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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 Leanne Abbott-Jones Assistant Principal Designated Child Protection Officers Sugra Alibhai Gabriel Ayerh Patrick Ball Pardeep Chaggar

Jody Lapish Gareth Marshall-Jones Mariam Mayet Jag Singh

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 is our last newsletter of the term and of 2017. I should like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support and partnership over the course of the year. We have enjoyed a wonderful few weeks. The Year 11s and 12s have impressed us with their focus and maturity during the mock exam season. The younger students were a credit to us during the Community Party last Tuesday, where they served, entertained and socialised with elderly neighbours and residents of Ilford care homes. The Winter Concerts were a triumph: thanks to all those students who helped the primary children in their concert on Monday 11th and congratulations to each and every performer in the secondary concert last Thursday. And the Awards Assemblies have been fantastic celebrations of the progress and achievements of all our students. I hope that you all enjoy a wonderful holiday and extend very best wishes to you and your families for 2018. School starts again for all students on Friday 5th January at 8.25am. However, if you are a Year 9 student or the parent of a Year 9 student, please note that on Thursday 4th January we have our GCSE Options evening at 5.45pm for 9ISA &C & 6.30pm for 9NEW&T.

With very best wishes,

Rachel Macfarlane 20 December 2017

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Year 9 Progress Meeting Tuesday 9th January 2017 2:30 – 6:30pm ✧✧ Year 9 Progress Meeting is calendared for Tuesday 9th January 2017 from 2:30-6:30pm. ✧✧ All students will complete lessons P1 – 4a (Year 10 and Year 11 students will complete lesson 4a as per KS3 timings). ✧✧ P4a will finish for all students at 1:05pm. ✧✧ Students will return to tutor groups from 1:05-1:15pm. ✧✧ Students who are eligible for Free School Meals who request lunch in advance (via form tutors) can collect a lunch bag from the KS3 desk area as they leave. ✧✧ Tutors will escort students to the KS3 gate at 1:15pm where students are expected to go directly home and return between 2:30-6:30pm with parents/carers. ✧✧ Students are expected to attend with an adult family member in full school uniform. ✧✧ The last appointment is 6:25pm for a 6:30pm finish. ✧✧ Staff will set Independent Learning for Years 7, 8, 10 and 11 in advance for P5 and 6. ✧✧ The school will be closed to Years 7, 8, 10 and 11 from 1:15pm. ✧✧ Enrichments and detentions will not take place. Mr M Crowther-Green Assistant Principal

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Save the date! Thursday 4th January 2018—Year 9 Options Evening We are pleased to invite all parents and carers of our Year 9 students, and the students themselves, to our Year 9 Options Evening on Thursday 4th January 2018.

9ISAC:

Open from 5.45pm to 6.30pm Talk at 6pm

9NEWT:

Open from 6.30pm to 7.15pm Talk at 6.45pm

This is an essential opportunity to explore the subjects on offer, understand how the options process will work and reflect on factors to consider when making decisions about option choices. Browse subject stalls, pick up information and ask lots of questions of both our teachers and some of our GCSE students. This evening is your chance to find out about how the options system will work and pick up your options guide and form.

Make sure to catch one of the explanatory talks: 6pm for 9ISAC 6.45pm for 9NEWT Should there be a problem with the slot allocated to your child’s tutor group, contact the school as soon as possible and we will investigate the possibility of joining the other session. Ms McEvoy, Assistant Principal

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Isaac Newton Academy End of Autumn Term Awards Assemblies On Monday 18th and Wednesday 20th December we held our first awards assemblies of the year. The assemblies were wonderful events, enabling staff, students and parents/carers to come together to formally celebrate our students’ achievements at the end of the autumn term. At the assemblies we presented awards in recognition of students’ academic progress and attainment, personal progress and the development of their BRIDGES dispositions. Excellent attendance and punctuality was also celebrated. Congratulations to all of the award winners and to all students at INA for a fantastic start to the year!

