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21/02/18

Our esteemed guests, Lord Harris, Mr Tom Conti, Sir Harry and Lady Soloman and Mr David Broome CBE thoroughly enjoyed the performing arts showcase presented this morning, followed by a tour of our new Academy accompanied by our Head Girl, Head Boy and Student Commissioners. https://t.co/b2nTr26O0U

09/02/18

HABE is celebrating after being presented the prestigious SEND Inclusion Award. Representatives from Optimus Education, Prospects and HFED attended the ceremony. The hard work of students, parents and staff means we are the first school internationally to achieve this accolade. https://t.co/AEjjU9xxZv

08/02/18

We are proud to announce that one of our fantastic students was awarded 2nd place in the Y9 Bromley Regional Public Speaking Final hosted by Harris Academy Beckenham. Well Done to all those students who took part from HABE and other visiting academies. https://t.co/p3FzkaAquP

07/02/18

Y9 students enjoyed an insightful and engaging day at the Livery Careers Showcase Event at London Guildhall. https://t.co/N6hmaEZpAR

06/02/18

HABE have 2 teams competing in today's Y10 Maths Feast! It is a challenging competition testing mathematical, team-working and communication skills. It is a great event for those looking at further maths and a stepping stone to entering the UKMT Senior Team Challenge. Good Luck!

05/02/18

HABE students had a very successful and enjoyable sports tour to Malaga during the Autumn half-term break... https://t.co/CjrN16sm6J

02/02/18

Our Y10 students receive first hand experience of university life during a visit to the London Metropolitan University, meeting with student ambassadors, attending a sociology lecture and exploring the next steps on their educational path. https://t.co/FGJhkXQWkx

02/02/18

Congratulations to HABE student James Sears for receiving the Bromley Rotary Club Youth Award for his ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Community’. We are very proud of his achievement. https://t.co/r3va9EQUQU

31/01/18

The grand finale to our Innovation Day was a spectacular fashion show enjoyed by students and staff. On the catwalk were both students and staff whose creations were sourced from recycled materials and proved that HABE haute couture could be real innovative contender! https://t.co/p1L7LOVtsp

31/01/18

After a fortifying lunch, the reenactment of the Battle of Hastings commenced, bringing to life the trials and tribulations experienced by the knights and soldiers of the time. To quote one of our students, today has been "the best Innovation Day ever!". https://t.co/5IDUmxszJY

31/01/18

Y10 students studying for their NCFE Level 2 qualification in Business and Enterprise will today be conducting real life field research in our local community. Students will each visit 3 local businesses and find out more about the business - what they offer, how they are run. https://t.co/OvAeOcMHLb

31/01/18

Our gardeners have already carefully designed, crafted and decorated their plant labels ready to insert into their planted seed pots later today. https://t.co/33wVYqFLvt

31/01/18

Do homemade sausage rolls, made from scratch using a variety of fresh ingredients and herbs, taste better than shop bought equivalents? Most definitely yes when made by our HABE students during their food tech lessons today! https://t.co/zxe8Ngz8Pb

31/01/18

Our students in the Science department are studying difference forms of sustainable energy today. What can methane be used for? Can water turbines really produce enough energy? https://t.co/L7riR6mq5T

31/01/18

Preparations are in full swing for the reenactment of the Norman Conquest! Having completed their storyboards, providing a clear understanding of the events of the battle, students are busy preparing their props to commence battle after lunch! https://t.co/AhYNlBbwN2

31/01/18

Innovation Day is in full swing! Our English department is in the process of discovering who committed the crime? The crime scene is set and forensic evidence is currently being studied. Students will have to write reports recording their findings and ultimately solve the crime! https://t.co/FBX8Bpotff

30/01/18

HABE students are looking forward to Innovation Day tomorrow, offering deep learning experiences. Students will solve the murder mystery case, reenact the Norman Conquest, use their knowledge to escape the Crystal Maze and rise to sporting challenges. https://t.co/Y3n92JxXDq

