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12 October 2018

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12 October 2018 Secondary Newsletter


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 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, The exceptional performance of INA in the 2017 public GCSE exams has been honoured by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. The school was invited to the Schools for Success awards ceremony at City Hall, to celebrate its achievements in supporting students to fulfil their potential. The Schools for Success network represents approximately 6% of London Schools, those which have made high levels of progress with low prior attaining students and have a strong whole school performance. Now in its second year, Schools for Success has created a network through which schools can share experiences and best practice with others across London. The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: ‘I’d like to congratulate Isaac Newton Academy for the fantastic work of its staff and pupils in the last year. Our Schools for Success programme shows the significant difference that a supportive and inclusive teaching environment can make for all pupils. London has some of the best schools in the country in the capital and by working together we can make sure that every young Londoner is given the opportunity to reach their full potential.’ On Wednesday we were delighted to welcome Piers Torday, author of 'The Last Wild' which all Year 7 students read over the summer. Piers talked to Year 7 about his writing and viewed some of their summer Independent Learning projects on 'The Last Wild'. He was blown away by the quality of their responses. It was great to see so many of you this week, either at the Year 7 Settling in Evening or the Sixth Form Open Evening. The slides from the Year 7 Settling In evening are now available on the website. And I am pleased to announce that applications for the sixth from are now open – again via the website. With all best wishes,

Jo Spencer 12 October 2018 Secondary Newsletter


Online Safety & Secret Agent Opportunity Isaac Newton Academy are looking for enthusiastic Year 7 and 8 students to join Mr Dewal after school on a Thursday for two lessons based on the new Johnny English film. The cross-curricular lessons take students on an immersive learning journey through Johnny English’s school for Secret Agents in training. At the start of the programme, Johnny will set a mission for the class to protect their school and personal information from an incoming cyber-attack. Students aged 8 to 12 will then engage with STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects, learn about cyber-attacks and how to stay safe online, breaking codes and communicating secretly using science, all whilst developing the necessary skills to become a secret agent during the course of the two lessons before having the opportunity to take part in an exciting design competition. Each lesson is broken up into the following sections: 1. Briefing or Debrief – introduction 2. Mission Prep – development 3. Mission Task – individual or small group work 4. Task Debrief – plenary 5. Field Mission – homework Students that are interested please contact Mr Dewal in G42 to see if you can be accepted on the mission.


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SOCIAL MEDIA SAFEGUARDING We have been made aware of social media accounts showing young people from Redbridge fighting and acting inappropriately by encouraging violence. We are working with the local council and other schools in the community to address these videos and any accompanying safeguarding issues. Safeguarding students is our most important priority. As you will be aware, we actively teach our students how to stay safe online and not to engage with inappropriate social media accounts. Bullying of any kind and physical aggression is not tolerated at INA and we make clear to students our expectations of the way they should conduct themselves in the local community. We educate our students about the importance of self-discipline and having respect for others. We will continue to work with our students on these very important values. We will be speaking again to all students about online safety and the legal framework concerning the posting of videos online which encourage violence. Of course, the most important partnerships in tackling bullying or violence (including online) are with you as parents and the students themselves. Any inappropriate behaviour of INA students in relation to this will not be tolerated, including any students promoting or following social media accounts that glorify or encourage violence and bullying. We will, of course, act on any information presented to us regarding INA students involved with posting on or following such social media accounts, in partnership with parents/carers, and in conjunction with our Positive Behaviour for Learning policy and our Safer use of ICT policy, both of which are available on our website. Any parents with any concerns should contact the school. Students are being encouraged to speak out and seek advice if they need it. Further details of our PSHE and BRIDGES programme which covers such issues, our Positive Behaviour for Learning Policy and Safer us of ICT Policy can be found on our website. Jo Spencer

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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.


The inter-form merit competition is heating up – with more and more merits being given out each week. 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





7N 7S 7W 7E 7A 7C 7I

336 332 321 235 225 207 139

8N 8I 8E 8E 8C 8S 8A

224 181 178 157 154 134 128

9E 9C 9I 9A 9N 9S 9W


109 104 103 93 43 37 19

10I 10W 10C 10A 10T 10N 10S

81 30 27 18 16 6 0

11N 11I 11A 11T 11E 11S 11C

74 64 37 37 30 22 20

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: Mariya Niaz 7C Year 8: Nafisa Musab 8E Year 9: Sid Saxena 9A Year 10: Glory Mondu 10T Year 11: Matthew Afsar 11T


