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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, The KS3 and KS4 students are coping very well with the rigours of the end of year exams. As teachers mark the papers and students write their summative reports, we are all reflecting on the progress made during, and achievements of, the last school year. All of our students have developed enormously in their academic knowledge and skills but also in their learning dispositions and character traits. We look forward to the Year 9 End of Key Stage 3 Graduation Ceremony on 20th July, and to the last day of term Awards Assemblies on 21st July. We hope to see all of you there to join us in congratulating the students.  This last week I have spent three days in appeals for families who were desperate to get a Year 7 place for their child but were unsuccessful (as nearly 1000 families were). It was sad to see their disappointment but also very affirming to hear them talk of INA's special qualities. On a happier note, I have also been visiting families of the new intake for Home Visits and picking  up the Year 6 students’ evident excitement at starting at secondary school. Next week we host our first GCSE Art exhibition. Please feel free to come to the school on Wednesday evening to view the Year 11s’ final exam pieces, regardless of whether your son/daughter's work is on display. With all best wishes,

Rachel Macfarlane

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Dear Parents/Carers, As it comes to the end of the school year, we would like to make a plea! We keep a small supply of uniform in school as a spare in case we need to provide this for a student without an item of uniform. If you are replacing your child’s uniform in September because it no longer fits them, and you would be happy to donate any items of uniform that you are no longer using to the school, we would be very grateful for your support! Many thanks Ms Abbott-Jones, Assistant Principal

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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LEAVE OF ABSENCE FOR EID ✧✧ All requests regarding leave of absence required for Eid must be made on a Leave of Absence form. ✧✧ The form must be fully completed and handed into the Academy by 9am on Friday 23rd June at the latest. ✧✧ Forms received after this deadline may not be authorised.  ✧✧ Relevant children will be given a Leave of Absence form to bring home.  ✧✧ Requests for leave will not be accepted over the phone, by  email or as a note in your child’s organiser.   ✧✧ All Eid requests need to be made in advance assuming that Eid falls on Monday 26th June.  ✧✧ Any requests made on the day of Eid will not be authorised.  ✧✧ Please be aware that only 1 day (Monday 26th June) will be authorised, and only then if Eid falls on that day. ✧✧ All Leave of Absences are provisional pending moon sighting.

Do you know what is the meaning of EID? Eid is the combination of three meaningful words

E - Embrace with open heart

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SAVE THE DATE!

Year 9 - End of Key Stage 3 Awards Ceremony Thursday 20th July 6.00-7.00pm We are holding a special awards ceremony for Year 9 to mark the end of Key Stage 3. Students will go home at the end of the school day and return to school at 5.45pm, dressed formally in their finest outfits, to meet with their tutors, co tutors and tutor groups in preparation for the ceremony.  The awards ceremony will commence at 6.00pm. We would like every student to be represented by a parent/carer at the ceremony. Tickets will be distributed to students in the week beginning 6th July. Parents/carers and students are invited to stay for refreshments at the end of the ceremony.  Please note that Year 9 students will have an Independent Learning Day on the last day of term. Ms Spencer, Vice Principal English Department Book Amnesty The English Department would like to ask all students and parents to have a good look at home to see if you have any books that need returning to the department so that we have enough copies for all students to be able to enjoy them during the next academic year. Books to look for: From year 7: 

Framed by Frank Cottrell-Boyce

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

The Declaration by Gemma Malley

The Tempest by William Shakespeare

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Macbeth by William Shakespeare

From year 8: From year 9:

Because this is a book amnesty there will be no consequences for the late return for any text, just our thanks for taking the effort to help us replace some of our missing books.

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Year 7 Castle Competition

Year 7s showed off their creative flair this week with some fantastic entries into the annual castle competition. Students were tasked with creating their own castle models and, as you can see from the pictures, there were some brilliant designs. The Humanities teachers were really impressed with the time and effort spent on these projects and it was incredibly hard to pick one winner. After much debate, the overall winners were Sakinah Choudhury and Aisha Patal for the most realistic Motte and Bailey model. Special mentions also go to Yaseen Alam, Raymond Charles and Luca Tancua for great effort. Well done to everyone who took part!

