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22/07/21

'This was extremely useful (it was a hot day) and he was very friendly and polite. I just wanted to let you know we were very grateful for his help on Monday and he is a credit to his school and family. Am sure he’ll go far!'

22/07/21

We think our students are fantastic but it makes us so proud when we hear it from members of the public! 'I was carrying a heavy desk and one of your pupils, noticed us carrying the desk and immediately stopped to help us carry until the end of the road until the junction.'

22/07/21

Some of our Year 7 and 8 Geographers competed in the Harris Federation Geography Quiz competition. Congratulations with your 4th place finish! https://t.co/Qjv5Oq0qoo

21/07/21

Retweetd From Bromley Y

School’s nearly out for the summer! 📚✏️☀️ on the past school year can help us feel a sense of closure before enjoying a well deserved break. We want you to know that however you or your child is feeling about the end of the year is perfectly understandable. https://t.co/eaOuvevbyV

21/07/21

with two girls winning prizes! We are incredibly proud of the girls for their hard work and resilience, it has not been the easiest year but they certainly made the most of their experience and together we have created some amazing memories.

21/07/21

To celebrate, we joined The Girls Network ceremony to recognise their achievements, reflect on their journey and welcome them as Girls Network ambassadors. Sadly, some of our girls could not be there due to isolating but they still managed to join the celebration online

21/07/21

Congratulations to this year’s cohort of the Girls Network! Despite many trials and tribulations to their year due to Covid restrictions, the girls remained dedicated to their mentoring sessions and personal progress.

21/07/21

What a glorious day for some local fieldwork here at HABE. Infiltration rates in this heat are providing us with some interesting results! Superstar geographers at work! https://t.co/lLHScfnj2v

14/07/21

Retweetd From HPABeckenham

I think Zain sums up how we all feel. This beautiful letter written especially for and the other England team players. We will be sending this and many more young writer letters to the team! https://t.co/ytdiHOYJTX

14/07/21

Retweetd From Harris Federation

As sad as our pupils were about the final, they were devastated to see the ugly, racist abuse that followed. ’s response is brave and dignified. He is and always will be a role model to children in this country, on and off the pitch. https://t.co/5ZXnd3lbmi

12/07/21

We are so proud of you ! https://t.co/kjnXKNVZmj

09/07/21

Welcoming our new September colleagues! https://t.co/EUizsyy35a

09/07/21

Retweetd From HABE Sport

Our year 8 students at the Federation Sports Day today! Come on HABE 🏆🥇🥈🥉🏆 https://t.co/3n0nlG704K

09/07/21

Retweetd From HABE Sport

Well done to Matilda S for placing 1st in the 800m 🥇 fantastic effort! https://t.co/p8CG3MJwOp

09/07/21

Retweetd From HABE Sport

Congratulations to Deborah T for placing 2nd in shot putt at the Federation Sports Day 🥈 so proud of you! https://t.co/Lvz0gCkToj

07/07/21

Thanks to the incredible generosity of we are now in receipt of refurbished laptops to give to students in need to enhance their study at home. https://t.co/xVhExQwMIq

07/07/21

Our Duke of Edinburgh expedition in action! https://t.co/zAIqRsKxYc

06/07/21

Retweetd From HABE Sport

PE Bulletin for w.b Mon 5th July https://t.co/LHKr9fiSlX

02/07/21

Retweetd From Bromley Y

Just a reminder of our new texting service, The Signpost! We are available between 9-5pm Monday - Friday. Please share with anyone aged 11-18 you think may benefit from a mental health chat sometime. https://t.co/qgR6QQkRTe

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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.