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06/12/21

Guess who came to the HPAS Christmas Fair....Santa! https://t.co/m2TK4bYZ9l

06/12/21

Well done to the HPAS Choir for providing us with entertainment at the Fair on Saturday. You were amazing. https://t.co/btgF3y3dhS

06/12/21

Thank you to everyone who attended out Christmas Fair this weekend. It was an amazing event. A big thanks to our phenomenal PTA who organised it! What a success! https://t.co/102Sa3pSWN

03/12/21

Another day, another football tournament. Year 3 and 4 football teams played in the Harris inter-academy tournament this afternoon at . Another fantastic performance from the both teams. HPAS came second! https://t.co/W1pvjanAEu

03/12/21

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Great to host a football tournament for teams from and Well done to everyone for taking part! Well done to team for coming 1st https://t.co/xwJt5ggrS4

02/12/21

Thank you to for hosting the Year 5 and 6 inter-academy football tournament this afternoon. Team HPAS came second in the tournament. The teams played exceptionally well and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. https://t.co/7H50xNALlG

01/12/21

The Year 6 football team ready for another game! https://t.co/PTB6iiGR0h

01/12/21

Let the Christmas festivities begin! Years Rec to 3 are enjoying the pantomime 'Sleeping Beauty' this afternoon. Thank you to PATHS for contributing towards the cost of the show. The children are having a wonderful time. https://t.co/RO5xwkjij8

22/11/21

A 1:1 draw to the boys. They played very well - we are super proud of them!

22/11/21

Well Done to all our year 5 and 6 pupils who represented HPAS in the interschool cross country competition in Crystal Palace Park this weekend! You did such a fantastic job on a freezing Saturday morning! https://t.co/UMSNFcLJR4

22/11/21

Year 6 boys warming up for their second league match. https://t.co/45PWbTiaBC

19/11/21

Thank you to all our HPAS families who donated bottles of shampoo this week. We reached our target of 250 bottles, which were delivered to Bromley Brighter Beginnings last night. They will be used in the family Christmas hampers. https://t.co/lKlLvaoEEZ

16/11/21

This week is Road Safety Week and to help raise awareness, our JTAs led an assembly on how to safely cross a road. https://t.co/nH89iiCHNK

15/11/21

Thank you to our members of Pupil Parliament who accompanied Mrs Howell at the Remembrance Day Service at St Mary's Church this Sunday. It was a wonderful service. A moment of reflection and calm. https://t.co/o8CPsELObo

15/11/21

The HPAS girls’ football team are still smiling despite losing the first football match they have ever played as a team. They showed massive improvement over the course of the game and were determined throughout. Well done girls! https://t.co/joj5ASCofb

09/11/21

Year 6 played their first football match today. They played brilliantly, and were 3-1 up for most of the match. We were unlucky to lose 4-3 in the final minute. Well done boys. https://t.co/44vqfuDKzy

08/11/21

Team HPAS played their second netball match today. It was another loss but the team showed a massive improvement over the course of the match. https://t.co/1dixtcV1zC

15/10/21

Year 2 enjoyed their final DT lesson of the term - applying their knowledge of axles to make moving toys. They then evaluated their finished products. https://t.co/akLfPJlrTV

15/10/21

Our Year 6 Junior Travel Ambassadors have been busy this week attending the JTA Virtual Training and Investiture Day. They learnt about their new role in promoting safe and active travel. Look out for the competitions and assemblies that our JTAs will lead on. https://t.co/xhXIXWvd9Y

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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