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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 Eleanor Seale Office Manager Designated Child Protection Officers 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, I hope that you all enjoyed a good break over half term. Sadly the terrible events in Central London on the night of Saturday 3rd June overshadowed the holiday. We are very aware at the current time that our students may be experiencing feelings of anxiety, confusion and anger. They will have questions and concerns and it is our job to provide a safe space for those who wish to do so to raise queries and to discuss their feelings. Our number one priority is to ensure that our students feel safe and supported and our procedures in school are designed to enable this. Staff will be especially vigilant for any signs of distress or tension in the coming weeks. We have a number of school trips due to go out in the last weeks of term. Several of these are GCSE related or have been designed to recognise students for notable achievements. We are keen that these opportunities are not denied to our students. However we have redone risk assessments in the light of the recent terror attacks and increased staffing levels for trips going into Central London. We would also understand if any parent wished to remove their child from a particular out of school learning experience (although we cannot guarantee a refund of monies paid in advance). Please contact me if you would like to discuss such a request. Many of our families will be celebrating Eid on 25th June. In the event that Eid falls on Monday 26th June, a leave of absence request will need to be made (and submitted to the school in advance) by any parent who would like their child to be granted time off school for religious observation for part or all of this day. Please note that exams are scheduled for Years 7 and 10 on Monday 26th June; these exams will go ahead regardless of when Eid falls and any student who misses an exam will take it on their return.

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And finally, the arrangements for the start of the new term in September are as follows: Monday 4th September Tuesday 5th September Wednesday 6th September

Thursday 7th September

Friday 8th September

Staff INSET: no students Staff INSET: no students Reception in for Meet the Teacher (1 hour per class) Year 7 in from 1.30pm Years 1, 2 & 3 in from 9.30 -11.30am Reception in from 1.30 – 3.30pm Years 7 & 12 in from 8.25am Years 8-11 in from 1.30pm All students in for the full day

With all best wishes,

Rachel Macfarlane

GCSE Art Exhibition Wednesday 21st June 2017

16:15 - 18:00 You are invited to the private view of the Year 11 GCSE Art Exhibition at Isaac Newton Academy.

The exhibition will be located on the third floor of the Academy and refreshments will be provided. Please confirm your attendance by emailing info@isaacnewtonacademy.org

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INA MOCK ELECTION RESULTS

To mark the General Election, on Thursday this week the students of INA took to the polls themselves. Every student in Years 7 – 10 was given a ballot slip and 667 of them submitted a vote, giving us a massive 92.7% turnout. Of the five main parties, Labour emerged as the clear winner with 75% of the vote, exactly mimicking the share of the vote won by the local Labour MP. It was really great to see so much political engagement and we hope that the experience has encouraged our students to be engaged in democracy in the future! 9 June 2017

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PHYSICAL EDUCATION DURING RAMADAN

INA and the Physical Education department have the same expectations of all students participating in physical education during Ramadan that we have for each and every school day. Where possible, teachers will consider the sports, activities and tasks being undertaken in the lesson but students are expected to continue with their physical education. In the event that students are feeling unwell, they will be supported and monitored in the normal manner. In previous years, students at INA have maintained an excellent level of effort and have continued to participate fully in lessons during Ramadan. We as a department look forward to seeing this again this year. The department would like to thank all parents and carers for their continued support. Mr Beattie Head of P.E.

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YEAR 10 SPORTS DAY FRIDAY 16TH JUNE – PERIODS 5 & 6

On Friday 16th June, Year 10 will take part in their Sports Day.

