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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.

Safeguarding

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 Patrick Ball Pastoral Leader

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,

On Tuesday this week we were visited by 20 Head teachers from a range of schools in Lambeth and Southwark. They toured both the secondary and primary phases and met with many students to discuss their learning experience at INA. They were very impressed with our students (as visitors always are!) and said they were especially struck by the positive relationships they witnessed and the wide range of opportunities our students have. During the Easter holidays many of our teachers are kindly running revision sessions for the Year 11s. Some are invite-only and others are open access (with a requirement for students to sign up in advance).  Please see the details in this week’s newsletter. Yesterday I met with all the Year 11s to explain arrangements for Study Leave. This is detailed in the exams booklet that parents collected on Tuesday evening and is also outlined in a letter that was given to Year 11s to take home after the assembly. Please do ask if you have any questions. Thank you to those of you who have already completed and submitted the survey monkey parent questionnaire. If you have not yet had a chance to but can find time in the next few days that would be greatly appreciated! And finally, I should like to introduce you to Sandyha Venu, our new Learning Assistant, who joined our SEND team two weeks ago:

Sandyha Venu, Learning Assistant I consider myself very fortunate to be a part of INA community. I am thrilled and ecstatic to the prospects of working as a Cover Supervisor within the school. I have been amazed since day one with the principles and values the school follows, along with it being a school that is focused on child development.

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The INA community has been very welcoming and it feels like I have joined a big happy family. I started my career in India with a Masters in Geology, and Bachelor degree in Education, after which I worked as a Science teacher in a wonderful school for secondary school kids. Since moving to the UK, two exciting years have passed: I started with volunteering in libraries for summer reading, rhymes and story time activities for young children and most recent have been a Learning Assistant in a school. I have always wanted a career in education because I believe that it is one of the most important functions in life. I strongly believe that teachers, individually and collectively, can not only change the world but shape the future. I spend most of my free time travelling and trying out cuisines with my husband. With best wishes,

Rachel Macfarlane

Non-Uniform Day to raise money for

Comic Relief and the

Year 11 ‘Graduation Ball’

Minimum contribution £1 if you want to participate and wear your own clothes 4 Secondary Newsletter

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A Warm Invite to

INA’s End of Spring Term Awards Assemblies Monday 27th March — Year 8 Friday 31st March — Years 7, 9, 10 & 11

In the final week of term, we will be holding our second set of 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 spring term. There will be a separate assembly for each year group. Please note the dates and times as follows:

Monday 27th March 8.55-9.45

Year 8 Awards assembly

Friday 31st March

11.05am Y7 Awards Assembly (KS3 hall) Y9 Awards Assembly (Dining hall) 12.00pm Y10 Awards Assembly (KS3 hall) Y11 Awards Assembly (Dining 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 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 Monday 20th March. 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 Monday 27th March (Year 8) and Friday 31st March (Years 7, 8, 9 & 10) Ms Spencer, Vice Principal 17 March 2017 Secondary Newsletter

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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

We are two weeks ago from the end of the Spring term merit race! A massive well done to all the students who have worked hard to get merits so far! Remember that there is an award for you gaining 25/50/100/150 merits over the academic year, so set yourself a target to achieve! Also your merits help push your form up to the top of the leader board. It will be interesting to see which form wins in each year group this term! If you are owed merits, make sure you remember to get them and good luck! YEAR 7

TOTAL

YEAR 8

TOTAL

YEAR 9

TOTAL

YEAR 10

TOTAL

YEAR 11

TOTAL

W C S E I N A

546 433 375 365 304 275 269

W T N C I A S E

380 309 276 247 232 212 209 121

E W S A T N I C

216 191 192 188 146 145 121 113

E T N I W S A

188 180 155 118 100 76 26

I W S A C N E T

114 18 0 0 0 0 0 0

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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: Theresa Nassar 7A Year 8: Abbas Khan 8S Year 9: Omeir Khan Mohammed, Jayden Deane and Sinthurum Seethamohan Year 10: Brett Butler 10I Year 11: Haneefa Gachi 11I