Special Award Winners Reading Mariyah Chowdury

YEAR 7

Cultural Passport Maya Roberts-Gordan

Community Spirit Ruby Bird

Performance award Iqra Taher

Enrichment Zainab Hakim

Attitude to Learning award Aaminah Patel

Reading Muhammed Butt

YEAR 8

Cultural Passport Seayona Patel

Community Spirit Humza Rafiq

Attitude to Learning award

Sakinah Choudhury, Siddid Saxena

Enrichment Ram Solanky

Performance award Taukir Kazim

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Reading Yusuf Nasri

YEAR 9

Cultural Passport Devanshi Shah

Community Spirit Noah Hawthorne

Attitude to Learning award Keshan Beckett-Edwards

Enrichment Afrina Mosammed

Performance award Yumna Saleem

Reading Hruday Kinhikar

YEAR 10

Cultural Passport Riann Haynes

Community Spirit Omeir Khan

Attitude to Learning award Sisay Shah

Enrichment Zihan Mollah

Performance award Aman Jagdev

Reading Lamys Mills Community Spirit Husna Umarji

YEAR 11

Enrichment Nisha Mistry Cultural Passport Amber Khandwalla

More award winners over the page!

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BRIDGES Awa

Yea BRAVERY

RESOURCEFULNESS

INTEGRITY

DISCOVERY

Ashvir Sanghera

Serena Patel

Omar Gazi

Khushi Siddiqui

Zainab Hakim

Maya Roberts-Gordon

Hamza Marega Sillah

Manmeet Singh

Kenza Zatat

Khadija Raja

Yonas Haile

Unzish Ishtiaque

Gurleen Dhiman

Aidah Al Madiha

Aayan Chaudhry

Denis Mirica

Adrian Corae

Darius Sfartz

Shazaib Shah

Aamina Umarji

Laiba Khan

Samir Choudhry

Zenia Arsalan

Burhan Ali

Pritpal Jaswal

Joiry O'Neale

Ayesha Ghauri

Bilkis Abdi

Yea BRAVERY

RESOURCEFULNESS

INTEGRITY

DISCOVERY

Ryan Claire

Ilsa Dar

Pritom Uddin

Abdul Baari Dirie

Musa Sheikh

Safa Noor Kayani

Alif Ahmed

Mustafiz Ahmed

Sara Rahman

Warren Virk Singh

Rafaela Vemba Vieira

Sahil Vohra

Samia Rahman

Imani Ale

Iqra Siddique

David Marion

Farhan Javed

Shaya Puaar

Maya Imran

Shifa Raje

Samirah Ali

Seayona Patel

Musa Amin

Eesa Nasiri

Rhea Mahil

Bismah Mir

Shanzay Dar

Wasia Malik

Yea BRAVERY

RESOURCEFULNESS

INTEGRITY

DISCOVERY

Rayyan Ahmed

Jameelah Choudhury

James Evans

Daniel Ekuweme

Omar Hussain

Hawwa Imran

Nusrat Chowdhury

Azraful Alam

Zainab

Sabrina Mahamuud

Nadia Miah

Sakina Awadh

Adam Rebhi

Suda

Falaah Sayed

Zahir Uddin

Jack Lanvin

Hasan Shahzad

Jawad Rashid

Anisha Ahmed

Khadija Khan

Cimraan Gaal

Jasmine Joseph

Tayyab Khan

Asma Omar

Zain Islam

Rashad Haleem

Samiul Hoque

Tahseena El-Waily

Mohammad Taher

Zubeida Esmail

Ratul Saha

Devanshi Shah

Eliza Hussain

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Rafi

Rayyan

Elean

Izza

Rabb

Arjun

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ard Winners

ar 7 GRIT

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

SELF DISCIPLINE

PERSONAL PROGRESS

Nabila Islam

Hassan Sheikh

Hishaam Mosheraf

Iqra Taher

Khadiza Eesha

Jason Sumble

Ria Mann

Thana Muyanja

