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22/05/20

The quad is looking glorious in the spring sunshine. https://t.co/9TGj0uDkZw

21/05/20

student, Iris, has taken these pictures to show how she's exploring the formal elements of photography including line, shape, focus, space, texture and tone while she's studying at home. Impressive work! https://t.co/rh3n3oKg1A

20/05/20

Waseemah in Year 8 has sent us this really accomplished 'negative space' drawing she's created for - by filling in the space around the objects to reveal their forms. Very accomplished, Waseemah. Great work! https://t.co/tzohg4Kr0g

19/05/20

Year 9 and students are creating a range of really imaginative , inspired by New York-based artist Johanna Goodman. Amazing work! https://t.co/hjkeYmFWSz

19/05/20

It’s and the theme is Today, let’s think about who and what we’re grateful for and say thank you. Who will you thank today and why?

18/05/20

Zuzanna, Year 8, has been researching as part of her studies while at home, including creating this beautiful work, which we wanted to share with you. https://t.co/hlt3TMDNe1

15/05/20

We’re so proud of this edition. Our first lockdown edition and absolutely inspiring. Well done girls!

15/05/20

Our latest student zine is out now, on the theme of 'Pathways'. "The zine is about the things that matter to us as young women,” says Awa, Year 10. Read now at https://t.co/XuuLQNOLob https://t.co/l7aYeUIvzG

15/05/20

Our girls are creating some truly inspirational while they are at home. Here's a by Alissia, Year 7, inspired by German artist Hannah Höch. Amazing work, Alissia! https://t.co/Sg6NPpZPYU

14/05/20

Don’t forget to prioritise your mental health and always seek support if you need it. It’s mental health awareness week next week: let’s look after one another https://t.co/TfExIGsJJ9

12/05/20

Retweetd From Shakespeare's Globe

There to meet with... MACBETH. Tonight's the night! Are you joining us on YouTube at 7.00pm for our free Premiere of ? Created especially for young people thanks to , Macbeth will be available to stream until UK schools reopen. https://t.co/t58ZgSgLUd https://t.co/2w57w3Idw1

10/05/20

Retweetd From Department for Education

National Crime Agency’s has created a series of activity packs to help you protect your children online 💻 Each pack contains simple 15-minute activities for children age 4-14+ 👇 https://t.co/zckxo1OWxk https://t.co/xT08hC55Bd

08/05/20

Retweetd From CareersHGAED

Great opportunity for students to broaden their career horizons with NatWest. https://t.co/LLRJQ69bIM https://t.co/5idhytKevS

08/05/20

Self care first-look after yourselves. https://t.co/mnuQ3xhUdb

07/05/20

Retweetd From NCSC UK

If you have a love for technology, why not take the first steps towards you future career? Learn new skills needed to enter the cyber security or computing workplace with our online coures: https://t.co/ARWyaayIhv https://t.co/jycQBX7Dzz

07/05/20

Retweetd From National Crime Agency (NCA)

Calling all aspiring coders, technologists and cyber specialists - CyberLand needs your help! Test your cyber skills 💻 Learn about firewalls, public wifi and phishing emails 🎣 Explore your future tech career 💼 Try out the games: https://t.co/LrZt0N2enR https://t.co/E9XUVAZaN7

07/05/20

Retweetd From Cyber Discovery

Introducing our Virtual Cyber School! Head over to https://t.co/llPi3ciUgf to find out how you can get free access to over 200 cyber security challenges with CyberStart Game. Already playing? Your licenses have also been extended so you can keep developing your skills 🎁 https://t.co/oXVhSLAeCj

05/05/20

Retweetd From BBC Bitesize

📣Year 10 students! 📣 Join us for Take on the Teacher LIVE at https://t.co/tV9Q00Ua62 🔶 Thursday - 10:30-11:30am 🔶 Teachers answer your questions LIVE! 🔶 Take on the teacher in our live quiz! They will be answering YOUR questions on: 📚 English 📐 Maths 🚀 Physics https://t.co/xhPBeXP21Z

05/05/20

Retweetd From Department for Education

Parents and carers, here is some guidance for supporting children who are learning at home 👇 https://t.co/4K7CxRY4yP https://t.co/pMov5VPvgz

05/05/20

We’ve not tweeted in a while...so thought it worth saying we’re missing you all!! Keep in touch please-your coaches and teachers are still checking in! Let us know how we can help 😊

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Remote Working Etiquette

The following guidelines are designed for Years 11 and 13 and should help if you need to work at home.

