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17/05/19

Well done 7EL-RR for having the highest attendance records! Pizza treats all round! https://t.co/f9KKeDFinX

16/05/19

Harris Academy Beckenham host Lord Harris and Dominic Raab for Question Time debate! https://t.co/kUyHBy3fAR

13/05/19

We are excited to announce our new Academy charity We look forward to raising money for this important cause! https://t.co/z95pA9QZrm

03/05/19

We need you! Y10 Careers Fair - Tuesday July 16th at Harris Academy Beckenham. Can any local businesses support us? Would you like to promote your profession or business? For more information please contact J.mullard.org.uk.

02/05/19

Retweetd From Friends at Beckenham

Our next Friends at Beckenham meeting is Tuesday 7th May 6:30-7:30, all Parents and Carers welcome.

01/05/19

Thanks to representatives from Hewlett Packard Enterprise, our Y8 students were given the valuable opportunity to improve life skills by creating their own businesses including their unique logo, motto and business plan. Well done to our enterprising winning teams! https://t.co/HKGxV3Y8ED

28/04/19

Our Student Leadership Group want the HABE community to vote for our Academy charity. Students and staff will be voting tomorrow but we would love to have your say! https://t.co/i6c0KXQVFL https://t.co/6oFoMNKfwb

25/04/19

Well done HABE! We have just received news that our team have won their first round in their bid for the Debate Mate cup, receiving encouraging feedback regarding their outstanding style and confidence. https://t.co/ojrOYGEV9G

25/04/19

Our talented students are ready for the first round of the Debate Mate cup! Thirty two schools are in attendance so we have a challenge ahead - GOOD LUCK HABE!! https://t.co/K9kZ5nMHDw

16/04/19

Parent/carers of Year 7 students are warmly invited to attend the Y7 Parent Consultation evening on Thursday 9th May from 4.30 to 7.15pm. Letters and appointment sheets will be given to Y7 students after the Easter break.

13/04/19

Retweetd From HABE Sport

Our ETA back to the Academy will be 10:15pm. We look forward to seeing you all there!

13/04/19

What a great staff team! Looked like you had the best time! Thank you for giving our students such an amazing opportunity!! https://t.co/fYKWgCuq2R

11/04/19

Great to see our fantastic sporting students are having an amazing time in Malta! https://t.co/kNixS8wtDF

09/04/19

Wishing our dedicated sportsmen and women the best of luck in their fixtures on tour in Malta...Go HABE!! https://t.co/mbG8UaoL1G

05/04/19

This week our girls were also matched with their mentors for mentoring programme https://t.co/F5OKsSsLH2

05/04/19

Our Y8 and Y9 Girls Network Team finding out what it takes to be a member of the Met Police, interacting with a variety of roles - an amazing day and experience was had by all! https://t.co/RHGsP7sJ06

03/04/19

An excellent History revision technique session was enjoyed by all our Y11 Historians! - exploring how the mind remembers information and then applying techniques to aid information retention. Mental Health and well being during the exam period was also explored and discussed. https://t.co/OQjK7hyGPk

02/04/19

Harris Junior Experience students visiting the Saatchi Gallery today enter a giant kaleidoscope and enjoy creating their own work based on that of Tillman, who has taken his inspiration from the inners of a Kaleidoscope https://t.co/UyLUgyBQ3R

01/04/19

Many Congratulations! A fabulous achievement! https://t.co/PXwHievuIg

01/04/19

Well done to all our students, staff and parent/carers who ran and generously donated to help us reach our goal of £1,000 for our Comic Relief 5k run! https://t.co/WmKYoLWpws

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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.