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04/06/20

Starting Year 7 at Harris Garrard Academy in September? Join us for a lightning-fast tour of our academy with Ms Poolman and Ms Gringeri. Come on in! https://t.co/Mpcg81yoB7

01/06/20

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Thumbs up for episode 4 of the CHANGE episode, now live on YouTube channel. Click the link in our bio/below to have a look https://t.co/mCCIt3mPda https://t.co/02tmiMOKfE

01/06/20

Fancy growing a bit of salad at home? Free kits for residents! https://t.co/33c5f0ho6r

28/05/20

We love this, well done Victor from our Year 3! You're keeping our spirits up! https://t.co/PIX8wl2Vuz

27/05/20

Retweetd From HarrisBoys'Academy

J K Rowling has surprised everyone by announcing a new book which she is publishing chapter by chapter on a new website. Completely different to Harry Potter. https://t.co/kVMtgzTiKX

27/05/20

"I really enjoyed the fitness workouts. And my 60 minute bike ride, three times a week with my mum." Victor, Year 3 Congrats to Victor and Jashanpreet, winners of our Fitness Diary competition! https://t.co/SshfEmqxFS https://t.co/2IPvfSHDwS

24/05/20

A happy Eid Mubarak from our families to yours!

22/05/20

Ms Poolman and Ms Gringeri are filming a school tour for our new year 7s today, so you can have a look around. It will be on our website soon! https://t.co/Hwf0hUMwUZ

21/05/20

Retweetd From HarrisBoys'Academy

Get involved with breaking a Guinness World Record! Author and illustrator, Rob Biddulph, wants you to take part in the world's biggest online lesson ever. Thursday 21 May 4-4:30pm. Register today! https://t.co/yI6O6Yh83h

20/05/20

School nurse, Ms Ward, has put together some helpful information sheets for students on topics such as mental wellbeing, emotional and sexual health, and sleep. Read and download them at https://t.co/iFUTdvI7mZ

20/05/20

Retweetd From HarrisBoys'Academy

We love this... head to Roald Dahl's YouTube channel to see a host of film stars reading 'James and the Giant Peach' in instalments from their homes. Chris Hemsworth, Eddie Redmayne, Meryl Streep and many more. https://t.co/p3FhyNFFik

19/05/20

Tune in to another wonderful story time. This week join Mrs Lee for one of her favourite picture books and help us celebrate reading! https://t.co/niXG5b80rj https://t.co/kE5LCj9hMQ

18/05/20

Need mental health and wellbeing support? https://t.co/98ZZ3YlIpe is a safe, confidential support service for all young people in . Counsellors available 12noon to 10pm on weekdays and 6pm to 10 pm at weekends, every day of the year https://t.co/etnpGXhAjY

18/05/20

Bitesize has suggested 7 simple ways we can all show for Mental Health Awareness Week. https://t.co/A9etSrRMOd

13/05/20

Harris Garrard continues its evolution into a secret garden in the heart of London. We are so lucky to have such wonderful spaces for learning. https://t.co/UKjtnOEKP3

12/05/20

This week join Mr Sheppard for story time as he shares one of his favourite stories! https://t.co/Z3yxKxYSes https://t.co/cK2VSoNzFD

12/05/20

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Don’t miss out on some career talks this week. Follow the link below to find out more: https://t.co/Gc2FYfaVt1

07/05/20

Give a big hand to the winners of our 'Write a Biography' challenge. We asked students to interview a relative or neighbour on the phone, and then write a short biography. Read the fantastic winning entries at https://t.co/VzPkeGZ6yg https://t.co/bJFoaRDFxQ

07/05/20

Retweetd From Cyber Discovery

Introducing our Virtual Cyber School! Head over to https://t.co/llPi3ciUgf to find out how you can get free access to over 200 cyber security challenges with CyberStart Game. Already playing? Your licenses have also been extended so you can keep developing your skills 🎁 https://t.co/oXVhSLAeCj

06/05/20

today making some beautiful log badges and insect houses. That way they can also during isolation. https://t.co/qtOGvxTRLX

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Remote Working Etiquette

The following guidelines are designed for Years 11 and 13 and should help if you need to work at home.

This is not an opportunity for a break! Your examinations will still take place as scheduled and you must work to ensure you are prepared for them. 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 [OK?] 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 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


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

­New information from the school about coronavirus, including details of possible school closures, can be found at http://harrisadvice.org.uk. This will always have the very latest information.

We will also update the school website and twitter, which we will update daily with any new information. Please check there each morning to see if there is anything new in our announcements page.

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 any guidance published by exam boards for your examinations, we will let you know of this immediately.