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Pupils, parents, teachers and support staff all sign a ‘Commitment to Achievement’ agreement. This is a joint promise that all of us will put in the time and effort required for our children to succeed. Parents are expected to support children by supervising home learning, ensuring that children attend school and wear the correct uniform.
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All pupils are expected to be ready, in class, for registration at 8.30am. Parents should be ready to pick them up from class at 4pm sharp (3pm on Friday). All parents have been issued a letter giving notice of attendance policies. We think it is very important that all our pupils benefit from 190 days of learning to ensure they make progress and achieve the results they should. If a school can improve its attendance by 1%, this can result in a 5-6% improvement in attainment. We are asking you to support the school by ensuring your child achieves excellent attendance.Here are some of the ways in which you can help our school achieve excellent attendance:
The Education Welfare Service may issue you with a Formal Warning, an Education Penalty Notice (EPN) or decide to prosecute. If you are issued with an EPN for unauthorised term time leave, you risk receiving a fine from the London Borough of Brent of between £60 - £120. Fines are issued to each parent for each child taken out of school. Failure to pay the notice may result in you being prosecuted at Willesden Magistrates Court for your child’s non-attendance at school for the period in the notice. Formal Warnings or Education Penalty Notices are also issued in cases of persistent unauthorised absence.A copy of our attendance policy is available to read in the school office and the London Borough of Brent’s Non-School Attendance, Education Penalty Notices, and Local Code of Conduct are available to read and download by following this link.
We believe school should offer children a calm orderly environment where learning is effective and children enjoy it. We will encourage and reward good behaviour and maintain clear rules that discourage disruption.
Please download a copy of our Whole School Behaviour Policies.
The staff and governors at Ark Academy are committed to safeguarding the welfare of our pupils and to providing a safe environment with robust systems to ensure the safety and healthy development of all our pupils, within the academy and on related school trips and other activities.
Please download a copy of our Safeguarding Policies.
Please download a copy of our Charging and Remission Policies.
Mobile phones are not permitted in school. Any mobiles brought to school by pupils will be confiscated and returned to parents at the end of the school day.
Please see the Uniforms page for information about our uniform policies.
We are committed to developing healthy children with positive attitudes to exercise and diet. Our PE programme provides both exercise and health education. All pupils have some supervised physical exercise every day and each class will have an extended PE lesson twice a week for which they will need to wear suitable PE clothing.We encourage children to eat healthily and participate in the Healthy Schools initiative offering each child a free fruit or vegetable each day. Our onsite kitchen offers every child a healthy lunch, cooked freshly at school, everyday, and healthy snacks at break times. A vegetarian choice is always provided and, if notified, we can usually cater to special dietary needs. Packed lunches should be healthy and should not include sweets, chocolate, cakes or fizzy drinks.
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