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25/11/20

More great art from our talented students. https://t.co/D2devBbEBb

25/11/20

Great work from our students! https://t.co/1yxIcft0mZ

22/10/20

Welcome to the Invictus Family! Visit the Invictus Website to meet the Principal and have a virtual tour of the Academy for parents of Year 6 and Year 12 joining our secondary school in Sept 2021. Click to visit. https://t.co/TXT1bCcyeO

20/10/20

Welcome to the Invictus Family! Visit the Invictus Website to meet the Principal and have a virtual tour of the Academy for parents of Year 6 and Year 12 joining our secondary school in Sept 2021. Click to visit. https://t.co/TXT1bCcyeO https://t.co/YL5zMW82l4

15/10/20

Virtual Open event HIAC Thurs 15/10/20. For parents of Year 6 children joining secondary school in Sept 2021. Click https://t.co/MJV8U1up8T to visit our virtual event. For Live event on 15/10.20 use the following link below. Starts 6pm till 7pm. click https://t.co/BDrYVwOqN3 https://t.co/WoUMjwkf5U

24/07/20

Very proud of our very own Ms Bent. https://t.co/mvFFPJHS68

27/06/20

Retweetd From G E N E V I E V E 🇯🇲

Created a school resource for Unconscious Bias. Delivered as an assembly this week, with a student task at the end. Continuation of our  provision, along with this week’s staff training by If anyone’s interested, I will upload on TES 😊 https://t.co/YewMrrAhwP

22/06/20

We would like to wish our students and families a Happy Windrush Day. Our students have been looking at the importance of the Windrush generation last week as part of our Wellbeing Day Friday. .WeCan.WeWill. https://t.co/nibWiOhDZZ

18/06/20

Retweetd From G E N E V I E V E 🇯🇲

Friday - 6pm! Via Twitter Please share with any of your young people/parents or networks! 🥺🥺🥺 https://t.co/HZCbwSFElJ

17/06/20

Retweetd From Rowenna Davis

Really proud of our 13-year-old Elijah from creating amazing art work & raising money for . To see his work & donate visit https://t.co/SH58goK2dP https://t.co/yRKJE7EQzE

17/06/20

Retweetd From G E N E V I E V E 🇯🇲

I am VERY passionate about the Windrush Generation as a 2nd Generation Black British Caribbean Woman. If anyone would like a copy of the Windrush Resources, I’ve made for my school, for , next Monday 22nd, just let me know! 🇯🇲🇱🇨🇹🇹🇰🇳🇬🇩🇧🇧🇦🇬🇧🇸 https://t.co/8qAi5UdlHm

17/06/20

Retweetd From G E N E V I E V E 🇯🇲

The Official Small Island play - based on the fictional book by Andrea Levy centred during the Windrush era - is being streamed LIVE & FREE through YouTube, from Starting Thursday 18th at 7pm! It wills also double up as fundraiser ❤️https://t.co/BgHozeqL2B

17/06/20

Retweetd From G E N E V I E V E 🇯🇲

Good morning 🌞 I’ve put together the Windrush Reading List! Not exhaustive by any means! But download if you like 😁 and SHARE 😁 Happy Windrush Reading 🇯🇲🇹🇹🇬🇩🇧🇧🇧🇸🇰🇳🇻🇨🇩🇲🇦🇬🇦🇮🇱🇨 Available here 👉🏾 https://t.co/qrht31Ouj2 Please leave feedback!

18/05/20

If you are experiencing difficulties opening the staff choir link alternatively please open Spotify and search for Harris Invictus Staff Choir. It’s not to be missed! We Know. We Can. We Will.

18/05/20

Take a look at our fabulous staff singing “Somewhere over the Rainbow 🌈 ” dedicated to our amazing NHS staff and keyworkers We Know. We Can. We Will. https://t.co/cbE4oHPonT

18/05/20

Harris Invictus Staff Choir is now live on Spotify singing “Somewhere over the Rainbow”, in dedication to all our NHS staff and keyworkers who are working exceptionally hard to look after us all. We Know. We Can. We Will https://t.co/cbE4oHPonT

10/05/20

Retweetd From Department for Education

National Crime Agency’s has created a series of activity packs to help you protect your children online 💻 Each pack contains simple 15-minute activities for children age 4-14+ 👇 https://t.co/zckxo1OWxk https://t.co/xT08hC55Bd

04/05/20

We would like to remind all HIAC students, parents and carers our first assembly is this morning at 8.30 https://t.co/M0tClssVjQ

30/04/20

We would like to invite all HIAC students, parents and carers to tune into our first remote Assembly - Monday 4th May at 8.30am via teams We Know. We Can. We Will

19/03/20

Reminder- today - Thursday 19/3/20 partial closure. Years 8,9&10 students will be working from home today. All other year groups are to attend the Academy as normal. Please see our website on a daily basis for more details.

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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.