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14/09/18

Harris Academy Tottenham’s Year 3 pupils had 100% exam success in their Royal Academy of Dance ballet examinations, with 52% of pupils achieving 100%. Pupils were awarded certificates and medals today for their accomplishment.

22/08/18

Retweetd From Harris Tottenham Sixth Form

Good Luck to all students collecting GCSE results tomorrow. We are here from 10am tomorrow for enrolment.

22/08/18

Retweetd From Harris Tottenham Sixth Form

Excellent Results for our First A-Level Cohort - See the full story on our website. # Excel

24/05/18

Retweetd From Strengthening Minds

A huge thank you to Nightingale Class for being so thoughtful! I received thank you letters in the post from each of the children who took part in our ‘Positive Me’ Progamme. Such a lovely group of children & staff. Thank you for making my evening. Mr Daniels https://t.co/RxWP6mlDkJ

23/05/18

Immensely proud of our Year 3 cohort who took their first RAD Ballet exams today!

17/05/18

Retweetd From Haringey Sixth Form

Exciting on my way to the outstanding to present to year 10 all about our amazing college 🎓

17/05/18

Retweetd From Mr Beezy

Looking forward to another day of motivation, today I’m at for their teach a child the way they should go and they will not depart from it! Looking forward to inspiring year 7-9 students with

09/05/18

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It can be tricky to know how to keep our kids safe in the online world. Our friendly experts on our free NSPCC Helpline have lots of info and advice: 0808 800 5002 https://t.co/vCoNUQbWSB

27/04/18

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Day 2 ! Starting the day with an on-stage workshop with Academy teaching piece The Indicator Line. https://t.co/nCtDSIrrup

24/04/18

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

Our have been planning a lesson based on a text considering how they will support all their learners but particularly those with to succeed. Really useful strategies being shared and discussed today! Thanks Tom Adams for leading. https://t.co/LvdMcvl0Z5

24/04/18

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"Since 2004 the number of EAL students nationally has increased by 275%." A really interesting start to Tom Adams' training focusing on today. https://t.co/kicFOYYcIr

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

Retweetd From Harris Federation Classics

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

Retweetd From Royal Ballet School

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

Retweetd From Strengthening Minds

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

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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.