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18/05/22

HABE's Careers Fair is taking place on Friday 8th July to introduce our students to employers in order to inspire them in making the best decisions for their careers. We need guest speakers from industries such as retail, baking, hospitality, entertainment and Medicine. https://t.co/YMSiz6nRWB

17/05/22

They managed to complete 5 miles in an 1hr 45 in the heat and walked up the steepest of hills, but that did not stop the students. We have now raised £730 for Save the Children, and the Diversity Group members are over the moon with how their teamwork and hard work has paid off. https://t.co/D4xDYhoChD

12/05/22

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

are you thinking about becoming a teacher? Our experienced and friendly team will be available at Harris Girls Academy East Dulwich Wednesday 18th May 4 - 5pm. Tickets are free and available here https://t.co/2adIjgm4Mq

11/05/22

Retweetd From HABE Performing Arts

The Performing Arts team are pleased to announce our talent show - Harris Academy Beckenham Extravaganza (HABE) Wednesday 25th May. Please come along to support the arts- Tickets can be purchased from a member of the PArts team https://t.co/SkhgzIYFtW

27/04/22

Retweetd From HABE Performing Arts

Musical students had an amazing afternoon singing show tunes at our Show Choir Workshop - producing an amazing sound! Keep your eyes peeled for the next workshop in May! 🎼 https://t.co/uEautE7G3u

26/04/22

Retweetd From Diana Barran

It was a great pleasure to be with you all - so impressive. As Lord Harris said, children only get one education so we need to make it as good as it can be. Thanks for all you do to make that a reality. https://t.co/GRfcVIqFTg

26/04/22

Retweetd From HABE Performing Arts

Can you sing, rap, dance, act, juggle? If yes, the Performing Arts department want you to audition this coming Wednesday, 27th April 3.15-4.30, for our upcoming talent show!! 🎭🎼 https://t.co/GPewfi8Ztq

26/04/22

Retweetd From HABE Sport

SO proud of our Year 11 students today and their performances for the GCSE PE Moderation 👏🏼

22/04/22

Great to hear our year 10s are securing some great WEX placements, from a solicitors office, to a professional football club! Please contact the Academy if you have a business that could place one of our Year 10 students from 11-15th July. https://t.co/5yQoZrh3Qf

19/04/22

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Well done to staff at who are truly going the extra mile to support one of their students... On Thursday 21st April they will be completing a 36-mile night walk to raise funds for and 👏 ✍️ https://t.co/YPU6aWPwh0

19/04/22

Well done to our very own Lily & Evie who have been shortlisted for the international Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year! Lily has had 4 photos shortlisted, and Evie has had 1 photo shortlisted – we wish both of them the best of luck for the final! https://t.co/Eb1KTNtVKg

29/03/22

Yummy! https://t.co/UunVyH6Tb1

29/03/22

Some great cooking in 'the hub' last week with Mrs Young! https://t.co/KDaddMx7pd

18/03/22

Triple Science Debate: "Life would not long remain possible in the absence of microbes" As part of Science Week we organised a debate on the role of microbes in life on Earth, challenging students to think about positive and negative implications of Microbial life. https://t.co/cdT4QmnfNP

18/03/22

Retweetd From World Class Schools Quality Mark

The eco-seating team smashed the day; Morden https://t.co/hBxxMTYUca

18/03/22

Retweetd From HABE Sport

The Last Dance with the Year 11 Netball Team this afternoon 🏐 had them since year 7 and tonight they played their last netball game together 💔 it’s been a pleasure coaching you all and watching you all develop over the past 5 years! https://t.co/uhi7A6L3f3

17/03/22

Good luck to Miss Carvall who will be joining in London's charity event. This campaign focuses on raising money for young homeless people. if you wish to donate to this cause, click the link down below: ⬇️⬇️ https://t.co/MhRCpSli1o https://t.co/5GTL4j4zqs

16/03/22

We are still looking for the perfect person to join our team here at Harris Academy Beckenham as a part-time Food Technician. If you're interested, or you know somebody who might be, let us know! https://t.co/wSMDhffO4C

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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.