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16 December 2016

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Year 9 progress meeting Thursday 5th January 2017 2:30 – 6:30pm ✧✧ ✧✧ ✧✧ ✧✧ ✧✧


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Year 9 Progress meeting are calendared for Thursday 5th January 2016 from 2:30-6:30pm. All students will complete lessons P1 – 4a (Year 10 and Year 11 students will complete lesson 4a as per KS3 timings). P4a will finish for all students at 1:05pm. Students will return to tutor groups from 1:05-1:15pm. Students who are eligible for Free School Meals who request lunch in advance (via form tutors) can collect a lunch bag from the KS3 desk area as they leave. Tutors will escort students to the KS3 gate at 1:15 where students are expected to go directly home and return between 2:30-6:30pm with parents. Students are expected to attend with an adult family member in full school uniform. The progress meeting will take place in the KS3 Hall. The last appointment is 6:25pm for a 6:30pm finish. Staff will set independent learning for Years 7, 8, 10 and 11 in advance for P5 and 6. The school will be closed to Years 7, 8, 10 and 11 from 1:15. Enrichments and detentions will not take place. Mark Crowther-Green Assistant Principal

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Dear Parents and Carers, It was great to see so many of you at the Year 7 Awards Assembly on Monday. And what a lot we had to celebrate with this wonderful year group! I am looking forward to the remaining Awards Assemblies on Friday. On Tuesday we hosted our fourth Community Party for elderly neighbours. Once again, the staff and students made a fantastic effort to put on a memorable party with delicious food, impressive music and drama, bingo, presents, cards and a grand raffle! Thank you to everyone who contributed and to Ms Atkinson, Ms May and Mr Clift-Matthews for their organisation of the event. As I write, we are looking forward to the end of term Winter concert. This year more students than ever, from the primary and secondary schools, are taking part. The rehearsals have sounded wonderful. I know that it will be a night to remember! I should like to thank you all for your support this term and to wish you all a fantastic holiday. We look forward to seeing the students back on 4th January at 8.25am. With all best wishes,

Rachel Macfarlane

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A Splendid Afternoon On Friday 9th December the innovative and exciting Splendid Productions theatre company visited Isaac Newton Academy. All of the GCSE Drama students in Year 10 and Year 11 attended a performance of Macbeth, a Splendid Productions re-telling of Shakespeare’s tragedy which was delivered to them in our very own Drama studio. Students were given the opportunity to see a range of theatrical techniques and conventions brought to life through the dynamic performances of Mark, Scott and Gen, the Splendid cast, who used very energetic multirole to bring all of Shakespeare’s character to life. After the performance, all of our Year 10 GCSE students attended a practical workshop, led by Mark, during which time they were able to explore some of Splendid’s techniques for devising and developing characters. The students benefitted greatly from the opportunity to work with professional actors, and to experiment practically with ideas and concepts central to creating thoughtprovoking theatre.

Papatango – ‘Remarkable unearthers of new talent.’ On Monday 12th December, 10 Mirren were given another great opportunity to enhance their Drama learning in the form of a script writing workshop from Papatango – another dynamic and exciting theatre company known for their discovery and promotion of new writers for theatre. Students were given a thought-provoking creative writing workshop that challenged them to consider playwriting concerns such as communicating character status and the importance of developing a convincing plot exposition through character dialogue. We were delighted to have Chris and George into school to deliver a workshop for us, and would like to thank them (particularly as this workshop was provided to us free of charge).

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BRIDGES Mentoring Wednesday 18th January 2017

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

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream Cast List Egeus

Hruday Kinhikar


Eleanor Brant


Daanyal Khan


Hasan Islam


Sanaan Hafeez


Janki Ranavaya


Nadia Miah


Sabrina Mahamuud


Nehaal Khandwhalla Amaal Khandwhalla

Quince (Director) Anish Mistry Bottom (Pyramus) Sanwar Hussain Flute (Thisbe)

Sinthuram Seetamohan


Munawarah Noori


Noah Hawthorne

Snug (Lion)

Amarrah Ahmed


Arjan Tathgar


Hammad Khan


AnishaA hmed


Abdullah Javaad

Fairies Peaseblossom

Jainna Bhalla


Simonida Hajredini


Jodie King


Sabina Begum Iman Latif

Assistant Directors: Arjun Shah Taner Mustafa

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“Our play is preferred” A Midsummer Night’s Dream Produced and Performed by Isaac Newton Academy The Shaw Theatre 21 November 2016 Appraised by Tom Mansfield Many congratulations to the cast and crew of Isaac Newton Academy on their fantastic production! I’d like to highlight a few things from this group that stood out, wowed the audience and made this Shakespeare Schools Festival night an evening to remember. I really admired the energy of everyone onstage - every single performer was highly committed, and each new entrance of a character lifted the pace of each scene. There was a very strong sense of ensemble throughout the company, and every one of the actors fully embraced the production's bold concept. I was really impressed by the humour in the production - not only in the scenes with Bottom and the other Mechanicals, but in the relationships between the lovers and the fairies too.

