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26/04/16

As requested by parents, we host Learning Reviews every month so families can see their children's learning https://t.co/qpcoZxP74n

25/04/16

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Our is about to begin with a fantastic line up of presenters tonight to share their ideas and expertise. https://t.co/xBTvZVkFMZ

24/04/16

Retweetd From Harris Federation

18-22 April 2016 Harris Academies 'The week in pictures'. https://t.co/9VvJXc22bg

18/04/16

Retweetd From Harris Federation

In case you haven't seen Harris Academies 'week in pictures' https://t.co/kJIBDWI5gg

18/04/16

Exciting learning ready to go in our Reception classes this morning https://t.co/tq6LKI0a0u

16/04/16

Problem-solving in the sunshine this week https://t.co/rj5bjddFwV

04/04/16

No Easter holidays for our amazing builders Look at our new Reception outside area taking shape! https://t.co/dxH4tyeG1D

24/03/16

Another amazing school trip this week: Year 1 at Chessington Zoo https://t.co/ZUWaR3TM2N

20/03/16

Our own Miss Clarke and Ms Kelly taking part in the Harris governor conference. https://t.co/NcU2cdS1uN

20/03/16

Retweetd From UK Prime Minister

14-18 March: , Felixstowe port 100 days , reception & https://t.co/HVUygvLJTX

16/03/16

A brilliant day seeing the dinosaurs . We are so proud of their outstanding behaviour! https://t.co/DqbVBj89ya

16/03/16

Reception trip to the Natural History Museum! 49 super-excited children ready to see DINOSAURS!

12/03/16

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Valuable afternoon spent moderating with our lovely colleagues from

09/03/16

An exciting and innovative way of supporting children's learning and growth - glad you enjoyed! https://t.co/8dQwjqUBWS

03/03/16

Retweetd From World Book Day UK

Only kidding! Today is WORLD BOOK DAY! The biggest, bookiest day of the year https://t.co/RQi8ZLtcaC

02/03/16

Only one more sleep until

29/02/16

The posters went up today! Looking forward to seeing everyone's costumes https://t.co/27R1xEOkbb

27/02/16

Retweetd From Dr Simon Davey

Helping transform the playground at - an enjoyable Saturday morning

27/02/16

What do the families like to do on a Saturday? Come into school and help transform our playground! https://t.co/IrhnCH9szC

26/02/16

Friday afternoon = Art party! https://t.co/C0QSJVGqb6

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Attendance

ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY

Please make sure that your child is at school on time and here every day, unless they are ill. If your child is absent from school please let the school office know.

The school gates are open for the children to arrive from 8:40 am; they should be in the playground, lining up ready to learn by 8.50am.  The school day starts at 8:50 am and finishes at 3:20 pm for Early years and Key Stage 1 and 3:30 pm for Key Stage 2.

For safety reasons please remember to let the school office know by 2:30 pm if a different adult is collecting your child.

At Harris Primary Academy Shortlands, we have high expectations of attendance from all pupils. We strive for every child to be in school every day. Regular attendance is essential to ensure children reach their potential both academically and socially.

Children’s attendance will be celebrated in a variety of ways.

Termly Attendance

There will be certificates and prizes for children who achieve 100% attendance for 1,2 or 3 terms.

AUTHORISED AND UNAUTHORISED ATTENDANCE

  • It is the parent/carer’s responsibility to inform the school by calling or emailing as soon as possible on the first day of a child’s illness, followed by a letter explaining the reason for absence on the child’s return. If an explanation is not received, the absence will be recorded as unauthorised and will remain on a pupil’s attendance record permanently. This continues throughout their time in primary, secondary and further education.
  • All absences due to illness, over two days in length may be required to be supported by medical evidence e.g. an appointment card/letter, copy of a prescription etc. (This can be shown/copied at the school office.)
  •  For planned medical absences to be authorised, a copy of the planned appointment letter must be given to school in advance for the appointment.
  • The DfE attendance advice published in November 2013 states:

“Headteachers should only authorise absence in exceptional circumstances. If a Headteacher grants a leave request, it will be for the Headteacher to determine the length of time that the child can be away from the school. “

To this end, there will be no authorised leave given to children for holidays or travel during term time. Such leave will be marked as unauthorised and the matter will be referred to the EWO who has the authority to issue a Fixed Penalty Notice.

  • Absences are held on children’s records, reported at the end of the year to parents and the accumulated totals collated by the DfE.
  • When a child is absent due to vomiting and/or diarrhoea, please ensure that he/she is symptom free for at least 48 hours before returning to school.

 

PUNCTUALITY

Official Times

 

Doors open

Doors close

Unauthorised Late

EYFS

8:40

8:50

9:00

KS1

8:40

8:50

9:00

KS2

8:40

8:50

9:00

Children need to be in school before the doors close in order to receive a present mark in the register. If children arrive after the doors close, they must go to the office and sign in the late book and will receive a late mark. If children arrive after 9:30 they will receive an unauthorised attendance mark. Persistent lateness is disruptive to the class, can be distressing for the child and can affect learning as much as absence. The Education Welfare Officer may also identify and investigate persistent lateness.

For children who fail to achieve expected levels of attendance, parents will be informed either by phone or in person, with a view to providing support and advice to improve their attendance.

Every absence or late arrival at school means crucial learning time is lost.

Attendance during one school year

Means this many days absence in one academic year

Which is approximately this many weeks absent

Which means approximately this many hour of learning lost

95%

9 DAYS

2 WEEKS

50 HOURS

90%

19 DAYS

4 WEEKS

100 HOURS

85%

29 DAYS

6 WEEKS

150 HOURS

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