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22/08/19

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Well done to Nathaniel Massiah on nine Grade 9s and Gordon Armah eight Grade 8’s and two Grade 9’s https://t.co/FaxVMwp9Gm

22/08/19

Massive congratulations to Justine Smith on five Grade 9’s, four Grade 8’s Rassala Smith on one Grade 9, five Grade 8’s and three Grade 7’s. https://t.co/6kkhXO0Z5D

22/08/19

Well done to all our students on their amazing results! Everyone is busy getting enrolled in https://t.co/13VILyDx9r

22/08/19

Well done to Nathaniel Massiah on nine Grade 9s and Gordon Armah eight Grade 8’s and two Grade 9’s https://t.co/FaxVMwp9Gm

22/07/19

Our Year 7 & 9's enjoying their end of year rewards trip to Brighton. Well done to all on your successes this year! https://t.co/9YFbawW6XX

19/07/19

Our students celebrating sports today with a tour of Wembley Stadium! ⚽️ https://t.co/AA2V3JnXUm

17/07/19

Thank you so much for visiting! It was an amazing experience for our students.

17/07/19

Learning Support Summer Party at Harris Merton. Students have worked very hard to grow some delicious fruit and vegtables. Along with cooking some amazing party food! https://t.co/awr1redKbR

15/07/19

Students at Harris Merton starting their week with a virtual tour of space!! https://t.co/WBRcUHiWnt

13/07/19

Clement Takyi from Harris Academy Merton ready to support as Ball Boy at the Women’s Final in Wimbledon! https://t.co/131mfdVe4G

12/07/19

This week our Year 12 students went to visit CERN. Students created cloud chambers to observe particles tracks and got to visit the accelerator control room then go down to visit one of the detectors! https://t.co/vWbKopTvw5

11/07/19

Kiyah Robertson, Year 8 winning BRONZE for Harris Merton in short putt at Harris Federation Sports Day https://t.co/eM1hpmLGBW

11/07/19

Elisha Mason, Year 8 winning BRONZE for Harris Merton in discus at Harris Federation Sports Day https://t.co/yXiZkultp8

11/07/19

Our staff winning GOLD for Harris Merton in the staff relay at Harris Federation Sports Day https://t.co/m1lt84He5a

11/07/19

Matthew Campbell, Year 10 winning GOLD for Harris Merton in the 100m at Harris Federation Sports Day https://t.co/8tnRshK2eh

11/07/19

Hussain Zadran, Year 10 winning GOLD for Harris Merton in javelin at Harris Federation Sports Day https://t.co/i8FU6dG66l

27/06/19

Our wonderful year 8 students, who won their round of the , participated in the finals today at the IET in Central London. Congratulations to our stars! https://t.co/vAsyUGOO17

05/04/19

Our year 10 triple scientists got to hang out with some real life skeletons at Museum of Life Sciences on Thursday. https://t.co/liW1rMLPol

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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.