This was such a colourful production, with much to enjoy both in the costumes, but also in the tones of voice used by the characters, who were by turns sassy, confused, angry and in love in all of the right moments! The two production students, Arjun and Taner, provided invaluable support to the directors and company. This was an energetic and joyful Midsummer Night's Dream, performed by a wonderfully committed cast. “It's a significant achievement to do something as difficult and aspirational as perform one of Shakespeare's plays on a professional stage. Everyone who's taken part should be so proud of themselves.” Ruth Brock, SSF Chief Executive I would like to congratulate everyone involved in this superb production. I hope to see your school in the Festival again next year. Tom Mansfield SSF Stage Director

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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



661 644 628 612 571 515 495




573 476 448 432 347 336 232 227




440 407 283 276 247 202 197 189



490 462 429 261 181 176 159




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: Mason Pickton 10W Year 11: is Moiz Dean 11A

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Good Deed Feed Ms Rayner: Keiron and Jainna (9A) selflessly offered to help me wrap some Christmas presents! Mr Deval: Denice Francine Jaquilmac (Year10) was spotted walking to school with a protective arm around her 2 siblings (I assume). It was really nice to see Denice shelter them and guide them closely as they walked across the busy roads; she looked so mature and responsible I think it is worth mentioning for all older siblings who take responsibility in their stride with a smile on their faces.

Mr Ayerh

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

Year 9 Student Booster Vaccinations Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio and Men ACWY Wednesday 13 January 2017 The school nurses will be coming into the school on Wednesday 13 January to give year 9 girls and boys their booster vaccinations for Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio and Men ACWY. Please note that all parents/carers must complete and sign the consent form if you want your child to be vaccinated. Please ensure that the completed form is given to your child so that they can return it to the KS3 reception by Monday 11 January at the very latest.  I would appreciate it if you could ensure that your child: • has breakfast on the morning of the vaccinations • wears a short sleeved school shirt to allow easy access to the upper arm.  If they only have long sleeved school shirts, please arrange for them to wear a t-shirt under their normal school shirt • brings their asthma pump (if they have one) with them when they are called to have their vaccination. Thank you, Eleanor Seale, Office Manager

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Emmeline Pankhurst [15 July 1858 – 14 June 1928]

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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Isaac Newton Academy End of Autumn Term Awards Assemblies On Monday 12th and Friday 16h December we held our first awards assemblies of the year. The assemblies were wonderful events enabling staff, students and parents/carers to come together to formally celebrate our students’ achievements at the end of the autumn term. At the assemblies we presented awards in recognition of students’ academic progress and attainment, personal progress and the development of their BRIDGES dispositions. Excellent attendance and punctuality was also celebrated. Congratulations to all of the award winners and to all students at INA for a fantastic start to the year!

Special Award Winners Reading Amani Hafez


Cultural Passport Kareena Parmar

Community Spirit Kabeer Jaswal

Performance award Gemma Joseph

Enrichment Gabriela Barakova

Attitude to Learning award Leah Deane

Reading Jay Amin Community Spirit Aftab-Eliza-Elena Hussain Enrichment Keshan Beckett Edwards


Cultural Passport Taybah Patel

Attitude to Learning award Izzah Abid, Keshan Beckett, and Eleanor Brant Performance award Eleanor Brant and Ramy Mills

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Reading Fahim Islam Community Spirit Noah Hawthorne Enrichment Annan Ibne-Anis

Cultural Passport Jayden Deane

Attitude to Learning award Jainna Bhalla, Aasiya Jilani, Sisay Shah Performance award Aasiya Jilani


Reading Momina Begum

Cultural Passport Jeyshuran Jayason

Community Spirit Simran Chalal

Attitude to Learning award Mary Brant

Enrichment Nisha Mistry

Performance award Mary Brant


Reading Keanna Bhalla Community Spirit Aqsa Bano Rafiq

Enrichment Sam Morrison Cultural Passport Zaynah Chaudry

More award winners over the page!

