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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, It has been a busy week of learning in all key stages. On Tuesday this week we welcomed Lord Paddy Ashdown to INA. He toured the secondary school building and then gave a talk to the sixth form. This was fascinating, as was the question and answer session which followed, in which the Year 12 Politics students in particular shone. Many thanks go to Ms Alibhai for organising the visit.

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I am delighted to introduce you to two key new members of our operational staff:

Learna Johnson-Clarke, School Librarian I am delighted to be joining the INA team as the new librarian from January. This is my first job in a school and INA seems like the perfect place to begin due to its strong values and inclusive environment. Born and raised in Reading, I ventured southwest to study English Literature at the University of Exeter, based at their Cornwall campus in Falmouth, so have made the move and traded the seaside for city life. I have previously worked as part of a management team for the NHS in a local surgery but now want to begin a career based around the subject I love so much. Literature has been a big part of my life and extends to all formats, from stage to film to critical analysis. My favourite styles include Postmodern fiction, English Renaissance theatre and ,of course, children’s literature. It is a privilege to be accepted into the INA community and I am excited to develop the role with the help of Ms Atkinson, Mr Hanson and the reading teachers. I look forward to advancing the sixth form library and promoting reading for pleasure within the primary academy. I also hope to focus on other ways of engaging students who currently do not hold a passion for reading by promoting alternative access to reading materials such as e-books and audiobooks that may appeal to a wider set of children and develop a life-long love of reading for all.

Melissa Lewis, Senior HR Officer I have recently joined the team at Isaac Newton Academy as the Senior HR Officer, and I’ve loved every minute of my time here. I have met some fantastic staff members, who have really welcomed me and taught me about the values and culture

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of the Academy. Every teacher and member of the operational team strives to make this school better every single day which is very inspiring, especially for the students. This is the first school that I have worked in, however I was previously an Assistant HR Advisor at Royal Pharmaceutical Society, and I have been in HR for 7+ years now. I went to the University of Greenwich and studied for a BA Hons degree in HR Management, which has set me in good stead to manage the HR department for the Academy. I feel proud and excited to be a part of such a fantastic and hard-working organisation and I look forward to seeing each student grow and develop over the forthcoming months and years!

With best wishes,

Rachel Macfarlane

the study of people! Years 7 - 11 Do you want to know why people do the things they do? If your answer is yes, sign-up outside of Ms Epler’s room, F52, for an exciting session run by a university student from London School of Economics.

Space is limited, so make sure to sign up as soon as possible! 19 January 2018 Secondary Newsletter

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Revision Techniques You have probably been told time and time again that revising your learning over a long period is more effective than cramming the night before an exam. It’s true. The science department is delighted to present to you six revision techniques to help you review your learning and boost your attainment in all subjects. In each video, your science teachers explain how you can use a specific revision technique.

Find these exciting resources on Fronter now! Ms K Bihi (KS3 Science Co-ordinator)

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Year 11 Progress Meeting Tuesday 23rd January 2018 2:30 – 6:30pm ✧✧ Year 11 Progress Meeting is calendared for Tuesday 23rd January 2018 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. ✧✧ Year 11 students will 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, 9 and 10 in advance for P5 and 6. ✧✧ The school will be closed to Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 from 1:15pm. ✧✧ Enrichments and detentions will not take place. Mr M Crowther-Green Assistant Principal 19 January 2018 Secondary Newsletter

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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

I C N A W E S

875 827 786 780 660 589 582

A E S W N I C

578 517 407 392 355 319 288

T I W E N S A

325 302 244 231 204 153 128

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TOTAL YEAR 10  TOTAL YEAR 11  TOTAL

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231 179 162 160 157 153 107

W E T N I S A

168 147 132 112 95 55 6

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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: Romaan Waheed 7E Year 8: Imran Miah 8W Year 9: Umaymah Sagir 9S Year 10: Munawarah Noori 10I Year 11: Avni Dhanjal 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 Ball: Muhammad (Harris) Shaukat 8S has been really kind and supportive throughout the school day as he helps Husain recover from his bad leg. Thank you Harris. Miss Cunniah: Omar Gazi 7I for always being so willing to help me with anything and for being so polite to everybody he meets.

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What is Rea

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Charles Babbage (1791-1871)

Charles Babbage is widely regarded as the first computer pioneer and the great ancestral figure in the history of computing. Babbage excelled in a variety of scientific and philosophical subjects. He had highly developed reasoning skills he put these skills to use when creating his Analytical Engine. Conceived in 1834, it is one of the startling intellectual feats of the nineteenth century. The design of this machine possesses all the essential logical features of the modern general purpose computer. Babbage’s brain is displayed in halves in two museums; the Hunterian Museum in the Royal College of Surgeons in London and in the Science Museum, London.

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TOP TIPS: Students • Think and consider all available evidence before drawing a logical conclusion. • Play puzzles and games that encourage the development of problem-solving skills. • Make use of Venn diagrams as a tool to show the links and relationships between things. • Engage in meaningful discussion to enhance your verbal reasoning.

