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Southern Entrance

We would like to remind parents and carers that the gate at the southern entrance will be locked at 08:23 each morning. Students arriving after this time should enter via the main entrance in Cricklefield Place.


The welfare and safety of our students is our priority. We do everything possible to ensure our students’ safety, both within the school community and outside of school, including working with relevant agencies to address any issues related to child protection. Students are informed of who they should go to should they have a concern about their own safety or the safety of others. At INA, all staff have regular safeguarding training to ensure that they are able to meet their statutory responsibilities. We also have a number of staff who are designated to respond to any child protection concerns and to liaise with social services:

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) Jo Spencer Vice Principal Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) Tam Broadway Primary Headteacher Designated Child Protection Officers Eleanor Seale Office Manager Leanne Abbott-Jones Assistant Principal Gareth Marshall-Jones Primary Deputy Headteacher You can find the INA Safeguarding policy, Child Protection policy and other related policies and procedures on the Academy’s website.

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Dear Parents and Carers, With only four weeks to go until the Christmas break, there is a lot to take note of at INA. Please be sure to read the key dates section of the newsletter and commit events to your diary! On Monday a group of our students perform at the Shakespeare Schools Festival – a prestigious event offering the chance to take to a Central London stage and perform one of the Bard’s plays. On Wednesday we all mark the Ahmed Al-Khafaji Day in our individual ways: I hope you have some great activities planned. Year 11s have their mocks fast approaching, starting on 1st December for those taking Art and 5th December for everyone else. And then there is the Winter Concert, the Community Party and the Awards Assemblies in the last week of term! We hope to celebrate all the achievements of the term and offer Season’s Greetings to you at one or more of these events. With best wishes,

Rachel Macfarlane IT’S SHOW TIME!!

“Now sits expectation in the air…” Henry V

The Shakespeare Schools Festival cast will be performing their version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream on Monday 21st of November at The Shaw Theatre. If you wish to come and support your friends by watching the performance please see Ms Rayner in S29 for more details. The evening will be a celebration of months of hard-work and commitment with rehearsals often running late into the eveningcome and support what is set to be a fantastic play! 18 November 2016

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Year 11 Interviews

In order to support students with making informed decisions about their post-16 choices, each student will have a 1-2-1 interview with a member of SLT, Mr Singh, or Ms McNamee (one of our governors who has expertise in this field). Interviews will take place all day on Friday 9th December when students are not involved in their mock examinations. Each meeting will be approximately 20 minutes. Students will be advised of when the interviews will take place by letter and parents will be informed that the letter has been issued by text. The interviews will only involve the student and the member of staff. This is to support the students in transitioning into being fully independent learners. As we are sure you can appreciate, logistically arranging the meetings for all of Y11 is a large and complex operation. Therefore it will not be possible to amend the meeting times. The discussion at the interviews will centre on the following questions: •

What university courses or equivalent are you considering? Will this impact on your current career aspirations?

What courses have you considered studying at KS5? Why? What research have you completed around other possible choices?

Are you intending to stay at INA? Have you submitted an application?

What is your plan for KS5 if your ideal situation does not occur? What steps have you taken to research your secondary plan?

Are you considering the EPQ? Why? If yes, what would your area of research be?

We trust that parents and carers will support students by ensuring that they are fully prepared for these important meetings by discussing the above questions with them in advance of the meeting. To support with research we would recommend the following websites: We hope that this meeting will be a great opportunity for our Y11 students to feel excited about their future decisions and we look forward to supporting them during this time.

Ms Alibhai & Mr Crowther- Green

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Student Council

Staying safe online project The Student Council Steering Group have spent the past week developing their strategy for their new project relating to staying safe online. The Steering Group, which consists of two representatives from each year group, has been exploring the best ways to spread this very important message. A presentation has been prepared which includes information on how to stay safe online, what the term e-bullying means, and what to do if you experience or witness e-bullying. Each Student Council Form Representative will deliver the presentation to their class. In addition to this, a survey has been created to find out the extent of current awareness of the issue. The results of this survey will be analysed by the Student Council and then used to devise the next steps of the project. Aasiya Jilani (9I) shares her experience of the project so far: “In the Steering Group meetings we discussed a range of issues we would like to address; these came from our Year Group Student Council meetings. We came to the decision to tackle e-bullying because we believe it is an underestimated issue. We want to make sure everybody knows what it is and what to do if it happens to you or someone you know.�

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The Nativity assembly and workshop On Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th of November, Year 7 and 8 were treated to a fantastic assembly by the Redbridge Christian Education Project. Some students were specially selected to participate in a workshop afterwards. Well done to the following students for working hard during the workshop; Maya Imran 7I, Valeria Vacula 7I, Melisa Paltan 7I, Armaan Ali 7I, Mustafiz Ahmed 7S, Jason Turcan 7S, Owais Rasul 7E and Sara Rahman 7A.