Good Deed Feed Mr Ayerh: Ramzi Osman 8C who found a phone in school and kindly handed it into Mr Ayerh. The member of staff who dropped her phone was very grateful. Thanks Ramzi. Mr Crowther-Green: Students supporting with the year 7 progress meeting: Alisha Mahmood 8W Taybah Patel 8W Rahaman Moorthy 8I Jameelah Choudury 8I Jethro Coleman 8I James Evans 8I Hawwa Imran 8S Mr James: Yusuf Butt 9N handed in ÂŁ20 which he picked up on the school playground

Mr Ayerh

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

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Budding Scientists in Years 8, 9 and 10 attend Science Live On Friday 10th March, 60 students, including me, had the amazing opportunity to travel to the Apollo Victoria Theatre and listen to many famous scientists talk about their area of expertise at Science Live, including Prof. Robert Winston, Prof. Andrea Sella, Prof. Jim Al-Khalili and Prof. Alice Roberts. I thought that all their talks were extremely inspiring and eye-opening, not only because of the subjects they were talking about but also their great passion throughout their talks. I would say my strong interest in science was expanded into different aspects of science even more. My favourite talk was by Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock. Her talk entitled “Can you really reach your dreams?” was very inspiring and her aspiration of “Big Brother on Mars” could definitely be the next best thing. Overall, it was an amazing experience which I loved. Kaiya Greenidge 9S A huge well done to goes to all students for their participation and volunteering questions to the speakers following the talks. It was also great to see so many taking notes of the interesting information that the speakers were giving, as well as the top GCSE exam tips dispensed by the examiner. We’re looking forward to next year already! Dr Mounsey

Y10 students are thinking about Work Experience placements. They want to gain experience that will support them with their future careers. Can you support them by offering a placement at your place of work? We need placements in all work areas for 5 consecutive days from 3rd-7th July 2017. If you can support INA students please contact:  Anu Patel (a.patel@isaacnewtonacademy.org) 8 Secondary Newsletter

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Year 11 Easter Holiday Revision Sessions The following revision sessions will run over the holidays to support Y11 with their upcoming GCSE’s. Students will be invited to attend or invited to sign up for the sessions by staff. Students will continue to be supported with exam preparation with learning on FRONTER Mr Crowther-Green Date Mon 3rd April Mon 3rd April Mon 3rd April Tue 4th April Tue 4th April Tue 4th April Tue 4th April Tue 4th April Wed 5th April Wed 5th April Thu 6th April Fri 7th April Fri 7th April Fri 7th April Fri 7th April Mon 10th April Mon 10th April Mon 10th April Tue 11th April Tue 11th April Tue 11th April Wed 12th April Wed 12th April Thu 13th April

Subject Science Spanish French PE Art Graphics History History History Graphics Graphics RE RE Geography Geography English English English Geography Geography Mathematics Mathematics Drama Drama

Room T16 G41 G37 TBA S13 316 G21 G18 G21 S16 S16 G21 G18 G26 G25 S37 S38 S34 G26 G25 F52 F52 S31 S31

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Teacher Mr Clift-Matthews Ms Brett Ms Gallagher Mr Beattie Mr James Ms Hinds Ms Priestley Ms Coates Ms Priestley Ms Hinds Ms Hinds Mr Woracker Ms Priestley Ms Balsdon Ms Gurm Ms Curley Ms Atkinson Ms Davoll Ms Balsdon Ms Gurm Mr Dewal Mr Dewal Ms Rayner Ms Field

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GCSE Examination Timetable Summer 2017 Date Mon 15 May

Week 3

Week 2

Week 1

Tue 16 May

Session

Length

Paper Code

Subject

AM

60

B603/01

Religious Studies

REL STUDS: ETHICS WRITTEN

60

B604/01

Religious Studies

REL STUDIES B: ETHICS 2 WRITTEN

90

5RS0601

Religious Studies

REL/LIFE/HINDUISM

25

5FR011F

French

LISTENING (F)

35

5FR011H

French

LISTENING (H)

35

5FR033F

French

READING (F)

50

5FR033H

French

READING (H) INFLUENCES ON LIFE (H)

AM

Paper

Tue 16 May

PM

60

5BI1H01

Biology

Thu 18 May

AM

60

5CH1H01

Chemistry

Thu 18 May

PM

90

41530001

Drama

DRAMA UNIT 3 WRITTEN PAPER

Fri 19 May

AM

25

5SP011F

Spanish

LISTENING (F)

35

5SP011H

Spanish

LISTENING (H)

35

5SP033F

Spanish

READING (F)

50

5SP033H

Spanish

READING (H)

CHEMISTRY IN OUR WORLD(H)

Fri 19 May

PM

90

5PE0101

P. E.

THEORY OF PHYSICAL ED.

