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24/03/21

Please join us at 4pm today we have a 'Talk for parents on Mental Health' on the 24th March from 4-5pm by Celina Grant – Mental Health Nurse and Wellbeing Consultant. https://t.co/5eOs1lXtmi

22/03/21

After a successful testing programme at school students should now be completing their lateral flow tests at home. Please see link for guidance. https://t.co/UfnujLkesR

18/03/21

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Talk for parents on Mental Health on the 24th March from 4-5pm by Celina Grant – Mental Health Nurse and Wellbeing Consultant https://t.co/5eOs1lFRXI

18/03/21

We are delighted to have been loaned these masks from the Handling Collection , including Sowei mask, Gelede helmet mask & Walu mask. Year 8 students will be so excited to see the masks they have been learning about during online learning. https://t.co/Cf7A3LJCng

12/03/21

Our final day! After our talk in Pharmaceuticals yesterday by Ms Pang and Wednesday's Aeronautics session by Mr Tinago, today's speaker Ms Mckenzie, a Nurse working in mental health! Invictus students & staff can access the session from 4 pm via Teams! https://t.co/jtzS9FVDDY

11/03/21

Talk for parents on Mental Health on the 24th March from 4-5pm by Celina Grant – Mental Health Nurse and Wellbeing Consultant https://t.co/5eOs1lFRXI

09/03/21

Today's second speaker is Steven Markham and he will be taking the virtual stage at 4 pm! He will be discussing his work and career as an automotive engineer! Invictus students & staff can access the session from 4 pm via their Teams! Join us for today's Q&A! https://t.co/av5V9bYw5w

08/03/21

Today is the first of our sessions with Navaratnam Partheeban, a British Farm Vetenarian and co-founder of the British Veterinary Ethnicity & Diversity Society! Invictus students & staff can access the session from 4 pm via their Teams! Join us for a Q&A! https://t.co/zOeBQhhDJX

08/03/21

It was great to see our students back to the Academy for their first COVID test - 85% of Year 11 students tested. Keeping our community safe. https://t.co/tU6QvIbGNj

05/03/21

Happy Science Week! British Science Week officially starts today! We look forward to celebrating it on Monday and all of next week! Exciting activities in store including our virtual Speaker in STEM series! https://t.co/9MUPhhPt82

04/03/21

We are looking forward to the return of our students to the Academy next week. Please watch for texts/emails, we will keep you up to date with any information you will need. Please remember consent forms! Thank you for all your support. https://t.co/3cLXojszeh

26/02/21

45 of our more able Key Stage 3 students are currently in a Teams meeting with Dr Matt Williams from Oxford University discussing what university is and why it might be the right choice for them when they are older. https://t.co/wPeAZrF2ep

11/02/21

Today, the Science Department are celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science! Students are also sharing their thoughts on why celebrating Women in Science is important! https://t.co/unuOc4KbEn

09/02/21

Introducing Mr Harris and Mr Invictus, two fantastic snowmen created by Asia in Year 7. Brilliant! https://t.co/UZL14S7p81

08/02/21

Please click on picture for Young Croydon Half term Programme. https://t.co/oTgimbLo5K

08/02/21

Lekshmi in Year 9 has produced an amazing presentation titled 'The History of Space Flight' after one of her feedback lessons in Science. Such detail and effort went into producing this fantastic piece of work! Ms Cullen and the Science team say, "Well Done Lekshmi!" https://t.co/GplriGcRJS

01/02/21

Bedrock Learning - The programme is a broad and rich curriculum which immerses students in academic vocabulary, whilst ensuring learners read interesting fiction and non-fiction texts’ Please encourage your son/daughter to use at home. See link : https://t.co/m5pH3x5ItB https://t.co/ihfd52gXNe

01/02/21

Parents/Carers/students - don't forget to check out the Bedrock learning resources! Introduction link https://t.co/WifV2v19Qy Guide for Parents https://t.co/m5pH3x5ItB https://t.co/SN0PU3neqh

30/01/21

Here at Invictus we are passionate about supporting the mental health of our students. We have been utilizing online platforms such as Microsoft Teams to offer students a range of techniques to support their mental wellbeing. https://t.co/jNyJC80gMa

22/01/21

Thank you for this beautiful art work by Emilia. Work from Ms Derby's Year 7 art class - creating art work by reading a description of a mythical being and using written clues to create a visual representation. Well done! https://t.co/5yizHAhzfs

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Attendance and Punctuality

Attendance

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 would like to report your child as absent or if you have any queries about attendance please call the main reception and speak to the attendance officer.