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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! Jeevan Bhamber and Feizan Akhtar were fantastic when helping out in the Maths department during Open Evening! - Mr Dukes (correction to information printed last week) Year 10, 11 & 13 Drama Students “I was just on a train from Stratford to Seven Kings on my journey home from work. Some of your pupils and their teacher were in the same carriage and I just wanted to say what great ambassadors they were for your school. The group were clearly having fun but were polite and articulate, and it was so nice to see a really diverse group together like that. Their teacher seemed really fun and friendly, but clearly had their respect. I had never heard of your school, but they made me want to look it up and find out more about you - well done!” - Michelle (a member of the public) Rajpreet Singh 7E - She’s helped me trawl around the school looking for the Summer Reading Projects for about an hour on Monday! - Mr Hanson Hamoud Ahmed 9E and Pritom Borhan Uddin 9I. Pritom greeted the school we were playing and brought them out to me. Hamoud helped in collecting kit whilst waiting for his brother. - Mr Marecar Keanna Bhalla Year 13 – She demonstrated great passion for languages and citizenship in taking over both the A level French and Spanish boards for sixth form open evening without being asked and doing a great job of tirelessly promoting the subject that evening. She really stepped up without being asked, including bringing along all learning across the 2 years to help students see what they too could do. - Ms McEvoy

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• Participate in school leadership activities, such as being on the student council, a Prefect or being on the Year 8 projects team • Take part in activities to improve your community and the environment, for example through projects at the local library, youth club, or places of worship • Be a good neighbour and volunteer to help older members of the community by putting out their rubbish, collecting their newspaper, sweeping their path or weeding their garden • Make a point of talking to any student who is on his/her own at lunch or break time • Always be welcoming to new students and visitors to the school • Aim to engage in at least one charity fund-raising event this year • Take your old books/toys/clothes to a charity shop


• Read the national and local papers with your child and discuss examples of good citizenship • Discuss the British values with your children • Find out about the community groups in your local area (for example, Shelter Redbridge Action group, Friends of the Earth Ilford and Ilford National Trust) and take your child along to one of the meetings.

Karolina Merliunaite 11N

Samera Yusuf 11N

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INA Attendance and Punctuality Regular attendance is a crucial factor in students’ educational development and success in achieving their full potential. Missing out on education and learning leaves students vulnerable to falling behind, putting them under unnecessary pressure. At Isaac Newton Academy every student is expected to maintain 100% attendance.

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 8.23am.

Reporting of child’s absence In line with INA attendance policy it is the parent/ carers responsibility to phone the school by 8.15am on each day of an absence. If you fail to contact the school to inform us of your child’s absence we may take the necessary steps to ensure your child is safe. Please take the time to familiarise yourself with the INA Attendance policy.

Year group and form attendance for last week Tutor 7A 7C 7E 7I 7N 7S 7W Total

% Tutor % Tutor 97.1 8A 95.7 9A 97.1 8C 97.0 9C 94.5 8E 92.9 9E 99.5 8I 91.4 9I 100.0 8N 98.4 9N 97.4 8S 98.3 9S 100.0 8W 98.4 9W 98.0 Total 96.1 Total

% Tutor % Tutor 97.9 10A 97.2 11A 96.4 10C 95.6 11C 96.5 10I 92.8 11E 97.0 10N 98.5 11I 97.8 10S 96.9 11N 98.1 10T 92.6 11S 95.0 10W 92.4 11T 96.9 Total 95.1 Total

% 94.6 96.4 93.2 97.9 93.4 96.2 94.7 95.2

Ms Lapish Lead Pastoral Leader – KS4


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Years 11, 12 and 13 mock examinations To prepare INA students for their terminal GCSE and A-Level examinations, the mock exams will be held from

Thursday 8th - Fri 23rd November 2018 • • • • • • • •

Students must bring their full exam kit Students must present their ID card and Layard on the exam desk Students must ensure there is no writing on their hands No calculator lids No labels on water bottles No keyrings in pockets (keys are acceptable) No phones, smart watches or communicable devises Watches, water and tissues must be presented on exam desks

The Year 11 Mock examination timetable can be found on page 12.

GCSE Mathematics HA Textbooks The following books are highly recommended for all students doing HIGHER GCSE Mathematics and ideal for revision as we lead up to the mock examinations. The books can be widely found on the internet and follows the same specifications as the exams students will be sitting next year.

