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21/02/18

We aim to have a tidy & clean academy and we are passionate that our local community is also kept clean & tidy too. So, to help with this, we would ask all our parents/carers to be mindful to use the bins in the local area when disposing of litter. Let's keep Haringey Tidy!

21/02/18

To mark Chinese New Year a dragon appeared in nursery today! It it moved, swayed and twirled around nursery with the help of some of our wonderful pupils! https://t.co/TfqvwavWj6

21/02/18

Year 4 Malaga and Alicante class loved the Science Museum! They learned lots in Michael Faraday's workshop about electricity! https://t.co/zP4FwEEc2u

21/02/18

The nursery children have been busy learning about and writing the sound/letter ‘m’. They're making fantastic progress, don't you think?! https://t.co/Psd9T6TRXw

21/02/18

We've hit 300 followers! A bit thank you to all of our followers. We love interacting with you all on twitter and think it's a great way to keep up to date with daily life at the academy. https://t.co/tRvp21re3K

19/02/18

Before the break, Benidorm extended their learning about the human body by dissecting the heart, brain and liver of an animal. They made careful observations and examined each organ closely. Fascinating stuff!

19/02/18

Thank you for all your support last half term with our cake sales. Our pupils loved selling them to you but loved baking them even more (just about!). All proceeds help ensure we can continue to provide unique and exciting trips and experiences for our pupils. https://t.co/ftaZKpMVgM

19/02/18

Welcome back! We hope all our pupils (and parents/carers) had a lovely half term break and are excited to be back and raring to go! We certainly are plenty of exciting things ahead this half year!

08/02/18

We're looking forward to welcoming parents/carers to the academy tonight for Parent's Evening.

06/02/18

Don’t believe how inspired our children were? Okay, okay here’s proof... https://t.co/6yHYYv1u0y

06/02/18

Anne Fine with our pupils this afternoon. They were fascinated and totally inspired hearing Anne talk of how she writes. https://t.co/QEwT5KZC2w

06/02/18

What a brilliant afternoon on Friday. Chris Barber, Director of the International Space School Educational Trust visited us to tell us about life in space. The pupil have been talking about it since and are really excited about their science lessons! https://t.co/X5n4wjed5g

06/02/18

AUTHORS AT THE ACADEMY: Another exciting day at ! We have award winning author Anne Fine with us today, speaking to the pupils about her fantastic books and life as a writer.

05/02/18

Thank you to everyone who came to the academy on Friday for our NASA events. Such a pity Michael was unable to attend due to illness but we were so grateful to have Chris Barber from International Space School Educational Trust to speak with us.

01/02/18

Last week, Year 6 had a ‘Viking Visitor’ for the afternoon! The children took part in a ‘shield wall’ and had the chance to handle replica weaponry and armour! They examined some Viking artefacts (including an ear-wax scooper!) & Mr Scott and Mr Goma dressed up as Viking Women! https://t.co/egTCtFyPsd

31/01/18

Our wonderful children 'Singing' In The Rain'. Remember the deadline for applications to our nursery class in September 2018 is today! So only a few hours left to get your applications in. https://t.co/gTOV39C7fq

31/01/18

Our youngest musicians exploring rain sounds. They even danced to Frank Sinatra’s singing in the rain. https://t.co/apX7oaGDuP

31/01/18

We're looking forward to welcoming our guests from the community and other local schools on Friday afternoon for Michael Foale's visit. We have a small number of tickets left and it's not too late to book, so if you'd like to attend email info.org.uk https://t.co/iNpPdLHKGF

31/01/18

Retweetd From Jack Barber

Go Miss Ebersveiller!

30/01/18

Budding artists! Inspired by the wonderful illustrations in our book of the week "The Princess and the Pea", the children in Madrid have created fantastic collages of the savannah by mixing media. https://t.co/J5XW1eltia

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 and Punctuality

At HPAPL our aim is to ensure that the children receive the most from their education. Good attendance and punctuality are given high priority because they support motivation, enthusiasm, good progress and learning. 

Punctuality

Punctuality is important to establish positive habits as children develop, grow and move on to their next stage. Late arrival in the morning can also  be detrimental to your child’s education and result in disruption for their peers. It can lead to missed explanations, introductions to lessons and can cause you child the distress and embarrassment of being late.

Attendance

Parents and carers have a legal responsibility to make sure their children attend school regularly. There is also a statutory requirement to publish statistics about attendance rates. At the Academy we set an annual target to improve and check our progress towards this. For detailed information please see our Attendance Policy.

We do not expect you to take your child out of the Academy for family holidays or special leave during term time.  When considering the timing of your holiday, please remember the following:

  • We will not authorise any holidays during term time, like most other schools.
  • A two week holiday during term time will mean that your child misses a range of curriculum activities. They will also miss 10 Literacy and 10 mathematics lessons.
  • There are approximately 175 non-school days each year for holidays, cultural experiences and family time.

Application for special leave in exceptional circumstances may be considered by the Principal, forms are available from the school office. Please see the request for leave procedure below.

If you are having difficulty or need some support with attendance or punctuality, our Home School Liaison Officer, is available to meet you by appointment.

We celebrate good attendance in a number of ways at the academy. We give out certificates to children with 100% attendance over a half term period. We also award classes with certificates at our achievement assemblies held each week.

Requesting Leave Procedure

If you wish to request leave from school during term time, you must follow the following procedure:

1.         Request Form L1, from the main office, at least 14 working days before the start of the first day of leave that you wish to take.

2.         Return Form L1, to the office, within 48 hours. A member of the administration team will give you an appointment to meet the Home School Liaison Officer (HSLO). This meeting will take place within 2 days of you returning Form L1.

3.         You will meet with The HSLO, to discuss the request made in Form L1 and to look at your child’s attendance history. In this meeting you will need to show evidence such as travel tickets and other supporting documentation to support your request.

4.         Once the HSLO has seen your documentation you will be notified as to whether your request for leave is authorised or not authorised. You will be issued with Form L1A (green form), which approves the application or Form L1NA (pink form) that does not approve the application, 5 days after the date of the request for leave meeting. This will be issued 5 working days before the date of the requested absence. You will be required to sign this form and a copy will be kept for our records.

Please understand that if an absence request is unauthorised and you proceed to take a holiday in term time, the Attendance Service will be notified and a Penalty Notice will be issued.  A Penalty Notice is a fine of £60 and it is issued to each parent for each child taken out of school. This fine increases to £120 if not paid within the first 28 days.  If a penalty is not paid, it may result in legal action.

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