Mon 22 May

AM

105

1ET0 01

English Literature

SHAKESP.& POST 1914 LIT.

Mon 22 May

PM

90

B561/02

Geography

Wed 24 May

PM

60

5PH1H01

Physics

Thu 25 May

AM

90

1MA1 1F

Mathematics

NON CALCULATOR (F)

90

1MA1 1H

Mathematics

NON CALCULATOR (H)

GEOG B: SUSTAIN DCSN MKNG WRTTN UNIVERSAL PHYSICS (H)

Fri 26 May

AM

135

1ET0 02

English Literature

19C NOV/POETRY SINCE 1789

Mon 5 Jun

AM

105

91451

History

Tue 6 Jun

AM

105

1EN0 01

English Language

Tue 6 Jun

PM

105

B563/02

Geography

Wed 7 Jun

PM

90

5RS1301

Religious Studies

Thu 8 Jun

AM

90

1MA1 2F

Mathematics

CALCULATOR (F)

90

1MA1 2H

Mathematics

CALCULATOR (H)

HISTORY B UNIT 1 FICTION & IMAG.WRITING GEOG B: GEOGRPHCL KEY THMS WRTN HINDUISM

Fri 9 Jun

AM

60

5BI2H01

Biology

COMPONENTS OF LIFE (H)

Fri 9 Jun

PM

90

5MU0301

Music

LISTENING & APPRAISING

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GCSE Examination Timetable Summer 2017 Date

Session

Length

Paper Code

Subject

Mon 12 Jun

AM

120

1EN0 02

English Language

Mon 12 Jun

PM

45

5RU0101

LISTENING

55

5RU0301

READING

90

1MA1 3F

Mathematics

CALCULATOR (F)

90

1MA1 3H

Mathematics

CALCULATOR (H)

Week 4

Tue 13 Jun

AM

NON-FIC.& TRANS.WRITING

Wed 14 Jun

AM

60

5CH2H01

Chemistry

Wed 14 Jun

PM

105

91452

History

Thu 15 Jun

PM

60

B601/01

Religious Studies

REL STUDIES B: PHILOSOPHY 1 WRITTEN

60

B602/01

Religious Studies

REL STUDIES B: PHILOSOPHY 2 WRITTEN

DISCOVERING CHEMISTRY(H) HISTORY B UNIT 2

Fri 16 Jun

AM

60

5PH2H01

Physics

PHYS.FOR YOUR FUTURE (H)

Fri 16 Jun

PM

25

5IN011F

Italian

LISTENING (F)

35

5IN011H

Italian

LISTENING (H)

35

5IN033F

Italian

READING (F)

50

5IN033H

Italian

READING (H)

45

46801H

Panjabi

PANJABI UNIT 1 TIER H

60

5BI3H01

Biology

USING BIOLOGY (H)

Mon 19 Jun Mon 19 Jun

AM PM

45

5AR0101

Arabic

LISTENING

5AR0301

Arabic

READING

46802H

Panjabi

PANJABI UNIT 2 TIER H

60

46804

Panjabi

PANJABI UNIT 4

55 Tue 20 Jun

Week 5

Paper

AM

50

Tue 20 Jun

PM

90

5GR0201

Graphics

KNOWLEDGE & UNDERSTANDING

Wed 21 Jun

AM

60

5CH3H01

Chemistry

CHEMISTRY IN ACTION (H)

Wed 21 Jun

PM

60

5RU0401

Russian

WRITING

Thu 22 Jun

PM

60

5AR0401

Russian

WRITING

Fri 23 Jun

AM

60

5PH3H01

Physics

APPLICATION OF PHYSICS(H)

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On the 10th July 2017 we will be holding our first ever Year 11 ‘Graduation Ball’ for our founding cohort. This will be held at the Woolston Manor Country Club in Chigwell, Essex and will be a great celebration of the hard work of our Year 11 students as they prepare to take the next steps in their education.  More information to follow soon. Mr Singh Year 11 Pastoral Leader

Extra Printing Credits for Year 11

All Year 11 students will receive an extra 50 printing credits to support them with their revision and exam preparation

If you are Pupil Premium student and are struggling to meet the printing demands, please see Mr Crowther-Green.

