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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 Sugra Alibhai Patrick Ball Pardeep Chaggar Jody Lapish

Gareth Marshall-Jones Mariam Mayet Jag Singh David Wilson

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, We had a great turn out for the Open Evening on Tuesday. It was a fabulous opportunity to showcase what we do really well at INA and all of the student guides and helpers were a real credit to the school. Next Tuesday at 6pm we are holding our Year 12 Open Evening. We expect to see all of our Year 11 students and their families at the event which includes an opportunity for students to sample taster A level and BTEC lessons. On Wednesday this week Ms McEvoy and Mr Atwal held a workshop for Year 10s and their parents to introduce them to the new GCSE courses and assessment. I should like to thank them for organising this most informative workshop. For any family unable to attend, the presentation can be found on the website under resources for parents. Whilst the Year 10 evening was taking place, we had our first Friends of INA (FOINA) meeting of the year in the dining hall. FOINA members extend a warm welcome to all families new to INA and invite parents/carers to attend future meetings. The next dates are 1st November, 6th December and 10th January. Meetings are from 6.30- 7.30pm. FOINA are organising a Christmas Table Top Sale to take place on Saturday 9th December. In you are interested in assisting with the event, please come to our next meeting and/or contact Melissa Chergui, Chair, on melissachergui@sky.com Anyone interested in hiring a table for ÂŁ12 should also email Melissa. And lastly, I should like to introduce you to three more of our new staff colleagues:

Leon Lewis, Premises Management Apprentice I am happy to be joining the INA team as a Premises Management Apprentice. I feel very welcome and comfortable as a new member to the academy. I worked in a care home doing maintenance for a few months. I enjoy doing hands on jobs. I’m a big football fan; I support Manchester United.

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I am very happy and proud to be a part of the INA Team and I am very excited for the future at this academy.

Phoebe Suttie, Teacher of Art I am really excited to be joining the team at INA as the new teacher of Art. Having worked as a teacher and leader of the Art department in a West London school for five years, it is time to broaden my horizons and INA is the place I have chosen. Despite having only been at the school for only a few weeks, I am already feeling welcome and really privileged to be working with such a diverse range of GCSE Art students who have such creative flare. Seeing students realise the potential of their ideas is what really excites me about my job. I also think the positive aspects of the school such as the BRIDGES and Harkness initiatives, alongside family dining and the amazing enrichment programme, make this a really great place to work. I decided I wanted to be an Art teacher whilst I was at the University of East London studying Graphic Design. I was a part-time youth worker and really enjoyed working with and mentoring young people. I decided to put both my passions together and this ended up being the perfect career for me! Having grown up for much of my later childhood in East London, going to school in East Ham and now living locally in the Ilford area, I feel a strong sense of connection with the students. I feel I know where they are coming from, the issues they have to face and, most importantly, how they can use their inner drive and ambition to overcome them. I am looking forward to continuing my teaching and learning journey at INA and welcome all challenges and successes now and in the future!

Atika Shah, SEND Learning Assistant Having graduated last year from university with a degree in Psychology, I gained a real interest in working within the field of educational psychology. I went on to search for a school that held the same values that I share when it comes to promoting inspiration and self-belief, and INA’s core philosophy is what drew me to join this fantastic school! I believe that all students

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can achieve their utmost potential and that no student gets left behind! Each student shall explore, dream and accomplish! I also love the school’s ethos, especially the use of the BRIDGES values, something that is unique and really sets this school apart. I am delighted to have an opportunity to work here at INA, a school that hold their students’ best interests at heart and l Iook forward to working with both students and staff. With all best wishes,

Rachel Macfarlane

Sixth Form Open Evening Tuesday 10 October 2017 6-8pm 6 October 2017 Secondary Newsletter

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GCSE PE controlled assessments Monday 16th October — Ms Hutson’s and Mr Healey’s group Wednesday 18th October — Mr Ayerh’s group GCSE PE lessons on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays leading up to this are very important and attendance is essential. PE Department

Saturday 25th November 2017 9.30am – 4.00pm ExCel, London

London’s biggest jobs and careers event is back for 2017! Free entry, free classroom resources and a travel bursary contribution. As well as being FREE TO ATTEND, you will gain access to a range of resources to prepare you for the event. Visiting also offers you a chance to get up-todate career-related information, make useful employer contacts and update your labour market information. We also have a travel bursary available, to help towards the cost of your travel to the event. Ask for details. Students can attend on their own or with friends and family during the day of Saturday 25th November between 9:30am & 4pm, there’s no need to prebook , just turn up. Mr Crowther-Green

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Year 11 Geography Field Trip REMINDER Thursday 12th October — 11 Everest & 11 Amazon Friday 13th October — 11 Pacific & 11 Nile Please be in school by 7:45am ready to leave at 8:00am. We should be back by 4:00-4:30pm Ms Gurm

Year 7 settling in evening Our settling in evening for the parents/carers of year 7 students will take place on Wednesday 11th October from 5.15-7pm. It is important that every year 7 student is represented by his/her parent/ carers. The settling in evening is an opportunity to learn more about key policies, such as Positive Behaviour for Learning, Independent Learning and Pastoral Care, and how we measure and track progress and attainment at INA.  We will also explain a little bit more about the BRIDGES lessons at INA.  We will also offer advice on how you can most effectively support your child with Independent Learning and reading. The presentations will start at 6pm in the KS3 hall; from 5.15-5.50pm we invite you to take the opportunity to meet other parents/carers, your child’s form tutor, Pastoral Leader and the members of the senior leadership team in the dining hall and to visit our school library. We look to seeing the parents/carers of every year 7 student at this important transition event. Ms Abbott-Jones – Assistant Principal Ms Cunniah – Year 7 Pastoral Leader 6 October 2017 Secondary Newsletter

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Sudais shows understanding by regularly providing measured advice to his classmates.

