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20/09/19

Loving the enthusiasm in our singing assembly https://t.co/x2ErMHEP1V

20/09/19

Our Year 11 are now our conscientious new Sixth Formers https://t.co/WwrMKKgFu1

20/09/19

Interesting discussions on effective marking and feedback in maths https://t.co/H6v2Pw0onb

20/09/19

Our Year 2 Treasure Hunt was really exciting https://t.co/2iaktbAmL0

20/09/19

Wonderful display in our Primary phase https://t.co/UIvaKTOJ1Z

20/09/19

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Next week, 50+ student representatives will attend the Harris Climate Emergency Conference delivered by During the two days they will be working together to develop a action plan to bring back to their individual schools https://t.co/rFrPGB131y

20/09/19

Retweetd From Harris Academy St John’s Wood

Next week we are hosting a symposium on Climate Change with Year 10 & Sixth Form from each academy in collaboration with https://t.co/xNcFmFlAXW https://t.co/YplNdLDLCM

20/09/19

Retweetd From Harris Academy St John’s Wood

Following feedback from parents, We are pleased to confirm our library opening hours before and after school. 📕🗒💻 https://t.co/wf5P1S2LLQ

20/09/19

Retweetd From Harris Academy Clapham

Lovely to meet students, parents and staff last night. Great questions and positivity. Very much looking forward to strengthening our ties in the future.

18/09/19

Retweetd From Haringey

Calling all our budding young artists. Now is the chance to showcase your talents as we need you to design a logo for the Community Safety Partnership - a body who works hard to keep our residents safe. Share your ideas and help to make a difference - https://t.co/EvQCd8PMjQ 🎨 https://t.co/1oI1A8Ski3

18/09/19

You may have seen the tweet earlier, but do see if not https://t.co/jegaqmfqcL

18/09/19

Huge thank you to for all their assistance this afternoon. And thank you also to parents, teachers and students alike for their patience, forbearance & support ensuring swift action & evacuation during this hoax call. https://t.co/jegaqmfqcL

18/09/19

Retweetd From MPS Haringey

NA Police are currently dealing with an Incident at Harris Academy, Ashley Rd N17. To confirm following inaccurate reports; there are no Trespassers, No Damage and No Injured Persons at the venue. Investigation is ongoing but Police believe is a Hoax Call. - A Team

16/09/19

Really interesting inset on gender inequality led by Solace

13/09/19

Retweetd From Harris Purley Way

We are proud to share the news that our recent Ofsted inspection graded the academy as OUTSTANDING in ALL areas! https://t.co/a9ADAcfDoI

12/09/19

Our Y9 pupils had a great time today watching the Alvin Wiley Dance Company today! What a way to start their Performing Arts course!

12/09/19

Our pupils have made a fantastic start in EYFS! Thanks to our families who came to our coffee morning to share those proud moments

09/09/19

Retweetd From Harris Sutton

First music lessons at Harris Academy Sutton! 🎶🎹 https://t.co/PFjUwUtcVT

09/09/19

Retweetd From Harris Academy St John’s Wood

After a two year break, we are reopening the twitter account. Please follow for updates, news and information.

09/09/19

Our first breakfast briefing of the new academic year https://t.co/WOVesnP31f

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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.