you to only get alerts when its applicable.
Please Note - Newsletters can now be found under the Virtual Office Menu (Letters for Parents/Newsletter).
Parent Voice Information
Parent Voice Information has now been moved to their own section in our Home screen menu bar
A reminder that school meals can be paid for securely by credit or debit card using www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/payit or by calling 01446 700111 Mon-Fri (8am-6pm.)
Please ensure all dinner money is sent in on a Monday ( cash only.) If you would like to pay for the next half term the cost is £70.00.
School trips can be paid for by using Parentmail - see notes on Parentmail section (Virtual Office).
To receive e-mailed copies of all letters and/or text alerts please register on Parentmail using the registration form on the Parentmail page (virtual office).
Newsletters & Text Alerts
VALE OF GLAMORGAN COUNCIL - SECONDARY SCHOOL ADMISSION ARRANGEMENTS - 2014/2015
SECONDARY SCHOOL ADMISSION ARRANGEMENTS 2014/2015 FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN ATTENDING VALE OF GLAM PRIMARY SCHOOLS EXCLUDING CURRENT YEAR 6
THANK YOU FOR THE INTEREST ALREADY SHOWN, PLEASE NOTE WE ARE FULL TO CAPACITY AND UNFORTUNATELY ARE UNABLE TO ACCEPT ANYMORE CHILDREN TO THE CLUB AT THIS TIME....
The Vale Family Information Service
The Vale Family Information Service provides a one stop shop for information for families in the Vale and has become a useful resource for families at Evenlode. It is a council run service that can help parents and carers by providing them with free information and advice on a range of topics. Have a look at the poster in the foyer or have a look at the website www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/fis
Don't forget that if you buy anything from Amazon go through the link on the PTA page as Amazon will donate 6% of the value of your purchases to the school.