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Dear Parents and Carers, As we head into the last week of the year, I wanted to take this opportunity to clarify arrangements for the last few days of term: On Monday we are holding our Year 7 Awards Assembly at 8.55am. All Year 7 parents and carers are invited to attend. On Tuesday school finishes for secondary students at 1.15pm as we are hosting our annual Community Party in the afternoon. Only helpers will be staying for lunch, although students eligible for Free School Meals can pick up a packed lunch if they have pre-ordered one. The Community Party finishes at 4.30pm. I should like to take this opportunity to thank all those students who have bought and wrapped presents for our guests, who have designed Christmas cards, who will be serving afternoon tea and chatting to the elderly visitors and who will be entertaining them with music and drama. Thanks too to Ms Atkinson and Mr Clift-Matthews for organising the event. On Thursday evening we have our Winter concert, which promises to be bigger and better than ever! The Friends Association, FOINA, will be serving drinks and festive food from 5.45pm and the concert itself starts at 6.30pm. We anticipate that it will end at around 8.30pm. We look forward to seeing you there. Friday is the last day of term. There are Awards Assemblies for Years 8-11 during the morning (read on for further details) to which all parents are warmly invited. The students will be dismissed at around 1.10pm. Term starts for students on Wednesday 4th January at the usual time, 8.25am.

With best wishes,

Rachel Macfarlane

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BRIDGES Mentoring Wednesday 18th January

The first BRIDGES mentoring session takes place on Wednesday 18th January from 1:45-4:30pm. All students will be given a fifteen minute 1:1 coaching session with their BRIDGES mentor. This is an important opportunity for KS3 students to reflect on how they have developed or strengthened their BRIDGES dispositions, to discuss the dispositions they consider to be their strengths and the ones they need to work on further. Year 10 students will be engaging in a mock interview focusing on their preparedness for GCSEs and work experience and how they are further strengthening their BRIDGES dispositions to achieve success in both. Year 11 students will be engaged in one to one coaching focusing on well-being and managing workload.

Arrangements: All students will complete lessons, periods 1 – 4 (Year 10 students will complete lesson 4 as per KS3 timings). Students will leave school at 1.10pm. Students who are eligible for Free School Meals who request lunch in advance (via form tutors) can collect a lunch bag from the student reception as they leave. Students are expected to go directly home and return between 1.45-4.30pm for a fifteen minute 1:1 coaching session with their BRIDGES mentor. Appointment times will be issued to students at the start of next week. Students must attend their session on time. KS3 students must wear full school uniform. KS4 students may wear either school uniform or professional work wear. We are unable to supervise other students as all staff are BRIDGES mentors and will be engaged in mentoring session throughout the afternoon. Parents are not required at the sessions but will be given feedback on how their son or daughter’s BRIDGES skills are progressing later in the year.

Please note that enrichment will be cancelled on this day.

Jo Spencer

Vice Prinicpal

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A Warm Invite to INA’s End of Autumn Term Awards Assemblies Monday 12th December Year 7 Friday 16th December Years 8, 9, 10 & 11 In the final week of term, we will be holding our first awards assemblies of the year. This is an opportunity for the staff, students, governors and parents/ carers to formally celebrate our students’ achievements at the end of the autumn term. There will be a separate assembly for each year group. Please note the dates and times as follows:

Monday 12th December

8.55-9.45 Year 7 Awards assembly

Friday 16th December

11.05am Year 9 Awards Assembly KS3 Hall Year 11 Awards Assembly Dining Hall 12.00pm Year 10 Awards Assembly Dining Hall Year 8 Awards Assembly KS3 Hall 1.00pm Students dismissed At the assemblies we will be presenting awards in recognition of students’ academic progress and attainment, personal progress and the development of their BRIDGES dispositions. Excellent attendance and punctuality will also be celebrated. It is also a great opportunity for you to see some examples of the activities and events your child has been participated in this term. We believe that it is important that every student is represented by a parent at the Awards assembly for their year group and would like to invite one parent to attend on behalf of the family. If you would like to attend, please ask your son/daughter to collect a ticket for the awards assembly from his/ her form tutor. Please request your ticket by Friday 9th December. Due to limited capacity, we are unable to accommodate very many additional family members. However, if you would like a second place, please notify the school office and we will do our best to allocate an additional ticket. I look forward to seeing you on the 16th December. Jo Spencer, Vice Principal 9 December 2016 Secondary Newsletter


Christmas arrives at Isaac Newton Academy!


GARDEN CENTRE is proud to support Isaac Newton Academy  Fresh Fruit & Vegetables Fresh Bread & Milk Fresh Meat Flowers and Shrubs plus full range of Groceries and Christmas Goods

 Mon-Sat 8.30am-5pm Sun 8.30am-2pm

Forest Road Fairlop IG6 3HQ 020 8500 2221

Christmas tree kindly donated by Forest Farm Shop, Fairlop.