Adon Hossain

Saleena Hussain

Ali Ali

Adil Tahir

Rayyan Khan

Cara Adams

Adnaan Kothia

Ridhwaan Vaid

Khaddy Jatta

Asad Munir

Vishnu Duggal

Izza Tanoli

Pavanprit Bal

Nafisa Musab

Aaminah Patel

Arshkiran Dhiman

Tayyibah Sultan

Krish Patel

Arooj Khan

Joy Idowu

ar 8 GRIT

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

SELF DISCIPLINE PERSONAL PROGRESS

Rifa Pachath

Belal Yusuf

Tonima Rahman

Gemma Joseph

Ohoana Hossain

Aksa Dita

Jason Turcan

Ayaan Ali

Kaif Hossain

Mohammad Zahoor

Siddid Saxena

Fazan Miah

Taqi Tajwaar Aziz

Rohun Johal

Taukir Kazim

Sakinah Choudhury

Leah Deane

Zain Ali Butt

Eashar Kaur Rihal

Hussein Yonis

Muhammed Butt

Diya Rajput

Owais Rasul

Ally Ali

Ersin Yesim

Lorena Bumbuc

Symran Kalley

Imran Miah

ar 9

GRIT

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

SELF DISCIPLINE

PERSONAL PROGRESS

Riha Isam

Shama Daula

Inaya Shah

Abbas Khan

Yusef Taher

Rhea Virdee

Ramel Shakespeare

Harria Ali

Umar Hotelwala

Maria-Iulia Hurmuz

Remy Adams

Chams-Din Raggai

Manahil Asim

Aathavan Kandeepan

Jaskiran Bains

ah Abid

Umaimah Umarji

Sukhdev Rehinsi

Zainab Ahmed

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Shania Da Costa

Alisha Mahmood

Jahiem Chambers

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Sunil Mann

Yumna Saleem

Ishaan Debroy

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n Mehmood

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BRIDGES Awa

Yea BRAVERY

RESOURCEFULNESS

INTEGRITY

DISCOVERY

Amber Mahmood

Hasan Islam

Nehaal Khandwalla

Omar Al Khouli

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Kinza Mir:

Rahul Kalra

Iman Latif

Sabina Begum

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Arjan Sandhu

Maliha Awadh

Zubair Islam

Sinthuram Seethamohan

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Alishba Khan

Sisay Shah

Omeir Khan

Aden Dirie

Sha

Ikram Hussain

Aemy Rehmann

Karolina Merliunaite

Abdur Miah

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Thomas Cater

Sumeyyah Ali

Imaan Yusuf

Hruday Kinhikar

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Umer Ahmed

Lima Uddin

Jamie Joseph

Ayman Oulad-Lafkuih

Ram

Year BRAVERY

RESOURCEFULNESS

INTEGRITY

DISCOVERY

GR

Nipuni Divisekara

Amaan Muhammad

Denada Balraj

Ali Afaq Ali

Salman

Daljit Kaur

Leah Khan

Wei Weng

Ishani Punj

Mary

Jasmin Johnson

Alisha Khan

Khalees Sakkaf

Zahra Noori

Humayra

Adam Warishaully

Taner Mustafa

Arjun Shah

Nikita Spiridonovas

Yahiya

Aisha Patel

Yasmin Marziakhall

Yewande Oyebola

Hamzah Shaikh

Neel B

Laiba Imran"

Awais Malik

Maria Gulfareed

Elvinas Mikulin

Haroon C

Mason Pickton

Aliya Vahora

Denice Jaquilmac

Rajveer Aytan

Ye Yin

Nisha Mistry

Harveer Chana

Anushri Menon

Hassan Khan

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Congratulations to all o Ms J Spencer Vice Principal

