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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) Leanne Abbott-Jones Assistant Principal Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) Tam Broadway Primary Headteacher Sugra Alibhai Head of Sixth Form Designated Child Protection Officers Gabriel Ayerh Patrick Ball (Online safety) Pardeep Chaggar Jody Lapish Gareth Marshall-Jones

Mariam Mayet Amreen Patel 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, I hope that you enjoyed a good break over half term. We have had a busy week with internal exams for Years 7-10 and Year 12 starting and GCSE exams continuing. Students have conducted themselves really well and shown real focus and determination. I would like to advise you of the arrangements for the start of term in September which are as follows: Monday 3rd September Tuesday 4th September Wednesday 5th September Thursday 6th September

INSET INSET INSET Years 7 & 12 in from 8.25am

Friday 7th September

Years 8-11 & 13 in from 1.30pm All students in from 8.25am for the full day

Finally, many of our families will be celebrating Eid next week. In the event that Eid falls on Friday 15th June, a leave of absence will need to be completed (and submitted to the school in advance) by any parent who would like their child to be granted time off school for religious observation for part or all of this day. Year 11 students will need to attend school to sit their exams if they have GCSE Physics or Combined Science on Friday 15th. Please also note that internal exams are scheduled for Years 7 and 10 for Friday 15th June; these exams will go ahead regardless of when Eid falls and any student who misses an exam will take it on their return. I would like to end by wishing Eid Mubarak to all of our families who are celebrating Eid next week! With all best wishes,

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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

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AM

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Paper 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

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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WRITTEN RESP.& RESEARCH

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Leave of Absence & Eid

All requests regarding leave of absences required for Eid must be made on a Leave of Absence form which must be fully completed and handed into the Academy by 9am on Tuesday Morning 12th June at the latest. Forms received after this deadline may not be authorised.  Relevant children have been given a Leave of Absence form to take home.  Requests for leave will not be accepted over the phone, by  email or as a note in your child’s organiser.  All Eid requests need to be made in advance assuming that Eid falls on Friday 15th June.  Any requests made on the day of Eid will not be authorised.  Please be aware that only one day (Friday 15th June) will be authorised.

Redbridge LEA Ofsted Inspection June 2018 Come and have your say

Next week Redbridge LEA have an Ofsted Inspection looking at SEND provision. As EHC’s now include Health provision, they will be seeking views of Parents about both their child’s education and also the Health/Therapy/Outreach provision your child receives. It has been quite a while since the LEA have had an inspection, so please come and have your say about what you feel is going well and what could be better. Its vital we have as many Parents as possible to come and share their views If you would like to come to this informal meeting Can you help us? We are arranging a venue, so if you register with Amarjit (details below) we will let you know where the meeting is as soon as we hear. Phone: 0208 503 8773 8 June 2018

E-mail: admin.serc@astrum-mat.org

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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. Year group and form attendance for week beginning 21st May 2018 Tutor Week Tutor Week Tutor Week Tutor Week 7A

96.4

8A

96.8

9A

99.6

10A

94.4

7C

98.2

8C

96.0

9C

95.7

10C

97.6

7E

97.6

8E

94.6

9E

90.0

10E

93.8

7I

96.2

8I

96.4

9I

89.4

10I

96.9

7N

92.6

8N

95.4

9N

97.4

10N

96.0

7S

93.1

8S

98.5

9S

98.3

10S

95.4

7W

96.5

8W

95.8

9T

93.4

10T

94.6

Total

95.7

Total

96.2

9W

97.5

Total

95.5

Total

95.3

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 (KS4)

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Last term, the Humanities and English departments took 180 Year 7 students to the medieval town of Rochester, which is more than 800 years old. This was a chance for students to visit one of the best-known Norman cities in England. The annual trip, which is now in its sixth year, seems like a rite of passage for INA students. It has given students the opportunity to discover the magnificent cathedral and dominating castle up close. Students were able to walk in the footsteps of religious pilgrims and were able to explore the ruins of the castle and castle grounds. Students were given a creative writing task during the day which linked directly with the learning they are completing in their English lessons which is the Canterbury Tales. The students had to complete a diary entry which described their journey which they went on. This activity was led by the students’ Pastoral Leader, Mr Barber and the learning produced from the students was fantastic. Thank you to all the staff and parents for their support in making this a great trip for the students.