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Year 11 Study Leave - Summer 2017 The exam season starts on Monday 15th May and ends on Friday 23rd June. Half term is 29th May – 2nd June. Normal lessons for all students will continue until and including Friday 12th May. From Monday 15th May until Friday 26th May all Year 11 students will be in school all day and expected to attend their normal lessons if they are not in a GCSE exam. This will include pm lessons where they have an am exam, am lessons where they have a pm exam and lessons between am and pm exams, where applicable. Morning exams Each morning exam session will start at 8am. A 30 minute revision session (usually based in the dining hall) will occur from 8-8:30. At 8.30am a free breakfast will be provided for all Year 11 students taking the GCSE that morning. Afternoon exams Each afternoon exam session will start at 1pm (following KS4 lunch). A 30 minute revision session (usually based in the KS4 hall) will occur from 1-1:30. If a student has a lesson between a morning and afternoon exam, he/she should go to the lesson but the teacher will allow him/her to study for his/her afternoon exam rather than take part in the lesson. Teachers will continue with their Year 11 lessons right up until the final exam for that subject has been taken. Once the final exam has taken place, the student coming to the lesson will be allowed to get on with independent study for up-coming exams. The teacher will supervise and ensure that there is an atmosphere conducive to private study. From Monday 5th June, there will be study leave for Year 11 students. There will be a programme of revision lessons offered in the subjects where exams have not finished. Students will be expected to attend revision sessions that apply to them (although for some students who are good at revising independently these sessions will be optional and for others an invite will be issued and they will be required to attend.) There will be signing up arrangements so that staff know who they are expecting in advance of the session. Students will sign in and out at reception. At times when they do not have a revision lesson or an exam they will be expected to leave site to go home to revise. The last exam is on Friday 23rd June. We are planning to hold a pm Year 11 assembly on that day. The Graduation Ball is on the evening of Monday 10th July. Mr Crowther-Green, Assistant Principal

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Resilience Jasvinder Sanghera, CBE

Ja��inder Sang�era, CBE, was born and brought up in Derby. A survivor of a forced marriage, she is the founder of Karma Nirvana, an award winning charity that supports both men and women affected by honour based abuse and forced marriages. At the age of fourteen, Jasvinder refused to marry a man in India she had only seen in a photo and had to flee the family home. Jasvinder struggled for years, sometimes living on the streets. She she showed tremendous resilience and patience and is a true survivor, with great inner strength. Jasvinder is now a highly acclaimed international speaker, an expert advisor to the courts. Her work is recognised as being pivotal to the creation of a specific UK forced marriage criminal offence in 2014. Her memoir ‘Shame’ is a Times Top 10 Bestseller.

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• In your BRIDGES journal, record how you and when you have demonstrated patience when learning or in other situations

• Talk to your son/daughter about a time when you had to show patience and/or resilience and the strategies you used

• Show resilience if/when you don’t get your choice of GCSEs, work experience placement, Big Band instrument, GCSE choices etc.

• Read or watch the news with your son/ daughter and discuss stories where people have shown great resilience and what can be learned from their story

• Bounce back when your working grade is still a long way from your target grade or your working at grade reduces from the previous time

• Encourage your child to be resilient when they have setbacks or don’t get their first choice

• Be patient when practice doesn’t yield results • Research careers that require a person to be particularly patient/resilient and find out how people in these roles learn to be more patient/resilient

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& Patience Re�i�ien�e Being robust, staying engaged with learning regardless of challenge.

