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9 March 2018

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9 March 2018

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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 week has been much more settled than last, as we finally seem to be heading for spring! We are sorry for the disruption caused by the snow last week. For the first time ever we had to close school. Although the site staff all came in on Thursday and worked hard to make the site safe, further snowfall overnight into Friday and freezing temperatures made the task too challenging and we reluctantly had to take the decision to remain closed, along with dozens of local schools. On Tuesday you will have received your ballot papers for the parent governor elections. Please ensure that you use your vote and get your slip back, in the envelope provided, to the secondary reception by Tuesday 20th March. And finally, next week we will launch the 2018 parent questionnaire, when we ask you to give us vital feedback about a wide range of aspects of our educational provision. We really appreciate you taking the time to complete the questionnaire and provide us with valuable feedback. You will receive a link by email to a SurveyMonkey questionnaire. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any problems or would like a paper copy. With best wishes,

Rachel Macfarlane World Book Day Announcement World Book Day at Isaac Newton Academy has been rescheduled for Thursday 22nd March 2018. Further information will follow in next week's newsletter.

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Year 7 Progress Meeting Monday 26th March 2018 2:30 – 6:30pm ✧✧ Year 7 Progress Meeting is calendared for Monday 26th March 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 7 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 8, 9, 10 and 11 in advance for P5 and 6. ✧✧ The school will be closed to Years 8, 9,10 and 11 from 1:15pm. ✧✧ Enrichments and detentions will not take place. Mr M Crowther-Green Assistant Principal

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A Warm Invite to

INA’s End of Spring Term Awards Assemblies Monday 26th March — Year 8 Thursday 29th March — Years 7, 9, 10 & 11

In the final week of term, we will be holding our second set of awards assemblies of the year. This is an opportunity for the staff, students, governors and parents/carers to formally celebrate our students’ achievements at the end of the spring term. There will be a separate assembly for each year group. Please note the dates and times as follows:

Monday 26th March 8.55-9.45

Year 8 Awards assembly

Thursday 29th March

11.05am Year 7 Awards Assembly (KS3 hall) Year 10 Awards Assembly (Dining hall) 12.00pm Year 9 Awards Assembly (KS3 hall) Year 11 Awards Assembly (Dining hall) 1.00pm Students dismissed 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 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 and would like to invite one parent to attend on behalf of the family. If you would like to attend, please ask your son/daughter to collect a ticket for the awards assembly from his/her form tutor. Please request your ticket by Friday 23rd March. Due to limited capacity, we are unable to accommodate very many additional family members. However, if you would like a second place, please notify the school office and we will do our best to allocate an additional ticket. We look forward to seeing you at the Awards Assemblies. Ms Spencer, Vice Principal 9 March 2018

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YEAR 11 NEWS Year 11 Parent and student GCSE exam meeting Tuesday 13th March 5:30-6:30 • All Year 11 students and their parents are required to attend the GCSE exam meeting on Tuesday 13th March 5:30-6:30pm. • The meeting will discuss the GCSE exam rules and GCSE exam timetable. • Parents are required to sign to confirm official GCSE certificate names, date of birth and receipt of the exam handbook. Mr A Rothnie and Mr M Crowther-Green


Religious Studies Revision Guide

is now available to purchase for the Year 11 GCSE exams.

Please see Ms Hussain in G.19 to purchase your copy 6

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Year 11 Study Leave - Summer 2018 The exam season starts on Monday 14th May and ends on Friday 15th June. Half term is 28th May – 1st June. Normal lessons for all students will continue until and including Friday 11th May. From Monday 14th May until Friday 25th May all Year 11 students will be in school all day and expected to attend their normal lessons if they are not in a GCSE exam. This will include pm lessons where they have an am exam, am lessons where they have a pm exam and lessons between am and pm exams, where applicable. Morning exams Each morning exam session will start at 8am. A 30 minute revision session (usually based in the dining hall) will occur from 8-8:30. At 8.30am a free breakfast will be provided for all Year 11 students taking the GCSE that morning. Afternoon exams Each afternoon exam session will start at 1pm (following KS4 lunch). A 30 minute revision session (usually based in the KS4 hall) will occur from 1-1:30. If a student has a lesson between a morning and afternoon exam, he/she should go to the lesson but the teacher will allow him/her to study for his/her afternoon exam rather than take part in the lesson. Teachers will continue with their Year 11 lessons right up until the final exam for that subject has been taken. Once the final exam has taken place, the student coming to the lesson will be allowed to get on with independent study for upcoming exams. The teacher will supervise and ensure that there is an atmosphere conducive to private study. From Monday 4th June, there will be study leave for Year 11 students. There will be a programme of revision lessons offered in the subjects where exams have not finished. Students will be expected to attend revision sessions that apply to them (although for some students who are good at revising independently these sessions will be optional and for others an invite will be issued and they will be required to attend.) There will be signing up arrangements so that staff know who they are expecting in advance of the session. Students will sign in and out at reception. At times when they do not have a revision lesson or an exam they will be expected to leave site to go home to revise. The last exam is on Friday 15th June. We are planning to hold a pm Year 11 assembly on that day. Mr Crowther-Green, Assistant Principal 9 March 2018

