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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, This week the Art, Design and Technology Department staged an Art Exhibition of the Year 11s’ GCSE Art work. The standard of the work was impressive and there were some truly stunning pieces. Well done to all the contributors. Year 10 Geographers headed off to Stratford in the baking heat on Tuesday and Wednesday to conduct their fieldwork. As always, they were a credit to the school. Today we marked the end of KS4 for our Year 11 students. The journey of our founding cohort over the past five years has been an incredible one, and it was beautifully captured in a slide show shown at their Leavers’ Assembly this morning. It was a very emotional occasion, being perhaps the last time that the entire year group will assemble together in the hall. We will next see our GCSE students on Transition Day (4th July) and then on Results and Sixth Form Enrolment Day in August. We are very much looking forward to celebrating with them. And finally, Ramadan comes to an end this weekend. We wish all those who are celebrating ‘Eid Mubarak’. With all best wishes,

Rachel Macfarlane

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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

Year 10 Work Experience 3-7th July 2017 Year 10 students are currently making the final preparations for their Work Experience placements. They have contacted their placement and completed the pre-work experience section of their placement booklet. Year 10 parents/careers, please can you review the booklet daily from 3-7th July to support the work experience diary and the development of your child Everyone at INA wishes the Year 10’students good luck. We know they will represent themselves and INA in a positive light Mr Crowther-Green

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A Warm Invite to

INA’s Awards Assemblies Friday 21st July 2017

On Friday 21st July we will be holding our end of year awards assemblies. This is an important opportunity for the staff, students, governors and parents/carers to formally celebrate our students’ achievements at the end of the academic year. There will be a separate assembly for each year group. Please note the times as follows: 11.05-12.00       Year 7 assembly

Dining Hall                           

12.00-12.55         Year 8 assembly

KS3 Hall                                

12.00-12.55         Year 10 assembly

Dining Hall

At the assemblies we will be presenting awards in recognition of students’ academic progress and attainment, personal progress and the development of their BRIDGES dispositions. Excellent attendance and punctuality will also be celebrated. It is also a great opportunity for you to see some examples of the activities and events your child has been participated in this term. We believe that it is important that every student is represented by a parent at the Awards assembly for their year group. If you would like to attend, please ask your son/daughter to collect tickets for the awards assembly from his/her form tutor. Please request your tickets by Monday 10th July. Due to limited capacity, we are unable to accommodate very many additional family members. However, if you would like additional places, please notify the school office and we will do our best to allocate an additional ticket. I look forward to seeing you on 21st July. MS Spencer, Vice Principal

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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

From year 8: The Declaration by Gemma Malley The Tempest by William Shakespeare From year 9: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck Macbeth by William Shakespeare 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.

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 6 Secondary Newsletter

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I Love INA

I started in Year 7, in 2015. Since then my love for INA has grown. It has grown high like the beanstalk from Jack’s magic beans! I’ve made a few vows, to be as positive as possible. And, with my tutor’s guidance I’ve been allowed to do many great things. INA is MY school. INA is YOUR school. INA is where I feel safe. INA is OUR community. Written by Abbas Khan 8S

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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

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386 291 228 211 202 200 41

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221 201 154 96 92 96 83 80

N E A W I S C T

208 204 198 129 94 76 75 70

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74 70 56 48 36 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: Tasbir Rahaman 7C Year 8: Jahiem Chambers 8W Year 9: Yaaseen Taher 9T Year 10: Mohsin Khan 10T

Good Deed Feed Ms Verhasselt: My first good deed goes to Romessa Javed 10E - she came to KS3 reception today to hand in a blazer and ID card that she found in the changing room. She kindly offered to take it back directly to the student! It saved me a trip to the 2nd floor Ms Rudd: Several members of 8 Chaucer asked if they could write to their MPs and Theresa May about the fire in Grenfell Tower, to speak up on behalf of those that they felt were ignored. I think that’s a very charitable thing to do, and really demonstrates their humanity.

