Please download and use any of the forms/policies provided below. If you are unable to download or print please ask at the school office for a paper copy.
Our HET policies can be found on the HET website https://www.horncastleeducationtrust.org/trust-policies/
Leave of Absence Requests
We are no longer able to authorise holiday leave of any kind within term-time. This is statutory and came into force from 1st September 2013. The expectation that parents of particular professions could take leave due to their job has been removed, as has the reference to ’10 days’ of allowable leave. I appreciate this will pose problems for some parents who have already booked holidays. I suggest that parents do contact school prior to making any arrangements in future. Students taking time off for holidays or holiday-type activities will be recorded as ‘Unauthorised’ absence; we will disaggregate those figures to any outside agency that makes a request for attendance data. The Head still has some powers to authorise absence in exceptional circumstances.
For routine requests like interviews, medical treatment, open days and funerals, the school policy remains unchanged.
We expect a high standard of dress - please help your child to keep to our dress code. Purchasing items for school which do not meet our requirements can prove very expensive. Please check at school if you are uncertain. There is an up-to-date uniform list in your child’s planner. To find out more about the school uniform please view the link below.
The 16 - 19 Bursary Fund
QEGS is an employer in the Local Government Pension Scheme. The scheme regulations* provide the Governors the option to exercise some discretions; Discretionary Policy documents below. This means that Governors can apply these discretions, giving consideration to each case, on its own merits rather than a blanket approach.
The policies will be reviewed annually and any changes will be published within one month of the change.
*Under Regulation 60 (statements of policy about exercise of discretionary functions) of the LGPS Regulations 2013 and paragraph 2(2) of Schedule 2 of the LGPS Transitional Regulations 2014, employers are required to make and publish policy statements on how they will exercise certain provisions within the LGPS.
In addition there are two further discretions relevant to employers, which relate to members who left before 1April 2014. These are under Regulation 66 of the Local Government Pension Scheme (Administration) Regulations 2008 (in respect of leavers between 1 April 2008 and 31 March 2014) and under Regulation 106 of the LGPS Regulation 1997 (in respect of leavers between 1 April 1998 and 31 March 2008).