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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, On Tuesday evening we held a meeting for all students about to sit GCSEs and their parents to go through the exam regulations and communicate the exam timetable; it was great to see such a stunning turnout. The power point that Mr Rothnie and Mr Crowther-Green talked through is available for you to re-read on the website under the Community→Resources for Parents tab. I am delighted to announce that, following the recent secondary parent governor elections, Mr Ranjit Bhalla has been appointed as governor with immediate effect. I should like to thank all those who put their names forward and we are sorry that there were insufficient places for all those interested in the Parent Governor role. Thank you too to all of you who voted. This week we will be emailing all parents a link to our secondary parent questionnaire. This is in a SurveyMonkey format and should be quite quick and simple to complete online. Please could I ask that parents complete one per parent (not one per child). If, however, you have a child in the secondary and child in the primary, please do complete one of each as the two questionnaires are different in places. We very much appreciate you taking the time to give us feedback; it is invaluable to us in ensuring that we keep abreast of your views and experiences and respond to your reflection on what we could do better. The deadline for completing the questionnaire is Monday 26th March. If you have any problems accessing the questionnaire, or require a printed version, please contact Sam Jones via surveys@isaacnewtonacademy.org. With best wishes,

Rachel Macfarlane 16 March 2018

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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 16 March 2018

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YEAR 11 NEWS GCSE Examination Timetable Summer 2018 Date Mon 14 May

Session

Length

Paper Code

AM

90

70 6G 8520/1

Computer Science COMPUTER SCIENCE PAPER 1

PM

105

10 6G 1RB0 1B

Religious Studies

45

10 6G 1FR0 1

French

LISTENING

60

10 6G 1FR0 3

French

READING

105

70 6G 8461/1

Biology

BIOLOGY PAPER 1

75

70 6G 8464/B/1

60

01 6A A844/01

AM

60

01 6A J587/01

50

70 6G 46451

Urdu

PM

105

10 6G 1RB0 2C

Religious Studies

105

70 6G 8462/1

Chemistry

75

0 6G 8464/C/1

Combined Science COMBINED SCI TRILOGY CHEMISTRY P1

PM

90

70 6G 8520/2

Computer Science COMPUTER SCIENCE PAPER 2

AM

80

10 6G 1FR0 4

AM Tue 15 May

Week 1

PM

Wed 16 May

Thu 17 May

Fri 18 May

Mon 21 May

Week 2

Tue 22 May

AM

Subject

Paper

CHRISTIANITY

Combined Science COMBINED SCI TRILOGY BIOLOGY P1 Turkish

TURKISH: WRITING WRITTEN PAPER

Physical Education PE: PHYSCL FCTR AFFCTNG PERF WTN

French

URDU UNIT 1 ISLAM CHEMISTRY PAPER 1

WRITING

90

01 6A J587/02

90

40 6G C690U30‐1

Drama

Drama Component3 Interpretin Theatre

AM

150

11 6C 6CN0201

Chinese

WRITTEN RESPONSE

PM

50

01 6A A841/01

Turkish

TURKISH: LISTENING WRITTEN

AM

105

10 6G 1ET0 01

English Literature

PM

90

10 6G 1GB0 01

Geography

PM

AM Wed 23 May PM

Thu 24 May

AM

Fri 25 May

AM

Physical Education PE: SOCIO‐CTRL ISSUES SPRT PSYCH WTN

SHAKESP.& POST 1914 LIT. GLOBAL GEOG.ISSUES

50

70 6G 46301H

Italian

ITALIAN UNIT 1

50

70 6G 46302H

Italian

ITALIAN UNIT 2

105

70 6G 8463/1

Physics

PHYSICS PAPER 1

75

70 6G 8464/P/1

90

10 6G 1MA1 1

Mathematics

180

10 6G 4HN0 01

Hindi

135

10 6G 1ET0 02

English Literature

Combined Science COMBINED SCI TRILOGY PHYSICS P1

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NON CALCULATOR WRITTEN PAPER 19C NOV/POETRY SINCE 1789

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YEAR 11 NEWS GCSE Examination Timetable Summer 2018 Date Mon 4 Jun

