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19/07/19

The ETA of the French trip arrival back at the Academy is 7pm!

19/07/19

Our Year 8 students spilling the tea on History at the Imperial War Museum, come and join the tea party! https://t.co/n3PWB9NLyC

19/07/19

Our stunning piece of artwork created by our Harris Experience students called 'Our World' made from donated up-cycled materials from staff, all of which had a special meaning or story attached to it. A community project sold at auction and purchased by Lord Harris himself! https://t.co/ZaSvmtl7dK

19/07/19

The fun continues ... https://t.co/JksGZoXVDy

18/07/19

Our Year 9s are immersed in a day packed rich with history. They have enjoyed a walking tour of Whitechapel, learning all about the murders of 1888 and are currently experiencing a day in the life of an Elizabethan soldier!” https://t.co/LyLjJ2MbGN

18/07/19

Students are at the market in Mont Didier. Having a great time practising their French! Bon Appetite! https://t.co/wZFAOgX7dg

17/07/19

With auction hammers at the ready our Harris Experience students have received their training to auction their creation at Christies entitled 'Our World'; a map of the world made from up-cycled material donated from staff behind which every piece has a story or precious memory. https://t.co/1CzqilDriR

17/07/19

Students have just visited the site of "le grande mine" at the Lochnagar Crater and the Somme Museum. https://t.co/i4RyT2kz9K

17/07/19

HABE Careers Fair 2019 began with George Imafidon, who gave an inspirational speech about moving out of your comfortable zone into the growth zone! https://t.co/X0MPRbOMHU

17/07/19

Looks like our staff and students are enjoying the most wonderful time already! https://t.co/2Psn4ZNsTT

15/07/19

Well-done to our amazing PE department. A great achievement!! https://t.co/gioto1L2BU

13/07/19

Retweetd From WORDfest 13.07.2019

Last act of the day!! Looking forward to next year already... https://t.co/59GvDJW20N

13/07/19

Retweetd From WORDfest 13.07.2019

Fancy watching Wimbledon in an open air setting with food, drink and music? Head on down to ! https://t.co/jCcOjsUAc3

13/07/19

Retweetd From WORDfest 13.07.2019

A fiery debate taking place in our Creative Canopy Tent! https://t.co/Wz7cMUqxW3

12/07/19

Retweetd From HABE Sport

BREAKING NEWS: SPAIN TRIP UPDATE...they have landed earlier than expected and arrival at HABE is expected at 4:45pm 🇪🇸

12/07/19

IMPORTANT UPDATE regarding . We have just received news that flight is now delayed. Estimated time of arrival back to the Academy is now 6.00pm.

12/07/19

Students are boarded on the flight to Gatwick and currently on schedule to arrive back in Beckenham at 4pm.

11/07/19

Lunchtime @ PortAventura_ES. Happy but a little dizzy from some of the rides! https://t.co/5K3ffl4G8m

10/07/19

"2019. We are now in Park Guell after experiencing octopus in la boqueria on . https://t.co/Klx0UBK2GZ

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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.