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02/04/20

Great to see HPAS children out getting their daily exercise on scooters. https://t.co/jNjep4O0EO

30/03/20

Super proud of you Maisie! Keep up the amazing learning!!

29/03/20

Lots of amazing learning went on in week one of the school closures. Week 2 of home learning is now available on our website. Send in some pictures!

26/03/20

Keep up the daily reading and remember to record it in the home reading records. We would love to see some pictures of the children reading!

25/03/20

Great to see so much home learning going on today!! Keep it up and keep posting!

25/03/20

Retweetd From RuthMiskinedu

Don't forget to tune into our daily phonics lessons. Subscribe and turn on the notifications to never miss a daily Read Write Inc. Phonics lesson. https://t.co/xZHLYegQyV Speed Sounds Set 1 - 9.30 am (GMT) Speed Sounds Set 2 – 10.00 am Speed Sounds Set 3 – 10.30 am

24/03/20

Retweetd From Department for Education

We have been informed some parents have received an email stating: ‘As schools will be closing, if you're entitled to free school meals, please send your bank details and we'll make sure you're supported’. This is a scam email - do not respond, and delete immediately. https://t.co/r6cJP28dyY

24/03/20

HPAS would love to see all the home learning that our wonderful children have been doing. Tweet a picture and don’t forget to add Happy home learning!

24/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation

PLEASE RETWEET: with 36,000 families at our schools in London and Essex, we want to supply food parcels for those in need (on top of free school meals which we’re already doing). We’ll fully fund this but URGENTLY need a supermarket chain to help.

22/03/20

Retweetd From RuthMiskinedu

Our daily Phonics films will be now be available for 24 hours via FB and on YouTube. Speed Sounds Set 1 – 9.30 am (GMT) Speed Sounds Set 2 – 10.00 am Speed Sounds Set 3 – 10.30 am This in response to requests from around the globe and from key workers in the UK.

20/03/20

Retweetd From RuthMiskinedu

RWI Phonics lessons at home from Monday 23rd March on Facebook and YouTube: Set 1 Speed Sounds at 9.30 am and again at 12.30 pm Set 2 Speed Sounds at 10.00 am and again at 1.00 pm Set 3 Speed Sounds at 10.30 am and again at 1.30 pm Note: films won’t be available at other times

20/03/20

Go team HPABe!🙌

20/03/20

Here are some useful websites and apps to support your children with home learning while school is closed. https://t.co/pArVOzG1kL

17/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Parents, carers and pupils: all Harris academy updates on coronavirus will now be published on a dedicated website: https://t.co/0JeUHHfRDp. You will also receive a text message as and when there is any new information.

07/03/20

Children from year 3 and 4 representing Team HPAS in the Bromley Primary Schools Cross Country. Go Team HPAS! https://t.co/GAgZgQpWar

12/02/20

Some of our Year 2 children are having Scootsure training today. They are learning how to carry out safety checks, share pavement space and cross roads and driveways! https://t.co/EoN3v3q72h

26/11/19

Year 2 also met a millipede and a terantula today! Miss Kent enjoyed holding the millipede. https://t.co/cCAUsMt9tw

26/11/19

Year 2 have The Animal Experience in today and they have met a tegu lizard and a snake so far! https://t.co/4QDnkx9mRm

25/11/19

Last week of Astronomy Club. The children have thoroughly enjoyed learning and space! https://t.co/Y3D3CL4gQa

16/11/19

Team HPAS ready for the Bromley Primary Schools Cross Country! https://t.co/TStsmG9WSV

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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