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19/04/18

Retweetd From Strengthening Minds

Really nice to visit the girls from who took part in last years Self-Esteem prog Great to see them doing so well! Also a brilliant meeting with to discuss the progs for the year ahead & UL thank you for making this possible! https://t.co/duUEDs0Wpr

15/04/18

Retweetd From R Simpson

Final two signs complete with regen logo are up. Thank you so much Now just the final touches to the 3 rooms and work can start. https://t.co/xap89uTesj

29/03/18

Retweetd From Harris Careers

are looking for a Teacher/Lead Practitioner Designate of Science. Apply now https://t.co/8F6ibr9Xoh https://t.co/V1RFVbeJKY

28/03/18

Retweetd From Harris Bromley

Nine Harris Academies took part in the 2 hour challenge, but the victors were..... Well done to everyone that took part and thank you to the Science Team for arranging today's activities https://t.co/aEni42jQf6

22/03/18

Retweetd From HAMGeography

A very good attempt at drawing on climatic hazards by Rachel in year 9! https://t.co/rxxBiRjCU7

19/03/18

Retweetd From HAMGeography

Revision skill - back to back for the structure of the Earth. Thanks https://t.co/A2tMTOnzLm

16/03/18

Retweetd From Georgia Turner

Hey - check out the work of our students at for . We’re all making the and promoting your toothbrushes too! https://t.co/sm7bvccIVo

16/03/18

Retweetd From Harris Careers

We are looking for a Teacher of Computer Science & IT .Apply now https://t.co/Jn38DWJ3iZ https://t.co/ZelXEqK126

15/03/18

Retweetd From Harris Careers

Assistant Principal (Behaviour & Pastoral Provision) required https://t.co/y3e0XkicwR https://t.co/5xCRprOtNT

01/03/18

Severe Weather Update: the Academy will close today at 11:40 and will remain closed tomorrow, Friday 2nd March. Please see the letter from the Principal https://t.co/aYwMOPDCWW

01/03/18

Info for Year 9 parents/carers: Parents evening tonight has been postponed to next week and will be on Thursday 8th March instead.

01/03/18

Severe Weather Info: The Academy is open as normal today. We shall be reviewing the situation throughout the day and post on here, our website and texts to parent/carers if there is any change.

26/02/18

Great day today exploring women’s roles in construction. https://t.co/sVDa7NSh1g

23/02/18

As an expanding academy with a progressive and innovative approach to teaching and learning maybe you would like to join the team? Check out for our recent vacancies.

23/02/18

Year 11 Students exploring magnets today as the enter the final phase in their prep for GCSE exams this summer! https://t.co/xtMhdyS65O

23/02/18

Retweetd From Harris Careers

Harris Academy Merton is looking for a Head of Media. Apply now https://t.co/SN5WMMAZCA https://t.co/qchAR2ao3u

23/02/18

Retweetd From Harris Careers

We are looking for a Teacher of Computer Science & IT .Apply now https://t.co/bWd4LrwvpS https://t.co/fIhUyjbVTV

23/02/18

Retweetd From Harris Careers

Teacher of Business Studies required .Apply now https://t.co/YSGkxmGPRr https://t.co/wfhzmQW9bS

07/02/18

Year 12 students for a multidimensional learning experience https://t.co/ZwCipOUzpk

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Attendance and Punctuality

The Department of Education issues advice and statistics which prove a strong link between attendance and achievement.  As is known, poor attendance will lead to underachievement and insufficient progress therefore it is vital that your child achieves their full potential at Harris Academy Merton by ensuring they are in attendance every day and on time.

Attendance

A minimum attendance of 96% is expected of all students at the Academy

In order for us to support the attainment and progress of your child, they must attend on time every day. If your child’s attendance falls below 96%, we will begin to monitor their attendance.

Our communication and monitoring will consist of:

  • Phone calls home from the Academy Attendance Officer, Tutors and Pastoral Team.
  • Letters informing you of our concern regarding your child’s poor attendance.
  • Meetings with parents/carers to discuss our attendance concerns and work together to improve attendance.
  • A home visit by the Truancy Team if persistent absence is below 90%, without a valid reason.

Please be aware that it is a collective aim to support you and ensure your child attends school so that they can learn and achieve success.  As such we may collect your child on the truancy bus and bring them to school so that they engage with learning. Students who have fallen behind in their school work as a result of persistent absence will remain at school at the end of the day for 30 minutes in order to catch up with missed work. Please understand that these measures are in place to ensure your child’s academic success. We will continue this action until such time as they have improved their attendance to above 96% and got back on track with their learning.

Please be aware that if a child’s attendance fails to improve, they are identified as a persistent absentee which leads to a referral being made to the London Borough of Merton Education Welfare Service who will initiate the issuing of a Penalty Notice, where a fine of up to £120 can be enforced.                  

Medical & Dental Appointments

Appointments must be made outside the Academy day, where possible as we cannot authorise these. Suitable medical evidence must be provided on your child’s return to school, if an appointment cannot be made outside Academy hours. If you are unable to make an appointment outside of the Academy day, please ensure the absence is limited to the duration of the appointment, and reasonable travel time.

For sickness, evidence can be in the form of a doctor’s certificate; a copy of a prescription or prescribed medication with the child’s name and date on the bottle or packet.  In the case of a medical appointment, kindly provide the appointment card or letter.

Lack of such evidence will result in your child’s absence being recorded as unauthorised and this in turn may lead to a fine of £120 in the first instance.  Your child will also be added to the truancy bus list and a member of Academy staff may visit your home if we have not been provided with a valid reason for any absence by 8.30am.

Holidays, visits abroad for family weddings/memorial services

Please ensure visits abroad for family services, holidays etc. are not booked within term time as we cannot authorise these absences. Holidays and visits in term time will affect your child’s attendance figures and will be recorded as unauthorised absence; this in turn may lead to a fine of £120 in the first instance.

Arriving late to the Academy - Harris Academy Punctuality Target - 98%

All students are expected to arrive at the Academy no later than 8.25am. Failure to arrive by 8.25am will result in a 15 minute lunchtime detention and if this is repeated in the same week, a more lengthy detention will be set for the Friday afternoon of the following week.

Students whose punctuality falls below 98% will be placed on punctuality report to their Faculty Director. If your child is late on 10 occasions, you will be invited a meeting to discuss our increasing concerns and set punctuality targets with their Faculty Director. If your child reaches 15 incidents of lateness, they will be sanctioned with a day in the Student Referral Centre.