Parents • Engage in critical thinking exercises as a family and spend time discussing issues from different perspectives. • Discuss a controversial issue in the news with your son/daughter and consider the issue from different perspectives, exploring the reasons behind different views.

who have shown great Reasoning skills in their learning: Aqsa shows logic in Applied Maths lessons, for example by using her reasoning skills to devise some effective counter examples to prove/ disprove a statement.

Jameelah can adapt to different learning situations and has excellent reasoning skills.

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Aqsa Rafiq 12 Manchester

e, all of our maths teachers also have highly developed reasoning skills!

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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 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 update you with the year to date attendance figures as seen below. Well done to year 7 and 8 for achieving over 97%. Year group and form attendance for week of 8th January 2018 Tutor

Week

Tutor

Week

Tutor

Week

Tutor

Week

Tutor

Week

7A

93.3

8A

88.0

9A

95.7

10A

96.2

11A

90.0

7C

91.0

8C

94.9

9C

92.8

10C

93.1

11E

96.2

7E

92.0

8E

97.4

9E

93.3

10E

90.4

11I

89.5

7I

82.7

8I

88.9

9I

97.9

10I

92.9

11N

89.9

7N

95.1

8N

88.3

9N

92.9

10N

87.3

11S

97.9

7S

92.9

8S

90.7

9S

91.3

10S

87.3

11T

88.7

7W

96.2

8W

92.3

9T

92.8

10T

94.2

11W

92.0

Total

91.9

Total

91.5

9W

97.2

Total

91.7

Total

92.0

Total

94.3

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 19 January 2018 Secondary Newsletter

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Would you like to buy one? We have quite a few great quality French and Spanish textbooks for students in Year 7, 8 and 9. These books are still a great resource and very up to date. This gives you the opportunity to have them at home to help with your IL, give you some extra practice and support your class learning too.

We are selling the Text books for £10 (£22 new) and Activity books for £5 (£10 new) All the money raised will go towards MFL resources.

If you are interested, please come and see Ms Davies or Ms Baxter in G43.

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Sports Report A LEVEL AND SPORTS CAREER PROMOTION SESSION On Wednesday 24th January Year 11 students will attend a talk by professionals from the sports industry and those who have studied A level PE in the past and have taken related career paths. This will take place during the students’ GCSE lesson and will provide them an insight into potential jobs in the sports industry and other related areas. We have either live talks or video interviews from the following industry areas: • Physiotherapy • Cardiology • Personal Training • Sports Therapy This will allow students to gain a great insight into jobs within the profession and the importance of studying A level PE before finalising their option choices.

YEAR 7 NETBALL V URSULINE The Year 7 Girls Netballers played in their second fixture of the season, travelling to Ursuline Academy. In rather miserable, wet and windy conditions spirits were still high at the prospect of travelling on the minibus for an away fixture. The team went one nil up in the second quarter with a great goal from Fatimah Javaad and by the third quarter had stood strong in defence, managing to prevent Ursuline from scoring. It was close throughout the 19 January 2018 Secondary Newsletter

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match and in the fourth quarter Ursuline managed to break through the last third into the shooting circle to draw back level. The final score was 1-1, with both teams fully deserving of taking something from the game. Congratulations and well played to the following: Elizaveta S

Fatimah J

Bilkis A Tayyibah S Arooj K – voted player of the match Zainab H Aleena S Joy I Khaddy J

KEY STAGE 3 TABLE TENNIS TOURNAMENTS Year 7, 8 and 9 students have the opportunity to enter the INA Table Tennis tournaments before Monday 22nd January. The following rules and instructions must be followed if you wish to enter: • Each participant must pay £1 to enter the tournament; tournament winner will receive a prize • Each game must have 2 referees present • The referee’s decision is final • You must win each game by 2 clear points (games are up to 11 points). • Both winner and loser must come to Mr Healey together so he can input the result and tell you who your next match is against. • Games can be played on the outside tables or in the Activity Studio; the Activity Studio will be open for games Monday Lunch and Wednesday Lunch. • If a player doesn’t show up for their match twice and Mr Healey has been notified both times, the game will be given to the player that has attended.

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Forthcoming Fixtures: Monday 22nd January GCSE Handball intervention, Year 11 Basketball v Chadwell (A), Year 7 Football v Trinity – cup quarter final (H) Wednesday 24th January Year 8 and 9 Netball v Wanstead (H), Year 11 Basketball v Palmer Academy (A) Thursday 25th January GCSE Theory intervention, Year 9 Basketball v Palmer (H) Year 10 Basketball v Mayfield (A)

IT IS GREAT TO SEE SO MANY STUDENTS PLAYING SO MUCH TABLE TENNIS!

If you lose or break your table tennis ball then the PE department are selling them for 50p so you can keep playing! Come to S.01 to discuss! 19 January 2018 Secondary Newsletter

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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 28th February, Friday 16th March Independent Learning Day: Monday 19th February 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 12th — Friday 16th 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 Monday 19th March Thursday 22nd March Monday 26th March Monday 26th March Tuesday 27th March

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 HALF TERM Independent Learning Day Students study from home 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 Science Challenge Week Year 12 Finance Parent Meeting Year 7 Awards Assembly Year 7 Progress Meetings 2.30 – 6.30pm Year 11 Parent and students meeting re: exams

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