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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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Learning to Learn

We spend a lot of time thinking about learning – how do students learn best?  We do this in partnership with our students and our thinking over recent years has led to the development of a set of Federation-wide ‘entitlements’ about learning.  We commit to every member of our academy community having these ‘learning rights’.

Resilience in learning

We recognise that for many students, the teenage years are not easy. There are many pressures and hormonal changes which make these years sometimes challenging for young people and which can provide further barriers to being an expert learner.

There are some people who have a ‘growth mindset’; that is, they believe that learning does not need to be limited and see each experience as an opportunity to learn. There are others who have a ‘fixed mindset’; that is, they believe that they have a level of intelligence which cannot be exceeded and fear failure if they should get something wrong, rather than seeing the experience as a chance to learn. This work by Carol Dweck on ‘Mindset’ is central to our thinking about building resilience in learning.

Error is normal

We seek to normalise error; to see that making mistakes and overcoming things we find difficult is central to becoming an expert learner. We do this through:

  • Mistakes Lab – group work done with all of year 7 in rotation
  • Expeditionary learning opportunity – outward bounds residential trip for all of year 7
  • Teaching students the pedagogy of the brain, how it works and developing a growth mindset
  • Using a common language of ‘growth mindset’ talk and thinking with students consistently