“At the workshop I learnt about Jesus’s birth. We played a game and had to put the story in the right order. We met Rebecca and Rob. They were friendly people who came to teach us about Christmas”. Melisa Paltan 7I

“After our assembly we met Rob and Rebecca. In the workshop we learnt about Jesus, his mother and father (Mary and Joseph). I found out about Jesus going to Egypt which I did not know about”. Mustafiz Ahmed 7S

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Save the date!

Tuesday 6th December—Year 9 Options Evening We are pleased to invite all parents and carers of our Year 9 students, and the students themselves, to our Year 9 Options Evening on Tuesday 6th December. 9ISAC:

Open from 5.45pm to 6.30pm

Talk at 6pm


Open from 6.30pm to 7.15pm

Talk at 6.45pm

This is an essential opportunity to explore the subjects on offer, understand how the options process will work and reflect on factors to consider when making decisions about option choices. Browse subject stalls, pick up information and ask lots of questions of both our teachers and some of our GCSE students. This evening is your chance to find out about how the options system will work and pick up your options guide and form.

Make sure to catch one of the explanatory talks: 6pm for 9ISAC 6.45pm for 9NEWT Should there be a problem with the slot allocated to your child’s tutor group, contact the school as soon as possible and we will investigate the possibility of joining the other session. Ms McEvoy, Assistant Principal

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Praise and Recognition

At INA, we aim to provide a stimulating, challenging and rewarding learning environment which supports learning, celebrates achievement and encourages everyone. Awarding merits, informal praise in class and the end of term awards assemblies are all part of this. Please speak to your child/children on a regular basis to see how many merits they have and how they are working towards the different awards on offer.

Merits It is the start of another year so we are restarting the Form Merit competition. Each merit you gain will increase your individual total and also your form’s overall total. So make sure you are keeping up the good work to gain merits! Also if you are owed a merit, go and collect it and make sure it gets recorded on your form’s spreadsheet! YEAR7











457 455 455 383 381 332 323


332 326 284 256 255 201 133 102


272 255 216 198 169 127 122 119


278 255 192 143 138 119 116


100 65 62 56 48 17 14 5

Ahmed Al-Khafaji Award (Peer Commendation Award) Ahmed was well known for being kind, for helping others and for being extremely polite. He was also someone known for his hard work and absorption. The idea, therefore, is that the winner should be someone who encapsulated one of these qualities in that week. Year 7: Subhaan Imran 7I Year 8: Kisanth Ravi 8I Year 9: Ekam Sehmbi 9S Year 10: Ekam Marwa 10E Year 11: Muaz Nawaz 11A

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Good Deed Feed Ms McEvoy: Zavier Khan 7I Always cheerful and helpful. Recently stayed back at lunch to help me collect equipment at the end of the lesson. Nathan Afsar 9C Gave up part of his lunchtime to help me when he saw me carrying a heavy box. Mr Butler-Zanetti: Alex Daay very kindly donated a huge number of books from his own collection to both the Primary and Secondary Library. Keanna Bhalla put some time aside from her own heavy workload to help a year 8 student with his Music IL and showed excellent nurturing skills and sensitivity. Ms Akhter: Kabeer Jaswal 7A Always being a considerate member of form and never hesitating to help someone in need. Ms Hussain: Sumandeep Kaur – 7N Always wanting to help with the smooth running of lessons from the moment she lines up 5 minutes before the bell! Ms Field: Nisha Mistry 10T For supporting the Shakespeare Schools Festival by helping Ms Field to source, make and organise costumes for all of the actors. She has been very professional.Â

Mr Ayerh

Year 10 Pastoral Leader, i/c Praise and Recognition

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Organi Anoyara Khatun Anoyara Khatun, 18, was forced to do domestic work when her father died, when she was just five-years-old. At the age of 12 she was sold to a tout and trafficked to do domestic labour for other families. But Anoyara’s spirit was not broken and, after returning back to her home in West Bengal at 13-years-old, she organised a campaign against child labour and trafficking. Having a clear idea about the outcome she wanted, Anoyara started by forming children groups throughout her village to discuss solutions, raise awareness about these issues and educate them about the dangers. She now leads as many as 80 children’s groups across 40 villages in the region. Anoyara’s efforts have helped hundreds of trafficked children from the region return to their families. Her remarkable work has now been internationally recognised and she has gone on to talk to the UN about the horrific circumstances children like her face every day.

