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18/10/17

Retweetd From Harris Tottenham

Our Year 12 students really enjoyed the launch this evening. Great to hear about opportunities with the leading universities.

18/10/17

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Great to be at today to speak with Year 11 about opportunities at HATO6th. See you at our Open Evening on 22nd November.

16/10/17

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2017 Video Overview. “Educational Success - Every Child Every Day”. https://t.co/pdFfSjCRhj

15/10/17

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Receptionist & Administrative Assistant required at https://t.co/QeYMfrigS4

15/10/17

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Receptionist & Administrative Assistant required at https://t.co/eVcHgAHgCQ

12/10/17

Our Year 9 boys continued our winning streak at Gladesmore tonight with a 4-0 win! Well done! https://t.co/w3wwY9LSOy

11/10/17

Thrilled to be award the Ruth Miskin trained school badge. Well done to all primary staff. https://t.co/qGA7Tr3kOM

11/10/17

PRIMARY: Puffins, Nightingales and Swans all enjoyed their surprise African drumming workshop today! Future musicians in the making!

11/10/17

Don't miss your chance to see our OUTSTANDING Primary provision. https://t.co/luQz5qVn8i

11/10/17

So proud of our Year 7 boys this evening, winning 5-3 in their fixture at Gladesmore. Well done! https://t.co/4tVLX38vLx

10/10/17

So proud of Ms O'Keeffe for her award at the conference. Best partnership for our work with https://t.co/w9HJCDrrFJ

10/10/17

Our staff engaged in our CPD session this evening focussing on developing reading skills in every classroom.

10/10/17

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Fantastic to meet our latest Year 9 Harris Experience cohort! The future looks very bright https://t.co/tYLvJQwDj7

10/10/17

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A very special thanks to some of our brilliant students for speaking in front of over 200 of their peers at the Harris Experience launch! https://t.co/vouXdVFH2I

10/10/17

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Anyone looking to take up photography should take note - say cheese! https://t.co/3dyQDxk47H

10/10/17

Retweetd From HPA Philip Lane

Some images from the final rehearsal for Harris In Harmony yesterday – the children sounded amazing! More to follow... https://t.co/z2Lt4KycU0

09/10/17

We would love to present our Sixth Form if there are stalls available?

09/10/17

Retweetd From HarrisPrimaryMerton

At Harris, disadvantaged students do almost twice as well as they do nationally. https://t.co/zfFUPZQ5KQ

09/10/17

Great for our staff to be at the annual Harris Federation conference today. Our highlight: Harris in Harmony! https://t.co/1JWWTpfDbY

08/10/17

We're delighted to have achieved our Bronze Accreditation STARS award, demonstrating our commitment to safer travel for all! https://t.co/VANwlETZH0

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.

Independent Learning

At Harris Academy Tottenham, we believe that there is significant value in Independent Learning tasks for students, as students prepare for the learning taking place, revise and practice skills taught in the classtroom, and develop their organisational and time management skills.

We also believe that this is a partnership between all stakeholders.

Teachers will ensure that tasks are set regularly, and is meaningful.

Students will ensure that these tasks are completed to the best of their ability, presented well and submitted at the agreed deadline.

We expect Parents to take an active role in supporting their child's independent learning. This will happen through two key areas;

- The Student Planner - you will sign the planner weekly, ensuring that you are aware of the work that has been set. There is an opportunity to write to class teachers or tutors through the comments page, for clarity or further exemplification.

- Show my Homework - A web based application that allows parents, students and staff to communicate with relation to homework that has been set.

The student planner format allows you to quickly and visibly see which subjects have set independent learning tasks in any given week.

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

How often will independent learning tasks be set?

This will vary depending on the subject, but as a rough guide we should expect:

English - Twice a week

Maths - Twice a week

Science - Once a week

Humanities (Geography, History and RE) - Once a week (Alternating)

Spanish - Once a week

Performing Arts (Drama, Music) - Once a Week (Alternating)

Creative Arts (DT, Art) - Once a week (Alternating)

PE - Half termly project

How long should I spend on independent learning tasks?

Of course, it depends on the task and where appropriate specific guidance will be given.  However, students should be spending a minimum of 30 minutes completing a task.

This should mean that if students are managing their time appropriately, they are spending at least one hour each evening completing their tasks.

Is there an Independent Learning Timetable?

We have decided not to publish a timetable, so that both students and staff have the flexibility to set tasks which are meaningful and relevant to the specific scheme of learning.

Tutors will work with students on time management approaches where appropriate.

How long will I have to complete a task?

Staff will usually give students a week to complete a task. Occasionally a shorter deadline may be given. If students struggle to meet that deadline, they should speak to their teacher before the deadline in the first instance.

Is there an Independent Learning club?

There will be an independent learning club established in the first half term. Full details will be posted here in due course, and advertised though tutor times.

What if I need help?

If we need help completing a task, we can ask our class teachers. Sometimes this may mean making an appointment to meet them and talk through the task.

What if I miss a deadline?

If a task is not submitted, we would allocate a 30 minute detention. A new deadline would be negotiated with the student.

If there are exceptional circumstances, please bring a note explaining these to your class teacher.

What if my work is not up to the required standard?

We expect independent learning tasks to be well presented, and reflect high levels of effort. If we make mistakes, that is fine - it is part of the learning process. We may receive opportunities to redraft and reflect upon work completed.

If our work is not completed to an appropriate standard, the teacher will make a decision about the appropriate sanction.