Come to a free NHS webinar focused on the emotional wellbeing of young people aged 11+ in . For parents and care givers. Monday 21st June, 7 - 8.30pm.


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Delighted for and so proud of our Director of Secondary Education- Carolyn English awarded an OBE today. So deserved, thank you for all you do for our students. Congratulations 🥳 👏🏽🙌🏼


There will always be challenges ahead but we all stand together knowing ‘Learning Changes Lives’. Good luck class of 2021!


Rewards week at the Academy. Congratulations to students who have won iPads for their efforts.


All students and staff at HGA thoroughly enjoyed DEAR Day today, three opportunities throughout the day to DROP EVERYTHING and just READ!


What’s this! It’s our super HGA staff chosen by students as their superheroes! I couldn’t agree more! Not all heroes wear capes!


Of all the heroes our students have chosen to celebrate for we feel this one deserves special mention. Mason here celebrating our hero Captain Sir Tom Moore. Not all heroes wear capes.


Today at we are celebrating our keyworker heroes! - Here Y4 send a huge thank you to our wonderful nurses, doctors and police officers.


The March edition of our student periodical, The Whole Shebang, is out now. This issue is on , with articles and poems by students in Years 8-11 and creative writing by primary students. In partnership with . Download your copy at


A massive thank you to our testing team. Not a single positive case and with their support HGA is safely fully open.


We welcomed year 11, 13 and all of our primary students back today. Students in classrooms, back where they belong.


Creative Voice are taking the flag pole this half term. After an amazing effort from everyone at HGA, Creative Voice topped the leaderboard for online attendance! Well done all!


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Our new flag delivery today. As a community we stand strongest together. Together we can achieve anything.


A lovely snowy day at HGA today


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This (1-7 Feb), help your pupils to explore the different ways they can express themselves. 🎨 🎭 ✍️ 🎵 Our free school resources can be adapted for use in school, home-schooling, online lessons or independent learning. 👉


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., , , and have shown us some things should be done alone 😬. Dealing with our mental wellbeing isn't one of them. is here to support you with whatever you're going through.


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Children will take more than a year to catch up with their education, Boris Johnson admitted yesterday, as he promised £300 million for extra tuition, summer schools and a “Covid premium”


Need support accessing remote learning? Please email We know it can be frustrating if you can't access the learning that is available, so we will do our best to help you.


Congratulations to Active Science who take the flag pole for this half term. They the leading hub for Harris Points. Well done everyone whose hard work is earning those points, even from home!

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Learning Resources - Secondary

This page has details of how to access learning for when students needs to study from home. 

If you need any support accessing remote learning please email Thank you.

How to access lessons from home

You can download MS Teams onto your devices at home and your mobile for free. Click HERE to download a pdf guide on how to access email, OneDrive, Teams and other Office 365 apps.

Watch Mr Case's video guide to accessing your lessons from home. Click HERE to find out now to use an Xbox or PlayStation to access learning.

Student guide and expectations for live lessons

Click HERE to download our student guide to accessing MS Teams and details of expectations for live lessons.

Our planning

To ensure that students are not disadvantaged by a loss of learning due to Covid-19, the Academy will implement a plan for remote learning under any of the following scenarios, once the school reopens.

Scenario 1: An individual student is required to self-isolate or quarantine due to their, or a family member’s, onset of symptoms.

Scenario 2: A class, or larger group of students, is required to isolate due to exposure to a confirmed case of Covid-19.

Scenario 3: The academy is required to move to a rota model, with different year groups on site, combining face-to-face teaching with remote education. This will either mean that only vulnerable children and young people, children of critical workers and students in years 10,11,12,13 will attend, or that only vulnerable children and young people will attend.

Scenarios 1 and 2 - an individual or group of students needs to self-isolate

Students will be able to access their weekly lessons through PowerPoints and other resources in the Remote Learning section of Student SharePoint. These will be updated every Monday, for the coming week. Click HERE to view our Student Sharepoint remote learning folder.

Below is an example of how these resources will be saved. Students without access to IT or the internet will be sent home paper-based resources.

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In addition, students will be able to join their lesson “live”, according to their usual timetable, by joining the lessons on Microsoft Teams. They will be able to hear their teacher, and the lesson being delivered, and see their teacher’s screen. 

See below an example of how live lessons will appear in students’ Microsoft Teams Calendar, where they simply need to click “Join”.

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Students will be marked present, as normal, and can submit their work by emailing word processed work to their teacher or sending a picture of work they have done by hand.

Scenario 3 - prioritised learners

In this scenario, only vulnerable children and young people, children of critical workers and students in years 10,11,12, 13 will be taught on site, face to face, while students years 7-9 access “live lessons”, delivered by teachers, according to students’ usual timetables. Alterntively, only vulnerable children and young people, children of critical workers will be taught on site, while all other students will access "live lessons", remotely, according to students' usual timetables.