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27/03/20

HAP today donated 170 pairs of safety googles (normally used by our Science department) to the NHS to help prevent their staff contracting COVID-19. Lewisham NHS put out a call to local schools who might have spare googles, and we are proud to help https://t.co/shtAhNmNRz

27/03/20

Really useful advice for our students. Please take a read. https://t.co/FAaM8mFNgm

27/03/20

Wonderful video from our talented Y10 Music student! 🎶🎼🎤 DM us your HAP homelearning videos and pictures so we can see what you're working on! https://t.co/wxrTWtecIk

26/03/20

Retweetd From The Body Coach

😀 PE WITH JOE starting Monday morning at 9am on my YOUTUBE channel: The Body Coach TV 📺 Please please share this with as many people as you can ❤️ Our kids need this more than ever. Share it on your stories, your wall, your Twitter, whatsapp and school newsletters ❤️ https://t.co/ioFGeFRpuK

26/03/20

While school is closed, we're emailing all students a weekly newsletter from the school library, full of useful information about and , challenges and competitions. Download your first newsletter at https://t.co/8FF6KXf333 https://t.co/BlBRyoGHCJ

24/03/20

Retweetd From Strengthening Minds

With limiting our daily movements, our ‘Guide To Staying Home...In Style’ is packed with activities for & with tips around Please Share! https://t.co/cnrmNLsSwT https://t.co/bOmu0wS3pL

24/03/20

Retweetd From Strengthening Minds

Wondering what to do for tomorrow? Now is a perfect time to write a letter of support & appreciation to someone who may really need it right now. staff member? Send it through & we will ensure it gets there. More great ideas at: https://t.co/cnrmNLsSwT https://t.co/KiUclJSt6q

24/03/20

Check out our 'Reading at Home' page for tips and ideas https://t.co/oeI0fTAUoB Please do share your own ideas and experiences with us too, so we can all learn from each other. How's it going with the reading at home? https://t.co/ed0yrr14Ei

24/03/20

Retweetd From Southwark Libraries

Sorry we can't see you in person, but don't forget all our members can access eBooks and audiobooks through AND magazines, newspapers and film streaming 24/7 from our other eLibrary services 👉https://t.co/8vu7h8UgP0👈 https://t.co/vZ7HQH9wuB

23/03/20

Look at all the flowers gave to our fabulous teachers today, to thank them for keeping open our school for children of and other keyworkers. Lovely thought, thank you! https://t.co/TLT67VglUT

23/03/20

Check out the new Virtual Learning pages on our website. We'll help you access all the support you need while studying from home https://t.co/W8te7azf1V

23/03/20

Retweetd From SouthwarkYA's

A big ***Shout Out*** to parents who today started 😊❤️ ... An even bigger ***Shout Out*** to all the teachers and staff at schools opening their doors to Thank you! 🤗 😊❤️ https://t.co/vBbzVjIMf8

23/03/20

Retweetd From Southwark Libraries

No need for children to run out of books while stuck at home. Join Southwark Libraries for free eBooks and audiobooks. Take a look at some kids' titles here 👉 https://t.co/Wdhs8DmmyZ Our temporary online membership now lasts 3 months. Join us today 👉 https://t.co/1zqLzCeJkJ. https://t.co/ZZ89RnULlx

23/03/20

Retweetd From Gavin Williamson

You should only send your child to school on Monday if you have to, because your work is critical to our COVID-19 response. If you are able to keep your child at home, you should. https://t.co/n1B1gngVWr

19/03/20

Our library has been busy today with students keen to collect a fresh new book before school closures. # Peckham Reads # Illaydasavesthelibrary https://t.co/Z82rD86sTv

17/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Parents, carers and pupils: all Harris academy updates on coronavirus will now be published on a dedicated website: https://t.co/0JeUHHfRDp. You will also receive a text message as and when there is any new information.

