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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, Last night we were treated to some fantastic musical performances at our Recital of GCSE Music students. Many thanks to Mr Chapman for organising the evening. The Year 11 PE students have been busy this week with their GCSE assessments. We have been impressed with their focus and application. As we come to the end of our first half term, I should like to commend everyone on a great start to the year. Staff and students have worked incredibly hard and are, I am sure, looking forward to a well-deserved rest next week. For those of you who are celebrating Diwali this week, I hope you have a fantastic time with family and friends! We are delighted to announce that our school counsellor, Caroline Vollans, has recently written a book which is about to be published and will be launched at the Institute of Education in November. We love examples like this of our staff showing that they are life-long readers, writers and learners so have included details of the publication in this week’s newsletter.

On one day each year the staff at INA secondary dress up in fancy dress as a surprise. Today was that day! We chose to dress as animals in honour of it being World Endangered Animals Day. You can see some more of the outfits on the next page: 20 October 2017

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Have a great break!

With all best wishes,

Rachel Macfarlane

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Increase in price of school meals from January 2018 Having held the price of £2.20 for a school meal since April 2016, we will be increasing the cost to £2.40 with effect from January 2018.  We will continue to provide a healthy school meal which includes a main course (halal, non halal and vegetarian option) and salad bar and a desert. We are currently reviewing the menu and will issue a new menu cycle at the beginning of next half term. Please can you ensure that your child’s account is topped up at the beginning of each week in order to ensure sufficient funds are available for their school meal and any additional snacks. Many thanks Ms H Chamberlain

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 20 October 2017

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ratatouille

Lyonnaise potatoes & Green vegetables

Herby baked new potatoes &

Create your own

Year 10/11 deli bar

Create your own

A daily changing selection of homemade sauces, toppers & fresh salads

A daily changing selection of homemade sauces, toppers & fresh salads

Pasta, jacket & salad bar

Something sweet...

Strawberry jelly

Baton carrots

Boiled potatoes &

Roasted vegetable & mixed bean pie topped with BBQ suet pastry

vegetable burger with floured bap, tzatziki & chili sauce

Create your own

A daily changing selection of homemade sauces, toppers & fresh salads

Vanilla rice pudding with rhubarb compote

Baked Quorn fillet in tomato sauce topped with pesto & mozzarella crumbs

Baked haddock in tomato sauce topped with pesto & mozzarella crumbs

Chicken & sweetcorn pie topped with BBQ suet pastry

lamb burger with floured bap, tzatziki & chili sauce

Baked haddock in tomato sauce topped with pesto & mozzarella crumbs

Chicken & sweetcorn pie topped with BBQ suet pastry

lamb burger with floured bap, tzatziki & chili sauce

week commencing 30th October 2017

Chocolate custard pot

Side orders‌

Vegetarian...

Non Halal...

Halal...

Secondary Week: 1

Create your own

A daily changing selection of homemade sauces, toppers & fresh salads

Chocolate cake with chocolate icing

Cauliflower & aubergine bhaji

braised rice &

Vegetable & chickpea dhansak curry with mango chutney

Chicken dhansak curry with mango curry

Chicken dhansak curry with mango chutney

Create your own

A daily changing selection of homemade sauces, toppers & fresh salads

vanilla ice cream

Chips, peas, baked beans & mushy peas

Mediterranean vegetable lasagne

Tartar sauce, ketchup, lemon & chip shop curry sauce

Served with

Breaded cod fish fingers

Or

Battered cod


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Kebab shop salad, mayonnaise, sweet chili sauce & sweetcorn Dried fruit & coconut flapjack

Baton carrots & broccoli

Cheesecake filling topped with chocolate sauce & maltesers

Root vegetable & Quorn tagine with mint & pomegranate yoghurt Coconut rice & green beans

New potatoes & cauliflower cheese

A daily changing selection of homemade sauces, toppers & fresh salads Create your own

Orange jelly

A daily changing selection of homemade sauces, toppers & fresh salads Create your own

A daily changing selection of homemade sauces, toppers & fresh salads

Create your own

Pasta, jacket & salad bar

Year 10/11 deli bar

Something sweet...