Be�a�i��r� Not giving up, staying positive, staying mentally focused, a feeling of strength from overcoming a challenge, a sense of inner strength, viewing setbacks as future opportunities e.g. it is estimated you need to fall over 10 000 times to become a World Champion figure skater

Pa�ien�e Taking time and staying focused to achieve the best outcomes.

Be�a�i��r� Thinking before you act, taking your time to produce a quality outcome, being aware that the best outcomes take time to achieve, keeping calm when you feel frustrated.

S��den�� ��� �a�e ����n re�i�ien�e and �a�ien�e

Ha���d A��edin Year 8 for showing great

patience and resilience in trying his hardest to work things out and in enrichment activities such as handball and football.

Z��eida E��ai� in Year 8 has great resilience and determination to succeed in all tasks she undertakes.

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P6 2:50 start Released 4:00

P3 11:05 for 11:10 start Finish 12:10 P4 12:10 (Y7-9) 12:45 (Y10) PM Year P5 1:45 for 1:50 start Finish 2:50

P2 9:45 start Released at 10:50

Times unless stated AM Year P1 8:35 for 8:40 start Finish 9:40

Y10 Maths 1 90 min

10 Y10 Maths 1 90 min

Y8 English Nonfiction comparison 60 min Y9 DT 50 min

Mon 5th June GCSE, 7, 9 History B unit 1 105 min

Y10 French Listening 50 min Y10 French Reading 50 min GCSE Geog B 105 min

Tue 6th June GCSE, 8, 10 English Fiction and Imagery Writing 105 min

Y8 RE 50 min

Y10 Science Double and triple Bio 75 min and 105 min

Wed 7th June Thu 8th June 10, 9 GCSE, 9 Y10 Science Double Maths Calculator and triple Physics 90 min (75 min) and (105 min) Y10 Science Double and triple Physics (75 min) and (105 min) Y9 English Y9 Maths Poetry Comparison 90 min 75 min Y9 English Poetry Y9 Maths Comparison 90 min 75 min GCSE 10 Hinduism Y10 Science Double 90 min and triple Bio 75 min and 105 min 2 T25

End of Year Examination Timetable June 2017

GCSE Music Listening 90 min

Y10 Drama 50 min

Y10 Music 50 min

Fri 9th June GCSE, 10 Science B1 60 min


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P6 2:50 start Released 4:00

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

Russian Listening 55 mins

10 Computing theory 60 min

GCSE, 10 Russian Listening 45 mins

Y10 Maths 3 90 min

10 Y10 Maths 3 90 min

Y8 DT 50 min

Y7 RE 50 min

P3 11:05 for 11:10 start Finish 12:10 P4 12:10 (Y7-9) 12:45 (Y10)

(In classrooms ISAC) Y7 Science 30 x Bi, Ph, Ch 90 min Y8 Music 45 min

(In classrooms NEW) Y7 Science 30 x Bi, Ph, Ch 90 min Y7 French 60 min

P2 9:45 start Released at 10:50

Tue 13th June GCSE, 8 Maths Calculator 90 min

Mon 12th June GCSE, 7 En Non Fic 120 min

Times unless stated AM Year P1 8:35 for 8:40 start Finish 9:40

GCSE Hist B unit 2 105 min

Y9 Spanish 60 min

Y9 French 60 min

Wed 14th June GCSE, 7 Science C1 60 min

GCSE Religious Stud 60 min

Y9 History 50 min

Y9 Geography 50 min

(In classrooms NEW) Y7 English 60 min Framed Y10 English Lang 120 min

Thu 15th June 10, 9 Y10 English Lang 120 min

Punjabi 45 min

(In classrooms ISAC) Y7 English 60 min GCSE Italian Listening 25-35 min Reading 35-50 min

Y8 Maths 90 min

Y8 Maths 90 min

Fri 16th June GCSE, 8 Science P1 60 min


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P6 2:50 start Released 4:00

P3 11:05 for 11:10 start Finish 12:10 P4 12:10 (Y7-9) 12:45 (Y10) PM Year P5 1:45 for 1:50 start Finish 2:50

