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17/07/19

Our final stop of the day was an incredible biscuit factory where we were shown the home vs mass bakery techniques and got some free samples! We Know. We Can. We Will. https://t.co/YtVbKAnGS2

17/07/19

The aquarium was next! Our favourite was the submarine deck where we could see the sharks under water! Plenty of Nemo spotting in the tropic tank! We Know. We Can. We Will. https://t.co/oqLNd5laW6

17/07/19

A trip through the old town this morning with a chance to explore shops and cafes - lots of souvenirs bought! We Know. We Can. We Will. https://t.co/82dAUseKDL

17/07/19

Au revoir Dover! We are off on our day trip to Boulogne-sur-Mer! See you soon France 🇫🇷 We Know. We Can. We Will. https://t.co/idztUz6aa7

13/07/19

was one of many highlights this week! Too many medals to name everyone individually but an amazing 9 medals overall and a huge effort from the staff in the relay! Well done everyone, you made us proud! We Know. We Can. We Will. https://t.co/oHifqSiLyS

06/07/19

Retweetd From Harris Fed Languages

Congratulations to all finalists and winners of our 4th annual Spelling Bee! 68 students, 15 schools, French, Spanish & Mandarin = our biggest to date. Thanks to hosts & passionate teachers for supporting & entering students. https://t.co/nMfs0XX3ex

27/06/19

An amazing 6th Form Taster Day yesterday with our Y11’s and students from other schools visiting us to get a taste of what next year will look like in Y12! Welcome to the Invictus Family We Know. We Can. We Will. https://t.co/KBFylTwjsW

24/06/19

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We look forward to welcoming & to - https://t.co/FLmnVBRQqZ

24/06/19

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Here is to our awesome judges! 2nd wave students are back as judges for the third wave celebration. https://t.co/XXrpIShx57

24/06/19

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We celebrate each and every day at ! https://t.co/7yCNIGREt3

24/06/19

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All set for and her fantastic students from - we are celebrating with https://t.co/sXGrQJ4pc2

19/06/19

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Fantastic welcome and hospitality showcasing the wonderful diversity of communities in the Borough and what makes us all so proud https://t.co/2rTx47kh4x

19/06/19

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Year 7 performing for their International Evening. A great opportunity to perform to a new audience. Great work guys. https://t.co/EK3eJ6Pk9U

19/06/19

Look who’s dropped in to pay us a visit!! What is Ms. Bergin discussing with Her Majesty?! Shh don’t tell anyone, we think it might be Ms. Davis in disguise! We Know. We Can. We Will. https://t.co/kLhZnlZDmL

19/06/19

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We are honoured to be invited at the of with

19/06/19

Plenty of food on offer tonight but can you guess which country has made it? We Know. We Can. We Will. https://t.co/KJk856DmeE

19/06/19

Our amazing music students are outside in the BBQ area keeping our hungry visitors entertained! A big thanks to Chef Mr Degazon and Mr Green! We Know. We Can. We Will. https://t.co/4Ay7FIVTLj

19/06/19

Mr Ajala and his band have even got in on the musical act! We Know. We Can. We Will. https://t.co/RkBJN5IQjw

19/06/19

Next up, the wonderful dance entertainment from our friends just next door! We Know. We Can. We Will. https://t.co/XimlTPzBm8

19/06/19

A huge thanks to for the musical entertainment with their wonder Y7 steel band! We Know. We Can. We Will. https://t.co/4yw84TXhBN

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Attendance and Punctuality

Students at Harris Invictus Academy have an excellent attendance record. Attendance is checked every morning and afternoon for every student. 

In order to support the academy we request that parents or carers contact us before 9am to report an absence by telephoning 0203 371 3002.

Our Attendance Officer closely monitors attendance and will contact you by phone or text if your child is absent and you have not called us. Please make sure that your contact details are up-to-date. You can contact the Student Information Centre with any change of contact details on 0203 371 3002.


Why is regular attendance essential?

Having a good education will help give your child the best possible start in life. If your child does not attend school regularly, s/he will not be able to keep up with the work. Research by the Department for Education suggests that 17 missed school days a year equals one GCSE grade drop in achievement. So the greater the attendance the greater the achievement.

Employers will want to be sure that the people they are thinking of taking on are reliable. Children who have attended their school regularly, have a better chance of getting and keeping a good job. Young people who are off school for no good reason are at risk of becoming victims of crime or abuse. They may also be drawn into anti-social or criminal behaviour.


What does the law say?

By law all children between the ages of 5 and 16 must receive full time education, from the beginning of the term following their 5th birthday to the last Friday in June of the academic year in which s/he reaches their 16th birthday. During that time, the school must give permission for your child to be absent.


What can I do to help my child and the school?

  • Make sure your child goes to school daily, arrives on time and attends all lessons.
  • If your child is ill, contact the school on the first day of illness. This should be followed up on their return with a letter stating the reason for absence and dates affected.
  • If you want permission for your child to miss school for any reason then you should ask for permission well in advance and give full details.
  • Take an interest in your child’s school work.
  • If your child starts missing school, work with the school to put things right.  Make sure s/he understands that you do not approve of him/her missing school.
  • Try to book non-urgent doctor/dental appointments out of school time.
  • Take holidays out of school time.
  • Support the school in its efforts to control bad behaviour.

Family holidays during term time

You are strongly urged to avoid booking a family holiday during term time. Parents do not have a right or entitlement to take their child out of school for such a holiday.

Holidays during term time are only authorised in exceptional circumstances and any application must be made in advance and supported by evidence.  If the absence is not authorised it can be referred to the Education Welfare Service who may issue a Penalty Notice (currently £60 per parent per child—raised to £120 if not paid within 21 days).


Local Education Authority

The local authority is responsible, by law, for making sure the registered students of compulsory school age attend their school regularly.


What is an Education Welfare Officer?

An Education Welfare Officer (EWO) works with schools to monitor attendance and to help parents meet their responsibilities. One EWO works closely with Harris Invictus Academy. If your child is not attending school regularly or is frequently late the EWO may meet with you or visit you to discuss ways to help.


Absence from school

All absence from school has a potential detrimental effect on your child’s academic progress because of missed teaching and learning and sometimes on his/her social relationships. This is particularly noticeable when holidays are taken at the beginning of a new year or term. The introduction to new work is missed putting the absent child at a clear disadvantage. In addition, whilst the rest of the class or group are settling in and forming new relationships, an absent child usually takes longer to catch up and settle as part of the class team when s/he does return to school. These problems are further increased if your child already experiences learning or social difficulties.


What if I’m concerned about my child’s attendance?

If you are concerned or anxious about where you child is you can contact the school to check if they have arrived. If you continue to have concerns then please contact our Student Information Centre on 0203 371 3002.