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Community Party Early Closure: Tuesday 13th December On Tuesday 13th December, the school will once again play host to elderly members of our community as well as local dignitaries and school governors for our Community Party. All students, except for those performing or helping at the party, will be escorted off site at 1.10 p.m. to allow for the event to be set up and take place. Lunch will be provided for all helpers and performers. Packed lunches are available, if requested in advance, for students in receipt of free school meals to take away with them. Many thanks for your support with this annual event in our calendar.

Ms Atkinson & Mr Clift-Matthews

Lost Property

As the term draws to a close, there are a number of articles in Lost Property. Parents: please encourage your child to come and check the lost property box at Student Reception by Thursday 15th December 2016. After this date all lost property left over will be disposed of. We currently have the following items in lost property: Whole PE Bags – with full PE kits Blazers/Coats Shoes/Trainers Pencil Cases Books And lots more…… Regards Tahira Akram Pastoral Administrator

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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.


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! YEAR 7











644 628 619 612 537 469 453


493 404 387 364 280 276 227 213


370 315 250 263 233 191 165 119


412 378 306 217 159 158 147


100 75 73 65 60 59 48 17

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: Musa Amin 7E Year 8: Ratul Saha 8T Year 9: Abdur Razaaque 9N Year 10: Ye Yint Koko 10W Year 11: is Moiz Dean 11A

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Good Deed Feed Ms Alibhai: Please can I nominate Sam Morison for being really helpful during Christmas lunch with supporting me when I needed some help! Ms Spencer: Mason Pickton – for showing care and compassion to a student in his form who fell ill during line up and for offering his coat to keep the student warm. Ms Hon-Ng: Kabeer Jaswal (7A) very thoughtfully was helping Adriana 7S search for her keys during lunchtime. Ms Arrowsmith: Abdi Mahamuud in 7C helped me bring my stuff in the front of the building this week, as I was struggling to open the door and carry everything in. Mr Davoll: Neha Rajput (11N) and Halema Anjem (11N) – tidying the English corridor of litter without being asked.

Mr Ayerh

Year 10 Pastoral Leader, i/c Praise and Recognition.w

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Emmeline Pankhurst (15 July 1858 – 14 June 1928) was a British political activist and leader of the British suffragette movement which helped women win the right to vote. Pankhurst was ever-ready to take risks to help achieve this. Pankhurst rebelled against the legal and social norms of her day to fight for voting rights for women. This included staging a rally to the Houses of Parliament, making speeches at demonstrations and going on hunger strike. She was arrested and was given prison sentences for fighting for the cause. In 1918 the Representation of the People Act granted votes to women over the age of 30. Pankhurst was named as one of the hundred most important people of the 20th Century.

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• Actively take yourself out of your comfort zone by trying a completely different enrichment activity.

• Discuss with your son/daughter what calculated risks are and the difference between taking a risk and breaking a rule.

• Push yourself to try to answer the more challenging questions in lessons, to lead group activities or lead a section of the lesson.

• Encourage your son/daughter to take calculated risks to experience new things by suggesting some activities that he/she hasn’t tried before.

• Write a mini action plan for how you are going to take more risks in your learning in future. • Take calculated risks (without endangering anyone/anything or being anti-social). • Volunteer to lead an enrichment.

• Talk to your son/daughter about some calculated risks you have taken in life, in your learning, in your job and what the outcome was for you.

• Approach a company/work place for a work experience placement.

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THIS WEEK IN P.E……………… AT INA Year 10 Basketball vs Beal The Year 10’s were out to continue their unbeaten run in the A league this year against a strong Beal side, and that is exactly what they did. They started the game slowly, getting use to a very slippery court. They soon grew into the game, creating a 10 point lead in the first quarter. Big performances from Mason Pickton and Ellis Curie-Ward increased the lead to 20 points at the half way mark. INA really grew into the game, using good technical skill matched with sheer determination to help further their lead to over 40 by the end of the game. Overall INA showed a great team spirit with every player demonstrating great bravery and perseverance when they came on. The Year 10 Basketball team have the first round of the cup next Tuesday against Ilford County High School. The team is as follow: Brett Butler 10I Hamzah Shaukat 10N Khiran Patel 10S Haile Richards 10W Ellis Currie-Ward 10W Mason Pickton 10W Esher Bahara 10S Jonah Robinson 10S Djevia Elliel 10 A

Year 9 Basketball Vs Palmer Academy The Year 9 team faced a very tough first match against Palmer Academy in the league. This was the first game the Year 9’s have had this season and it was a very big test against a strong Palmer team. INA started very quickly and matched Palmer in the first quarter, trailing by only 10 points. Some very good driving to the basket by Sinthuram Seethamohan and Faruq Sultan kept INA scoring close to Palmer. With another good 2nd quarter, INA were only trailing by 18 points, which shows the intensity they were playing at. Unfortunately in the 3rd and 4th quarter INA started to slow down and feel the effects of the 9 December 2016 Secondary Newsletter


high intensity of the first half. INA scored a big 23 points against a very strong side which has left the team looking forward to facing the other teams in their league after learning a lot from the Palmer fixture.

