Attendance and Punctuality - Harris Primary Academy Philip Lane

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18/07/18

News regarding nursery and reception children for September 2018: The start day for our nursery and reception children will be 10th September 2018.

18/07/18

More from the VERY grown up nursery picnic this morning! https://t.co/M2SiHXgQSU

18/07/18

Nursery celebrating the end of the academic year with a a VERY grown up picnic in the park. https://t.co/BLwO65vZSy

18/07/18

More from the tug of war! https://t.co/xCXcs2Fkff

18/07/18

Some more pictures from our on Monday. The staff are very proud that they managed to win the tug of war :) Plus, what a fantastic effort from our parents in the Parent's Race! https://t.co/45xnrx3fqz

18/07/18

How much fun does this look? Year 6’s Lip Sync Battle was a huge hit yesterday! The show was directed entirely by the children, who picked their own songs to perform and choreographed their routines independently. One word sums it up - WOW! https://t.co/TnVMgyIO9z

17/07/18

Last football tournament of the year! Are Year 5 ready to take on the challenge?! https://t.co/eNO6qh0xgu

17/07/18

We had a brilliant day yesterday at here's some highlights from the activities. 1of 2. https://t.co/zkht2MZ29a

17/07/18

HPAPL End of year letter: https://t.co/Bik5mTn71F Children will bring a coy of this letter home with them this evening.

16/07/18

And here's the winning team! https://t.co/VhFMWK4BOS

16/07/18

Year 3 had fantastic fun with their end of topic maths challenge last week https://t.co/jQxVDwYTLt

10/07/18

What amazing music makers we have at HPAPL! Here’s just a taster of all our end of term concerts. Well done to the children who have performed and thanks to all the fantastic music teachers. Thanks too to all the parents for supporting your children’s music making! https://t.co/EF3HVeAamk

06/07/18

We hope that you are all enjoying the warm weather! We’ve had another busy week at HPAPL, you can find out all about it here: https://t.co/UlpmBbFEuy

05/07/18

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New Yr7 admissions this evening at PV at 4:15-6pm.Looking forward to seeing you all there!

03/07/18

Short inspection of Harris Primary Academy Philip Lane by Ofsted. Read the report here: https://t.co/GFFBjmDHX9

02/07/18

An announcement regarding our recent one day Ofsted inspection: https://t.co/tWOuTPhjAv

02/07/18

Thanks so much to FOPL for the fantastic BBQ they held on Friday afternoon. The atmosphere was just right and the weather helped too. We agree with - it's getting better every year! https://t.co/n6GbygIp2n

28/06/18

Never a dull day at HPAPL. Here's Valencia class demonstrating forces in action https://t.co/x5fDonLMVv

25/06/18

Haringey council are running a FREE crash course on in July for any Year 6 pupils that are interested! It will run by their swimming instructors at Tottenham green with small groups. Details in the image below! https://t.co/ElnRipHAjO

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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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