Please note the following: • Students will participate in Athletics events down at Cricklefields Athletics Track • All students will participate in a track and a field event • Year 10 students must come to school in P.E. kit. They may also wear their blazer/a black jacket they usually wear to come to INA (these must be placed in lockers for the first part of the day) • Students must bring their necessary books and equipment for lessons 1, 2, 3 and 4b • The school day will start and finish at the normal time • Optional inter-form tournaments will be run between the day and KS3 Sports Day after school • Please ensure that your son/daughter has a hat, sun cream and their water bottle for the day (for students that are not fasting) • Apologies but parents/carers are not invited to the event. Mr Beattie Head of P.E. 9 June 2017

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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 now in the final half term of the inter-form competition, and it is very tight so far. Well done to all the students who have achieved 25/50/100 merits so far this year. The totals below are how many merits your form has achieved so far in this term. Keep working hard so that you can achieve your personal bronze/silver/gold/platinum merit award, and to also help your form climb up the merit league towards the top! YEAR 7

TOTAL

YEAR 8

TOTAL

YEAR 9

TOTAL

YEAR 10

TOTAL

S E C I W N A

323 226 174 173 171 167 41

I W C E N S T A

198 184 153 146 121 118 76 41

A E N I W C S T

172 158 129 86 76 75 64 57

W T S N I A E

70 50 47 50 31 20 3

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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: Farjana Akther 7W Year 8: Shakim Samie Martin 8E Year 9: Aemaan Rehman 9N Year 10: Ali Afaq 10I Year 11: Bavneet Mann 11A

Good Deed Feed

Ms Brett: Abdullah Javaad 8W helped Jahiem Chambers to organise his bag, organiser and sheets without being asked to. Really kind! Ms Arrowsmith: Usman Ul-Haq 7C for being really helpful and supportive with other students in English lessons. Mr Ayerh: Musa Bukhari, Arslan Dar and Zayd Zelant in Year 9, for volunteering to help Mr Ayerh with taking up Cricket equipment upstairs. You were all a great help. Thanks!

Mr Ayerh

Year 10 Pastoral Leader, i/c Praise & Recognition

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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 7 are the top year group for the week with 97.1% 7A

94.70

8A

99.20

9A

95.50

10A

94.70

11A

97.00

7C

98.30

8C

97.00

9C

95.00

10E

99.10

11C

95.20

7E

97.00

8E

91.50

9E

96.30

10I

98.80

11E

95.70

7I

97.80

8I

99.00

9I

91.50

10N

96.90

11I

98.10

7N

95.40

8N

96.40

9N

96.60

10S

93.50

11N

96.50

7S

98.70

8S

97.80

9S

95.70

10T

95.70

11S

99.00

7W

97.40

8T

97.40

9T

99.50

10W

96.50

11T

93.80

8W

94.80

9W

92.10

11W

97.00

Ms Abbott-Jones Assistant Principal

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Community Travel Event

Please find below an invitation to our whole school “Travel and Tea” Community Event which will be held in the secondary dining hall.  We have been working really hard to raise awareness and seek solutions for reducing the number of cars that are driven into the Car Park, thus reducing pollution.  This is a great opportunity for parents to see some of the work the secondary Travel Ambassadors have been doing and support them in their initiatives.

We look forward to seeing you! INA Youth Travel Ambassadors

Community Event

Tuesday 13th June

5:30-6:30 pm

Secondary Dining Hall You are invited to our Travel Community Event This is an opportunity to meet INA’s Youth Travel Ambassadors, learn about some of the initiatives to encourage greener travel and how members of the community can help Traditional cream tea will be available afterwards

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Hon Maya Angelou Maya Angelou [1928- 2014] is one of the

world’s greatest poets and a highly influential female role model. With the publication of her first autobiography in ‘I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings’, Angelou openly and honestly shared huge parts of her personal life. She bravely bared her soul and her personal history in this book, and in six subsequent autobiographies, telling of a lifetime full of highs and lows.

Let’s tell the truth to people. When people ask, ‘How are you?’ have the nerve to answer truthfully. Maya Angelou

‘To know her life story is to simultaneously wonder what on earth you have been doing with your own life and feel glad that you didn’t have to go through half the things she has.’ Gary Younge, The Guardian Newspaper

Top tips

Students

• Be honest with yourself. Acknowledge your own strengths and areas for development. • Be aware of who your real friends are, the ones who you can trust, and be open with. • Do the ‘right’ thing even when no one is watching. • Be honest about your learning challenges. Tell your teacher if you are confused by the Learning Objective or don’t understand the Independent Learning. Put your hand up to ask for clarification when you need it.

