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01/04/20

We have today donated 300 pairs of Science goggles to the NHS - Bromley NHS will be sending them to care homes, social work and GP surgeries this week. https://t.co/grMytOuMqN

24/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation

PLEASE RETWEET: with 36,000 families at our schools in London and Essex, we want to supply food parcels for those in need (on top of free school meals which we’re already doing). We’ll fully fund this but URGENTLY need a supermarket chain to help.

19/03/20

Harris Academy Beckenham Coronavirus Update: the Academy will remain closed to Year 9 and Year 10 students on Friday 20th March 2020. All other year groups to attend Academy as normal. Please visit our website for further information.

18/03/20

Harris Academy Beckenham Coronavirus Update: the Academy will remain closed to Year 9 and Year 10 students on Thursday 19th March 2020. All other year groups to attend Academy as normal. Please visit our website for further information.

17/03/20

Please note that Harris Academy Beckenham is partially closing to Y9 and Y10 students on Wednesday 18th March 2020. Please view our website for further information. Our website will be updated every day at 4.00pm with new information.

17/03/20

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17/03/20

Thank you very much for your kind comments.

16/03/20

Calling all HABE students to showcase their performing talents tonight! https://t.co/adXgez4hhg

12/03/20

British Science Week - Careful design and planning have resulted in some amazing houses being built exclusively from recycled materials - working towards the future! https://t.co/kI883D38NF

12/03/20

Our Y11 students engrossed in a Macbeth workshop in preparation for their Y11 English Literature exam. This performance was followed by a Q&A session giving our students the chance to understand in greater depth the character's intentions, behaviour and mental state of mind. https://t.co/sXmpRj1xlB

12/03/20

More visitors to our HABE during British Science Week - fascinating and beautiful! https://t.co/jHrtiJlY7Q

11/03/20

British Science Week - ZOOLAB. Always a favorite with our students and staff! Snake skins to rats! Fascinating facts and hands on experiences. https://t.co/Ni8xA6R3e5

11/03/20

... And here we have our finished bath bombs! Well done!! They smell divine and bath time will be a real treat for some of our lucky students or Mums perhaps? https://t.co/emenGdiDHG

10/03/20

British Science Week at HABE! Making bath bombs today! Today mixing the raw ingredients - tomorrow we see the final results once they have set ... https://t.co/ft8MSrK4ZU

06/03/20

HABE WBD 2020! https://t.co/JFLzx6kdpq

05/03/20

Science and beyond! ... https://t.co/6LhW573bDG

02/03/20

Invitation to all HABE students! Come and tread the boards and showcase your talents! https://t.co/rscq6AxspJ

01/03/20

Thank you for a brilliant workshop with our Student Commisioners this week. https://t.co/CKNwzY7DF1

27/02/20

Retweetd From HABE Sport

Today we launched today we start to make physical activity a habit https://t.co/zyxO0kyCPf

27/02/20

Many congratulations to our Y7 Debate Mate team, who have valiantly battled their way through the qualifying rounds today to earn their place in the final against Harris Academy Bermondsey. https://t.co/tQpEhvjNfE

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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.