P2 9:45 start Released at 10:50

Times unless stated AM Year P1 8:35 for 8:40 start Finish 9:40

Y8 Geography 50 min GCSE Graphics Know and Und 90 min

Y9 Science 90 min

7 Arabic Listening and Reading 45 + 55 min

Y7 Maths 90 min Y7 Maths 90 min

Y8 French 60 min

Y7 Music 50 min

Tue 20th June 7, 8 Panjabi Unit 2 and 4 50 and 60 min

Y9 Science 90 min

Mon 19th June GCSE, 9 Science B3 60 min

Y10 History 75 min Y10 History 75 min

10 Russian Writing 60 min 1 T25

7 History 50 min

7 Geography 50 min

Wed 21st June GCSE, 7 Science C3 60 min

Y8 Science 90 min

Y8 Science 90 min

8 Arabic Writing 60 min

Y9 RE 50 min

Y10 Science Double and triple Chem (75 min) and (105 min) Y9 Music 45 min

Thu 22nd June 10, 9 Y10 Science Double and triple Chem 75 min and 105 min

Y10 English lit 105 min

10 Y10 English lit 105 min

Y8 History 50 min

Y8 Spanish 60 min

Fri 23rd June GCSE, 8 Science P3 60 min


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10 Y10 PE 90mins Y10 PE 90mins

Y10 Geography 90 min

Y10 Maths 2 90 min

Tue 27th June 10, 9 Y10 Maths 2 90 min 180 students

10 Y10 Geography 90 min

Additional exams

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

Y10 Spanish 2 Reading 50 min Y7 DT 50 min

P2 9:45 start Released at 10:50 P3 11:05 for 11:10 start Finish 12:10 P4 12:10 (Y7-9) 12:45 (Y10) Y7 Spanish) 60 min

Mon 26th June 10, 7 Spanish 1 Listening 50 min 52 students

Times unless stated AM Year P1 8:35 for 8:40 start Finish 9:40

10 Y10 Computer Science - theory 60 min

Y10 RE 105 min

Wed 28th June 10, 8 Y10 RE 105 min 56 students

Thu 29th June


Calling All Poets At INA!

The biggest poetry competition for young writers is once again looking for the best poems by young people aged 11 to 17 from the U.K and beyond. Poems can be on any theme, of any length and in any style. Winning entries will be published in the prestigious, internationally distributed anthology, and there are a range of prizes including: ✽✽ A place on a week-long mentored writing course with awardwinning poet judges Sinead Morrissey and Kayo Chingonyi (including accommodation and travel) ✽✽ A prize bag full of books ✽✽ Membership of The Poetry Society

If you would like to enter, please bring a copy of your poem to Ms Atkinson in S14 by the deadline of Friday 7th July. There will also be a school prize for the best poems submitted.

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Talk by Aneeta Prem On Monday during our BRIDGES lesson, girls in Years 7, 8 and 9 had an extended assembly on female genital mutilation led by the author and human rights campaigner, Aneeta Prem. Aneeta is founder and President of Freedom Charity, which campaigns against forced marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM). She was instrumental in changing government policy on forced marriage in 2013. Aneeta is also a magistrate and chairs adult, family and youth courts in some of the busiest courts in London. At the end of the assembly, Aneeta gave every girl a gift of a copy of her new novel about FGM, Cut Flowers. Here’s what some of the girls wrote about Aneeta’s in their reflections: ‘This practice disgusts me and I think as a school we should create a campaign to put an end to FGM.’ Year 7 ‘It was extremely overwhelming because we discussed some things that were not easy. I now know the signs and am much more aware of the issues regarding FGM ‘ Year 7 ‘FGM is not acceptable. Learning about FGM and how 200 million women have gone through FGM worldwide is heart-breaking.’ Year 8 ‘I believe that I can make a change to stop FGM and forced marriages. I would like to make a change and be a young ambassador.’ Year 8 ‘I think that openly talking about FGM and forced marriages is good and that helping girls to understand and will benefit a lot of people.’ Year8 ‘I think that the assembly was very helpful and informative. The statistics were shocking, I’m very passionate about human rights and believe in feminism so I would like to find some way to help spread the message in school or in general.’ Year 9

Ms Spencer, Vice Principal

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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. Year 8 are the top year group for the week with 97.7% 7A