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ard Winners

ar10 GRIT

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

SELF DISCIPLINE

PERSONAL PROGRESS

Aasiya Jilani

Fahim Islam

Rohan Jaswal

Kaiya Greenidge

Dovidas Snioka

Hibaak Aden

aeina Begum

Jeskiran Rai

Imani Astwood

Keiron William

amiha Muzib

Travis Barrett

Lailaa Malik

Ariharan Ponniah

Roheen Ali

Mohammed Nawaz

Tasmiyah Begum

Sumayyah Haroon

Cian Clinton

Zayd Selant

Manisha Mahil

Siqa Siddique

Monique Toor

Qashrina Collier

Faraj Uddin

omena Rashid

Anees Syed

meez Saleem

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EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

SELF DISCIPLINE

PERSONAL PROGRESS

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Haile Richards

Mahek Tabassum

Esha Patel

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Esher Bahara

Harris Waseem

Amal Sohail

Yameen Aslam

Jeshurun Jeyason

Mariam Parwane

a Farooq

Serina Singh

Nijaan Nadarajprabu

Hamza Shaukat

Barnasee

Paramveer Singh

Laiba Imran

Sneha Prasanna

a Mushtaq

Chaudhry

Simran Singh

Bedi Elliel

Charisma Patel

nt Koko

Jiya Shahzad

Simran Chahal

Ellis Currie-Ward

raj Gill

Hamza Mosheref

Fariha Choudhury

Harry Atwal

of the award winners!

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RE

What is Ref

To think deeply and others’ previous ex from them.

Behaviours

Dame Carol Ann Duffy

• Being willing, re strategic about • Using past expe decisions, evalu learn from your act, review your improve your pr

‘You can find poetry in your everyday life, your memory, in what people say on the bus, in the news, or just what’s in your heart.’ Carol Ann Duffy Dame Carol Ann Duffy is a Scottish poet and playwright. She obtained a degree in Philosophy before becoming a full time poet and lecturer. Duffy’s work reflects upon her everyday experiences and explores contemporary culture and events. In her poems she reflects on scenes from her childhood, adolescence, and adult life. Duffy was appointed Britain’s first female Poet Laureate in 2009.

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EFLECTIVENESS

flectiveness?

d carefully about your own and xperiences and how you can learn

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eady and able to become more your learning. eriences to guide your uate your actions and learning, r mistakes, to think before you r exam papers, I/L and C/L to ractice.

TOP TIPS: Students

• When your learning has been marked, complete your ‘Actions’ with a reflective mind-set in order to improve your learning. • Use the BRIDGES wheel to reflect upon the dispositions you use regularly and the dispositions that you need to strengthen. • Reflect carefully on your current working at grade compared with your target grade. How can you approach your learning differently in order to get closer to your target grade?

Parents

• Encourage your son/daughter to discuss a piece of I/L or the choices they have made that day with you and help them to reflect on the outcome of these choices. • Discuss current affairs with your son/daughter and ask them to reflect on the impact of different policies and issues.

Student who has shown Reflectiveness at INA

Kisanth Ravi 9I 20 December 2017

Kisanth is very reflective, often giving examples of how his own actions can/ may impact on others. Kisanth is also able to build on his learning, based on his own experiences of the past. He is good at responding positively to feedback that helps him to improve.

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Some photographs from this weeks events Community Party

Winter Concert

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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 is 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 working hard to ensure their 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 update you with the year to date attendance figures as seen below. Year group and form attendance for week of 11th December 2017 Tutor

YTD

Tutor

YTD

Tutor

YTD

Tutor

YTD

Tutor

YTD

7A

97.0

8A

97.4

9A

97.6

10A

97.5

11A

96.0

7C

98.7

8C

97.5

9C

95.7

10C

96.5

11E

94.2

7E

98.3

8E

97.0

9E

95.2

10E

95.7

11I

97.7

7I

96.5

8I

96.9

9I

97.0

10I

93.6

11N

91.8

7N

97.6

8N

97.7

9N

96.0

10N

96.0

11S

94.8

7S

97.0

8S

97.3

9S

97.4

10S

96.1

11T

97.4

7W

98.1

8W

96.2

9T

94.9

10T

95.7

11W

95.7

Total

97.6

Total

97.2

9W

96.3

Total

95.9

Total

95.4

Total

96.3

If you have any attendance related concerns please do not hesitate to contact myself or your child’s Pastoral Leader to discuss. Ms Lapish Lead Pastoral Leader 20 December 2017