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Student reviews We went to Rochester Castle and I was able to experience a medieval castle. It was cold and very tall. We also went to the cathedral which was also very old. We were set a task to find religious items which was very interesting. The cathedral building was very large. I enjoyed the trip! - Ruby Bird 7C The Rochester trip was very fun. We did lots of activities and we learnt lots of different facts about Rochester Castle such as the fact that pig fat was used to blown up the castle during Norman times. We climbed a very narrow staircase in the castle. It was very tiring, and it was hard to imagine how soldiers would run up these stairs. We went to the cathedral and I found the floor very uneven. My favourite part was the castle tour which was led by Mr Smith as we learnt interesting facts about King John. If I was to go back again I would spend more time in the castle. - Anon When I got to Rochester I was amazed by the sounds. I could hear the birds tweeting a melodious tune whilst we looked up at the towering castle. A cool fact that I learnt was that the castle was blown up by pig fat instead of gunpowder because pig fat was easy to access and highly flammable. We also went to an old-fashioned sweet shop to buy sweets which you would not find in a standard sweet shop. It was fascinating. - Zahra Sagir 7S Rochester is a beautiful and quiet town. It has a castle and a beautiful cathedral. Everyone was very excited on the coach and could not wait to see the area. When we arrived, we could smell the fresh air. We had lots of fun learning about intruders and how they tried to invade the castle. One example was the use of pig fat which is flammable. The cathedral had stunning architecture and was developed by the Normans. It was very interesting to hear the priest say prayers when the bell rang. I really enjoyed the trip and I hope I can go again with my family and friends. - Hishaam Mosehraf 7I 8 June 2018

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CO

What is Con

Being able to direct matter at hand.

Dandapani Hindu priest and meditation teacher, Dandapani is of Sri Lankan descent. Raised in Australia, he graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering. At the age of twenty-three, he chose to live as a monk. Thus he followed his guru, Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami to Kauai’s Hindu Monastery in Hawaii. After being initiated as a monk he studied a wide variety of Hindu teachings that focused on meditation, yoga and spiritual philosophy. Dandapani’s spiritual journey has led him to become a master of concentration. He has worked extremely hard to develop this disposition, and below are his 3 key pieces of advice:

• Try to clear you m requires a high le this technique so overcome a diffi • Try to avoid distr you find it difficu • Identify a task th extended period how you have yo • Learn a complex one you have jus • Close your eyes were meditating and forget about this technique so overcome a diffi

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1. We need to learn how to concentration from a young age, this should be taught in schools. 2. We need to practise concentrating every single day. The best way to practise concentration is to simply do one thing at a time during the day, giving it all your attention no matter how simple it is. 3. Smartphones are a wonderful and powerful addition to our life, but we need to take back control and use willpower to decide what information we really need and choose to engage with. 10 Secondary Newsletter

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11N Art stu 8 June 2018


ONCENTRATION

ncentration?

Behaviours

t one’s thinking and attention on the

Being able to concentrate, despite distraction, boredom or fatigue and completely focus on a task to make progress in your learning, to master knowledge or skills that at first were difficult, to perform well throughout an assessment, to complete I/L that sufficiently challenges you, to learn to play and master an instrument, to play strategic games i.e. chess, sports.

TOP TIPS: Students

Parents

mind before you start a task that evel of concentration. Practice o you can use it when required to fficult problem. ractions by sitting away from people ult to work well with. hat required you to concentrate for an d of time, reflect on your journey and ou succeeded. x tune on a new instrument, maybe st invented. and focus on your breathing as if you g. It will allow you to empty your mind t the distractions around you. Practice o you can use it when required to fficult problem.

• Encourage your child to participate in an activity that requires them to empty their mind and concentrate really hard on something for an extended period of time. • Support your child as they prepare a distraction-free zone (no tablets or phones) to complete their IL and revision. • Play strategic card or board games as a family. • Discuss with your child the times that you rely on concentration -either at a place of work or possibly as part of a spiritual undertaking.

Students who have shown Concentration at INA:

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Studying art develops a huge range of creative and practical dispositions, including concentration. The current Year 11 GCSE Art students demonstrated immense levels of concentration as they produced beautiful works of art over their two-day examination period. They are an inspiration to us all.