Week 3

Tue 5 Jun

Paper Code

Subject

AM

75

10 6G 1HI0 11

History

AM

105

10 6G 1EN0 01

English Language

PM

90

10 6G 1GB0 02

Geography

45

10 6G 1SP0 1

Spanish

LISTENING

60

10 6G 1SP0 3

Spanish

READING

75

01 6A A843/01

Turkish

TURKISH: READING WRITTEN

75

40 6G C660U30‐1

Music

Music Component 3 Appraising

90

10 6G 1MA1 2

Mathematics

AM

120

10 6G 1EN0 02

English Language

PM

105

10 6G 1HI0 27

History

SUPERPOWER RELATIONS B3/4

105

70 6G 8461/2

Biology

BIOLOGY PAPER 2

75

70 6G 8464/B/2

PM

90

10 6G 1GB0 03

Geography

AM

90

10 6G 1MA1 3

Mathematics

Wed 6 Jun PM

Fri 8 Jun

Mon 11 Jun

Tue 12 Jun

Week 4

Length

AM

Thu 7 Jun

Wed 13 Jun

Thu 14 Jun

Fri 15 Jun

Week 5

Session

AM

AM

PM

MEDICINE IN BRITAIN FICTION & IMAG.WRITING UK GEOGRAPHICAL ISSUES

CALCULATOR NON‐FIC.& TRANS.WRITING

Combined Science COMBINED SCI TRILOGY BIOLOGY P2 PEOPLE & ENVIRON.ISSUES CALCULATOR 

80

10 6G 1HI0 33

History

105

70 6G 8462/2

Chemistry

75

70 6G 8464/C/2

AM

80

10 6G 1SP0 4

Spanish

WRITING

PM

45

70 6G 46801H

Panjabi

PANJABI UNIT 1 TIER H

105

70 6G 8463/2

Physics

PHYSICS PAPER 2

AM

AM

Fri 15 Jun

PM

Mon 18 Jun

AM

Wed 20 Jun

AM

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Paper

THE USA CHEMISTRY PAPER 2

Combined Science COMBINED SCI TRILOGY CHEMISTRY P2

75

70 6G 8464/P/2

165

11 6C 6CN0301

Combined Science COMBINED SCI TRILOGY PHYSICS P2 Chinese

50

70 6G 46851

Polish

POLISH UNIT 1

50

70 6G 46802

Panjabi

PANJABI UNIT 2

60

70 6G 46804

Panjabi

PANJABI UNIT 4

60

70 6G 46852

Polish

POLISH UNIT 2

60

70 6G 46854

Polish

POLISH UNIT 4

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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

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9I Skills 4 Life projects 9I have been working on their projects for Skills 4 life. They are currently in the process of completing ‘The Apprentice’ project. They have been able to improve their team working skills , product design, advertising skills and much more. Here are the final ideas that they have produced. Mr Woracker (INA’s version of Lord Sugar) will be deciding who will be fired and who will win the INA apprentice…Let him know who should win.

Group: Codination

CODINATION

It’s 2018 and jobs based around coding, and animation are in more demand than ever. From animated films to video games and even 2D platformers, you can learn how to those kinds of things here. People of all ages are welcome at Codination. Codination is designed to give you a great head start on your career path. Teaching you the basics and building up, slowly until you are a master. All you need is our nifty app or access to internet and you can be on your way.

Group: World of Everyday Group/product name: World of everyday Slogan: Comparing your way around the world Members of group: Rayyan Ahmed, Kisanth Ravi, Rohan Seewoochurn, Harkirat Singh 16 March 2018

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Having problems with finding the cheapest item? Need to find the perfect item quick and simple? Tired of browsing through tabs on websites? Then look no further than the world of everyday! What is the world of everyday?? We have decided to create a website that compares prices. Our website (created by Kisanth), compares prices from our website. Once you visit our website it is very simple and easy to use. You search your item and then you are given the option to personalise the size and colour. Then you simply search that specific item. The world of everyday will then display all the shops that have your item, in order of most expensive to cheapest as well as showing how far the shop is from your house.

