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19/06/24

We look forward to seeing you at one of our open events for prospective Year 7 students pic.twitter.com/C3ytaEQR78

19/06/24

We look forward to seeing you at one of our open events for prospective Year 7 students pic.twitter.com/qMlt8j8Wws

19/06/24

Congratulations to our Year 9 Kings Scholars pic.twitter.com/JKB7oalIeG

10/06/24

Congratulations to Mr Tate who was nominated to attend the Royal Garden Party by the Jamaican High Commission in recognition of his work in education both in Jamaica and the UK pic.twitter.com/moTbEsd57Q

04/06/24

Year 10 artists took part in a clay workshop with local artist Tabitha Weddell, where they created ceramic pieces to expand their portfolios. pic.twitter.com/RtwQDQpopH

20/05/24

Calling all secondary schools! Get your Year 7 and 8 excited about reading for pleasure. With a list of 16 fantastic titles to choose from, every student will find something they love whatever their interest or ability. 📚Discover the book selection:

18/05/24

Great start to our annual Governor Conference, choir. pic.twitter.com/cy8D0hgYEX

16/05/24

Year 8 Kings Scholars at their subject teaser sessions where they supercharge their learning through metacognition and also learnt about the various branches of subjects pic.twitter.com/ulOAdJPU5x

15/05/24

Need help to study at university in your choice of courses? Apply before 31 May 2024 for a Southwark Scholarship https://t.co/1N4YRbzwSU pic.twitter.com/e4LjEQ1zfx

15/05/24

We’re super excited to announce our full programme of summer courses for 2024 😎From directing to musical theatre and stage combat , head on over to our website to see what’s on 👉 https://t.co/1hXt6NhjLw pic.twitter.com/366LKorsJj

13/05/24

More fantastic drawing competition entries pic.twitter.com/EhlUHmkvU5

13/05/24

After visiting Year 7 students took part in a drawing competition. pic.twitter.com/oIWR3leo9D

13/05/24

Thinking about going to university but worried about the tuition fees? The Southwark Scholarship Scheme has helped over 130 young people to pursue their chosen university course. Applications are now open - apply before 31 May 2024 https://t.co/xqt5EhGU0O pic.twitter.com/SYQo9TLklS

12/05/24

LAST CHANCE TO MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD_Today is the last day to make your voice heard in our Youth Insight Survey! 📆Are you aged between 13-25?📌Do you live in the UK?Regardless of your social action or political experience, we want to hear from you! https://t.co/UCr5chjzy3 pic.twitter.com/CEQ4JBEK5G

09/05/24

The Year 9 team went all the way and won the Cup beating Harris Crystal Palace 77-55 after a strong performance from everyone. pic.twitter.com/NTzrQHk0Qz

08/05/24

This Saturday we pay final respects to our Richard Taylor OBE with a service to commemorate his life & legacy at We are grateful to Reverend and are humbled that & voices will fill the cathedral with love pic.twitter.com/q3PMWRfVme

08/05/24

Have you got an idea for 2024? Grant applications are now open - apply by 7 June for funding to support community celebrations in Southwark this October https://t.co/14fijcSLMa pic.twitter.com/TUzbU47ggL

02/05/24

Year 10 football team educational and inspirational visit to training ground. They experienced a tour plus watched an under 21s training session which allowed them to see the requirements needed at that level. This was followed by a Q&A session. pic.twitter.com/kjaMsPRq7m

24/04/24

HAP students loved being able to perform at the iconic Camden Roundhouse yesterday … not only the opportunity to perform but to be able to do so with students from so many other schools. Thank you !! pic.twitter.com/SAA94io7VC

15/04/24

We're excited to welcome you to visit one of our outstanding placement schools on Saturday, 20th April 10-2pm. If you're interested in , come & meet our super team, in ! Register:https://t.co/QBSJrENMe4… pic.twitter.com/o8gSrWHPZE

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Remote Learning

Remote education provision: information for parents

This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and parents or carers about what to expect from remote education where national or local restrictions require entire cohorts (or bubbles) to remain at home.

