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20/01/21

👋 Still deciding where to study for Sixth Form?! We've got you! Here's - Day 3 is focused on our HABE Diploma. Apply to HABE today 👉 https://t.co/oIRPMMWjbS' https://t.co/odKCvbWIOA

19/01/21

Year 7 – keeping fit, keeping healthy! Healthy heads and healthy hearts! https://t.co/pT8k6LCy1E

19/01/21

👋 Still deciding where to study for Sixth Form?! We've got you! Here's , day 2 - our extra-curricular offer! Apply to HABE today 👉 https://t.co/oIRPMMWjbS https://t.co/3GXBIyt9JL

18/01/21

Three days until our Sixth Form Live Q&A - join us on Thursday 21st January 4-5pm using this link: https://t.co/rGnROWBNOL ' https://t.co/WxJPqCJDNP

18/01/21

👋 Still deciding where to study for Sixth Form?! We've got you! Here's , starting with our broad curriculum offer. Apply to HABE today 👉 https://t.co/oIRPMMWjbS" https://t.co/6pzpqmtPgH

18/01/21

Good Morning to all our HABE students! Enjoy this week's newsletter filled with information, suggestions and top tips! https://t.co/KtxVVYKR3F

18/01/21

'Revision Revelation' will encourage students weekly, to try out effective techniques for consolidating their learning. This week's 'revelation' is 'Reduce It!'. Find the tutorial on the student shared area and e-mail in any of your fantastic creations!

15/01/21

We would like to further support our Sixth Form students with their independent learning by providing them with our new HABE at Home booklet which has been created by their subject teachers. Find an online copy here: https://t.co/6FTTtRU672 https://t.co/noE4WPL11y

15/01/21

Get Ready Y11, HABE Sixth Form Taster Session go live on Tuesday 19th January! https://t.co/E4W43OW8J2

15/01/21

Shout out to our amazing teachers. Celia, this is for you. Bringing Dickens to life! https://t.co/8RcZTtsfKP

15/01/21

A-level and GCSE grades: Call to scrap 'panic-inducing' tests - BBC News https://t.co/8JDuNqdYb6

15/01/21

Amazing Attendance in Sixth Form -well done everyone Year 12 -97% Year 13 – 97% # The Sixth Form team feeling very proud https://t.co/AJcIpX7LbK

15/01/21

# Reciprocity in Action, our community rocks. # HABE Parents Being Brilliant Thank you for your support this week, have a HABE happy Friday from all the staff. https://t.co/baiyZWIlbJ

14/01/21

'Shout out to all the Y8 teachers who are clearly working so hard to deliver a high quality online learning programme. This cannot be easy for anyone, and my husband and I just wanted to say thank you very much for everything you are doing. It is very much appreciated.' Y8 parent

14/01/21

'I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the Staff & Teachers at HABE for their ongoing support & dedication to the Students & Parents without whom I for one would not have got through this very trying time. So from my family I THANK YOU.' Y11 parent.

13/01/21

Wow HABE! Congratulations everyone – ‘we are smashing this out of the park.’ Attendance significantly above national averages. Today’s shout out goes to Year 10 – # Love learning # Our future matters Year 11 -95% Year 10 – 96% Year 9 - 92% Year 8 - 93% Year 7 – 91% https://t.co/GYM8CCTqnK

12/01/21

Well done to our fabulous Y10- attendance yesterday was 94% - an amazing start to week 2 – thank you to our parents and carers for your continued support and encouragement!

12/01/21

Well done to our fabulous Y11- attendance yesterday was 96% - an amazing start to week 2 – thank you to our parents and carers for your continued support and encouragement!

11/01/21

Virtual Enrichment! How many points are you going to make for your faculty? https://t.co/KEHI9ha03K https://t.co/gFJNWV28od

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Attendance & Punctuality

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 Ms Tina Matthews who will take the necessary details.Tel: 020 8650 8694 ext. 7109.

Any other issues or concerns should be made to your child’s form tutor who will deal with these in the first instance. Download our guide to parents/carers on attendance and 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. 


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 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 three 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, five or more times in any one half term, will be issued with a fixed penalty notice. A warning letter will be sent after the third 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

We ask that 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.

Information regarding child employment

Download the Bromley Council Education Welfare Service Guide to Child Employment - A Guide for Young People

Visit the Bromley Council guide to child employment.


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.