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The Secondary Enrichment Programme has been a great success in the autumn term and we are 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 spring 2018 enrichment clubs can be found on the school website. The Enrichment Programme for spring 2018 will begin on Friday 5th January. KS3 students have used the new online app to make their selection. Their allocation is confirmed via an email. KS4 students were notified of their subject specific intervention allocations during registration on Tuesday 19th December. Weekly attendance is expected for all KS3 students and invited KS4 students. Parents will receive a text message by 5pm on the day of enrichment if a student is absent from their club.

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BRIDGES Mentoring Wednesday 17th January The first BRIDGES mentoring session takes place on Wednesday 17th January from 1:45-4:30pm. All students will be given a fifteen minute 1:1 coaching session with their BRIDGES mentor. This is an important opportunity for KS3 students to reflect on how they have developed or strengthened their BRIDGES dispositions, to discuss the dispositions they consider to be their strengths and the ones they need to work on further. Year 10 students will be engaging in a mock interview focusing on their preparedness for GCSEs and work experience and how they are further strengthening their BRIDGES dispositions to achieve success in both. Year 11 students will be engaged in one to one coaching focusing on well-being and managing workload. Arrangements All students will complete lessons p1 – 4 (Y10 students will complete lesson 4 as per KS3 timings). Period 4 will end at slightly earlier at 12.50pm to allow time for all students to make their way home for lunch before returning to school for their allotted mentoring session. Students who are eligible for Free School Meals who request lunch in advance (via form tutors) can collect a lunch bag from the student reception as they leave. Students are expected to go directly home and return between 1.45-4.30pm for a fifteen minute 1:1 coaching session with their BRIDGES mentor. Appointment times will be issued to students at the start of the new term. Students must attend their session on time. Failure to attend the mentoring session will lead to an unauthorised absence. KS3 students must wear full school uniform. KS4 students may wear either school uniform or professional work wear. We are unable to supervise any students as all staff are BRIDGES mentors and will be engaged in mentoring session throughout the afternoon. Parents are not required at the sessions but will be given feedback on how their son or daughter’s BRIDGES skills are progressing later in the year. Please note that enrichment will be cancelled on this day. Ms J Spencer, Vice Prinicpal 20 December 2017

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Key Dates for the Spring Term 2018 Wednesday 3rd January – Thursday 29th March Half Term: Monday 12th – Friday 16th February INSET Days: Wednesday 3rd January, Thursday 4th January, Wednesday 28th February, Friday 16th March Independent Learning Day: Monday 19th February Wednesday 3rd January Thursday 4th January Monday 8th January Monday 8th January Tuesday 9th January Wednesday 10th January Wednesday 17th January Thursday 18th January Tuesday 23rd January Wednesday 24th January Thursday 25th January Friday 26th January Friday 26th January Monday 29th January Wednesday 31st January Wednesday 7th February Monday 19th February Friday 23rd February Monday 26th February — Friday 2nd March Thursday 8th March Wednesday 14th March Thursday 15th March Thursday 15th March

INSET day: No school for students INSET day: No school for students Spring term enrichments start Year 9 Girls HPV Vaccination Year 9 Progress Meetings 2.30 – 6.30pm Growth Mindset parent workshop BRIDGES Mentoring (pm) Sixth Form Recruitment Event 6pm Year 11 Progress Meetings 2.30 - 6.30 pm Bugsy Malone – dress rehearsal Bugsy Malone Bugsy Malone Sixth Form Application Deadline Options Interviews start Year 12 Progress Meetings 4 -7pm Year 8 Progress Meetings 2.30 – 6.30pm Sixth Form Interviews End of Options Interviews Family Week (No events after school) Year 10 Progress Meetings 2.30 – 6.30pm Med Experience Year 9 & 10 BBC News School Report Year 8 Big Band concert

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