Raymond Charles 7C Yaseen Alam 7A

Sakinah Choudhury 7C & Aisha Patel 7A

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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 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

393 291 211 195 190 188 41

W A N W C I S T

206 189 146 96 92 83 80 71

N A E W I S C T

188 184 176 129 94 76 75 57

W N T S I A E

70 52 50 48 31 21 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: Mariya Osman 7C Year 8: Jordan Singh 8N Year 9: Yaaseen Taher 9T Year 10: Mohsin Khan 10T

Good Deed Feed Ms Bridge: I would like to nominate Adriana Chiturlas 7S. The reasons are, she consistently works hard and always tries her best.  She is always offering to help others without my having to be asked, I have seen her do this not just during lessons but around the school. Ms Hutson: Jodie King 9I – Raised £200 for Cancer research for cutting her hair and donated it to the charity. An amazing demonstration of her kindness and compassion. Ms Akhter: Zavier Khan 7I deserves to be mentioned in the Good Deed feed for voluntarily helping another student with his student report. Mr Ball: Kyle Bladwin 10W is always ready to line up to lessons 5 minutes early. As a result I often ask him to help out preparing the classroom by distributing resources or wiping down the board.

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 8 are the top year group for the week with 96.9% 7A

90.9

8A

99.5

9A

95.5

10A

98.7

7C

92.3

8C

94.9

9C

93.9

10E

96.7

7E

94.0

8E

93.9

9E

96.7

10I

97.5

7I

94.9

8I

97.9

9I

96.3

10N

93.0

7N

96.7

8N

96.0

9N

98.4

10S

98.1

7S

96.7

8S

98.4

9S

97.2

10T

95.3

7W

97.8

8T

97.8

9T

95.7

10W

98.2

8W

97.1

9W

96.8

Ms Abbott-Jones

Assistant Principal

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Cross Phase Enrichment (Debate Club) The skill of persuasion is a powerful tool; and the ability to convince people of your argument is an important life skill. Yet, how do you actually convince people to agree with you? How do you persuade people to agree with your line of argument? Well, that is what we have been looking at over the past three terms with Year 8 and 9 in debate club. It has been great to see so many students taking part in debate club – some of the debaters liked it so much the first term, that they signed up to the club Shama Daula for a second term! It’s been wonderful to have them back in the club, showing their grit and perseverance by refining and perfecting the skills that they’ve learned. Debate club has been a real journey of discovery, and our debating topics have ranged from ‘this house would lower the voting age to 16’ to the controversial Remy Adams topic of ‘this house would ban home learning’. It was especially difficult for the debaters when they were given a side of the argument to defend that they didn’t particularly agree with. I fondly remember Shama doing a fantastic job convincing others that home learning should, in fact, be banned - even though she disagreed with the statement! However, 16 June 2017

she showed great resourcefulness when preparing her argument, and made sure that she researched and found facts to support her case (although ironically, she did a lot of this learning at home!). Initially students found it daunting speaking in front of others and making their voice heard, but that quickly changed. All of the debate club members have shown incredible Hanifah Jalil bravery by standing up amongst their peers and expressing their views. The key to having a good debate is to understand others’ point of views in a respectable manner, even if you really disagree with it. Remy, Hanifah and Hafsah all demonstrated their emotional intelligence and integrity by listening constructively to the other points made, and were able to provide great examples of rebuttal during each and every debate. It was great to see such fantastic effort during the debating sessions, and I encourage all of the members to keep working on the skills that they have learnt. It is an essential Hafsah Suleman skill to communicate and persuade others and there is clearly a real talent and passion for it at INA. Well done to all of the INA students who have put their all into their debating! I am incredibly proud of all that you have achieved. Ms Howard

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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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School holidays

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Bank holidays

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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 On Friday 23rd June, Year 11 students will be joining us for their Leavers' Assembly at 10:00am. This will be a chance for us to embarrass them with old photographs, tutors and tutees to share their memories, and for the year group to say their goodbyes.  This will not be an awards assembly, so we will not be inviting parents to join us, however, we will be inviting Year 11 back to attend an assembly where they will be awarded with their GCSE certificates at the start of the next academic year and we will of course be welcoming parents to join us for this event. Ms Abbott-Jones, Assistant Principal

Please note

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

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: £25 We would love every Year 11 student to get involved. Tickets can be purchased using WisePay.

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Good Luck to Year11 students completing the NCS Challenge this Summer

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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

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

End of Year Examination Timetable June 2017

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 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 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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