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24/01/21

PE Challenge for WC 25th Jan https://t.co/DFQrY2ffjc via Can you beat Miss Samuelson? 💪👟⏱️

22/01/21

Retweetd From Harris Federation

“The school is a really welcoming & supportive environment - they have helped me a lot, both on and off the pitch” Congratulations to Niino, a scholar from who has signed a professional contract with ⚽️👏 https://t.co/DZY8LJB4xm

22/01/21

Retweetd From Kinetic Foundation

Congratulations Niino Malaki-Adom who this week signed a 2 year scholarship with becoming the 5th signing this season and 45th signing overall =signings https://t.co/7E4hcKlEcp

21/01/21

What is our 6th Form curriculum ? Over 120 prospective students hearing from Ms Barker tonight about our teaching & the partnerships with top universities https://t.co/AWUyJxavxw

21/01/21

Where to study your A Levels? Tonight we are opening our academy to a virtual tour with over 120 prospective candidates for our 6th Form - please do watch our films https://t.co/ZqNBE4WELW

21/01/21

Retweetd From The South East Independent

Our new issue of is now available to download featuring & so much more Subscribe for free at https://t.co/vcoj17i2UK To read the latest magazine just click the link below.. https://t.co/6wSgnRUHs8 https://t.co/h0K4huurlJ

21/01/21

Retweetd From HPA Philip Lane

We are very grateful to Barings for donating these lovely and nutritious Cottage Pies with root vegetables to all our Harris schools. Community spirit like this is helping our society draw closer together and support those in need🥦🧅🥕🌽🥧 https://t.co/pOhzr23jX6

21/01/21

The National Literacy Trust are offering an online programme of events which will run from Thurs 21st Jan-Fri 29th Jan. There are a range of free events for students, teachers, and parents to access. Please use the links in the PDF on our website to sign up for the free events.

19/01/21

Our BTEC Performing Arts students are very much looking forward to a talk from Peter Rice today on sound design. Thank you for making this happen! 🖥🎤🎧🎼 https://t.co/2xn1f06CuA

17/01/21

Thank you to you - you have lifted us all up since March & been the keynote to many an assembly or staff meeting. Thank you https://t.co/se3HFklUrK

17/01/21

Retweetd From Oak National Academy

We’re thrilled to launch the in partnership with , which will offer free books and audiobooks to pupils as they learn from home. 📚 This week, you can read 's The Story of Tracy Beaker. Visit https://t.co/Bi5QigLKkJ 🙌 https://t.co/SYpNnIYKZ9

16/01/21

Retweetd From Dr Adam Rutherford

Parents, why don’t you let the one and only look after your kids at 2pm each day next week. Have a cup of tea, she’s got this. https://t.co/5iZO9y1gwk

15/01/21

Retweetd From Soarpoints

So many people go above and beyond to help children thrive and much thanks to who have helped so many London school provide high quality meals for families in need. https://t.co/m9Sm3eZLiv

15/01/21

Huge thank you to the Thomas Franks Foundation and for delivering quality food to us to distribute to our families. Please get in touch if you need support. info.org.uk https://t.co/L2bejkwKYB

15/01/21

The PE Department will be posting weekly physical challenges that can be completed at home. Check our website or click on the YouTube link below to see next week's challenge. 💪⏱️👟 PE Challenge - WC 18th Jan https://t.co/HOKRKJHbHg via

15/01/21

PROBLEM RESOLVED Microsoft Teams is now working. Please attend your live lessons as normal. Well done on almost full attendance at lessons.

15/01/21

Families should use today for any lessons if your TEAMs is down. Live lessons may suffer temporary connection problems. We are aware of an issue with some staff & students losing access to Microsoft Teams overnight. Apologies for this issue. https://t.co/y3yz1gOwf3

15/01/21

Remote Learning Glitch this morning. Microsoft Teams has gone down this morning at our academy. Please do be patient while we fix this technical problem. https://t.co/ClffmTCO5C

14/01/21

Retweetd From NCA

'N17' a radio programme from has been shortlisted for Best Arts Project in this year's Awards. https://t.co/JNRXKxrn4W Congrats to all involved 🏅❤️

14/01/21

Retweetd From RoughHouse Theatre

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that our audio documentary in association with has been nominated for Best Arts Project in this year's awards. Beyond proud and huge thanks to all at https://t.co/bgXt4RTdx8 https://t.co/lgNJw51uS0

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.

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Homework

We believe there is significant value in Independent Learning as pupils prepare for their future learning, revise, practise skills taught in the classroom, and develop their organisational and time-management skills.

We also believe that this is a partnership between home and school and as such parental support is vital in our efforts to build independent learning habits in our pupils, your children.

As a parent/carer you should take an active role in supporting your child's independent learning. This should involve:

  1. 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 explanation.
  2. Environment – by providing an appropriate environment for homework i.e. work place, block of uninterrupted time.
  3. Discipline and time management - promoting a healthy balance between homework, extra-curricular activities and family commitments. Stopping your child from continuing to complete homework late into the night, even if it is not complete. A note can be written in the planner which will be followed up by the subject teacher.
  4. Encouragement - providing encouragement and appropriate support without doing the homework for your child.
  5. Communication - Contacting the class teacher if your child has repeated difficulty in completing homework within the suggested time

Our promise to you

HAT069When setting homework teachers will:

  1. Ensure that homework tasks are meaningful and necessary for embedding learning from lessons or contributing to future learning
  2. Give clear limits of how much work should be done on an assignment e.g. number of words/minutes/homework slots. In KS3 homework will last for no more than 45 minutes per subject. In KS4 homework will last for no more than one hour per subject
  3. Give clear expectations of how much is to be completed in open-ended tasks and projects and what the assessment criteria are
  4. Allow enough time for students to record details and ask for clarification if necessary and acknowledge homework when it is handed in

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 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?

Homework will be set according to the school rota.

Year 11

       

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

English

Mathematics

Science

History

MFL

Option 1

Option2

Open

Geography

RS

 

       

Year 10

       

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

Science

 English

MFL

Mathematics

History/Geography

RS

Option 1

Open

Option 2

Option 3

         

Year 9

       

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

Mathematics

MFL

History

Science

English

Science

Mathematics

Geography

English

Open

         

Year 8

       

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

English

Science

Mathematics

English

Mathematics

History

Geography

MFL

Open

Open

         

Year 7

       

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

Science Mathematics English Mathematics  English

Geography

History

MFL

Open

Open


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, pupils should be spending a minimum of 30 minutes completing a task per subject. This should mean that if pupils are managing their time appropriately, they are spending at least one hour each evening completing their tasks.


Is there an Independent Learning Timetable?

Please see above. Tutors will work with pupils on time management approaches where appropriate.


How long will I have to complete a task?

Staff will usually give pupils a week to complete a task. Occasionally a shorter deadline may be given. If pupils 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 in the times advertised below, according to year group.

 

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

Year 7

 

MA1

MA1

Year 8

 

STEM ROOM

STEM ROOM

Year 9

Graphics Mac room

 

Graphics Mac room

Year 10

HU1

 

HU1

Year 11

 

MU1 (Mac room)

MU1 (Mac room)

6th Form

 

 

Library


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 40-minute detention. A new deadline would be negotiated with the pupil. 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.