15/03/20

Retweetd From Daniel Chan

is inspirational and makes an incredible difference to the young people at ! https://t.co/wkBw0452Z7

13/03/20

Year 11 French practicing hard for their general conversation! https://t.co/MBBa9vY9fE

13/03/20

Y10 had an amazing trip to Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge to learn more about life at university. Amira enjoyed exploring the law library & discovering the weekly law reports from the year she was born! Inspiring and motivational trip! https://t.co/iVTgoFGVek

12/03/20

Mr Nnabegwu and Mr Tate, leading a lovely assembly on science week. https://t.co/IGA4oIC5Dy

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Remote Working Etiquette

The following guidelines are designed to help all our students as they work at home.

This is not an opportunity for a break! Your teachers will be working remotely also and you are their first priority in terms of preparation and support. You will have everything you need to successfully work remotely.


What is expected of me

You are expected to complete and submit for all tasks set by your teachers by the given deadlines. Your tasks will be set on Microsoft Teams or Edmodo and your teacher will use these platforms to monitor your completion of the tasks and to provide feedback. You will be given ‘hard’ deadlines, meaning that you must meet them.

If your teacher is concerned that you may be falling behind, they will first contact you on Teams and check that you are ok, that you understand and make sure you have enough support to complete the work. This is exactly as they would do at school.

Just like at school, if your teacher is very concerned that you aren’t logging into Teams and completing work, despite them having communicated with you, they will contact your parent or carer and raise the concerns with them.

The best way for you to manage your workload at home is to follow your timetable closely. Your teachers will provide you with plenty of work to help you to do this.


How can I get help from my teacher?

If you have attempted a task and you find you are unable to complete it because you need more guidance, you should first message your teacher on Teams and then by email if you don’t get a response – there is a risk that your message may not have reached your teacher if something has gone wrong.

You can always use the ‘chat’ function in Edmodo or Teams to seek support during lessons. You should never just ‘leave’ the work; you are responsible for managing your work and it must all be completed in full.


How should I communicate with my teacher

This section has guidance about how to communicate with your teacher and other students about schoolwork, school matters or any worries or questions you may have.

You should send messages using Teams and/or email to your teachers to ask questions or for support.

All email communication should be made between the hours 7am – 7pm on weekdays. Your teachers will not communicate with you outside of these times.

Your email communication and all messages on Teams or Edmodo should be formal. This means you should follow the below ‘email etiquette’.


Email etiquette

You must only use your school email address and Microsoft Teams to contact staff at the Academy. You must not attempt to contact them using any other method.

Only email/message in the given times of 7am – 7pm Monday to Friday.

All emails/messages to be formally addressed ‘Dear Miss X’ and concluded ‘Kind regards’.

All requests to be made politely: ‘I write to ask you if I could have some guidance with/if you could explain this task to me/when you would expect me to…’

All emails to have a subject written in the subject line, such as ‘Request for Guidance’.

Understanding that emails will be responded to within 24-48 hours, but not instantly; your teachers are helping all of their students and it may take them some time to get to your request.

Only email the one person who you need to ask a question to or send your work to; you should not email lots of people or hit ‘reply all’ if your teacher has emailed your whole class.

Never use slang, informal language or any kind of impolite language such as swearing, insults or anything that may appear offensive.

If you are worried about your safety or wellbeing, or you would like to raise a concern about another student, email your head of house or use the SHARP system on the website so that a member of the school’s safeguarding team can help


Example email

Dear Ms Smith

I write to ask for some more guidance about the task you have asked us to complete for this Friday. I am not sure which of the sources you would like us to use to answer question 5. Could you please tell me which one to use so that I can complete this work?

Kind regards,

Amirah

OR

Dear Ms Smith

I write to raise a concern about my friend. I have noticed that she has sent me a few messages in which she seems to be very worried about how she will prepare for her exams while school is closed. I hope you can help. Her name is Joanne Bloggs and she is in Year 11.

Kind regards,

Amirah


When school shuts, how will I know when it is going to open again?

­The best source of information is the school website and also https://harrisadvice.org.uk, and twitter, which we will update with any new information.

We will also email your parents/carers to keep them up to date. Any emails to parents/carers will be copied to the website so that you can see them there.

You won’t easily be able to call the school as there will not be lots of staff on duty. If there are any changes or anything you need to know, we will let you know of this immediately.