Students who have shown great organisational skills

Anish Mistry in Year 8 has organisational skills that make most of us envious. He always knows when his IL is due and ensures that he completes this well before the deadline.

Kareena Ravaliya in Year 11 has a very impressive work ethic, the ability to learn completely independently and highly developed organisational skills. This is evidenced in the way she maintains her files, books and revision notes and how she always keeps to deadlines.

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isation Organisation Having a system that works, arranging things so nothing is forgotten, putting things in order. If you are organised, you are clear about what you need, what you want to do and when you are going to do it.

Behaviours Having all the things you need for the day, being up to date with C/L and I/L, completing all tasks, knowing where things are and returning them after use, being on time, setting goals and deadlines for tasks, using a watch, using a calendar/student organiser or lists to help you.

Top tips



Check your student organisers at the end of each day to see what I/L you have and what books, equipment, resources you will need to complete it. Ensure I/L tasks are ticked off when completed. Each evening, check your timetable and get your school bag ready for the next day. Organise your work space at home with a place to store books, stationery, files and equipment and space to write, read and use a computer/laptop.

Talk to your son/daughter about how you organise your work/finances/shopping/ household chores etc. Ask your son/daughter to help you organise a family event/celebration by writing lists, prioritising tasks, setting deadlines and costing it out. Discuss with your son/daughter how they are going to organise their revision for the end of term/year assessments.

Organise your electronic files clearly and label them in a logical way. Check the time so you are on time for school, for morning line up and lessons.

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Well done to the following students who are this week’s Mathematicians of the Moment

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THIS WEEK IN P.E……………… AT INA YEAR 7 BASKETBALL TRIALS The Basketball season is starting to begin for schools in Redbridge. As part of this, Basketball sessions have been run in the mornings at 7.30am for Year 7 students to help them learn and develop their game. Trials will occur at this time over 2 mornings; Tuesday 22nd November and Tuesday 29th November. Students should attend in school uniform, and only need trainers for the trials. Mr Beattie meets Year 7 students at the main entrance at 7.25am to let them into the building. All students are invited.

This Week’s Results: Thursday 10th November

Year 7 Football V Seven Kings (H) – lost 5 - 1

Wednesday 16th November Year 7 Netball v Chadwell (H) – drew 2 - 2 Thursday 17th November

Year 7 Football V Chadwell (H) - cancelled

Year 8 Netball V Oaks Park (A) –

results in next week’s edition

Next Week’s fixtures: Monday 21st November

Year 7 and 10 Netball v Cannon Palmer(H)

Thursday 24th November

Year 10 Basketball v Seven Kings (H)

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Principal: Rachel Macfarlane Isaac Newton Academy 1 Cricklefield Place Ilford Essex IG1 1FY th Friday 4 November 2016

I am writing to inform you about the opportunity we are offering students to purchase a GCSE Science Revision guide for their GCSE course scheduled for examination in 2018. During years 10 and 11, students will be following the AQA Science GCSE course either through the combined science or triple science route. The textbooks we have chosen, published by Collins, cover the topics that are clearly labelled by grade, embed problem-solving and reasoning, and have been designed to build fluency and nurture confidence in GCSE – style practice questions. We would like to offer students the opportunity to purchase the textbook so that they can take a copy home, annotate where needed and complete additional learning independently throughout the course. The textbooks will be available in the school shop section, please ensure you select the correct book choice based on the student’s option choice. Payments should be paid via Wisepay which can be accessed through the schools website. Combined award science students will only need one book that covers all the content required for their two GCSE’s in science and this is given at a subsidised price of £7.65. For triple science students it is recommended that they purchase a textbook for each of the science subjects (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) and will therefore require three books again subsidised at a total of £10.20. Should you wish to purchase a textbook but need financial assistance please contact me to discuss this. Students whose payments have been received will be given the textbook at the beginning of the week following payment. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the school on 0208 911 6666 and ask to be directed to Mr Clift-Matthews. Yours sincerely,

A Clift-Matthews Alex Clift-Matthews Head of Science

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Autumn 2016

Calling: Parents, carers and community members. Would you like to volunteer to lead an after school enrichment at Isaac Newton Academy?