Banana custard pot

Side orders‌

Mediterranean vegetable pie topped with potato & cheese gratin

Create your own

A daily changing selection of homemade sauces, toppers & fresh salads

Flat bread,

Vegetable meatballs with Persian spiced humus

Lamb kofte with Persian spiced humus

Roasted red onion & rosemary vegetable sausages with gravy

Vegetarian‌

Salmon, haddock & prawns topped with potato & cheese gratin

Lamb & vegetable tagine with mint & pomegranate yoghurt

Roasted chicken sausages with onion gravy

Lamb kofte with Persian spiced humus

Non Halal...

Salmon, haddock & prawns topped with potato & cheese gratin

Lamb & vegetable tagine with mint & pomegranate yoghurt

Roasted chicken sausages with onion gravy

week commencing 30th October 2017

Halal...

Secondary Week: 2

Create your own

A daily changing selection of homemade sauces, toppers & fresh salads

Strawberry ice cream

Chips, peas, baked beans & mushy peas

Tomato & basil pasta bake

Tartar sauce, ketchup, lemon & chip shop curry sauce

Served with

Breaded cod fish fingers

Or

Battered cod


YEAR 9 SCIENCE This year the Year 9 students will begin to study the first modules of their AQA Science GCSE course. In order to assess their learning of all the key stage 3 material they have learned since Year 7 the year 9 students will be sitting two 1 hour exam papers. The dates are:

Thursday 16th November – Paper 1 Friday 17th November – Paper 2 The results of these exam papers will form the basis of their Spring 1 report level. The exams will take place during their science lessons therefore; Year 9 students will have their usual lessons and should bring the equipment needed. The only equipment they will need for the exam will be two black pens, a sharp pencil, a 30cm ruler and a calculator. Thank you for your continued support of our students learning. Ms Bihi KS3 Science Coordinator

Year 9 – End of KS3 Exam Topic List

Variables & Fair Tests Biology Cells, Tissues & Organs Puberty & development Photosynthesis and Plants Adaptations & Evolution Digestion & Enzymes Chemistry Elements, Compounds & Mixtures Chemical Reactions The Particle Model

Acids & Bases Polymers and Plastics Physics Light, Reflection & Refraction Sound Circuits, Electricity, Magnets & Compasses Forces Satellites & Our Solar System Energy Transfers

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YEAR 11 NEWS Year 11 Next Steps Interviews

In order to support students with making informed decisions about their post 16 choices each student will have a 1-to-1 interview with a member of SLT or the Pastoral Team. Interviews will take place on Tuesday 14th November during the Independent Learning day. Each meeting will be approximately 20 minutes. Students will be advised of the time of their interviews by letter and parents will be informed that the letter has been issued by text. The interviews will only involve the student and the member of staff. This is to support the students in transitioning into being fully independent learners. As we are sure you can appreciate; logistically arranging the meetings for all of Year 11 is a large and complex operation. Therefore it will not be possible to amend the meeting times. The discussion at the interviews will centre on the following questions: • What university courses or equivalent are you considering? Will this impact on your current career aspirations? • What courses have you considered studying at KS5? Why? What research have you completed around other possible choices? • Are you intending to stay at INA? Have you submitted an application? • What is your plan for KS5 if your ideal situation does not occur? What steps have you taken to research your secondary plan? • Are you considering the EPQ? Why? If yes, what would your area of research be? • We trust that parents and carers will support students by ensuring that they are fully prepared for these important meetings by discussing the above questions with them in advance of the meeting. To support with research we would recommend the following websites: http://russellgroup.ac.uk/media/5320/informedchoices.pdf https://www.ucas.com/?schemes=Undergraduate&theme=all_stages&tile=tile-276 https://www.unifrog.org/student https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/ http://www.plotr.co.uk/ http://www.bestcourse4me.com We hope that this meeting will be a great opportunity for our Year 11 students to feel excited about their future decisions and we look forward to supporting them during this time.