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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 at school.

Merits It is the start of another year, so we are re- starting the Form Merit competition. Each merit you gain will increase your individual total and also your form’s overall total. So make sure you are keeping up the fantastic work to gain merits! Also if you are owed a merit go and collect it and make sure it gets recorded on your form’s spreadsheet! YEAR 7

TOTAL

YEAR 8

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YEAR 9

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207 197 184 183 117 115 88

A S N W I C E

179 95 95 87 51 45 41

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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 that encapsulated one of these qualities in that week.

Year 7: Demi Currie-Ward 7N Year 8: Khilat Raja 8N Year 9: Daniel Ekwueme 9I Year 10: Faraj Uddin 10T Year 11: Arjun Shah 11N

Good Deed Feed

Every week we ask teachers to nominate students who have been role models by carrying out good deeds for others and the INA community. A big well done for those who have been nominated this week! Mr Wilson: Ayaan Ali 8S – sociability! For promoting the use of The Base and being extra supportive of his peers during lunchtimes. Ms Field: Rahaman Moorthy 9I thoughtfully donated a prop to the Drama department so it could be used in the school production. Ms Arrowsmith: Ram Solanky and Saad Waseem 8W for tidying up my classroom for me. Ms Vidal: Lima Uddin 10T for being incredibly supportive and helpful with a new student who can only speak Italian. Miss Cunniah Pastoral Leader for Year 7, i/c Praise and Recognition

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Attendance and Punctuality Regular attendance is a crucial factor in students’ educational development and success in achieving their full potential. Missing out on education and learning leaves students vulnerable to falling behind. At Isaac Newton Academy every student is expected to maintain 100% attendance.

Punctuality All students need to be present on site and ready for line up no later than 8.25am each day and as such we advise students to be through the school gates (side entrance and southern entrance) no later than 8.20am. The form with the highest attendance at the end of every term is awarded the attendance trophy. Each week we will report on each form's attendance for the week prior and each year group will run their own year team competition. Year group and form attendance for week of 29th September. Tutor

YTD

Tutor

YTD

Tutor

YTD

Tutor

YTD

Tutor

YTD

7A

97.4

8A

99.8

9A

97.5

10A

96.7

11A

96.6

7C

99.3

8C

97.4

9C

93.9

10C

96.3

11E

95.1

7E

98.8

8E

96.8

9E

94.4

10E

97.8

11I

97.1

7I

98.4

8I

97.2

9I

94.5

10I

94.5

11N

87.6

7N

96.4

8N

98.2

9N

96.9

10N

97.3

11S

94.7

7S

99.2

8S

96.1

9S

94.4

10S

95.9

11T

95.5

7W

98.3

8W

95.8

9T

95.3

10T

97

11W

94.8

Total

98.2

Total

97.3

9W

96.5

Total

96.5

Total

94.6

Total

95.4

Year 7 are still leading the way with the highest attendance across the Secondary School. Congratulations to year 7. Ms Lapish Lead Pastoral Leader

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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 or info@isaacnewtonacademy.org

Autumn 2017

The Secondary Enrichment Programme has been a great success in the last academic year and I am looking forward to this continued trend. Students attended their clubs regularly and fully involved themselves with the school community and ethos. A list of all autumn 2017 enrichment clubs can be found on the school website. The Enrichment programme for autumn 2017 will begin on Monday 25th September. KS3 students are using the new online app to make their selection. Their allocation is confirmed via an email. KS4 students will be notified of their subject specific intervention allocations in form register on the 22nd September. 6 October 2017 Secondary Newsletter

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Key Dates for the Autumn Term 2017

Thursday 7th September – Wednesday 20th December Half Term: Monday 23rd – Friday 27th October Monday 9th October – Thursday 12th Tuesday 10th October Wednesday 11th October Wednesday 11th October Wednesday 11th October Thursday 12th October Friday 13th October Monday 16th October – Friday 20th October Thursday 19th October Monday 23rd October – Friday 27th October Wednesday 1st November Tuesday 7th November Monday 13th – Friday 17th November Tuesday 14th November

BRIDGES parent workshop 6pm Senior Maths Challenge Family Week, no after school events or enrichment Independent Learning Day

Wednesday 22nd November

Year 11 in for Next Steps Interviews INSET DAY: Ahmed Al-Khafaji Day

Monday 27th November – Friday 1st December Wednesday 29th November Thursday 30th November Tuesday 12th December Wednesday 13th December

Open Mornings Sixth Form Open Evening 5:45 – 08:30pm Late Start at 9:25am for Years 7 – 11 Settling in Evening for Year 7 Sixth Form Applications Open Year 11 Geography Field Trip Year 11 Geography Field Trip Week of Year 7 Spelling Bee KS4/5 Music Recital

Half Term

No school for students Week of Year 9 Trip to British Library and author visit. Literacy Support and SEND Parent Workshop 6pm GCSE Certificate Evening 6pm Community Party Philips Exeter Academy Meeting for Year 8 & Year 12

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