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23/09/18

Another amazing bushcraft trip with a fantastic group of year 7 students and wonderful staff! Until next year... https://t.co/oRjlVFxDzr

23/09/18

🌲Bushcraft Trip🌲 UPDATE: we will be 20 minutes later than planned due to traffic at the blackwall tunnel.

23/09/18

🌲Bushcraft Trip🌲UPDATE: we will now be leaving the camp at 4pm due to the weather conditions. Our ETA to the Academy will be 5:30pm.

23/09/18

🌲Bushcraft Trip🌲Celebrating Isobel’s birthday this morning with bushcraft style pancakes. https://t.co/gzHL5OF8o4

22/09/18

🌲Bushcraft Trip🌲A fantastic day of survival skills and camouflaging, culminating in a game of predator! https://t.co/evKLCAGpff

22/09/18

🌲Bushcraft Trip🌲 It might be raining here but we are still making our own fires for the burgers! https://t.co/qfJiuItFDL

22/09/18

🌲Bushcraft Trip 🌲We have arrived and on our way to camp. https://t.co/xf3Xb7iGk8

21/09/18

Calling all students Do you want to impact change? Do you want to help improve your learning? If yes; apply for a place on the student commission by completing the online application, using the link below: https://t.co/itGLCNJuqm https://t.co/uQcD0m61vG

21/09/18

Welcome to our next Parent Forum Meeting on Tuesday 25th September at 6.30pm. Our forum is open to all parents and carers who would like to contribute positively to the life of our Academy. We look forward to welcoming all existing and new members.

21/09/18

The beautiful Jurrasic coastline in Swanage our Y11 Geographers are currently exploring. https://t.co/YOQtiWXefT

20/09/18

This has now been moved to a Thursday to make it more accessible to all students. Please don’t worry if he hasn’t signed up yet, he can go along next Thursday!

20/09/18

Fanatic turnout for the cooking club today! Make sure you are there next week to avoid missing out. https://t.co/NPpI9csyIu

20/09/18

The Y11 Geography field trip to Swanage is expected to arrive back to the Academy on Friday 21st September at approximately 5.00pm.

20/09/18

Retweetd From HABE Sport

📢DEADLINE📢 for payment of the Archery, Fencing and Taekwondo club is tomorrow. Make your payment on parent pay to avoid missing out. 🏹🤺🥋

17/09/18

You can do it!! Good Luck https://t.co/TTlDEoBtuS

17/09/18

We are looking forward to our Year 7 Information Evening tomorrow starting at 6.00pm. Every Year 7 parent/carer will have the opportunity to meet their child's tutor and receive important information about their learning.

17/09/18

Inspirational teaching has been recognised by the Schools,Students and Teachers Network. 3 of our outstanding teachers have been awarded the Lead Practitioner Accreditation in recognition of how their skills, experience and qualities will positively impact our students' learning. https://t.co/eJAfunDadi

16/09/18

Enrichment clubs launch tomorrow 🚀 Attend any club to register your interest! https://t.co/lNZKC0QCDv

13/09/18

Don’t worry if you didn’t get a chance to sign up yesterday...turn up to the club next week to register your interest. https://t.co/xD7IkLWQEr

13/09/18

Retweetd From HABE Sport

📢Malta Tour Sports meeting📢 we look forward to seeing both parents and students tonight at 6pm for the Malta tour meeting.

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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.