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23/06/17

Retweetd From Karl Hoods

Great to see inspiring future generations. Hope the students had fun! https://t.co/DWifo4WsCa

20/06/17

Retweetd From FDM Group

Congratulations to students! Fun 3 days!! Thank you for coming https://t.co/IkGSt8kDmV

20/06/17

Retweetd From FDM Group

Aiming for the top are with super ✏️ skills to boot. We know our Senior Designers will agree 🌟 https://t.co/61krlim4cM

06/04/17

Retweetd From Wandsworth Council

Young chef 2017 winner Shanice from with her signed cookbook https://t.co/igl0J0HHEp https://t.co/XDndwwZJrT

11/03/17

Retweetd From Lucy Werner

I spent a day mentoring a team of students from for Big Idea Challenge 2017 https://t.co/6JIoZL3mcV

10/03/17

Retweetd From WBC Youth Council

*waves* to Mental Health Champions! Morning of campaign creation ahead!

02/03/17

Retweetd From Harris Careers

New blog: wins award for Academic Excellence! https://t.co/qnWFRsx7OH https://t.co/libHGaejlk

28/02/17

Retweetd From FDM Group

Still can't get over how amazing it was having the students in at today. You're looking at future stars 👏 https://t.co/1e07GI6jMU

28/02/17

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Presenting their team values as a badge designed this morning, the talented students of kick-off their day with https://t.co/OAMFLCdc1N

28/02/17

Retweetd From FDM Group

We're thrilled to welcome some amazing students to our London office. Inspiring the tech stars of tomorrow 🌟 https://t.co/mLxvithMGU

28/02/17

Retweetd From ElaineWilson

well done Dr Moody and others congratulations from

25/02/17

Retweetd From WernPR

Huge love to our 'Night Out' app team from - your idea was fantastic & enthusiasm infectious https://t.co/eTINimRJKv

24/02/17

Retweetd From Jack Petchey Fdn

Congratulations on your award! We have just posted out coverage of the night, could you please RT? https://t.co/yAn1LdKycH

24/02/17

Retweetd From Victim Support

Fantastic! Thank you so much to the pupils! https://t.co/5oSkjdKbkL

24/02/17

Retweetd From Accelerator London

Good luck to at today! Have a great day 👍

23/02/17

Retweetd From First Give

Another big congratulations to and for winning £250. The students presentations were great! https://t.co/51qScNFeyo

23/02/17

Retweetd From First Give

What an epic Final! Congratulations to for winning £1,000! Well done to the students at . https://t.co/7mXVLaSLoU

23/02/17

Retweetd From Caroline Sargeant

Fab team six rep; Salvation Army. very proud you won £250 for Final. Great work. are amazing! https://t.co/H6T9Thb4it

23/02/17

Retweetd From Caroline Sargeant

Well done team and rep from PACT. Winning £250 Final . Loving . Way to go! https://t.co/liAU05ggdj

23/02/17

Retweetd From Caroline Sargeant

are incredibly proud of team rep; Victim Support winning £1000. Great facts/stats, video and more! 👍 https://t.co/lOsPj51wzg

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.

Cashless Catering System

The Academy operates a bio-metric system for cashless catering. The system enables students to pay in advance for their meals by crediting their account on cash machines situated in the dining areas. The system also enables parents and carers to credit their child’s account by using ParentPay, a system which allows accounts to be credited online or by using PayPoint centres located in local retailers displaying the Paypoint sign. Further information regarding ParentPay is available at www.parentpay.com.

The bio-metric system uses the fingerprint of the student and the software calculates a huge digital number from the image, and it is the number itself which is stored as a personal identification number.  The actual fingerprint image is NOT stored.  When a student uses the fingerprint scanner, the scanner recalculates the number and recognises the student.  Such software is now being used worldwide as a means of providing additional personal security.

Students and parents can be reassured that this system has a very high level of security and that it is not possible to reconstruct the original fingerprint. The system does contain an option for the use of a PIN number instead of the bio-metric for those students whose parents specifically advise the school of their objection to the use of the bio-metrics.  The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner has scrutinised the technology and has stated “I would encourage you to employ the system using finger print images.  It seems to me that the use of bio-metric identifiers allows users to verify their identity without the risk of intrusions into privacy...I would certainly like to be able to point to it as an example of good practice”.

Can we use this opportunity to remind and encourage parents and carers to register for their entitlement for Free School Meals to ensure that students are able to access meals and the catering facilities. The new cashless system will automatically add students with the entitlement and not distinguish them from other students.

If you should have any queries or require additional information please contact the Academy office.