This is not an opportunity for a break! Your examinations will still take place as scheduled and you must work to ensure you are prepared for them. Your teachers will be working remotely also and you are their first priority in terms of preparation and support. You will have everything you need to successfully work remotely.


What is expected of me

You are expected to complete and submit for all tasks set by your teachers by the given deadlines. Your tasks will be set on Microsoft Teams or Edmodo and your teacher will use these platforms to monitor your completion of the tasks and to provide feedback. You will be given ‘hard’ deadlines, meaning that you must meet them.

If your teacher is concerned that you may be falling behind, they will first contact you on Teams and check that you are ok, that you understand and make sure you have enough support to complete the work. This is exactly as they would do at school.

Just like at school, if your teacher is very concerned that you aren’t logging into Teams and completing work, despite them having communicated with you, they will contact your parent or carer and raise the concerns with them.

The best way for you to manage your workload at home is to follow your timetable closely. Your teachers will provide you with plenty of work to help you to do this.


How can I get help from my teacher?

If you have attempted a task and you find you are unable to complete it because you need more guidance, you should first message your teacher on Teams and then by email if you don’t get a response – there is a risk that your message may not have reached your teacher if something has gone wrong.

You can always use the ‘chat’ function in Edmodo or Teams to seek support during lessons. You should never just ‘leave’ the work; you are responsible for managing your work and it must all be completed in full.


How should I communicate with my teacher

This section has guidance about how to communicate with your teacher and other students about schoolwork, school matters or any worries or questions you may have.

You should send messages using Teams and/or email to your teachers to ask questions or for support.

All email communication should be made between the hours 7am – 7pm on weekdays. Your teachers will not communicate with you outside of these times.

Your email communication and all messages on Teams or Edmodo should be formal. This means you should follow the below ‘email etiquette’.


Email etiquette

You must only use your school email address and Microsoft Teams to contact staff at the Academy. You must not attempt to contact them using any other method.

Only email/message in the given times of 7am – 7pm Monday to Friday.

All emails/messages to be formally addressed ‘Dear Miss X’ and concluded ‘Kind regards’.

All requests to be made politely: ‘I write to ask you if I could have some guidance with/if you could explain this task to me/when you would expect me to…’

All emails to have a subject written in the subject line, such as ‘Request for Guidance’.

Understanding that emails will be responded to within 24-48 hours, but not instantly; your teachers are helping all of their students and it may take them some time to get to your request.

Only email the one person who you need to ask a question to or send your work to; you should not email lots of people or hit ‘reply all’ if your teacher has emailed your whole class.

Never use slang, informal language or any kind of impolite language such as swearing, insults or anything that may appear offensive.

If you are worried about your safety or wellbeing, or you would like to raise a concern about another student, email your head of house or use the SHARP system on the website so that a member of the school’s safeguarding team can help

Example email

Dear Ms Smith

I write to ask for some more guidance about the task you have asked us to complete for this Friday. I am not sure which of the sources you would like us to use to answer question 5. Could you please tell me which one to use so that I can complete this work?

Kind regards,

Amirah

OR

Dear Ms Smith

I write to raise a concern about my friend. I have noticed that she has sent me a few messages in which she seems to be very worried about how she will prepare for her exams while school is closed. I hope you can help. Her name is Joanne Bloggs and she is in Year 11.

Kind regards,

Amirah


If school shuts, how will I know when it is going to open again?

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­New information from the school about coronavirus, including details of possible school closures, can be found at http://harrisadvice.org.uk. This will always have the very latest information.

We will also update the school website and twitter, which we will update daily with any new information. Please check there each morning to see if there is anything new in our announcements page.

We will also email your parents/carers to keep them up to date. Any emails to parents/carers will be copied to the website so that you can see them there.

You won’t easily be able to call the school as there will not be lots of staff on duty. If there are any changes or any guidance published by exam boards for your examinations, we will let you know of this immediately.