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23/04/19

Welcome back! We hope you all had a relaxing Easter break? We are back and in full swing at today and excited to begin the summer term! We've got some great things happening between now and July!

05/04/19

What a term! Have a wonderful, relaxing Easter break and we'll see you all again on Tuesday 23rd April. Until then, enjoy the final newsletter of spring term: https://t.co/yfrgEqFt5t

04/04/19

As you know, HPAPL is currently Marathon Mad! And today, Felix in year 2 did two laps of the park in 9 mins and 18 secs - that's as quick as our Year 4, 5 and 6 children. Well done Felix! And well done Year 2! https://t.co/tF1tyytann

03/04/19

WOW! Look at this! Take a step back in time in the Year 3 corridor and visit Ancient Egypt. Some great pieces created in their art lessons this half term. https://t.co/bX9Qjq0tD1

02/04/19

HPAPL goes Marathon Mad! Here are some of our Year 1's doing two laps of the park in support of Mr French who will run the - Miss Nelson is putting them through their paces! https://t.co/mx2RShX7ft

02/04/19

How fab does our new display look? It even includes an ACTUAL laptop! https://t.co/ijSUfHm4bz

02/04/19

Year 3 visited the last week to learn about the ancient Egyptians. They enjoyed looking at the amazing artefacts and displays on ancient Egypt. The children had a fabulous time and thoroughly enjoyed the exhibits. https://t.co/E1t4eU9VhI

02/04/19

Castille took advantage of a beautiful afternoon after their run by listening to some stories with Clara's mummy in the playground! We particularly enjoyed 'Oh No, George'! If you want to come and read to us, please let the Reception teachers know! https://t.co/WlrVw6ul9C

01/04/19

On Friday Benidorm class put in a fantastic effort in our PE lesson ahead of this week’s run to support Mr French’s marathon! We warmed up and ran around the playground with a great pace! Well done Benidorm! https://t.co/3ctW7OBDCZ

01/04/19

Last week, Year 3 went to the and had a wonderful day. You can read all about their adventures in our weekly Newsletter on Friday! https://t.co/HWpHMimzzd

01/04/19

Mr French has been working hard in preparation for his marathon. He did 8 miles yesterday! Well done Mr French - if you'd like to Sind out why he's running and support him, click the link below! https://t.co/Q4rkdlq3HK

01/04/19

Retweetd From HarrisColerainePark

Great basketball friendly between two fantastic schools. https://t.co/F3KfX40t2f

29/03/19

Here we are at the end of the penultimate week of our Spring term. How time flies when you are having fun! https://t.co/EhtGptEya7

29/03/19

Yr4 Cadiz are putting the finishing touches to their Charlie and the chocolate factory inspired candy land! https://t.co/eouAuJWeE5

27/03/19

Our Reception Reading & Writing Workshop was rammed this morning! Thank you so much to parents and carers who came! We hope it was helpful and that the resources come in useful at home too. Read the weekly newsletter for information about forthcoming workshops. https://t.co/aTbrIBCC0u

26/03/19

Parents Evening 1 is in full swing! https://t.co/nNNhvbRvYg

25/03/19

Last week we were delighted to host Haringey 'Training Strings' at the academy, also hosting other local primary schools! What fabulous performances from everyone! There were solos, improvisation and Ben and Tyra played a beautiful duet. https://t.co/cKXFEgWL8h

22/03/19

Wow! How lucky were we to have the fantastic writer, Jim Smith, with us today? Check out our newsletter for full details! https://t.co/3qDgV5Lxvl

22/03/19

Retweetd From Cat_Mathletics

How lovely to see featuring on your school newsletter. I know had a great time launching it with you and I've had some great questions from your teachers already. Who will be the first class to make it onto our

22/03/19

Scientists, authors, maths! Oh my! Another busy week here at HPAPL. Read all about it here: https://t.co/OjMLJiykbe

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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 Executive 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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