95.2

8A

98.7

9A

99.5

10A

97.7

11A

96.1

7C

96.4

8C

96.8

9C

97.0

10E

98.1

11C

97.3

7E

95.8

8E

94.5

9E

98.1

10I

96.9

11E

98.7

7I

96.2

8I

99.5

9I

92.1

10N

90.8

11I

96.7

7N

95.8

8N

98.6

9N

97.8

10S

95.6

11N

97.4

7S

97.3

8S

99.1

9S

94.8

10T

94.6

11S

97.4

7W

97.7

8T

94.8

9T

96.1

10W

95.0

11T

95.7

8W

99.1

9W

96.2

11W

95.2

Ms Abbott-Jones Assistant Principal

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Summer 2017

Calling:

Parents, carers and community members. Would you like to volunteer to lead an after school enrichment at Isaac Newton Academy? Enrichment run from 4:15-5:15 on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and from 3:15-4:15 on Tuesday. For further information contact Ms Clarke. Tel: 020 8911 6666 info@isaacnewtonacademy.org 17 March 2017 Secondary Newsletter

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This week in P.E. IMPORTANT DATE YEAR 11 GCSE PE PRACTICAL EXAM MONDAY 20TH AND TUESDAY 21ST MARCH WE ARE COLLECTING ACTIVE KIDS VOUCHERS FROM SAINSBURYS!

If you gain any vouchers from Sainsbury’s please bring them into reception of the primary or secondary schools. We would be most grateful for this contribution to equipment that will help the P.E. Department!

This week’s results:

Wednesday 15th March Year 8 Football V Seven Kings (A) - Cancelled Thursday 16th March Year 7 Basketball v Loxford (H) – Cancelled Year 9 Basketball V Caterham (A) – result next week

Fixtures next week: Wednesday 22nd March Thursday 23rd March

Year 10 Football v Wanstead (A) – Cup semi-final Year 8 v Year 9 basketball match (H)

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Charity at Isaac Newton Academy In the run up to the spring holiday, our charity council at Isaac Newton Academy are having a drive to collect goods for a local foodbank. This is a wonderful opportunity for the INA community to help support the most vulnerable people in our wider local community. From now until the last day of term, each form room will have a box for the collection of donated goods from members of the form. It would be great if students could look for any extra goods that may be donated to a good cause and bring them in for the collection. Particularly suitable goods are: ✽✽ Tinned Meats ✽✽ Tinned Fish ✽✽ Milk (UHT/Powdered) ✽✽ Tinned Rice Pudding ✽✽ Fruit Juice (Long Life) ✽✽ Toiletries (e.g. Soap/ Toothpaste) ✽✽ Nappies (Size 5 & 6) ✽✽ Perishable goods cannot be collected. We are always bowled over by the enthusiasm and generosity of our community in supporting charitable events. Thank you for all your continued support with our charitable endeavours this year. Mr Alex Clift-Matthews & Ms Helen Atkinson 17 March 2017 Secondary Newsletter

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Key Dates for the Spring Term 2017 Spring Term

Tuesday 3rd January – Friday 31st March

Summer Term

Tuesday 18th April – Friday 21st July

Key Dates for Secondary – Spring Term

Friday 24th March

Year 8 Big Band Competition

Wednesday 29th March

Year 9 & 10 Kings College Medical School Day Trip Spring Concert Awards Assemblies. End of Term. EARLY CLOSE

Thursday 30th March Friday 31st March Monday 3rd April — Monday 17th April Monday 17th April Friday 21st April Monday 1st May Thursday 4th May Wednesday 10th May Friday 12th May Wednesday 17th May Monday 22nd May

EASTER HOLIDAY

Bank Holiday Student Reports sent home Years 7 & 8 Bank Holiday Holocaust Remembrance Day Tim Foot Year 7 Revision Skills Non Uniform Day Bridges Mentoring Years 7-10 Start of Year 9 ARK Maths & English Test Week Monday 5th June Home Learning/ Revision Day Tuesday 6th –Friday 16th June Year 9 & 10 Exams Tuesday 13th June Maths Challenge Monday 19th – Wednesday 28th Year 7 & 8 Exams June Monday 26th June Options Choices Finalised Friday 30th June Inset Day

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