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22/01/19

Can you use our word of the week? https://t.co/kGGqA0Drum

22/01/19

So great for our students to be tutored by LSE tutors https://t.co/QKe1TH9Xww

22/01/19

Our Year 4 students enjoying their learning https://t.co/x36cEHnPe5

21/01/19

Our lucky students having a cooking demonstration from our chartwell's canteen staff https://t.co/gWiit4a6qR

14/01/19

Our industrious Year 11 student sewing https://t.co/R4BBajIhfc

14/01/19

Can you use our word of the week? https://t.co/wQNaNHq766

14/01/19

Year 11 enjoying helping out in Primary https://t.co/a7YMZZHwpq

14/01/19

Our lovely Year 11 students helping out in Primary https://t.co/aoYkKoxSdC

14/01/19

Year 4 Have created some very impressive volcanoes https://t.co/93BRnnrh92

14/01/19

Our Year 10 students working with Collagw Voices https://t.co/bCcHrzXxCv

14/01/19

Lucky Year 10 students working with professionals in Performing Arts https://t.co/PaqTS4wunc

21/12/18

Having a great time playing Connect 4 with students from Franklin House https://t.co/uruxXNXzEi

21/12/18

Great job Harris Federation

20/12/18

Thank you so much to the Metropolitan Police for coming to the Academy to educate our young people about knife and gun crime in London https://t.co/KuabcrjDQD

19/12/18

The Christmas spirit is alive and well in Science today https://t.co/4qhXGzeF5Z

18/12/18

Congratulations to everyone for all their hard work in being awarded Stonewall Bronze Champion Award in recognition for celebrating diversity and tackling homophobic and transphobic stereotypes and bullying.

18/12/18

Congratulations to our students who are runners up on the Honor Goodsite's Big Build competition

17/12/18

Had a festive lunch on our Christmas jumper day

17/12/18

Loving the focus of this student https://t.co/ZweMwETcsZ

17/12/18

So proud of our talented students https://t.co/8M7wRgeyeN

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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.