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22/07/20

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Admin Officer in Info/Apply: https://t.co/nDr2wPM62B https://t.co/qIWB74BRSa

08/07/20

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There are only 2 days left for eligible families to register for Free School Meals and access support through the COVID Summer Food Fund. - RT and find out more here: https://t.co/bzgCyh9Bmc

30/06/20

Retweetd From BBC Young Reporter

Calling all students from , , , and who joined the virtual workshop earlier today - here's a reminder of the simple advice to check the sources in an online news story 👇 https://t.co/FRQ0aOs5cc

30/06/20

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'Is it REAL?' The question we asked to students from , , , , and who joined us for our navigating news workshop earlier today. Thanks to Team for organising! https://t.co/I3pJ9UIXp5

30/06/20

Retweetd From WandSchoolGames

Come on Take on Ru's Boccia Challenge- let's see what you have in your locker!

26/06/20

Meet the staff at HABS. First up is the incredible Mr Reid, Year Lead for Year 7: https://t.co/RSWpDiMS2Z Tweet us if you have any questions for him!

26/06/20

Dear parents and guardians. Click here if you would like the details for uniform purchase and for a checklist of what to buy for September: https://t.co/bcaQzALu86

26/06/20

Please check the Transition pages of our website for all updates and news for the incoming Year 7 students: https://t.co/opVikopwNM. There is a page for parents and a page for students. We are VERY excited to meet you all!

17/04/20

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Dr Elaheh Gholami is our participant this week! She joined RIS in 2018 & teaches https://t.co/wjvtKhruj5

15/04/20

Retweetd From David Carr

and the maths team have made a YouTube channel with videos that link directly to our curriculum. This will be brilliant in suppporthing the students at home. Keep looking for updates over the coming weeks

08/04/20

Retweetd From Strengthening Minds

Here’s our ‘Guide To Staying Home...In Style’ resource for students & families. Please feel free to use. https://t.co/cnrmNLsSwT https://t.co/pxBWi8LqfM

24/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation

PLEASE RETWEET: with 36,000 families at our schools in London and Essex, we want to supply food parcels for those in need (on top of free school meals which we’re already doing). We’ll fully fund this but URGENTLY need a supermarket chain to help.

21/03/20

A huge thank you to Steve Nine Elms in for giving us some free Easter eggs for our staff at the end of a very challenging week. We greatly appreciate the work you and your colleagues are doing at this time.

28/11/19

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Ace volleyball festival . 60 young people having a smashing time with https://t.co/XVo7HV6hdw

15/11/19

Retweetd From Paradox Theatre

We had another brilliant show today with a wonderful group of students from , with a mini visit from and the amazing facilitating a workshop afterwards! Thank you so much to everyone for coming, we loved hearing your thoughts! 🌟 https://t.co/g6i2WpC3x3

06/11/19

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Harris Dulwich Boys and are in the top 20 schools in the UK, according to the Fair Secondary School Index – a new way of measuring students’ progress which aims to take their backgrounds into account. Find out more https://t.co/GNXzD86QWr https://t.co/XHiDnst9xc

20/08/19

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Here are some of our brilliant students heading to and this year. Many are the first in their family to attend university and all have beaten extraordinary odds to get there. We are so proud of them and wish them every happiness and success. https://t.co/HJt7DF572H

28/06/19

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Meet Ashleigh, previously an English tutor and copy editor, now training to teach English at https://t.co/AEvS34sTxs https://t.co/yOqOW0pdDI

09/03/19

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Exam Invigilators and Scribes required .Apply now https://t.co/7hNmdoyqyR https://t.co/aqv3xdV44K

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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.