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19/10/17

Told London staff & students re your inspiring podcast. Our motto: Step into your Greatness. Sounds like extreme ownership?!

19/10/17

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on 'The Expert Leaner' & of ability. Are high attainers a product of environment and study habits? https://t.co/QL8cdxJlc5

19/10/17

Thank you - the real work is done by our amazing staff who ensure bhvr management so consistent and who give kids such a great deal.

18/10/17

As we come to the end of a busy term, HAGR staff please know this: you are awesome. Kids, you're not bad either ;)

15/10/17

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Teacher of Spanish (P/ T) required at https://t.co/Qsfu5WDbXa

15/10/17

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14/10/17

We've got some awesome rock bands here and would love another kit - come listen to us play it!

12/10/17

Back atcha!

12/10/17

Top 12% in England this year. Feels very special to have such great staff leading our children to greatness! https://t.co/5LajRaZIFf

12/10/17

What to do if your child is overweight https://t.co/vYrGHaWlNz

09/10/17

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Our wonderful Harris in Harmony students headlining at our conference https://t.co/0GGh9HyrX3

09/10/17

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Harris in Harmony choir doing us proud Conference in https://t.co/sFzLKI6oGw

09/10/17

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Wow, what an event! The finale of students singing was very spectacular. Glad to be part of something special https://t.co/Ch5gmIujB5

09/10/17

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That was AWESOME! Thanks for having us sing for you https://t.co/l66EIWn036

09/10/17

Parents: reminder it's a staff training day today. We'll see your children tomorrow!

07/10/17

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EXCLUSIVE: Harris academy chain to build 100 homes for teachers ~ https://t.co/f1Jo9V1Vgc

06/10/17

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Revealing the logo- 13/14 December at HAGR- https://t.co/Sk0tpFGVvt

06/10/17

Y12 team outside City Hall for the Young Consumer of the Year Finals! Thanks to Ms Dunn for leading them. https://t.co/xKk9kazT4e

04/10/17

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So happy to be receiving support from Ms Lewis from as our chn work towards the Young Mathematicians' Award https://t.co/IAf4IvVodY

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