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18/11/19

Well done to our students for successfully completing their Bikeability training, keeping them safe whilst cycling on our roads. Newly qualified Level 1-3 Bikeability students are able to safely manoeuvre, communicate, anticipate and negotiate! https://t.co/S1kM5OlYt5

11/11/19

Staff and students from Harris Academy Beckenham were proud to join with the local community for the Remembrance parade and service, honouring all those service men and women who fought so bravely. https://t.co/Fzzr87iE8O

30/10/19

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Group 4 ETA at is 11.20pm. ETA at is 11.45pm. See you all soon!

30/10/19

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Group 4: We have explored the city of Naples, bought our final souvenirs, eaten our last ice creams and now we’re heading back to the airport. 🇮🇹🌞🍦 Arrivederci, Napoli! https://t.co/xWuqxhL2g1

29/10/19

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Group 4 are exploring the stunning Amalfi coastline in the sunshine - on our way to the Emerald Caves! 🇮🇹🌞#hfnaples https://t.co/Wa6oBARGTK

27/10/19

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Group 4 have landed safely in Naples - the adventure begins! 🇮🇹🌋🌎 https://t.co/IhS4aCzH5H

27/10/19

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Finally it’s our turn! Group 4 is on the way to the airport. See you soon, Naples! 🌋🌎

22/10/19

Looking forward to the 11th November when we find out whether we are World Class! https://t.co/5j32c1np9M

18/10/19

We warmly invite nominations for any of our students at HABE who you feel deserves consideration for a Bromley Youth Rotary Award for their contribution to our local community. Please email t.christopher.org.uk with your nomination by 18th November. https://t.co/4wBLSWWOmO

17/10/19

It was wonderful to celebrate our students positive achievements at the October Principal’s breakfast! Will you be nominated for next month?#Rewards https://t.co/bWBKMNN0bQ

16/10/19

Are you following and for regular updates of our exceptionally talented students?

16/10/19

Our first Student Commission meeting of the year. Our focus is on the 3 Cs. Curriculum, Culture and Charity! https://t.co/yJPUk70Tsk

16/10/19

🗣 Enrichment Update 🗣 The LAMDA and Archery club will still take place this Friday at 2pm. The year 9 and 10 Rugby will start again after half term! Email our enrichment lead Mr Christopher for any queries you may have.

16/10/19

As part of our Black History Month celebrations we were honoured to welcome AYF choir, visiting from Kampala and touring the USA and UK, who treated our Y7 students to a fantastic, uplifting musical performance! https://t.co/mMIxJsDyk4

16/10/19

Many congratulations to our Y11 GCSE PE students attending their rock climbing assessment - we are proud to confirm they all passed with flying colours! https://t.co/GcbpvgTIWc

15/10/19

A brilliant day at the final assessment for the World Class Schools Award! We wait nervously for the result but know these three have done us proud! https://t.co/Rlmgty4uxW

13/10/19

Ms Cowley - a truly inspirational leader and a well deserved award recognising all you do for HABE and our students. Well done! https://t.co/e0bD7rSWzc

11/10/19

SO proud of our very own Ms Cownley for her award!

11/10/19

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🎶"We're not gona sit in silence, we're not gona live in fear..!"🎵 https://t.co/aD69d6I0qI

11/10/19

The absolute highlight of our conference! A stunning performance! Well done Harris in Harmony! https://t.co/BrD4XAlN4p

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Attendance & Punctuality

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 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 who deal with these in the first instance.

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

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.