24/01/18

Our talented debate team participated in the 1st round of the Urban Debate League. Students debated controversial issues, remained confident and displayed outstanding debating skills. HABE won three of four debates and will be contenders in the second round of the competition. https://t.co/G6hGSjL2R8

22/01/18

Mr Man creates high levels of enthusiasm during Y11 Chemistry intervention sessions. Students are able to discuss exam papers, address misconceptions and develop confidence. Students agreed that this was very useful to recognise how to use their knowledge with greater accuracy. https://t.co/55jY5gU8gA

19/01/18

Our much anticipated first ever Enrichment Fair proved hugely successful with staff and students, who were given the opportunity to explore the varied and exciting extra curricular activities that HABE has to offer. https://t.co/bkOF29f5S7

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Attendance & Punctuality

The timings of the Academy day

Registration is in the morning at 8.30 am which is preceded by a warning bell at 8.25 am. We expect all students to arrive at the Academy by 8:25 am and to be at their tutor bases by 8.30 am.

Students must additionally ensure that they are punctual to all lessons as poor punctuality to lessons can result in a truancy sanction. 

Please click here to view the timings of each Academy Day

Excellent attendance is important because...

We want all students to take advantage of the opportunities provided by the Academy. Evidence shows that there is a direct link between poor attendance and underachievement. Students not in school are more at risk of failing to achieve. In addition, they run a greater risk of getting involved in crime or becoming victims of crime.
 
The law requires that parents/carers are responsible for ensuring that their children attend school and are on time. This guide will explain clearly what our expectations are regarding attendance and punctuality and how we will deal with any problems or issues to do with your son or daughter in this area. 

Attendance and Punctuality

We expect your child to be in the Academy every day on time unless:

  • He/She is too ill to attend;
  • He/She has a medical appointment that can only be made in Academy hours;
  • Other extreme circumstances where permission has been agreed by the Principal.

Unauthorised Absence

This is where your child has been absent and the absence has not been explained, or we do not consider the reason for the absence to be acceptable.

Truancy

This occurs when your child misses school without authorisation or registers for school but does not then attend lessons. We will not accept truancy and we will inform you of any suspected truancy. We will place your child in a Coordinators detention for a single incident of truancy or deliberate lateness to lessons, giving you 24 hours of notice in writing.

Leave of absence in Term Time

We do not authorise holidays during term time, ever. If you require your son/daughter to be absent from the Academy for extreme circumstances you will need to request a leave of absence application form from the Student Information Centre.
 
The Principal will consider these requests on an individual basis taking into account the student’s attendance record and the circumstances surrounding the request.

What will we do to monitor attendance and punctuality?

  • We will contact you on the first day of absence, at home or work, if you have not previously informed us of the reason why your child is absent;
  • Send you an absence letter if we have not been able to contact you after 3 days;
  • Send you attendance and punctuality statistics each half term as part of our progress reports;
  • Contact you and arrange a meeting to discuss any concerns we have over attendance and persistent issues with punctuality.

Fixed Penalty Notices

  • Any student late to the Academy, arriving after 9.00 am, 5 or more times, in any one half term, will mean that a fixed penalty notice will be issued. A warning letter will be sent after the 3rd occasion;
  • Any parent who takes their child on a leave of absence without Academy authorisation will be sent a fixed penalty notice upon the child’s return;
  • Any student with less than 90% attendance with any unauthorised absence will be sent a warning letter and if no improvement is made then a fixed penalty notice will be issued.

Guidance for parents/carers

  • Reinforce our expectations regarding full attendance and excellent punctuality with your child;
  • Support Academy staff when we take action over punctuality or truancy, for example, issuing detentions;
  • Let us know of any change in contact details immediately;
  • Contact the Academy to inform us about any absence, the same day if possible;
  • Ensure that your child completes any work that has been sent home or that he catches up with any work that he has missed.

Contacting the Academy

Please contact us as soon as possible to inform us of any absence the same day.

To report any absence, inform us of any future absence or advise us of changes to contact details, please contact the Academy and ask to speak to the Student Information Centre on 020 8662 6644 who will take the necessary details.

Any other issues or concerns should be made to your child’s form tutor who will who deal with these in the first instance.