ISBN: 0435183354

ISBN: 0435183389

ISBN: 129221371X

The Guided Revision book is also ideal for FOUNDATION GCSE Mathematics students to guide them with their revision. 12 October 2018 Secondary Newsletter


Year 11 Mock GCSE Exam Timetable November 2018 Times unless stated Morning P1 8:35 for 8:40 start Finish 9:40 P2 9:45 start Released at 10:50 P3 11:05 for 11:10 start Finish 12:10 P4 12:50 start (varied finish time) LUNCH Afternoon P5 1:45 for 1:50 start Finish 2:50 P6 2:55 start Released 4:00

Times unless stated Morning P1 8:35 for 8:40 start Finish 9:40 P2 9:45 start Released at 10:50 P3 11:05 for 11:10 start Finish 12:10 P4 LUNCH Afternoon P5 1:45 for 1:50 start Finish 2:50 P6 2:55 start Released 4:00


Thu 8th Nov

Fri 9th Nov

English Literature Paper 1 105 mins

Start 8:30 English Literature Paper 2

Geography Paper 1 Global Geography 60 mins French Paper 3 Reading Higher 60 mins Foundation 45 mins

French Paper 1 Listening Foundation 40 mins French Paper 1 Listening Higher 50 mins

Drama Component 1 Controlled Assessment (Evaluation) 90 mins

Maths 1 90 mins Students will return to P6

Mon 12th Nov

Tue 13th Nov

Wed 14th Nov

Thu 15th Nov

Fri 16th Nov

Science Biology 1 75 mins combined 105 mins triple

Religious Studies Paper 1 Christianity 105 mins

Science Chemistry 1 75 mins combined 105 mins triple

Religious Studies Paper 2 Islam 105 mins

Science Physics 1 75 mins combined 105 mins triple

Combined students return to P2 Spanish Paper 3 Reading Foundation 45 mins Higher 60 mins

History Paper 1 Medicine in Britain 75 mins Return to P6

Combined students return to P2

French Paper 4 Writing Higher 80 mins Foundation 70 mins

Maths 2 90 mins

3pm finish

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Combined students return to P2

Design Technology Core Content 105 mins

History Paper 2 Superpowers 75 mins Return to P6

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Year 11 Mock GCSE Exam Timetable November 2018 Times unless stated Morning P1 8:35 for 8:40 start Finish 9:40 P2 9:45 start Released at 10:50 P3 P4 LUNCH Afternoon P5 1:45 for 1:50 start Finish 2:50 P6 2:55 start Released 4:00

Mon 19th Nov

Tue 20th Nov

Wed 21st Nov

Thu 22nd Nov

Fri 23rd Nov

Science Biology 2 75 mins combined 105 mins triple

PE Paper 1 60 mins

Science Chemistry 2 75 mins combined 105 mins triple

PE Paper 2 60 mins

Science Physics 2 75 mins combined 105 mins triple

Combined students return to P2

Spanish Paper 3 Writing Foundation 80 mins Higher 70 mins

Spanish Paper1 Listening Foundation 40 mins

Combined students return to P2

Music Listening 75 mins

Maths 3 90 mins

Late finish 3:10

Return to P6

Spanish Paper1 Listening Higher 50 mins

Geography Paper 2 UK Geography 90 mins Return to P6

Return to P6

Combined students return to P2

Drama Component 3 Interpreting Theatre 90 mins Return to P6

Art exams – Thursday 29th November and Friday 30th November. 29 students. S13 and S23 French speaking exams, Paper 2 - 5 days TBC Spanish speaking exams, paper 2 - 5 days TBC

Year 10 Work Experience 1st-5th July 2019

Students were tasked in July 2018 to find a work experience placement that will support their future career plans. Students have received two copies of the placement form but can print out additional copies on the website

The deadline for submission of the form is 20th Dec 2018. Mr Crowther-Green 12 October 2018 Secondary Newsletter

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Key Dates for the Autumn Term 2018 Monday 3rd September – Thursday 20th December Half Term: Monday 22nd - Friday 26th October INSET: Monday 26th November Thursday 18th October Monday 22nd October Friday 26th October Monday 29th October Monday 29th October Friday 2nd November Friday 2nd November Thursday 8th November Friday 23rd November Wednesday 21st November Friday 23rd November Monday 26th November Wednesday 28th November Tuesday 11th December Friday 14th December Monday 17th December Wednesday 19th December Thursday 20th December


Music Recital 5.30-6.30pm

HALF TERM Year 10 Geography field trip to Stratford Family Week - No after school events Year 10 Geography field trip to Stratford Year 11, 12 & 13 Mock examinations Ahmed Al-Khafaji Day No school for students Year 10 Skills LONDON trip INSET - No school for students GCSE Presentation Evening Community Party Christmas Jumper Day & Christmas Lunch Year 7 Awards Assembly Winter Concert Years 8-11 Awards Assemblies

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