This Week’s Results: Monday 5th December

Year 10 Basketball v Beal (A) – won 41 - 15

Tuesday 6th December

Year 9 Redbridge 5-a-side tournament (A) — group stage finish

Tuesday 6th December

Year 8 Basketball v Seven Kings (H) - won

Wednesday 7th December

Year 10 Netball V King Solomon (H) - cancelled

Wednesday 7th December

Year 10 Football v Loxford (A) – won 4 - 3

Wednesday 7th December

Year 9 Basketball V Canon Palmer (Cup – A) — lost 68 - 23

Thursday 8th December

Key Stage 3 Redbridge Badminton tournament (H) — Results next week

Thursday 8th December

Year 7 Netball V Mayfield (A) - cancelled

Next Week’s fixtures: Monday 12th December

Year 7 and 8 Girls Handball Championships (H)

Monday 12th December

Year 8 Basketball v Caterham (A) – cup

Tuesday 13th December

Year 10 Basketball V Ilford County (A) – Cup

Thursday 15th December

Year 7, 8,and 9 Table Tennis V Woodbridge (H)

Year 11 Mock Exam Breakfast From Mon 5-Thu 15th December Year 11 students are encouraged to claim their free revision banana from the dining hall between 8:10-8:20 on each morning, before the Mock exams.

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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 10S and 11T and 11W for achieving 100% for the week. Year 11 are the top year group for the week with 96.4% well done! 7A














































































Ms Abbott-Jones Assistant Principal

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Meet the Prefects

The Prefects at Isaac Newton Academy are at the heart of our school life. The new cohort of Prefects has recently started their training programme and will officially take over from the existing Year 11 Prefects in January. There were nearly 60 students who interviewed to be Prefects. During the interview process, the overall quality of the applicants was highly impressive. After a difficult decision-making process, 26 Prefects were eventually selected.

Aisha Jatta

Aishah Patel

Aliya Vahora

Amandeep Teja

Anika Ferdoush

Aniqa Ahmed

Anushri Menon

Avni Dhanjal

Ayesha Maniyar

Brett Butler

Ekam Marwa

Gurpreet Kaur

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Meet the Prefects

The Prefects have many important roles within the school community. This week they are all undergoing Peer Mentor training in order to support some of the younger students. Some have led roles on the Student Council and Charity Council, or support the PE department with primary academy sports leadership. Within the new Prefect team there are also students who have attended Philips Exeter Academy as part of their role as Harkness Champions.

Gurveen Johal

Hamzah Mosheraf

Inaya Hussain

Ishani Punj

Lamys Mills

Mahdi Alom

Mariam Parwane

Mary Brant

Muhammad Shaukat

Noshin Samiya

Raeis Dudhia

Rajveer Aytan

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Meet the Prefects

Sumayyah Hosenee

Zainab Ale

All of the Prefect team support the community through contributing to a duty rota, and as part of this duty rota they are always on hand in the Key Stage 4 desk area and in the ICT rooms to support other students with independent learning. We hope that you will get the opportunity to meet them as they support at school events.

We want your opinion‌

We will be hosting a parent focus group on Monday 16th January 2017 at 6pm to discuss the weekly newsletter that you receive. We welcome all parents to participate and discuss your thoughts and ideas on the design, content and distribution of the newsletter. Please let us know if you will be attending the focus group by emailing or phoning the school reception on 0208 911 6666. Many thanks Ms May Marketing and Communications Manager

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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 Spring Term 2017 Term Dates -Spring Term Tuesday 3rd January – Friday 31st March Half Term: Monday 13th – Friday 17th February INSET Days: Tuesday 3rd January, Friday 17th March Independent Learning Day: Monday 27th February

Key Dates for Secondary – Autumn/Spring Term

Tuesday 13th December Thursday 15th December Friday 16th December Tuesday 3rd January Wednesday 4th January Thursday 5th January Friday 6th January Monday 9th January Thursday 12th January Monday 16th January Wednesday 18th January Thursday 19th January Friday 20th January Tuesday 24th January Thursday 26th January Friday 27th January Friday 27th January Friday 27th January

Community Party Winter Concert Awards Assemblies TERM ENDS AT 1PM Inset day: No school for students Year 9 reports issued Year 9 Progress Meetings 14:30 – 18:30 Year 7, 8 & 10 reports issued Options Interviews start Growth Mindset parent workshop (P&S) Year 11 Science Controlled Assessment Bridges Mentoring. NO LESSONS IN THE AFTERNOON Year 10 Sixth form evening Sports Shirts day Year 11 reports issued Year 11 Progress Meetings 14:30 – 18:30 Holocaust Memorial Day Year 11 Triple Science Controlled Assessment Sixth Form Application Form Deadline

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