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25/09/20

LIVE AT 5 ON TUESDAY 29TH! We look forward to presenting our virtual Open Evening event including a virtual tour, an address from our Principal and plenty of information to consider and enjoy! https://t.co/neTqUNNojd

24/09/20

LIVE AT 5 ON TUESDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER - find out what our stunning Science department can offer? ... https://t.co/dfisDNst7a

22/09/20

Seven Days! The countdown is on! 5.00pm - Tuesday 29th September 2020 we go live! Our virtual tour will be online to view, showcasing our Academy with all that our dedicated staff and their departments have to offer your child here at HABE. https://t.co/EeUSwbUvHj

21/09/20

We are counting down to our exciting Virtual Open Evening taking place on Tuesday 29th September! Please visit our website to register your interest! https://t.co/O222p2WgcM https://t.co/OSgwTEYU2P

18/09/20

Well done to some of our year 7s for being nominated for the Principal’s breakfast this month! https://t.co/B6GpYGYHsk

17/09/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation

CLASS DIVIDE At times of crisis, it is always the disadvantaged who are the most vulnerable. But pupils are so delighted to finally be back at school. Saturday School is just one of the many ways we and others like ⁦⁩ ⁦are closing the gap. https://t.co/kOOMJiRULS

16/09/20

Welcome to our new cohort of P16 students! We are delighted to be welcoming back many of our Y11 students alongside students from local Academies. Embracing a new start and opportunities, our 6th form have made a fantastic flying start on the next part of their academic journey! https://t.co/1dAEZw4sPv

11/09/20

Don't miss this exciting opportunity! University Virtual Open Day: Imperial 360 Live. Imperial University is offering a virtual open day, across 2 weekends in September. 19-20th and 26-27th September. To book a place please visit the following link… https://t.co/I3Kzzjr22s https://t.co/NJATu76cln

04/09/20

WELCOME! To our new Y7 students. We have been so looking forward to meeting you! We wish all our new Y7 students a fantastic first day at Harris Academy Beckenham. https://t.co/WjDRxf9cLT

14/08/20

Many congratulations to our A Level students. We are extraordinarily proud of our student's achievements and want to wish all our Y13 students every success with their plans for the future. https://t.co/71KHLYppfh https://t.co/66tX1S74h7

17/07/20

Buying new Academy uniform? Please use voucher code HARRIS30FREEDELIVERY for free delivery on any orders over £30 when ordering from our uniform supplier. https://t.co/9f08JzivyK

12/07/20

Well done to all our students who were nominated for an end of term award. Please visit the link below and login to your HABE account to view the 'Virtual Celebration Assembly' https://t.co/FfGd1csFcd All certificates and £10 vouchers have been posted to our winners! https://t.co/ziPpWUnoPe

07/07/20

HARRIS ACADEMY BECKENHAM IS STRIVING FOR EXCELLENCE IN CAREERS EDUCATION. Please click on the link to find out more on our careers website page. https://t.co/WXGxGZ27vP https://t.co/5X4NO02QuZ

03/07/20

Your chance to go down in history! You are being asked to reflect on your experiences of lockdown for a digital time capsule to be displayed on a dedicated Children of Lockdown website kept forever as part of the British Library’s UK Web Archive - visit https://t.co/fMKpnBuuhN https://t.co/yTUexMyWlg

30/06/20

Retweetd From HABE Sport

This week...how about a game of don’t let the ballon hit the floor! Great for movement, hand eye coordination and tactics. Just make sure you have space! https://t.co/3BXKP4HwDK

29/06/20

Welcome to our new Y6 students starting in September 2020! We are very excited about meeting you in person soon, however in the meantime please take a look at our Virtual Tour of the Academy and our Welcome Guide to Y6 via the link ... https://t.co/UJtm1Og7AC

29/06/20

Retweetd From HABE Performing Arts

This half-term, Performing Arts students at HABE will be set various weekly activities to get creative juices flowing. This week: creating instruments and music from household objects and devising a piece of theatre, taking on the role of performer, director and designer. https://t.co/x6TA2UzsK3

26/06/20

Retweetd From HABE Sport

Day 5: Virtual Sports Day- The HABE Lockdown Pentathlon. Access the easy to follow guide on MS Teams or the HABE website. Good luck and stay hydrated 🥇🥈🥉 https://t.co/GJ73qEQqVD

25/06/20

For those of you that didn’t make our Virtual Sports Awards yesterday evening; you can still watch it by clicking the link: https://t.co/g0zRiJvYwv Well done to our amazing PE team

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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.