Mr Ayerh

Year 10 Pastoral Leader, i/c Praise & Recognition

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TRAVEL & TEA COMMUNITY EVENT On Tuesday 13th June, Isaac Newton Academy had the pleasure of hosting a Travel & Tea Community Event at the secondary school. The Academy’s Youth Travel Ambassadors (YTA) organised the event as part of the TFL’s Stars programme in order to raise awareness and promote greener travel in the community. TFL’s Stars accreditation scheme inspires young Londoners to think differently about travel and its impact on their health, wellbeing and the environment. In March, the INA Youth Travel Ambassadors pitched to TFL and were awarded £250 to implement the promotion of green travel at the Academy. This money was put towards the Travel & Tea Community Event which included a quiz, a smoothie bike and a presentation from the YTA’s. The event welcomed two guest speakers, Hannah Steele our TFL co-ordinator and Jeremy Tranter our Bike-it officer. The main focus of the event was to highlight pollution and health and safety issues in the Academy Car Park. The YTAs showed the video they had made which can be viewed here. “I really enjoyed the event. We had a smoothie bike which was really cool and I felt confident presenting to the audience as we had done lots of assemblies and rehearsing. People said that they found the event very educational and interesting.” Riah, Youth Travel Ambassador, Year 8 “The YTA students worked tremendously hard in preparation for the event and we are extremely proud of their continued efforts in promoting safer and greener travel at the Academy.” Sarah Vajushi, YTA Enrichment Support INA currently has a Silver accreditation, and this year we are working hard towards achieving Gold.

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Arts and Crafts Primary enrichment Run by Taybah Patel, Alisha Mahmood, Tahseena El-Waily and Ms.Hussain

On Wednesday’s after school Taybah, Alisha, Tahseena and I had the privilege of visiting a mixture of primary school students to co-lead the arts and crafts enrichment. We have agreed that the experience has been both enjoyable and enriching. The primary students also seemed to really enjoy their work of art every session, from chatterboxes to being creative with glitter and tissue paper. The students took lots of skills and were very creative with their origami and 3D skills. All of the students were really engaged and very confident. Thank you to the girls for running the enrichment and the primary students for being creative artists. Ms Hussain, Humanities Teacher

KS4 Options Update Option allocations

I know our Year 9s are eagerly awaiting confirmation of their option allocations. Originally scheduled for next week, we are pushing this back as we make our last few teacher appointments. Watch this space next week for another update. Ms McEvoy, Assistant Principal 23 June 2017

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Leade “The people are looking to me for leadership - and if I stand before them without strength and courage, they too will falter.

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• Develop your CV by listing all of the leadership roles you have had. Then write a list of the leadership opportunities you would like to take on next year to widen your experience. • Volunteer to lead an enrichment activity or take on a leadership role within your tutor group.

• Talk to your son/daughter about the times when you have had to take the lead and the skills/qualities required. • Discuss great leaders of the past and present and why they are great role models.

• During group work ensure everyone has a voice and completes their task. • Explore the leadership opportunities for young people in your local community. • Lead by example by always following the INA rules and acting as a role model for others.

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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.

Future First is a national education charity that helps state schools and colleges to build alumni communities. At the core of their work is the drive to ensure that no young person’s future is limited by their background. We are excited that we will be joining the Future First network. We hope that this will support us in maintaining relationships with our former students, and our alumni will have access to opportunities through being part of the programme. We will be registering our Year 11 students on to the Future First and ask that students complete the sign up process once prompted by email. For further information please visit: http://futurefirst.org.uk If you have any further questions please get in touch with Ms Alibhai Ms Alibhai, Vice Principal

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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 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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This week in P.E.

On Wednesday 21st June the Year 9 mixed rounders team came 5th in the borough competition at Frenford. Stand out performances came from Qasim holding strong at 2nd base, who worked in sync with Mya at 4th base to make some incredible catches and make a lot of well deserved outs. Both Omeir and Manisha showed great striking skills to gain a high percentage of the rounders for the team. A great team performance from the year 9’s and an incredible effort from all. Well done!

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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

End of Year Examination Timetable June 2017


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Thursday 6th July is the final of the Year 9 Battle of the Bands

competition. It is running from 6-8pm and all year 9 students are expected to attend to support their fellow musicians and vote on the eventual winner. Unfortunately we are not able to accommodate family members or friends from other schools or year groups so only Year 9 students will be able to attend. We are expecting all students to make their own way home after the event finishes at 8pm. There are a few rules that need to be followed to make sure the night runs as smoothly as possible. Guests and performers may of course wear their own casual clothes, however any revealing clothes will not be allowed. The usual rules around food/drink and chewing gum still apply and also no bags will be allowed as we will not have the space to store them. Phones do not have to be handed in however they must not be out at any time during the evening. We cannot let you film the performance or take any photos; however we will be filming the entire performance so you can get some pictures of your favourite band to get signed and keep forever. The bands have been sounding great and I’m really looking forward to hearing the final performances on the night! Mr Robinson

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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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