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29/03/20

Retweetd From Sadiq Khan

➡️ EMPLOYERS: staff must continue to work from home wherever possible to help protect our key workers who need to travel ➡️ LONDONERS: If you have to go to work, please don’t travel at rush hour https://t.co/FxHEKYoR3Y

28/03/20

Retweetd From National Theatre

Oh, what a beautiful morning! You can now watch Hugh Jackman in our production of Oklahoma! (1998) for free with . https://t.co/AMJx1i5pwN

28/03/20

Retweetd From Alom Shaha

Parents! If you’re looking for ideas for homeschooling, here are videos I made with ⁦⁩ of fun, cheap, easy to do SCIENCE activities which also model how parents can actually teach ExpeRimental | The Royal Institution: Science Lives Here https://t.co/LVckiKyUkL

28/03/20

Why do you need to be so isolated? Because if you don’t you risk infecting 400+ others https://t.co/RDji8FoZu7

28/03/20

Retweetd From HarrisBoys'Academy

HBAED today donated 155 pairs of safety googles (normally used by our Science and DT department) to the NHS to help prevent their staff contracting COVID-19. Lewisham NHS put out a call to local schools who might have spare googles, and we are proud to help https://t.co/x2sfRPuHc0

28/03/20

Good morning one and all. What do watch or do this weekend? Or any weekend in the next months? has the answer https://t.co/O0QfabAs3w

27/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Peckham

Wonderful video from our talented Y10 Music student! 🎶🎼🎤 DM us your HAP homelearning videos and pictures so we can see what you're working on! https://t.co/wxrTWtecIk

27/03/20

Retweetd From Boris Johnson #StayHomeSaveLives

Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus. I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus. Together we will beat this. https://t.co/9Te6aFP0Ri

27/03/20

Retweetd From Met Contact Centre

The team have put together some useful information regarding and how it can affect your work, benefits and travel. More information can be found here: https://t.co/RRX0thsNd7 https://t.co/olOOwNcUE3

27/03/20

Anxious? Not surprised. This is tough tough time... https://t.co/UBWEkeQRno

26/03/20

Retweetd From HarrisTottenham

Each morning the children of key NHS staff are like many in UK watching to stay fit and healthy and learn how the body works https://t.co/kLkEQzE8fS

26/03/20

Need some inspiration for fun maths activities for children of all ages...follow our maths consultant for some great ideas that do not need lots of resources https://t.co/gdZhfBCy5H

26/03/20

Yesterday we made the most of the sunshine with the challenge! Have a go yourself today! Design it, make it, fly it! We would love to see your creations! https://t.co/6fclfsLXRM

26/03/20

Each morning the children of key NHS staff are like many in UK watching to stay fit and healthy and learn how the body works https://t.co/kLkEQzE8fS

25/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Parents and carers with children on Free School Meals - please take note of the scam email being circulated asking you for your bank details. Please do not respond to it if you receive it. https://t.co/QgPR0UqpLA

24/03/20

Retweetd From Haringey

Many people in Haringey will be struggling to cope at the moment. The good news is that help is available. If you or someone you know needs support, please call 020 8489 4431 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am - 4.30pm) or visit https://t.co/JBNu3InRQO

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.

24/03/20

Retweetd From Derek Hills

What a fantastic example for all! There must be restaurants () and suppliers that can support with this to help reduce their own waste and possibly for ongoing revenue. https://t.co/U0oRCJJjlb

24/03/20

Retweetd From Department of Health and Social Care

A vital update on from : You MUST now: ▶️ Only go out when absolutely necessary for food, medicine, work or exercise ▶️ Always stay 2 metres apart 🚶🏾‍♀️↔️🚶🏾‍♂️ ❌ Do NOT meet others outside your household, even friends and family https://t.co/xTA9ySPND7

24/03/20

Special thanks to our teachers and support staff in these extraordinary times who have kindly volunteered themselves to be involved in the Supervision programme 💚

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Homework

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.