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21/07/18

Retweetd From HABE Sport

Thanks to everyone...students, parents and staff for a great year of sport see you in September! https://t.co/1DZjbJxQsa

19/07/18

DO YOU WANT THE CHANCE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE? Do you want to make your voice heard and make a difference to the health services on offer to the Bromley community? If yes then why not join the Bromley Health Youth Forum! Find out more on our website Announcements page.

19/07/18

Innovation Day 3 - Some of the outstanding results from our student Bake Off today. Mr Castro certainly had a tough but tasty job of judging the entries! https://t.co/BoQxPV1vUA

19/07/18

Our French Trip has arrived in the UK safe and sound. Currently heading for HABE and traffic permitting still on schedule for 3.15pm pickup

19/07/18

HABE French trip 2018 en route to the UK. Estimated time of arrival 3.15pm at the Academy . Pick up point outside the Academy gates .

19/07/18

Innovation Day 3 - the HABE Bake Off begins! https://t.co/OY3tr5yeus

18/07/18

Innovation Day - Students study and enjoy street photography in London! https://t.co/uTh2N6F4vl

18/07/18

Our Harris Experience student's entry in the Christie's auction today won the highest bid at £340! Truly outstanding - Well Done!! https://t.co/g164TRYEPH

18/07/18

Our PE department ran a fantastic camping trip to Downe for our year 7 students. https://t.co/PDupkhDqKu

17/07/18

Innovation Day continues out and about with some of our students visiting the Windrush: Songs in a Strange Land exhibition at the British Library. A fascinating insight into the history of the Windrush story. https://t.co/X73PFMNj5N

17/07/18

The annual HABE French Trip! https://t.co/rSAlKEVPUn

17/07/18

The Stomp workshop is well underway starting with a demonstration from the professionals! Students will make their own upcycled percussion instruments and add movement later in the day https://t.co/86eTKEK0jW

17/07/18

Innovation Day - Y7-10 Emergency First Aid training now in progress! https://t.co/rPsO0Sr6l8

17/07/18

Innovation week has arrived at HABE! Educational trips, creativity, sports, scientific experiments and cooking to name but a few activities are filling the Academy for the next three days!

16/07/18

We are currently experiencing issues with our telephone system. We are trying to resolve this as soon as possible and apologise for any inconvenience caused.

14/07/18

Our arrival back to the Academy will now be the original time of 10pm! https://t.co/PDlgW6NVBd

14/07/18

🇪🇸 We have safely arrived at Heathrow airport. ETA to the Academy at this stage is 9:30pm, but will keep you informed if anything changes.

14/07/18

🇪🇸 Another fantastic day in Barcelona! Now sadly on our way to the airport. https://t.co/vdkRXO46ow

13/07/18

Exploring research methods in A level Psychology - 6th form taster day at HABE. https://t.co/HfBhsxIKV3

13/07/18

Sixth Form taster day - Breaking from traditional drawing methods our Y12 students are producing still life drawings of treasured and discarded objects. https://t.co/V7vFCXG5ss

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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.