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23/10/20

As part of our school celebration, we created a video with a few students from our community sharing what they love about their cultural backgrounds. Please view our video... Cultural heritage https://t.co/NfDuJNz3WR via ENJOY! https://t.co/exYB2iQu1K

21/10/20

Retweetd From Trauma Informed Schools UK

Every child with and ACE (adverse child experience) needs a knight. That knight can be you. Just one emotionally-available adult in a child's school career can make all the difference. We can make a difference, you can make a difference.... https://t.co/xD5SQB1W1R https://t.co/qRWZzb7dNT

21/10/20

Young Gifted And STEM is an organisation to improve the engagement of Black and Minority Ethnic students with STEM subjects. On Sat 24th October Harris Invictus Academy Croydon will be hosting the launch event aimed at 14-18 year olds. Register here! https://t.co/nW4x6d0McG https://t.co/s4LzCqSpeh

17/10/20

Retweetd From HABE Sport

HABE SUPER SUNDAY! Each week a different department will set a challenge - team PE went first.. Get any ball from any sport into a bin as far away as possible, how do you think we did? Tweet your video's or send to b.judd.org.uk https://t.co/MmOPlnxOzj

15/10/20

Please view the latest correspondence we have received from the Local Authority regarding Covid 19. https://t.co/UFgwVXgEjB https://t.co/Y6gR0HXGD2

15/10/20

First student commission meeting of the year, Mrs Warnock, Mr Christopher and the student commission discussed 4 main points: COVID, Conduct, Homework & Thinking Hard, a new education system our school is implementing. Created very positive discussions and feedback. https://t.co/5jUnPyerW1

14/10/20

Celebrating BHM. https://t.co/ugrjRg9Ea5

14/10/20

HABE celebrates Black History Month exhibiting examples of outstanding artwork! https://t.co/3W78Tten81

13/10/20

# Oxbridge •Thu 15th Oct – Medicine/Oxbridge applications to be submitted to UCAS •Wed 14th Oct – Medicine/Oxbridge applications to be submitted to HEA •Tue 13th Oct – Medicine/Oxbridge applications to be submitted to HABE Sixth Form Team

12/10/20

Retweetd From HABE Sport

Another excellent turnout for year 8 boys football training this evening https://t.co/Veml6dfzRk

12/10/20

Competition time! History-Research David Olusoga and re-design a front cover for his book Black and British. Explain your re-design in 200 words. Refer to at least three historical details from black British history. Email- Ms Hussein l.Hussein.org. https://t.co/nMBnJNhsv0

12/10/20

BHM - Competition time for all HABE students! PE- Send a video of yourself showboating a skill or trick shot in any sport/activity. To enter email- Mr Shone g.shone.org.uk. https://t.co/QhH33NeUu7

12/10/20

BHM - Competition time for all HABE students! English- Create a poster of a key black figure exploring their importance (Deadline Fri 16th Oct). To enter email- Ms Valente l.valente.org.uk https://t.co/lanOzDFfrP

12/10/20

Retweetd From Secret Headteacher

If you’re a parent, drop your kid’s school a line to tell them they’re doing a good job. It’ll mean the world when they find it on Monday morning.

09/10/20

Calling Y12! Introducing K+ Kings College London programme. completely free and offers a programme of events, activities and academic workshops created to help support your university application and more! Apply here https://t.co/I5GJrw10OA Deadline - Friday the 23rdOctober https://t.co/q2vqdvi1A2

09/10/20

BHM - celebrating key figures https://t.co/62iXWC95DR

08/10/20

Celebrating people from every background and culture! “We are changed by what we see. Just as we are changed when we are seen” .

07/10/20

Celebrating Black History Month... https://t.co/F9emu63iWh

06/10/20

Celebrating cultural cuisine during Black History Month! https://t.co/4dBSGuctdz

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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.