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End of Year Exam Timetable June 2018 AM P1

P2

P3

Mon 11th June

Tue 12th June

Wed 13th June

Thu 14th June

Fri 15th June

Biology Paper 2 H [105 mins]

Mathmatics Calculator [90 mins]

Chemistry Paper 2 H [105 mins]

Spanish Writing [80 mins]

Physics Paper 2 H [105 mins]

Comb. Science Biology [75 mins] Y9 Mathematics [90 mins]

Y8 Science [90 mins]

P4 PM P5

P6

Geography Paper 3 – People and Env. Issues [90 mins]

History The USA [80 mins]

Comb. Science Chemistry [75 mins] Y8 Mathematics Calculator [50 mins] Y8 Geography [50 mins]

Y8 Religious Studies [50 mins] Y8 French [60 mins]

Comb. Science Physics [75 mins] Y7 Mathematics Non-Calculator [50 mins] Y7 French [60 mins]

Y10 English Literature [105 mins]

Y10 Science Double Biology [75 mins]

Y10 Maths Paper 2 [90 mins]

Triple Biology [105 mins]

Chinese Polish

End of Year Exam Timetable June 2018 Panjabi AM P1 P2

Mon 18th June

Tue 19th June

Wed 20th June

Thu 21st June

Y10 English Language [120 mins]

Y10 PE Paper 1 [60 mins] Geography Paper 1 [60 mins]

Y10 PE Paper2 [60 mins] Polish History 2 Elizabethan Eng [55 mins] Y9 History [50 mins]

Y10 Graphics [105 mins]

Panjabi

P3

Y9 Geography [50 mins]

P4

Y9 Music [60 mins]

PM Year P5

P6

Y10 Science Double Chemistry [75 mins] Triple Chemistry [105 mins]

Y8 Mathematics

Y9 French [60 mins]

Y9 Religious Studies [50 mins] Y9 Spanish [60 mins]

Y10 Spanish & Y10 French Reading F and H

Religious Studies 1 [50 mins]

Geography Paper 2 [90 mins]

Y10 Spanish Writing F and H

Religious Studies 2 [50 mins]

Non-Calculator [50 mins] Y8 Spanish [60 mins]

[45 and 60 mins]

[70 and 80 mins]

Finish 4:10

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End of Year Exam Timetable June 2018 AM P1 P2

Mon 25th June

Tue 26th June

Wed 27th June

Geography Paper 3 [90 mins]

History 1 Medicine in Britain [75 mins] Y10 French Listening F [35 mins]

Y10 Drama [70 mins] Y10 Spanish Listening F [35 mins]

P3

Y7 Spanish [60 mins]

P4

Y8 History [50 mins]

Y10 French Listening H [45 mins]

Y10 Spanish Listening H [45 mins]

Y10 Music [75 mins]

Y10 Maths 3 [90 mins]

Y10 French Writing F and H [70 and 80 mins] Finish 4:10

12:50-1:50

PM P5 P6

Thu 28th June

Fri 29th June

Additional exams – Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th April

ENRICHMENTS All secondary enrichments are cancelled until Friday 29th June. This is so students can review their learning for their exams.

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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 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 C A S W E

1560 1457 1433 1405 1057 985 978

A E S W I N C

975 861 668 659 589 559 519

T I W N S E A C

TOTAL YEAR 10  TOTAL

534 482 373 358 328 317 192 109

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344 307 298 258 255 216 170

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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 who encapsulated one of these qualities in that week. Year 7: Aidah Al Madiha 7C Year 8: Sahil Vohra 8A Year 9: Jannat Ibrahim 9W Year 10: Jaskaran Singh 10S

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! Eleanor Brant 9N for handing in a student’s lost lanyard – great citizenship, thank you! - Ms Lapish Dominikas Krisnickas 7A for helping up a Year 7 student who had fallen over and providing support to help him to medical. He didn’t pause for a moment before rushing over to help. Well done Dominikas! - Mr Barber Theresa Nassar 8A and Aatika Nawaz 8C for being very helpful in Humanities lessons - volunteering their time to help others that are struggling with activities and for helping to tidy up and return resources at the end of the lesson. Well done! - Mr Woracker Mr Barber, Pastoral Leader Year 7

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Key Dates for the Summer Term 2018 Monday 16th April – Friday 20th July INSET Days: 22nd June, 6th July Friday 15th June Thursday 21st June Wednesday 27th June Monday 2nd July – Friday 6th July Monday 2nd July Tuesday 3rd July Thursday 5th July Monday 8th July Thursday 12th July Wednesday 18th July Thursday 19th July Thursday 19th July Thursday 19th July Friday 20th July Monday 23rd & Tuesday 24th July

Year 11 Leavers Assembly End of GCSE Exams Year 10 Sports Day Year 10 Work Experience Week Years 7-9 Sports Day Sixth Form Transition Day Year 9 Battle of the Bands Year 9 Girls HPV Vaccination Summer Concert Year 8 Speaking Competition Year 8 Girls HPV Vaccinations KS3 Graduation Year 11 Graduation ball End of Term Awards Assemblies Uniform Sales

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