Parents • Discuss the importance of honesty with your son/daughter, sharing times and situations where your honesty was tested and how you responded. Discuss what you learned from this experience. • Tell your child about times when you have demonstrated honesty, even when it wasn’t to your advantage. • Discuss the impact of dishonest choices on a person’s life.

• Mentor/support a younger student to make better choices.

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nesty Honesty Being truthful and sincere and approaching every situation with good intentions. Saying what you think and know is true, while respecting others. Honesty means being trustworthy, loyal and fair.

Behaviours Taking a conscious decision never to lie, being trust worthy, being able to admit to mistakes, being able to share problems and emotions, being able to think about and recognise the consequences of your actions.

students who are great role models for Honesty Shakim Samie-Martin 8N, is always very honest regarding his behaviour, even if he sometimes gets things wrong and knows he made a mistake, he will discuss it with honesty and not try to deceive. He shows real sincerity when he carries out an apology as he understands the consequences of his behaviour and can reflect effectively on situations.

Ramel Shakespeare 8A and Meera Mistry 8A also demonstrate great honesty. They are great role models for others and stand by what they know is right. They are supportive of staff when they are trying to resolve difficult situations and show respect to their friends, the community and teachers by approaching situations with often honest and unbiased input. They always stand up for what they know is correct.

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Term dates 2017– 2017

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Academy inset days

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Network inset days

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Ark’s aim is to create outstanding schools that give every pupil, regardless of their background, the opportunity to go to university or pursue the career of their choice.

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YEAR 11 NEWS Graduation Ball

Year 11 are invited to attend The Year 11 Graduation Ball to celebrate the end of the exams and also their time at INA.

10th July 2017, 7.00-11.00pm Woolston Manor Country Club, Chigwell, Essex Tickets price: ÂŁ25 We would love every Year 11 student to get involved. Tickets can be purchased using WisePay. For more information please contact Mr Singh

Please note

The duration of the Graphics examination is 120 minutes and not 90 minutes as shown on previous versions of the examination timetable.

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Year 10 You will be sitting your

End of Year GCSE Mathematics Mock Exam These papers will provide us with your current GCSE working grade. They could include any content from the new GCSE specification (some of which you will not have covered yet). Tuesday 13th June Paper 2 – Calculator 1 hour 30 minutes 80 Marks

Tuesday 27th June Paper 3 – Calculator 1 hour 30 minutes 80 Marks

To prepare you should: • Review all learning from Units 1-10 • Complete the revision booklet provided by your maths teacher • Use Fronter to find additional practice papers • Use MathsWatch to complete additional learning on target topics

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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

120

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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P6 2:50 start Released 4:00

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

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

P2 9:45 start Released at 10:50

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

Russian Listening 55 mins

10 Computing theory 60 min Y10 Maths 3 90 min

10 Y10 Maths 3 90 min

Y8 DT 50 min

Y7 RE 50 min

GCSE, 10 Russian Listening 45 mins

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

Tue 13th June GCSE, 8 Maths Calculator 90 min

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

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

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 120 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


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Key Dates for the Summer Term 2017 Tuesday 18th April – Friday 21st July Monday 12th – Friday 16th June Tuesday 13th June Friday 16th June Monday 19th – Wednesday 28th June Monday 26th June Friday 30th June Monday 3rd July Friday 7th July Tuesday 4th July Wednesday 5th July Thursday 6th July Friday 7th July Monday 10th July Wednesday 12th & Thursday 13th July Friday 14th July Wednesday 19th July Thursday 20th July Friday 21st July Monday 24th July

Year 9 & 10 Exams Maths Challenge Year 10 Sports Day (p5 & p6 only) Year 7 & 8 Exams Options choices finalised Inset Day NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS Year 10 work experience week Summer Science Exhibition Trip for Years 8/9 Sixth Form Transition Day Bug Man Visit for Year 7 KS3 Sports Day Year 9 Battle of the Bands & Year 8 Music Event Inset Day NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS Dress rehearsal for School Production & Sports Awards Year 11 Graduation Ball Summer Production Year 10 Mock Results Day Year 9 Reports sent home End of KS3 Graduation End of Term & Awards Assemblies Uniform Sales

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