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17/09/21

Yesterday our Year 1 pupils went for a walk in our local area. They learnt about some of the history and landmarks of Shortlands. They were also listening out for natural and manmade sounds! https://t.co/zzTkKr6Tov

10/09/21

This week’s ‘Over and Above’ champions. We are so proud of them! https://t.co/xYKtOD2vE7

06/09/21

Today our Year 1 pupils dressed up as superheroes for the launch of their new class reader Supertato! https://t.co/qB9QFXdKZp

03/09/21

It was wonderful to have our pupils back in the hall for assembly all together! Today we spoke about endangered species which is the inspiration for our class names. Our pupils are going to educate our community on how we can help to protect endangered species. Watch this space! https://t.co/fiACQN8fLS

02/09/21

Welcome back to all our pupils at the start of a new academic year. We were so thrilled to see you! We have no doubt that it will be an excellent year, packed with experiences, learning and celebrations (and no bubbles)!

25/08/21

Day 3 of Summer School done! We’re very proud of our year 5’s commitment to learning! https://t.co/ZN08M9R4as

23/08/21

Our Year 5 Summer School started today! Well done to our year 5 pupils who are preparing to hit the ground running in September by consolidating their Maths, SPAG and English knowledge. It was so wonderful to see so many of you today!

21/06/21

Say "Thank You" card to an amazing teacher today https://t.co/3W35O0HWxn

19/06/21

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16/06/21

A fantastic day learning new skills and taking part in a mini football tournament. We didn’t win but had a great day none the less! https://t.co/RSF5MsnkB1

16/06/21

Team HPAS ready for a day of football skills! https://t.co/nKpgWKPkUp

02/04/21

We are pleased to inform you that the PCR result has confirmed that the previous result was a false positive. All pupils in Rowling and Hargreaves can now stop isolating. Have a lovely Easter.

01/04/21

We will update you on Twitter and on the website as soon as we hear anything. We ask that parents check these sites regularly and circulate it on your WhatsApp groups. Kind Regards, Team HPAS

01/04/21

Dear Families, Unfortunately, we still have not received the results of the PCR test to confirm the LFD positive result that was reported on Tuesday. Therefore, children in Rowling and Hargreaves should continue to self-isolate.

28/02/21

Here is just small selection of some of the activities that the children at HPAS took part in on our no screen day last Wednesday. https://t.co/nVerorQfHE

09/02/21

Our very own Sid in Year 2 has received a certificate from Millwall FC for the artwork he submitted to the Millwall Supporters’ Club. Fantastic effort Sid! https://t.co/8Hra2AdmOC

09/02/21

Reuben in Reception made a printed t-shirt with dragons for last week’s ‘Express Yourself’ wellbeing challenge. It’s brilliant Reuben! https://t.co/GXkKAXu6aI

09/02/21

A wonderful piece of artwork by Harshitha in Year 3 entitled ‘Express Yourself’. It’s so bright and colourful- Well done Hashitha! https://t.co/VU1Ke98RMX

07/02/21

Here is Bethel sharing her ideas on what she is doing to build her self confidence. She believes in herself! Bethel hopes her ideas will help others. It’s fantastic Bethel! https://t.co/rpuSuOTFzb

26/01/21

Click on the link below to watch our principal explaining our curriculum intent https://t.co/rHP7azdmm6 via

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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