Sarah Brown - Learning Mentor & Safeguarding Officer
My name is Sarah Brown and I am the Academy Learning Mentor. I work with Mrs Johnson the Academy Attendance and Behaviour Officer in the learning mentor office. My role is very diverse and includes:
- Working with groups of children to develop social skills and friendships.
- Supporting families who might be going through a difficult time, such as a bereavement or changes to circumstances.
- Supporting other staff in school with behaviour or other issues that might arise.
- Being a link between school, families, and other agencies such as the Early Help Hub, Social Services, School Nursing
Most importantly, my role is to help children engage with their education, by helping families overcome barriers that may be in their way. Please call school, or pop into the office if you have any worries or concerns, and I will do what I can to help. I want you and your children to be happy and get the most out of each and every day in the Academy.
You can also chat to me if you have any safeguarding concerns, or are worried about any children or adults within the school community.
I look forward to meeting you!
My email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello, I’m Mrs. Johnson the Attendance and Behaviour officer here at Towngate Primary Academy.
Good attendance is perhaps the most important factor in successful learning. Towngate Primary recognises that there is a clear link between student attendance and achievement, and that students with good attendance have the best chance of being successful. At Towngate Primary Academy , students are encouraged to have 100% attendance, and aim for a minimum of 97% over the Academic year.
If your child is absent then you must telephone the Academy office by 8.35 am on the each day your child is absent .
Parents are requested not to arrange family holidays or visits during term time. Applications for such visits will not be approved and will count as unauthorised absence, which could lead to a penalty notice being issued. If you wish to request leave of absence during term time, please do this in writing and submit it to Mrs Berry, our Headteacher to consider.
Punctuality is essential if your child is going to make the most of their learning.
Classroom doors close at 8.45am, after this time your child will need to be signed in at main reception and will receive a late mark. If your child arrives after 9.10am your child will received a U mark, this means that your child arrived after registers closed and therefore is an unauthorised absence mark. In line with Towngate Academy’s Attendance Policy any child that receives 10 late marks within the academic year, any further late marks will be recorded as U (unauthorised absence) and could result in a penalty notice.