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03/09/20

This is fantastic Ryan! Thank you for spreading kindness 😍

06/07/20

Sid was really chuffed to receive Star of the Week for all his hard work last week! Well done Sid! https://t.co/yUm0Y1EVnh

22/06/20

And the winner of the cupcake challenge is Maisie in Year 1 - star baker!! Well done 👏👏👏 https://t.co/Bv8Cc5pKym

22/06/20

Well done Beth!!

22/06/20

Yummy courgette and lemon cupcakes made by Asha in Year 2 😋 https://t.co/5DqgMnaEvg

22/06/20

It’s not too late to donate to our just giving page for the Alzheimer’s Society. https://t.co/TnEE3Iy604

22/06/20

Daniel in reception had a great time making cupcakes for Cupcake day! The winner will be announced later today. https://t.co/LYuoXX3Uy6

22/06/20

Today is . There is a Lambeth sing along at 10:27am this morning, if you would like to join in. 10:27am is the exact time the first ship arrived. Follow the link for more info - https://t.co/UrmdHoDH2M

19/06/20

A well deserved star of the week for Lanre in Year 4 who has worked incredibly hard throughout the school closures and kept the routine of breakfast, wash then school uniform before starting home learning. Well done Lanre!! 👏 👏👏 https://t.co/YNeU8OACsD

19/06/20

Reuben made some cupcakes too! https://t.co/DGaNRppwcG

19/06/20

More delicious cupcakes for this week’s challenge. The winner will be announced on Monday! https://t.co/9h8WKtKPMn

19/06/20

Fantastic Science learning!

19/06/20

Those look delicious 😋

15/06/20

Maisie in Year 1 has been busy! Those cupcakes look delicious! https://t.co/UhKumbU4UA

15/06/20

Mahek and Viaan have been busy over the last few weeks watching caterpillars turn into butterflies! https://t.co/QljmlxSOdJ

15/06/20

This week’s challenge comes from Miss Varney and links to Cup Cake Day. If you would like to make a donation to the Alzheimer’s Society, please follow the link to our just giving page https://t.co/TnEE3Iy604 https://t.co/6YC0piHDlv

15/06/20

Well done Harley! You’ve been busy - keep it up!

15/06/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Great to see this photo of hitting the Dutch press , to illustrate the reopening of English primary schools https://t.co/UjvgdKVKmK

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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