Group: Bmovies

Bmovies UNLIMITED FUN LASTS FOREVER At Bmovies you can watch thousands of movie. Unlimited fun lasts forever. Just Pay ÂŁ5 per month to create an account. Bmovies has movies from lots of genres so you can watch what you like the most. Eg: Action, Adventure, Kids TV, Horror, Romance, Comedy, Animation, Fantasy, Thriller, Mystery, Anime, Documentary and Sci-Fi. You can even review any movies that you have watched. What else do we do? Visit our website and you can get our telephone number and email address. You can even borrow DVDS and buy popcorn, snacks and drinks so call us and create an account now.

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Group: Holiday Swiper Our product is called Holiday Swiper. It is an app that gives you choices for a holiday at the cheapest possible price. Swipe right if you like the look of the holiday, and swipe left if you do not like it. When you’ve finished viewing all of those destinations, you can compare the prices of the ones that you’ve chosen. We chose this idea because, realistically, it seems like a very convenient and easy way to book a holiday. Holiday Swiper, swiping the bad weather away!

Group: Religion Ready

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Tim Peake Tim Peake is a European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut of British nationality. He spent six months living and working on the International Space Station. This means that Tim had to be really open to all sorts of change, including temporarily living a completely new way of life and learning how to overcome any difficulties he faces. Tim has a background as a test pilot and a British Army Air Corps officer. He is an ambassador for UK Science and space-based careers and is involved in working with the UK Space Agency in developing the UK’s microgravity research programme. He is keenly interested in promoting careers in science and engineering for school students.

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Adam has been really open recently by sharing his success stories without being boastful. These have included contributions to the local community, setting up business ventures, and getting through to the next round for Canada Outward Bound.

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WORLD BOOK DAY (RESCHEDULED) 22nd MARCH 2018 Due to snow and school closure on the original date, World Book Day has been rescheduled to Thursday 22nd March. This is a great opportunity for anyone who didn’t have their costume ready last time to be prepared this time round.

You could come as a group theme, someone you’ve studied in English or just your favourite fictional book character. £1 donation for non-school uniform. Every student has been provided with a book token which goes towards discount from some amazing books. The deadline has been extended to 31st March for spending tokens.

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For World Book Day at Isaac Newton Academy on Thursday 22nd March, we will be celebrating the food of Roald Dahl at lunch time!

The Witches’ pea soup ∞ Farmer Boggis’ breakfast, lunch & supper!! Roast chicken or Quorn & dumplings Roasted new potatoes, mixed vegetables & gravy ∞ Mrs Twit’s hidden worm pasta bar Tomato & basil or cheese sauce ∞ Bruce Bogtrotter’s triple chocolate cake

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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!

YEAR 7

TOTAL

YEAR 8

TOTAL

YEAR 9

I N A C S E W

1270 1185 1181 1049 847 842 814

A E S W I N C

800 707 537 497 451 440 393

T I W E S N A C

TOTAL YEAR 10  TOTAL YEAR 11  TOTAL

392 394 314 264 211 281 187 44

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N C E T A S I

333 258 227 221 218 175 157

W E T N I S A

183 156 141 112 107 77 69

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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: Shammah Kotei 7C Year 8: Aarez Khan 8A Year 9: To be awarded next week Year 10: Aman Amin 10N Year 11: Hamza Shaukat 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! Belal Yusuf 8I for helping myself and Mr Healey keep score today during football in PE. Despite being on crutches he was upbeat throughout! Nominated by Mr Clarke Sevim Laeeq 7E for offering to collect in all the class exercise books later in the day when we ran out of time at the end of our Harkness lesson! Nominated by Ms Macfarlane Gemma Joseph, Tonima Rahman and Valeria Vacula ,Year 8, stayed behind to complete a display board in my class room and put a lot of effort into it and it looks fantastic. Nominated by Ms O’Rourke Huzaifah Mughal 8S really helpfully picked up my lanyard that had come away from my staff pass and brought it upstairs for me. Nominated by Ms Atkinson

