Term Times 2017-2018
Term          Start               End                 Holidays              
Term 1       01/09/2017  18/10/2017 19/10/2017 - 27/10/2017
Term 2       30/10/2017  20/12/2017 21/12/2017 - 03/01/2018
Term 3       04/01/2018  09/02/2018 12/02/2018 - 16/02/2018
Term 4       19/02/2018   29/03/2018 30/03/2018 - 13/04/2018
Term 5       16/04/2018   25/05/2018 28/05/2018 - 01/06/2018
Term 6       04/06/2018   25/07/2018 26/07/2018 - 03/09/2018


Staff Development days
In Wiltshire, five staff development days (or the equivalent of 30 hours) are set at the individual school’s discretion each year and on these days the school is closed to pupils.
You can download a School Terms and Holidays Calendar here:
School Terms and Holidays 2017-2018
School Terms and  Holidays 2018-2019

Holidays in Term Time
Holidays in term time are only authorised in exceptional circumstances and may incur a Penalty Notice.  Information about how to apply for a term-time absence/holiday and information about Penalty Notices can be found here:
Leave-of-Absence-Request-Form-Bitham-Brook
Attendance

The guidance below has been issued by the Education Welfare Officer:
Should my child go to school today?
Every Day Counts

Headache, earache and stomach ache
Children with headache, earache or stomach ache
can go to school - just let the staff know that they have felt unwell.
Give paracetamol and plenty of fluids to drink.
If headache, earache or stomach ache persist seek medical advice.
High temperature
Give paracetamol and plenty to drink. After paracetamol,
if your child feels better, bring them in to school.
If the child’s high temperature continues for 3 days or more, seek medical advice.

Coughs and colds
Children should be given paracetamol, plenty of fluids to drink and
can be sent to school.
If your child is asthmatic, remember they may need their blue inhaler more often.
Flu and swine flu
Children should go back to school when recovered - this is usually about
5 days.
Sore throat, tonsillitis and glandular fever
Children should be given paracetamol, plenty of fluids to drink and
can be sent to school.
Diarrhoea and vomiting

Children can return to school 48 hours after the last episode of diarrhoea or vomiting.
Measles - Children should return to school
4 days after the rash has STARTED.
Chicken Pox - Children should return to school
5 days after the rash has STARTED.
German measles - Children should return to school
6 days after the rash has STARTED.
(Let school know as there may be pregnant staff members).

The school decides whether or not an absence is authorised.
You may be asked to provide medical evidence to support your child’s absence.

If your child has 90% attendance over a school year they will have missed half a day a week.
If your child has 90% attendance over 5 school years they will have missed half a year of school.


















































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