Enrichment runs 4:15pm-5:15pm on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and 3:15pm-4:15pm on Tuesday. For further information contact Ms Clarke Tel: 020 8911 6666

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Attendance Regular attendance is a crucial factor in students’ educational development and ability to achieve their full potential. At Isaac Newton Academy every student is set the target of 100% attendance. We know that attendance has a direct link to progress, and would urge you to really consider if a day off school is necessary. Well done to 8N and 9Sfor achieving 100% for the week. Year 7 are the top year group again this week with 98% well done!. 7N












































































Ms Abbott-Jones Assistant Principal

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En Lit 1 (1h 45) 180 students Animal Farm

AM Year

P1 8:35 for 8:40 start Finish 9:40

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Mu (1.5h)

PM Year

P5 1:45 for 1:50 start Finish 2:50

P6 2:55 start Released 4:00

Spanish Listening (higher) (40m) 57 students Sound desk/CD

French Listening (higher) (40m) 60 students Sound desk/CD

P4 12:50 start (varied finish time)

Ma 1 (1.5h) 180 students 4 extra time


Science C1 (1h) 180 students 3 extra time 5 other access arrangements

Gg 1 (1h45) 128 students 4 extra time


Tue 6th Dec

P3 Science B1 11:05 for 11:10 start (1h) Finish 12:10 180 students 3 extra time 5 other access arrangements

P2 9:45 start Released at 10:50

Mon 5th Dec

Times unless stated

Eng Lit 2 (2h15) 180 students Poetry and Christmas Carol


French Listening (foundation) (30m) 4 students Sound desk/CD

Science P1 (1h) 180 students 3 extra time 5 other access arrangements

Hi 1 (1h45) 69 students 4 extra time


Wed 7th Dec

Ma 2 (1.5h) 180 students 4 extra time


Spanish Listening (foundation) (30m) 8 students Sound desk/CD

Science B2 (1h) 180 students 3 extra time 5 other access arrangements

RE 1 (2h) 42 students


Thu 8th dec

Drama Splendid theatre

Normal lessons


French Reading (higher) (50m) 60 Students

Science C2 (1h) 180 students 3 extra time 5 other access arrangements

Tech (2h) 68 students 2 extra time


Fri 9th Dec

Year 11 Mock Exam Timetable December 2016

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(foundation) (35m)

Geography 2 (1h30)

(foundation) (35m)

Spanish Reading

Science C3 (1h)

PE (1.5h)

English Language 1 (1h45) 19th Century Fiction

Science P2 (1h)

RE 2 (2h)

French Reading

Maths 3 (1.5h)

English Language 2 (2h) Non-fiction

Wed 14th Dec

Spanish Reading (higher) (50m)

Tue 13th Dec

Mon 12th Dec

Art exams – 1-2 Dec in classrooms with AJ and AH

P5 1:45 for 1:50 start Finish 2:50 P6 2:55 start Released 4:00

PM P4 12:50 start (varied finish time)

AM P1 8:35 for 8:40 start Finish 9:40 P2 9:45 start Released at 10:50 P3 11:05 for 11:10 start Finish 12:10

Times unless stated

Y11 Mock GCSE Exam Timetable December 2016

Drama (1.5h)

Science B3 (1h)

Science P3 (1h)

History2 (1h10)

Thu 15th Dec

Year 11 Mock Exam Timetable December 2016

Art Exams - 1st & 2nd December in class rooms with AJ and AH


Key Dates for the Autumn Term 2016 Term Dates -Autumn Term Thursday 1st September - Friday 16th December Half Term: Monday 24th – Friday 28th October INSET Days: 1, 2, 5 September, 23 November, 9 December

Key Dates for Secondary – Autumn Term

Monday 21st November Wednesday 23rd November Thursday 1st & Friday 2nd December Monday 5th – Thursday 15th December Tuesday 6th December Wednesday 7th December Thursday 8th December Friday 9th December

Tuesday 13th December Thursday 15th December Friday 16th December

Shakespeare Schools Festival INSET Day: no school for students Year 11 Art Mock Exam Year 11 Mock Exams

Year 9 Options Evening PEA Summer School Meeting Year 8 Christmas Lunch INSET Day: no school for Years7-10 Year 11 Mock exams Splendid Theatre Production Community Party Winter Concert Awards Assemblies Term Ends at 1pm

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