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07/05/19

Retweetd From Strengthening Minds

It has been a genuine pleasure working with the Y9 boys and incredible staff great commitment to the programme and some excellent progress made. Looking forward to continuing our support and starting with our new students next week. Helping Young People Grow. https://t.co/c5OxRFFQGq

07/05/19

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A great end to the Positive Behaviour Programme today. No feedback is greater than from the students themselves. A pleasure to read their thoughts on the programme and how it’s benefitted them. Looking forward to continuing to support them moving forward. https://t.co/UilBAJxc7r

07/05/19

A great final session for our Y9 Positive Behaviour students with the fabulous team from - what a great few weeks it has been! We are looking forward to the follow ups as well as our new courses starting soon https://t.co/0FJjSbfr7a

30/04/19

Retweetd From Strengthening Minds

Another fantastic morning spent delivering our Positive Behaviour Programme. Great to see the boys for the first time since the Easter break and brilliant to hear of some positive progress being made. Well done boys! https://t.co/TGyURapxWd

15/04/19

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🍃🖌️ What a wonderful use of Croydon space, promoting ideas all about identity and our local environment! Great to witness Croydon pupils perform some of their own work after running some very enjoyable poetry workshops. https://t.co/GOXHXTpvTl

10/04/19

It’s not all about the slopes on - multisport Apres Ski was on the cards last night with , , Indoor Climbing Wall and a Pool Table helping us unwind! We Know. We Can. We Will. https://t.co/npsqAl0J9d

10/04/19

Day 4 Update & what a beautiful day it was! Clear & crisp with blue sky as we ventured further up the mountain! ‘Using muscles we didn’t know we have’ was the catchphrase of the day as the demands of snow sport start to be felt! We Know. We Can. We Will. https://t.co/hgeTQrkkvq

09/04/19

Day Three from Crans Montana did not disappoint! Red runs for some of our intermediate skiers, snow capped mountains all around & a torchlit walk around the frozen lake; we’ve had it all! We Know. We Can. We Will. https://t.co/mhqTRgxZii

08/04/19

Our first ski/board lessons yesterday in some cloudy and cold conditions; -2C for most of the day! A torchlight walk after dinner and it was an early night; awesome first day! We Know. We Can. We Will. https://t.co/qBz9qoJx3a

06/04/19

We have arrived in Switzerland for ! A long journey & a little tired but a quick unpack and explore of our rooms, then off to Ski Fit to get our gear! We Know. We Can. We Will. https://t.co/RmdHWo3FfK

02/04/19

Retweetd From IET Education

Teams from & are getting ready for their thanks to & . They will be learning about & applying practical knowledge to solve real-life problems 👩‍🔧👨‍🔧 https://t.co/adlnmxgbpz

22/03/19

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Amazing Year 7 posters, introducing themselves in French! https://t.co/FC2JmkALJZ

15/03/19

A huge thank you to all our dedicated staff who gave up their Friday evening to hold our amazing Fair 2019. Science, Maths and Computer Science were there in force with support from our wonderful Consultants, other subjects and TA’s. Thank you all! We Know. We Can. We Will. https://t.co/trXqD62rtQ

15/03/19

Retweetd From Dr Safia Barikzai

project showcased at where kids and parents learn about activities https://t.co/ma9M8WlwWI

15/03/19

A huge thank you to our friends at and who have supported Fair 2019! A huge array of activities, information and guidance on We Know. We Can. We Will. https://t.co/1xYKc3bw0a

15/03/19

There’s electricity, dissections and robots at tonight which can only mean one thing; it’s Fair 2019 time! We Know. We Can. We Will. https://t.co/DsIEGnO2t1

15/03/19

It’s all about at out Fair 2019 tonight! It’s hands on, messy & practical! Amazing work for Team Science! https://t.co/rMfLSd9d39

11/03/19

Retweetd From Strengthening Minds

Ready for Session 4 of our Positive Behaviour Programme this morning. The boys will be exploring the ‘Power of Positivity’ 💪🏻 https://t.co/XdEHDmUEF7

11/03/19

Retweetd From Strengthening Minds

A powerful start to the week this morning. Great engagement, behaviour and a real willingness to learn from the boys. An excellent session had by all. Positivity is the key to success. https://t.co/7NaXkFLzY6

08/03/19

Retweetd From Hewitts of Croydon

Have you found out you are attending this September? supply their uniform, have a look at prices and images online! Uniform can be bought in store or online... https://t.co/16H3MfpInP

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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.