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Parents • Encourage you son/daughter to take part in a variety of enrichment activities. • Check your son/daughter’s organiser every night to check they have completed their 20 minutes of reading, ask questions about the plot or characters or encourage them to develop parallel stories or extra characters. • Spend time with your child outdoors e.g. hill climbing, walking, bird watching and help him/her to use nature for inspiration for stories, poems, music and art.

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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!







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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: Aryan Tathgar 7A Year 8: To be awarded next week Year 9: Dhruvika Divecha 9S Year 10: Umer Ahmed 10T Year 11: To be awarded next week

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! Kaysia Stewart 7S and Sahil Vohra 8A Both students found locker keys left in lockers on the ground floor and kindly handed them in to Ms Lapish. Well done and thank you both. Warren Virk Singh 8A has been a gem this past week, showing utmost care, compassion and maturity towards Usmaan Ahmed, our new student in 8A. He has helped him settle into the school routine by making sure he knows where to go for his lessons and making casual conversation with him. He’s a real asset to the tutor group! Nominated by Ms Watkins. Salman Sulieman 8I – Thanks very much Salman for handing in a lost front door key. You star!! Nominated by Mr Ball

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Sports Report YEAR 11 INFORMATION This is a very important half term for the Year 11 GCSE PE cohort. Below are important dates that need to be taken note of:

YEAR 11 GCSE PRACTICAL EXAM – NEXT WEEK!! Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th March – Practical exam – students will be given final grades for their 3 assessed sports

Wednesday 14th March - GCSE PE Spring mock exam – paper 2 Good Luck!

YEAR 9 NETBALL TEAM BEAT WANSTEAD Congratulations to the Year 9 Girls netball team who beat Wanstead (away) 2-0! The team have won two games back to back now and are starting to grow in confidence and display some really tidy skills on the court. Well played to Rhea Virdee, Daveena Williams Morrison, Tanisha Rahaman (captain), Simra Kazi, Riah Harris, Hawwa Imran and Symran Kalley in Year 8 who scored both the goals in the fixture!!

Next weeks Fixtures Wednesday 14th March - Year 9 netball v Oaks park (H), Year 10 Football vs ICHS (Away), Year 11 Football vs Valentines (away) Thursday 15th March - Year 7 Basketball v Valentines (H), Key Stage 3 ARK Basketball tournament – Year 9 team (during school day), Year 11 Basketball vs Oaks park (A)

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Ark have developed study packs to aid exam revision for Year 11s

Each pack contains links to the specification, recall questions, maths skills and exam questions

ÂŁ1.50 Combined Science

ÂŁ2.20 Triple Science

Speak to your Science teacher for more details and to purchase a pack

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Key Dates for the Spring Term 2018 Wednesday 3rd January – Thursday 29th March INSET Days: Wednesday 28th February, Friday 16th March Tuesday 13th March Wednesday 14th March Thursday 15th March Thursday 15th March Friday 16th March Monday 19th March Thursday 22nd March Thursday 22nd March Friday 23rd March — Sunday 25th March Monday 26th March Monday 26th March Wednesday 28th March Thursday 29th March

Year 11 Parent and students meeting re: exams Med Experience Year 9 & 10 BBC News School Report Year 8 Big Band concert INSET Day - No school for students Science Challenge Week Year 12 Finance Parent Meeting World Book Day (rescheduled) Year 12 Geography residential course Year 7 Awards Assembly Year 7 Progress Meetings 2.30 – 6.30pm Spring Concert Awards Assemblies for Years 8 -11

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