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10/12/17

Only sleet forecast for Eltham. Seems north of London have some bother but we think we're ok. https://t.co/wByOfvGwbA

09/12/17

Boys, you ought to watch this. Real men have the right kind of courage. https://t.co/9TwMeUabvY

09/12/17

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ALL OF THESE 💗 But especially number 3, number 6 and number 9. In that order. https://t.co/7NqiQfTqqL

09/12/17

We kicked off our Sept with this mantra and a question to all staff: 'No burnout. Ever. What do we need to change?' Openness and honesty is crucial. No elephants! For us it's about creating and maintaining systems that allow leaders to lead, teachers to teach, kids to learn.

08/12/17

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Another successful selection day. Visit www.harristraintoteach to find out how you could ! https://t.co/AkCWEI7R6f

07/12/17

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06/12/17

Favourite play, favourite resource. Keep 'em coming!

05/12/17

Year 11 - follow Brilliant! https://t.co/RuFnZwb9Au

02/12/17

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So proud of all our acts tonight . Well done! https://t.co/q183WNle28

30/11/17

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Our practice rooms are buzzing and full of music making this morning https://t.co/RbhOQrq5O6

28/11/17

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GCSE pupils: follow for revision videos on anthology poems, lit texts, and language papers. https://t.co/hw9YQlKrSH

28/11/17

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Notice that Macbeth is rather missing the point here: the prophecy can "commence in a truth" and still be harmful or treacherous to him. Maybe his ambition is blinding him to a clear reading. Not for the last time.

27/11/17

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George McMillan, Principal, spoke to about last week. Read more: https://t.co/9l21oJpS1u https://t.co/xClCy9I9ms

27/11/17

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Delighted to be working with to give their students the skills, confidence and opportunities to become . Find out more: https://t.co/RsnZ2m9KFL https://t.co/HjTCYWhCFG

26/11/17

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Here’s a little Sunday morning riddle for you all ☺️ does anyone know the answer? (The clue is in the punctuation...) https://t.co/jxQLIiN2mp

24/11/17

Retweetd From Elouise Feek

Today I conquered my fear of public speaking by presenting to 117… https://t.co/okpkR9tXHF

24/11/17

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What an incredible day ! I'm very proud to work with such a dynamic group of trainee teachers! https://t.co/lOcJgog3QN

23/11/17

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A really unique opportunity to discuss learning with the lovely students - how should teachers be trained? “Be happy!” https://t.co/1b68xxpWjK

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 Assignment

Independent Learning after school sessions will start week beginning 16th September 2013

Independent Learning (also known as homework) is a provision which supports your child’s progress both at school and during their studies at home. Parents, students and staff were all involved in the development of the policy, and we hope that with your support, it will continue to have a successful impact on your child’s academic progress. Independent Learning has become a very positive aspect for the students at the Academy. A summary of the main points of the policy is outlined below:

  • Independent Learning is academically based and will prepare all students for their half-termly assessments.
  • All Independent Learning written work is to be completed in your child’s homework exercise book unless stipulated otherwise, which must then be brought in to school for class discussion, assessment or class/peer/teacher marking.
  • All Independent Learning for every subject will be posted on the website on a half termly basis, with three pieces to be submitted each half term at intervals.
  • Additional pieces of Independent Learning can be set by individual teachers. These will also be accessible on the school website. This enables teachers to respond to the changing needs of their students in the course of the half term. The teacher will make it clear if there is an expectation to complete the new task instead or in addition to other tasks on the webpage.
  • For Year 7 and 8 students, the recommended total is 6 to 8 hours Independent Learning per week. For students in Years 9, 10, 11 and 12 this amount is 8 to 10 hours per week.
  • Every half term your son/daughter will be awarded a level or grade for every subject. The more Independent Learning completed, the better the progress towards their target grade or level is expected. Details of your child’s levels and grades will be posted home to all parents every term.

The following measures have been put in place to assist all students with their Independent Learning and to develop their Independent Learning skills. Please encourage your son/daughter to attend the sessions after school:

  • Independent Learning lessons will take place from 3.00-4.00pm on Mondays, Tuesdays Wednesdays and Thursdays; 3.00-5.00pm on Fridays. Please refer to the Academy Club Timetable.
  • Independent Learning will commence the week beginning Monday 16th September 2013.
  • The uniform and behaviour policy will have to be adhered to during Independent Learning lessons.
  • A teacher or a member of support staff will be supervising the lesson. They will be able to help students with their Independent Learning but will not be teaching a new lesson.
  • Attendance is optional, although students will be expected to attend if they are not achieving their target levels or grades. The learning completed will count towards the recommended six to eight hours Independent Learning per week.
  • Students are also encouraged to engage with their learning by researching further areas of interest, or studying areas of difficulty. All students are advised to read a variety of genres as often as possible in their own time - at an appropriate level of difficulty.

Independent Learning is only useful if both the school and parents monitor the quality of the work completed.

I would be happy to discuss any aspect of Independent Learning during the parents’ forums, details of which you will find in ‘dates for your diary’ in the parents’ section of the website. Alternatively please contact Mr John Dixon Vice Principal.

Yours faithfully,

Dr C Tomlinson

Executive Headteacher