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22/04/18

Thank-you to animal workshops for a fantastic afternoon earlier this week! We loved meeting all the animals!

18/04/18

Retweetd From Harris Falconwood

Students from The Harris Experience visited University of Cambridge Gonville & Caius College today for some taster lectures amd a tour of the campus. https://t.co/IWJOs13SrY

29/03/18

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Video which was created for the purpose of the spelling bee. Such a great feeling when you enthuse and encourage students through this event.Proud to be part of this experience https://t.co/KC3gc9mdrk

23/03/18

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Welcome to everyone from for tonight's Advance Project performance. A sneak peek from inside the rehearsal room https://t.co/kPfxhO7AQp

14/03/18

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A big thank you to the parents that attended the ‘Positive Me’ programme meeting yesterday. It was great to share the progress that is being made and discuss ways in which we can continue to support the children to the best of our ability. https://t.co/yw0ibVhxsU

07/03/18

Wow! Such wonderful celebrations for World Book Day! Well done to our Primary children for your amazing costumes this week!

05/03/18

Primary Students: We cannot wait to see your World Book Day Costumes!

05/03/18

We look forward to welcoming all students back to the Academy today (5th March) at 8.20am. Business as usual!

02/03/18

The Academy is partially closed today due to adverse weather conditions. We are closed to all students except Year 12/13. Please see website

01/03/18

The Academy will be closed today (1st March) due to adverse weather conditions.

28/02/18

The Academy is open as usual today.

07/02/18

Retweetd From Strengthening Minds

An amazing first session with the wonderful Year 2 children . We explored the importance of kind and positive behaviour as part of our ‘Positive Me’ programme. Some lovely feedback from the children. Looking forward to our next session already. https://t.co/7lnNJCdEUF

24/01/18

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We are looking for an MFL Lead Practitioner . Apply now https://t.co/vQ6dK0Zaz0 https://t.co/C9jveKeeVV

23/01/18

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Off to Academy this morning to deliver an assembly with on all things

16/01/18

Retweetd From Strengthening Minds

Brilliant sessions and today. Only week 2 and already some fantastic progress being made. Helping Young People Grow 💪🏻 https://t.co/bYycvAoViK

20/12/17

It was really great to have students at Priscilla Wakefield house this week, to perform for the residents.

20/12/17

Such a successful Winter Show last week - huge thank you to Ms O'Keeffe and the Performing Arts team for an outstanding production! https://t.co/jPOpaoEmBN

09/12/17

Retweetd From Harris Experience

Looking back on our visit to with our Year 10 students last week - a fantastic time had by all! https://t.co/rcGKOogeXv

07/12/17

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Tickets selling fast for this years Winter Concert. Hope to see you there! https://t.co/V47WpqADb3

07/12/17

Retweetd From Harris Tottenham Sixth Form

Great to be at today for the Post 16 event. Very much hope to see you at our forthcoming events. https://t.co/OouM5uCBhZ

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.