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Salman S

Siina Nurr

Kushi Parthak

Melisa Pelicita Paltan

Belal Yusuf

Nikita Odedra

Haris Shaukat

Mustafiz Ahmed

Adriana Chiturlas


Hunsveer Mudhar

Aarez Khan

Malaika Janjua

Sara Rahman


Victoria Visockis

Veer Jagdev

Simran Virk

David Marion


Ibrahim Khursid

Sana Akram

Shakib Chowdhury

Hamza Ahmed


Eesa Nasiri-Eesa

Munaza Azram

Filsan Ali-Filsan

Seayona Patel

Ayza Raja Bibi

Zainab Rashid

Lorena Bumbuc

Ram Solanky

Hamoud Rhea





Jethro Coleman Rivero

Amarah Hosenee

Harkirat Singh

Jameelah Choudhury

Rhea Virdee

Zafirah Bhatti

Nusrat Chowdhury

Abbas Khan

Jahvine Chambers

Nadia Miah

Aniqa Rahman

Yusuf Nasiri

Miguel Paisley

Neha Duggal

Jack Lavin

Rayyan Mehmood

Adam Kothia

Manahil Asim

Jay Amin

Khadija Ahmed

Salma Parwane

Zain Islam

Umaimah Umerji

Aadam Ahmed

Younus Taher

Jannat Ibrahim

Taybah Patel

Malika Khan

Glory Mondua

Eliza Elena Hussain

Sunil Mann

Imran Ali





Omar Al-Khouli

Nehaal Khandwalla

Sanaan Hafeez

Mina Imran


Faruq Sultan

Zan Bokhari

Rahul Kalra

Riann Haynes


Daanyal Khan

Noah Hawthorne

Fatima Jilani

Simona Islam


Lailaa Malik

Khadijha Chaudhry

Iman Ali

Amaan Hassan


Ali Shah

Arslan Dar

Aemy Rehman

Ikram Hussain


Abdul Khalil Khan

Rabail Rahim

Jasmeet Dhaliwal

Malina Stoica


Naeemah Khan

Anamika Aytan

Bradley Lard

Sumayyah Haroon


Aroob Mumtaz

Qashrina Collier

Ayman Oula-Lafkuih

Yaaseen Taher


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ard Winners

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Ryan Claire

Gemma Joseph

Ilsa Dar

n Khan

Showmik Roy

Anna Bytyci

Safa Noor Kayani

r Jaswal

Rafaela Vemba Vieira

Mohammad Subhaan Zahoor

Hafsah Uddin

eer Rai

Taqi Aziz

Sakinah Choudhury

Taukir Kazim


Aisha Wafa

Shona Bains

Saihan Rahman

Savanna Duncan-Hinds

Muhammad Butt-Muhammad

Humza Rafiq

Farjana Akter

Shanzay Dar

Gabriela Barakova

d Ahmed Mahil

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Alexander De Lara

Shama Daula

Zahra Khaliq

Riha Islam

Rajan Rathor

Hammad Khan

Ahmed Nawaz

Katherine Medina Rua

Umar Hotelwala

Ramel Shakespeare

Sajjad Ali

Adam Rebhi

Hishaam Ali

Hasan Shahzad

Amrita Paul

Sajid Sultan

Zaib Gulfareed

Cameron Salhotra

Alisha Marion

Jawad Rashid

Sukhdev Rehinsi

Falah Mungaye

Izzah Abid

Riya Deol

Rabbi Hossain

Tahseena El-Waily

Abulhamid Miah

Tasnia Begum

Zubeida Esmail

Devanshi Shah

Safa Hassan

Erblin Zeneli

ar 9 GRIT




aeel Ahmed

Aasiya Jilani

Fahim Islam

Jayden Deane

a-Ria Hoque

Dilpreet Kaur

Tafcir Majumder

Anees Syed

dit Mudhar

Shahriah Rahman

aan Hassan

Safiyah Ul-Haq

Aden Dirie

Shamiha Muzib

Aman Amin

Roheen Ali

Jasleen Kaur

ayd Selant

Sumayyah Ali

Rachel Pearce

Hrufday Kinhikar

man Jagdev

Luke Bailey

Sisay Shah

Dovidas Snioka

Janki Ranavoya

Lucas Overton

Umer Ahmed

hon Ethridge

ndeep Singh

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Simonida Hajredini Sinthuram Seethamohan

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Amaan Muhammad Jonah Robinson

