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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. ion S

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Dear Parents and Carers, As you know, we have been shortlisted for the prestigious TES Secondary School of the Year Award. Last week, Ms Alibhai and Ms May were lucky enough to be invited to afternoon tea at the Houses of Parliament where they enjoyed meeting the other nominees. See the photos below. We will find out the results next Friday evening at the awards ceremony attended by the Secondary SLT team.

Lucy Powell MP Education Select Committee

Our GCSE exams come to end on Friday this week. We have been incredibly impressed with the level of focus and resilience the Year 11s have shown and how hard they have worked during the exam period. We are very proud of them and look forward to seeing them and celebrating their success on exam results and Sixth Form enrolment day, Thursday 23rd August.

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On Monday, the Art department put on a fantastic GCSE Art Exhibition, showcasing all of the Year 11 art students’ exam work and coursework. The art students produced some really impressive and inspiring works of art. Our thanks go to to Ms Suttie, Year 11 art teacher, Ms Robson, Head of ADT, and Ms Fidlin, ADT technician, for all of the work that went into this event and all of the parents and students who attended the exhibition. Many thanks also to Ms Robertson for organising the live music which was performed by INA students throughout the evening. Next Friday 22nd June is an INSET Day. There will be no school for students on this day. Finally, I would like to end by wishing Eid Mubarak to all of our families who are celebrating Eid this week! With all best wishes,

Jo Spencer

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GCSE Art Exhibition

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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 4th June 2018 Tutor Week Tutor Week Tutor Week Tutor Week 7A

100.0

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99.0

9A

95.7

10A

99.0

7C

99.0

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99.5

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92.9

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96.0

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99.5

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89.4

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90.1

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96.6

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94.3

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99.5

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100.0 10S

94.2

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95.2

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94.2

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91.8

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95.0

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96.4

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95.2

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94.4

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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End of Year Exam Timetable June 2018 AM P1

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]

P2

Panjabi

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Y9 Geography [50 mins]

P4

Y9 Music [60 mins]

PM Year P5

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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

Fri 22nd June

End of Year Exam Timetable June 2018 AM P1

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]

P2 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 15 June 2018

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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:

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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. 8 Secondary Newsletter

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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

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• 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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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 C N A S E W

1560 1469 1457 1438 1099 1050 985

A E W S I N C

975 872 679 668 589 559 519

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TOTAL YEAR 10  TOTAL

534 482 391 358 328 317 192 109

N E A C T S I

344 307 298 258 255 216 170

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: Cara Adams 7C Year 8: Hunsveer Mudhar 8A Year 9: Ajwad Mauthoor 9T Year 10: Ekam Sehmbi 10S

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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! Thank you to the Year 7 students that helped at the GCSE Art exhibition – they were a great help guiding parents up to the hall and some stayed at school until around 6:45pm! Asma Mahboob 7A, Zenia Arsalan 7E, Pavan Bal 7E, Khadija Bibi 7E Laiba Khan 7E, and Gurleen Dhiman 7C for playing the piano. Big shout out to them – thank you! - Ms Robson Daniel Ekwueme 9I – who was asked to hold the door open for his form class to walk through, and at the end of line-up it was noticed that he had actually held the door open for the entire year group! Very kind. Thanks Daniel - Mr Ball Mr Barber, Pastoral Leader Year 7

Video Competition Teams of two to six students from Years 7 to 13 are invited to participate! Produce a short film with your classmates describing

Mathematics in the Natural World I am looking for students with a flair for video production and editing who are willing to take on the challenge of exploring and explaining real-life mathematical concepts in a fun and entertaining “youtuber” style. If you would like to take part and need help to get started please come and find Mr Dewal for further details. 15 June 2018

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Key Dates for the Summer Term 2018 Monday 16th April – Friday 20th July INSET Days: 22nd June, 6th July Thursday 21st June Monday 2nd July – Friday 6th July Monday 2nd July Tuesday 3rd July Thursday 5th July Monday 9th July Monday 9th July Wednesday 18th July Thursday 19th July Thursday 19th July Thursday 19th July Friday 20th July Monday 23rd & Tuesday 24th July

End of GCSE Exams 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 Year 10 Sports Day 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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