Ms Alibhai & Mr Crowther- Green

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‘The battle for the individual rights of women is one of long standing and none of us should countenance anything which undermines it.” — Eleanor Roosevelt Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of President Franklin D .Roosevelt, was a great humanitarian during the Great Depression, a champion of the civil rights movement in the 1930s-40s and a an advocate for women’s rights. As the First Lady of the United States, Eleanor travelled with her husband to understand the plight of Americans and supported the New Deal to improve the lives of millions. Eleanor advocated for expanded roles for women in the workplace, the civil rights of African Americans and Asian Americans, and the rights of World War II refugees. She drafted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which is still used today.

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Parents

• Encourage your son/daughter to discuss their friendships and relationships with others. • Discuss the positive benefits of showing humility and humanity in meaningful ways, both at home and at school. • Encourage your son/daughter to show humanity to someone in the community e.g. an elderly relative or a young child.

ho has shown Humility at INA Melisa has been very successful during her time at INA. She has been awarded certificates for the number of merits she has gained and also won two BRIDGES Awards. Her first BRIDGES Award was for integrity. Melisa is proud of her achievements, but shows real emotional intelligence by not showing off about them. During her BRIDGES mentoring Melisa even explained how she would not want people to feel sad about not winning awards.

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Year 11’s trip to Walton-on-the-Naze

‘Last week, year 11s went on a compulsory geography trip to Walton-onthe-Naze. Their organisation, collaboration and time-management skills were commendable from start till finish. This is how some of the students described their experience: We went on our compulsory geography trip last week. It was a great out-ofschool learning opportunity to work collaboratively with the other geography classes. We got to use the equipment to measure beach angles, sketches, and longshore drift and found out about geology of the area and how that affects the rate of erosion in coastal areas. We also learned that there are different hard and soft engineering methods that are used to reduce the rate of erosion.' Denada Balaj, 11 Amazon

‘The trip to Walton-on-the-Naze was an excellent opportunity for us to develop our fieldwork skills and out these in practice. It helped us to link the classroom learning in the real world, therefore consolidated our learning in a more practical way. It was something different and we learned a lot of things through experimentation and curiosity.’ Hamza Shaukat, 11 Amazon

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‘Year 11 trip to Walton-on-the-Naze was amazing. We had the opportunity to apply what we learned in the class. We got to use geography equipment to measure groynes’ height, beach angle and carried out bi-polar survey and measured longshore drift. We recorded data ourselves and it was fun to work with other students. Overall, trip went really well as not only we learned a lot we got to spend the day at the beach.’ Zainab Ale,11 Amazon Thank you to everyone who supported directly or indirectly to make the trips a massive success. Ms P Gurm, Teacher of Humanities, Lead teacher of Geography

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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

TOTAL

YEAR 9

N C A I E S W

335 296 291 289 239 211 210

A E N S W I C

237 155 145 145 141 138 68

T W I E N S A C

TOTAL YEAR 10  TOTAL YEAR 11  TOTAL

128 110 100 96 89 70 63 41

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100 80 64 57 53 51 34

T E W N I S A

90 85 85 62 44 38 5

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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: Sakib Ahmed 7W Year 8: Chris Younas 8N Year 9: Chams Din Raggai 9C  Year 10: Zidaan Ahmed 10E Year 11: Natasha Mahmood 11W

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! Ms Hutson: Omar Gazi 7I and Hishaam Mosheraf 7I both came to PE during their own lunch time to help us unpack some equipment – without even being asked they volunteered their own time and it was greatly appreciated! Thank you both! Mrs Gurm: Maria-Iulia Hurmuz 9C helped with the translation for another year 11 student to communicate a very important message to the student and parents. It enabled the student in question to go on the field trip which constitutes a part of their exam. Ms Skyers: Avni Sehmi  12M did an excellent job of supporting Toby when she was unwell last Friday. Ms Cunniah: Kholoud Nekili 7A for being a caring and supportive friend to some girls who were upset, and for taking great initiative to help them! Miss Cunniah Pastoral Leader for Year 7, i/c Praise and Recognition 20 October 2017

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Wise Words: How Susan Isaacs Changed Parenting Caroline Vollans This much-needed collection brings together the columns of parenting adviser Ursula Wise, "agony aunt" for The Nursery World between 1929 and 1936, and pseudonym for the eminent educationalist and pioneering psychoanalyst Susan Isaacs. Wise’s replies, informed by theories in education, psychology and psychoanalysis, provide an insight into the development of modern, child-centred attitudes to parenting, with remarkably fresh and relevant advice. This is an essential read for early years practitioners, teachers, course leaders and those studying in the field of early years education and child psychoanalysis.