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Year 9 trip to South West The trip to the synagogue was very interesting and I really enjoyed it. It taught us things we couldn’t learn in a classroom. They taught us how to write in Hebrew, the different festivals and how to read the Torah. They also told us how they celebrate their festivals and what it’s like to be a practicing Jew. I really enjoyed the trip. Jasmin Munshi – 9T

The R.E. trip was a great experience. We got an insight into Jewish culture and the history of each festival. We learnt how to read the Torah and why each Jewish artefact is special and important. Jamine Joseph – 9E

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Essex Reform Synagogue The trip to the Essex Synagogue was delightful. The trip we went on taught me a lot about Judaism. I also learnt how to write my name in Hebrew which I found fascinating. We got to see some amazing Torahs during the trip and some interesting artefacts. The speakers gave us a lot of information about Judaism and overall, “It was the most joyous trip I have had in Year 9”. Adam Ahmed – 9E

“The thing I liked about going to the synagogue is that it really opened up my knowledge about Judaism and made me be more interested about how many festivals they had. We really had fun and a great time!!” Glory Mondua – 9T

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UCL & Brilliant Club Young Researchers This summer programme provides pupils the opportunity to experience university style learning with the submission of an academic piece of writing after five day events held on UCL’s main campus, on 26 June, 28 June, 3 July, 5 July and 10 July. Applications are open to Year 11 pupils who attend nonselective state schools, are highly able, and meet our selection criteria. Sessions are taught by a current UCL PhD student in a topic related to their area of expertise and participants will also receive advice and guidance workshops to equip pupils with the skills needed to succeed in Further Education. Travel costs, resources and refreshments are covered by UCL. To apply: More information, an online version of our Year 11 Summer Programmes brochure, FAQ sheets, and online student application and teacher reference forms are all available on the programme website: Young Researchers programme: www.ucl.ac.uk/wp/young-researchers Please note: • The deadline for all applications is 4pm on Monday 23 April 2018. • Students submit an individual application and their application is only complete once a teacher reference has also been submitted. The deadline for teacher references is Wednesday 25 April 2018. • Our eligibility criteria can be found here: www.ucl.ac.uk/wp/eligibility.

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INA Employability website The INA website now has a link to a purpose built employability website, to support with careers research. It can be accessed through the CAREERS section under COMMUNITY AND CAREERS tab.

Scroll down and click on the employability site. You can register using the purple box on the top right. If you know your school email address you can log on and find a password which has been generated for you. Alternatively, you can log on with a personal password, however, YOU MUST ENROL AS ISAAC NEWTON ACADEMY under the school drop down menu. I hope it helps with your future careers. Mr Crowther-Green 16 March 2018

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Key Dates for the Spring Term 2018 Wednesday 3rd January – Thursday 29th 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

Science Challenge Week Year 12 Finance Parent Meeting World Book Day (rescheduled) Year 12 Geography residential course Year 8 Awards Assembly Year 7 Progress Meetings 2.30 – 6.30pm Spring Concert Awards Assemblies for Years 7, 9 -11

Year 10-12, The Oxford Scientist Schools Writing Competition Deadline 27th April 2018 Calling all budding science writers in UK schools!

Are you currently a school, sixth form or college student in the UK in Year 10, Year 11 or Year 12 (or equivalent)? Are you fascinated by science and want to communicate it to those around you?  Would you like to see your work published in the next issue of The Oxford Scientist AND win a £50 Amazon voucher? If you answered YES to all of the above, then all you need to do is write a 700-word article about a “scientific discovery” of your choice by 27th April 2018. There are no right or wrong topic choices, so your article could discuss anything from early scientific discoveries such as Darwin’s theory of evolution, to more recent scientific discoveries such as the observation of gravitational waves. Once you have written your article, you can upload it on our website at www.oxsci.org/schools/ Articles must be submitted by 27th April 2018. Articles will be judged by our panel of experts, and the winning article will be published in the next issue of The Oxford Scientist. The winning entrant will also receive a £50 Amazon voucher, sponsored by Oxford Sparks. The runners-up will have their articles featured on our website. If you have any questions about the competition, please email competition@oxsci.org.

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