Academic Year 2023/2024
At The Nicholas Hamond Academy we focus on providing the best learning environment which allows all our students achieve.
It is of fundamental importance for students to meet the school attendance target of 100%. It has been proven that lost hours of learning time can have a detrimental effect on the learning and achievements of students.
Here at TNHA we pride ourselves on having high expectations on us as professionals and of our students as learners. Consequently, it is vital that students arrive at school on time.
Your child deserves a rigorous education and all the opportunities that TNHA has to offer.
Coming to school every day is essential and builds resilience so they can achieve the academic success they deserve.
If your child is aged between 5 and 16 you must make sure they attend school regularly and stay in school.
This is Law, you can be taken to court for breaking this Law (section 444 of the Education Act 1996).
Parents/carers should ensure their children arrive at school on time 8.40am properly dressed in the correct school uniform and in a condition to learn – they should have all the equipment they need like PE kit, pens etc, not too tired, worried or hungry.
Mental Health Matters
Mental Health matters to us at TNHA to help with a student’s mental health in school, we work closely with the Mental Health Support Team for the Breckland Area that we can make referrals to. If you have any concerns about your child’s mental health, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with your child’s tutor, head of year or via reception.
Please see below a selection of useful links:
YoungMinds | Mental Health Charity For Children And Young People | YoungMinds
Childline | Childline
NSPCC | The UK children’s charity | NSPCC
Hope Support Services – Helping young people when someone gets sick
The National Youth Advocacy Service | NYAS
Improving children’s and young people’s mental health – Place2Be
Parenting and Family Support – Family Lives (Parentline Plus) | Family Lives
Side by Side | A community platform by Mind
The Children’s Society | UK children’s charity (childrenssociety.org.uk)
Please see the below links for further guidance and advice:
Role of the Parent/Carer
What can I do as a parent/carer to support excellent attendance?
- Ensure they have a regular bed time.
- Limit digital technology use e.g. social media, gaming – try and finish an hour before bed.
- Ensure your child has their own alarm clock.
- Get their bag/equipment/PE kit is ready the night before.
Role of the Student
What is the role of the student?
- All students to arrive in school for the day to start at 8.45am (breakfast club is open all year round to all students from 8 – 8.30am)
- Students are expected to arrive on time for each period of the day
- Students arriving late will be marked late on the register and will receive a 20 minute same day detention after school.
- Late to school is defined as any student arriving after the gates have closed at 8.45am