For details of what to expect where individual pupils are self-isolating, please see the final section of this page.

The remote curriculum: what is taught to pupils at home

A pupil’s first day or two of being educated remotely might look different from our standard approach, while we take all necessary actions to prepare for a longer period of remote teaching.

What should my child expect from immediate remote education in the first day or two of pupils being sent home?

In the first instance all students will be sent independent learning packs that they can use at home. This will require no internet or IT facilities as we recognise that not all students have access to this at home.

Following the first few days of remote education, will my child be taught broadly the same curriculum as they would if they were in school?

  • We endeavor to teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school.
  • We teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate. However, this will inevitably require a greater level of independence from students in conducting their learning due to the restrictive nature of online learning environments.

Remote teaching and study time each day

How long can I expect work set by the school to take my child each day?

We expect that remote education will take pupils broadly the following number of hours each day:

Key Stage 3

Students will complete four hours of learning a day. This follows their usual school timetable with the adjustment of lessons lasting for one hour.

Key Stage 4

Students will complete a minimum of five hours of learning a day with this sometimes increasing to six dependent on the intervention offering on a given day.

Accessing remote education

How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?

All students have been provided with a Microsoft Teams log in and guidance on how to use our Microsoft Teams areas.

All lessons and lesson resources will be delivered on this platform.

If my child does not have digital or online access at home, how will you support them to access remote education?

We recognise that some pupils may not have suitable online access at home. We take the following approaches to support those pupils to access remote education:

In the event that students are directed to work from home we will utilise the initial days of this to conduct surveys of all students to establish their learning environments at home.

This will be conducted through a Microsoft Form which will be e-mailed to all parents/carers and students and can be completed on a mobile device.

We will use our findings from this survey to provide students with devices/internet access as required. These will be distributed to students either through collection from the Academy or delivery to individual households – whichever guidance allows.

How will my child be taught remotely?

We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:

  • Live lessons through Microsoft Teams
  • Independent learning projects as created by members of staff

Engagement and feedback

What are your expectations for my child’s engagement and the support that we as parents and carers should provide at home?

  • We expect all students to attend each of their timetabled online lessons
  • Whilst they are in these sessions we expect them to be regularly responding to the whole class questioning of the class teacher in the chat facilities used
  • We also expect them to be able to complete the independent tasks assigned to them. These tasks can be monitored through the ‘My Assignments’ area of Teams
  • We ask that you support your child in ensuring they are logged into each of their sessions on time and that you are intermittently checking in on them whilst they are completing their sessions to ensure that they are maintaining their concentration on the lesson that is being delivered.

How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?

  • A register will be taken every session
  • Staff have been trained on how to use Microsoft Teams to monitor engagement with lessons
  • Reports will be sent weekly to parents to notify of levels of engagement
  • Any immediate concerns will be communicated with parents on the day that the concern has been raised.

How will you assess my child’s work and progress?

Feedback can take many forms and may not always mean extensive written comments for individual children. For example, whole-class feedback or quizzes marked automatically via digital platforms are also valid and effective methods, amongst many others. Our approach to feeding back on pupil work is as follows:

  • Every lesson will consist of multiple choice quizzes for knowledge retrieval
  • Individual questioning using the chat facilities within Teams
  • Extended independent feedback using coded marking rubrics on Teams

Additional support for pupils with particular needs

How will you work with me to help my child who needs additional support from adults at home to access remote education?

We recognise that some pupils, for example some pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), may not be able to access remote education without support from adults at home. We acknowledge the difficulties this may place on families, and we will work with parents and carers to support those pupils in the following ways:

  • We will review our individual support plans for all of our SEND students to accommodate for the changed learning environment
  • The resulting documents will then be shared with staff and parents/carers to ensure the support provided is adequate and impactful
  • These will then be reviewed on a regular basis to monitor the progress of these students.

Remote education for self-isolating pupils

Where individual pupils need to self-isolate but the majority of their peer group remains in school, how remote education is provided will likely differ from the approach for whole groups. This is due to the challenges of teaching pupils both at home and in school.