October 2017: 198x129: 234pp 15 illustrations Hb: 978-1-138-09677-6 | £105.00 Pb: 978-1-138-09679-0 | £16.99 eBook: 978-1-315-10518-5

TABLE OF CONTENTS: Chapter 1: Behaviour and Temperament Chapter 2: Play, Occupations and Education

“There are very few academics at the cutting edge of their field who can engage with parents and practitioners through everyday language and examples which chime with how it feels to be a parent or to work daily with other peoples’ children. I missed my stop on the tube because it was such a thoroughly well put together book and an absorbing read.” Tina Bruce CBE, Honorary Visiting Professor, University of Roehampton, UK “Susan Isaacs is one of the hidden names of child development and education, who spent most of her adult life trying to understand and create the ways in which adults can help children grow emotionally and cognitively. Bringing her work back into the public sphere is a great help for anyone wanting to understand how children tick.” Michael Rosen, Professor of Children’s Literature, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK “This is an important book, providing recommendations and answers that remain valid for many of the problems facing children and parents today.” Bernard Burgoyne, Emeritus Professor of Psychoanalysis, Middlesex University, UK

Chapter 3: Fears, phantasies and phobias

Book Launch on Tues 21st November, 2017 6.30 – 8.00pm

Chapter 4: Sleeping

Location: Institute of Education, Room 739 (7th floor) 6.30pm: Welcome and introduction of Wise Words – Julian Grenier 7.00pm: Readings from Wise Words – Caroline Vollans, Leigh Wilson, Alexandra Langley, Maisie Vollans, Abigail Knight, Hope Oloye, Anni McTavish. 7.30pm: There will not be a Q&A’S but a chance to chat and get your book signed!

Chapter 5: Eating Chapter 6: Jealousy and sibling rivalry Chapter 7: When expert advice is needed Chapter 8: Eclectic letters References

20% Discount Available - enter the code FLR40 at checkout* Hb: 978-1-138-09677-6 | £84.00 Pb: 978-1-138-09679-0 | £13.59 * Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount and only applies to books purchased directly via our website.

For more information visit: www.routledge.com/9781138096790

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Attendance and Punctuality At Isaac Newton Academy every student is expected to maintain 100% attendance. Each form group across each year are competing to ensure they are top of the attendance league table for their year. Please ensure your child catches up with missed learning. Our pastoral and teaching staff are also working hard to ensure students are taking responsibility for going to collect missed learning from their classroom teachers. 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 forms attendance for the week prior and each year group will run their own year team competition. Year group and form attendance for week of 9th October 2017 Tutor

YTD

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YTD

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YTD

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YTD

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YTD

7A

96.7

8A

98.2

9A

97.0

10A

96.4

11A

94.7

7C

99.4

8C

98.2

9C

95.2

10C

96.2

11E

93.4

7E

98.5

8E

97.6

9E

95.7

10E

97.5

11I

96.6

7I

98.0

8I

97.6

9I

96.8

10I

93.3

11N

91.1

7N

96.8

8N

98.2

9N

96.8

10N

96.7

11S

93.2

7S

98.9

8S

97.6

9S

95.1

10S

96.3

11T

94.9

7W

98.6

8W

95.5

9T

95.9

10T

96.7

11W

93.7

Total

98.1

Total

97.5

9W

96.0

Total

96.1

Total

94.0

Total

96.0

Year 7 are back on top of the year league table with year 8 only 0.6% behind. Ms Lapish Lead Pastoral Leader

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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 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 Friday 8th December Tuesday 12th December Wednesday 13th December Thursday 14th December Friday 15th December Monday 18th December Wednesday 20th December

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 INSET DAY: No school for students Community Party Philips Exeter Academy Meeting for Year 8 & Year 12 Winter Concert Christmas Lunch and Christmas Jumper Day Year 7 Awards Assembly Years 8 -11 Awards Assemblies. Term ends 1pm

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