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16/01/19

We warmly invite all parent/carers of our Year 9 students to attend our Parent Consultation Evening on Thursday 31st January from 4.30 to 7.15pm. This is a vital opportunity to meet with your son/daughters's teachers to discuss their progress.

07/01/19

Our fantastic Spring enrichment programme starts tomorrow... https://t.co/oJW1wl4UhP

18/12/18

We look forward to warmly welcoming our parents, carers and students to the Y11 Parent Consultation Evening tonight from 4.15pm to 7.15pm.

13/12/18

Our students bake and serve fresh mince pies at Ralph Perrin Court this afternoon. https://t.co/WcLq6Bigx7

13/12/18

A fantastic start to the Christmas concert at Ralph Perrin Court! https://t.co/GOz1hZyz3K

12/12/18

We are delighted to announce that 71 Big Red Boxes were filled and collected ready to be distributed to those in need in our local community during this festive season. Thank you very much to all those parents, students and staff who donated so generously. https://t.co/NNb7Z4M9Fl

05/12/18

Fashion taken to new heights - recycling clothes has never been so chic! Our scientists and budding fashion designers have worked hard today on their creations with our very own fashion show as a grand finale. HABE Innovation Day. https://t.co/zDiHTn5Iwx

05/12/18

Upcycling was taken to another level today in DT where students designed and made their own sustainable tote bags - just in time for Christmas too! HABE Innovation Day. https://t.co/OvAlVe6EvV

05/12/18

It was truly amazing to listen to the sound tracks our students composed today using the latest technology! HABE Innovation Day. https://t.co/pmMexZ0UHP

05/12/18

Our Scientists, having theoretically been stranded on a dessert island are tasked with creating a water filtration system to enable them to drink fresh water and survive! https://t.co/xQLGEhbwEL

05/12/18

Our budding mathematicians are testing the hypothesis that height and arm length affects the range of distance achieved whilst throwing a ball. HABE Innovation Day. https://t.co/eZC6lTGuAF

05/12/18

HABE is honored to welcome to our Academy - celebrated author of Pigeon English. Our Y11 students are absorbed listening to Stephen answer questions about his book, giving a first hand perspective of the written text and characters involved. https://t.co/y1V6rZQ0dG

05/12/18

Retweetd From HABE Sport

GCSE group safely arrived at bluewater for an innovation day bounce! https://t.co/mdchBBwDog

05/12/18

May the humble brussel sprout inspire our students to eat well and enjoy cooking them at Christmas! HABE Innovation Day - Food Tech https://t.co/2lsIsO94c9

05/12/18

Innovation Day at HABE! Exciting trips and deep learning experiences on offer to all our students today...

29/11/18

We are looking forward to seeing lots of parents, students and friends at the U13s festival tomorrow evening! https://t.co/veRRNF6yz5

28/11/18

All parents/carers of our Y11 students are invited to tonight's Science Master Class. Refreshments from 5.30pm, presentation at 6pm. Find out how best to support your child with the challenge of the new Science GCSE.

27/11/18

Our Y7 and Y8 students enjoyed our speaker raising awareness about body confidence and self worth. Students were guided to accept themselves for who they are rather than placing value on how social media presents unrealistic body images. https://t.co/eriQH1sHb1

24/11/18

Another great student commission meeting yesterday! Our areas of focus for the year have been sorted.... https://t.co/FD29LBTu3t

23/11/18

Well-done boys!! Keep up the hard work. https://t.co/TpGUA1s8Iu

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Attendance & 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. 

Please click here to view the timings of each Academy Day

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.