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26/03/19

Our Girls Network Team members at HABE met two influential women who came to talk to them about their careers as a magistrate and an actress. Both women spoke informatively and passionately about their career choices inspiring our your ladies to achieve their full potential. https://t.co/QK3VmOyoYH

25/03/19

Retweetd From HABE Sport

And there off! Our new 8’s first up for the comic relief charity Kelsey Park 5k run https://t.co/fF9PKcbTRs

24/03/19

Our fun runs commence this week! Don’t forget to raise as much money as you can https://t.co/O2DbqoqKbl

19/03/19

Thank you so much for coming to visit - the girls are really looking forward to the journey ahead!

19/03/19

Retweetd From Tigan The Girls' Network

Such a pleasure to meet the girls at this morning and start them on their mentoring journey. ‘It’s time for women to stop being held back and that’s why I’m so excited for this opportunity’ girls!

15/03/19

1 week to go before our fun run! £265 raised so far. https://t.co/O2DbqoqKbl https://t.co/HvyZyTOnIR

15/03/19

Day 5 - British Science Week - Today has been the last exciting day of Science week with students and teachers not only making edible sherbet but also encouraging our budding engineers to learn, apply and build! https://t.co/TN4SRpR2Mn

14/03/19

HABE celebrates all things mathematical and International Pi day! An annual event which aims to change perceptions of maths and numeracy and to raise aspirations. Students have been engaged in an international challenge with students from all over the world! Even pie for lunch! https://t.co/pJ2YPtNDJL

14/03/19

HABE Science Week - Day 4! Science club - exploring both science and botany. Planting seeds – when these grow our students will test how plants help prevent soil erosion! https://t.co/EGpvTYDoGA

13/03/19

HABE Science Week - Zoo Lab! A truly amazing hands-on experience! https://t.co/CHl8CvP5A9

13/03/19

Day 3 - HABE Science Week - Is there an aspiring doctor in the Academy? Our very own Dr Ajeleti gave a very informative, inspirational talk to our Y9 students giving an account of his own experience of what it was like to study for and work as a medical doctor. https://t.co/GArHRNFS91

12/03/19

Day 2 of Science week at HABE. Y10 students - doctors for a day! With the help of our Medical Mavericks our students were able to simulate simple procedures and even have a scan to check that they were still growing! https://t.co/p7jied4qQK

11/03/19

Retweetd From HABE Sport

Due to extreme weather conditions forecast for tomorrow the year 11 GCSE rock climbing assessment has been cancelled! Please attend the academy as normal in full uniform!

11/03/19

Monday - Tomorrow's Engineers Energy Quest sets an engineering challenge for our Y7s to design, build and test the energy efficient car of tomorrow ... https://t.co/CIbH9vnG4w

11/03/19

Science Week comes to HABE! With a science-packed week full of experiments, challenges and hands on experiences for our students to enjoy be sure to follow us for exciting daily updates...

11/03/19

We look forward to welcoming all parents who are able attend our next Friends at Beckenham meeting tomorrow, Tuesday 12th March from 6.30 - 7.30pm at Harris Academy Beckenham. The forum is open to all parents who wish to contribute positively to our Academy community.

08/03/19

Two members of our staff celebrating World Book Day and International Women's Day by dressing as two inspirational female authors and https://t.co/nAesdmfbEc

05/03/19

Retweetd From Comic Relief Schools: Red Nose Day

Amazing! Good luck runners 🎉 https://t.co/cX4JzfawL5

05/03/19

Retweetd From HPABeckenham

We are very excited to be working with on Wordfest. This exciting event will take place on 13th July 2019 and we can’t wait!! https://t.co/M2veZb3reB

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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.