Hazna Haleem

Akhil Pillai

Anika Ferdoush

Mary Brant

Afrin Talukder

Amal Sohail

Rohit Sandha

Yameen Aslam

Tasneem Akhtar

Humayra Mushtaq

Serina Singh

Hamza Shaukat

Ayesha Maniyar

Dhruv Fatania

Amrit Bimrah

Aishah Patel

Mahdi Alom

Yewande Oyebola

Jiya Shahzad

Simran Chahal

Nahim Hussain

Rahul Pattni

Gurinderjot Singh

Anushri Menon

Alfie Southall

Sumayyah Hosenee

Haid Zeeshan


Israel Va








Shaye Alexander

Inshaal Ali

Daanyal Ali

Rio Hoque-Rashid

Nazifa Monzur

Avni Sehmi

Hiba Haroon

Jay Gohil


Muaz Nawaz

Moiz Dean

Zakir Uneeb

Humaira Razzak


Donte Da Costa

Aqsa Bano Rafiq

Gary Preston

Abbie Pearce


Zaynah Chaudhary

Halema Anjum

Faria Rahman

Shanzeh Haroon

Labib Ahmed

Simran Larr

Maria Gulfareed

Elvinas Mikulin

Mustafa Khan

Harry Taak

Toby Summers

Maryam Muhammad


Razia Hussain

Piyush Karathia


Antalya Mustafa Abdul-Samad Miah

Jo Spencer Vice Principal




Congratulations to all o

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Zain Ali

Ali Afaq

Amandeep Teja

Omar Ahmed

Ishani Punj

Kirandeep Kaur

Khiran Patel

ya Dhani

Lamys Mills

Daniyaal Anjum

Mariam Parwane

allejo Jimenez

Arjun Shah

Radhika Duggal

Giulia Cozma

m Marwa

Laiba Imran

Awais Malik

Zainab Ale

veen Johal

Natasha Mahmood

Amirah Zamal

Rajveer Aytan

Nisha Mistry

Tahmid Uddin

Aaliyah Adams-Hussein

anraj Gill

r 11 GRIT

maarah Kothia


Haneefah Gachi

Tamika Adamson

aym Rahman

Rajveer Kaur

Omar Hadque

Zainab Taher

heem Rahman

Fatima Saleh

Afrah Shibli

Naveen Haran

Nadia Ibrahim

Aliyah Patel

Abittha Ponniah

Amreen Sandhu

Raees Wafa

Jade Gossart

Maahi Rahman

Sneha Prasanna

roon Chaudhry

Simran Singh

Bedi Elliel

Charisma Patel

eanna Bhalla

Hamza Siddique

Unais Ahmed

Safiya Sayid

Ushna Asim

Marisa Vadher

Leanne Hau

Awais Seyyad

of the award winners!

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Year 7 and 8 Social Club Activity Trip

On Saturday 10th December, Mr Davoll and Miss Kristiansen accompanied eleven Year 7 and 8 students, all of whom attend the Social Club enrichment, on a fun-filled, activity-packed day out. The group travelled by train to Salmon Youth Centre in South London and took part in a range of different activities, including dodge ball, abseiling, high ropes and even a spooky night-walk. The staff at Salmon were extremely impressed with our students’ bravery and willingness to take on new challenges. This was especially true of Jawad Rashid (8N) and Rafi Ullah (8I), who participated in the high ropes challenge despite being very scared beforehand, in doing so showing outstanding grit and resilience.

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Year 8 Cushions Half of the year group have just completed a rotation in Textiles Technology and have worked extremely hard creating ‘Day of the Dead’ themed cushion covers. Students have used fabric paint to add decoration on their cushions which needs to be heat fixed to ensure that the paint does not rub off or run when used or washed. Please make sure all students with cushions iron their cushion before use. To do this you need to place some scrap paper / fabric on top of the decoration (this is to protect the iron). The iron should be on a medium heat and will need approximately 1 minute of heat applied to ensure that the paint is fixed into the fabric. If any students need assistance with this there is an iron available in school and they must see Ms Hinds or Miss Foot to help them. If you are looking for a cushion inner to fill the cushion they are available on Wilkinson online or in store. Size = 40cm x 40cm

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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

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 Friday 20th January Tuesday 24th January Thursday 26th January Friday 27th January Friday 27th January Friday 27th January Thursday 2nd February Tuesday 7th February Wednesday 8th February Thursday 9th February

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 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 Maths Challenge Year 8 Progress Meetings 14:30 – 18:30 Year 10 Natural History Museum Trip Year 10 Natural History Museum Trip

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