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20/01/22

“I found that attending the University of Law has helped widen my knowledge on the potential opportunities that universities have for each student," Aleyna, Year 12. Read a report on our Year 12 trip to see the University of Kent today. https://t.co/3AyJ5THYro https://t.co/A0Fp7aoDSG

20/01/22

Year 9 exploring questions of Equality and Diversity https://t.co/AnfoZkFaMj

20/01/22

Year 7’s long walk back to the academy from Lesnes Abbey https://t.co/Aa3Hp9aJv6

20/01/22

Two of our Year 7 students found a display they made in primary school at Greenwich Maritime! https://t.co/PamO07Va56

20/01/22

Future Sea Captains from Year 7 trying out their skills in the ship simulator at the National Maritime Museum https://t.co/gVmqAfasQT

20/01/22

One of our Year 7 students preparing to set sail on our Character and Mindfulness Day trip to Greenwich Maritime - Cutty Sark https://t.co/CAlhzLsj5V

20/01/22

Vital education for Year 8 on Sexual Harassment on Character and Mindfulness Day https://t.co/We8NjncOxf

20/01/22

Year 8 exploring careers options with Unifrog on Character and Mindfulness Day https://t.co/XfKmFaGSC6

20/01/22

Year 7 exploring local history at Lesnes Abbey on Character and Mindfulness Day https://t.co/pddrNbeZ02

20/01/22

Our Year 9 students exploring Space and Flight at the Science Museum for Character and Mindfulness Day https://t.co/1J4UEG390C

20/01/22

Aspiring lawyer Qesser, Year 12, exploring the purpose-built court during a visit to the Univeristy of Kent today. https://t.co/OAu2zEf32D

20/01/22

Students in Year 12 on a visit to The University of Kent https://t.co/e3zuzW0kIR

20/01/22

Some of our Year 9 coding projects for our third Character and Mindfulness Day https://t.co/by7FmT2j2N

19/01/22

Congratulations to siblings Robiat and Muhammad for both reaching Reward Level 2 - an achievement to be proud of! We pride ourselves on all the academic and social successes of our students – and these siblings embody both. https://t.co/TFaI0EjD1u

11/01/22

Sixth Formers Javier, Ola, Lydia, Daniella, Alfie and Esther with a cheque for £250, raised by selling Christmas candy canes for the ocean conservation charity, . Great work! https://t.co/T9TUhgM9im

03/01/22

Important information about the start of term for our secondary students, including arrangements. Full details at https://t.co/jXH1lSOY4R https://t.co/lprnu70gJm

09/12/21

Our head student, Daniella, and Ola (head student of the future??!) sell candy canes to raise money for the ocean conservation charity, , (and some pizza for their Christmas party) https://t.co/W6aduMZDYK

03/12/21

Retweetd From LDNMayor Environment

Excellent blog from on the Mayor's Climate Kick-Start tree planting project at Academy https://t.co/C1PjpJ2bRZ

24/11/21

Amazing turnout for Year 7 and 8 girls football today. Lots of talent on show and some unbelievable moments! It was great to see everyone playing with a smile, while still being very competitive. Congratulations to Enterprise and Creative Voice who came out on top.

24/11/21

Good turnout today for the Year 7 & 8 Boys' inter-hub competition. There was lots of intense games and quality on show today. Congratulations to Enterprise who came out on top today!

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Covid-19 - Latest Updates From The Academy

On this page we will update you with key information relating to the school and Covid-19. Previous updates and letters home can all be found on our Letters Home page.


Update: 3rd January 2021

Dear Parents and Carers

Mass Testing (Secondary Phase) – January 2022

I would like to remind you of some important information for the re-opening of the secondary phase of the Academy in January 2022. 

Before students can return to school for lessons, they will be invited in to be tested for Covid-19 – see below for your child’s time slot. This will apply to everyone, even if they have no symptoms, as the aim is to pick up any asymptomatic cases and prevent any potential school closures.

To ensure the smooth running of these tests, it is vital that you complete the consent form if you have not done so already.

Click HERE to see and complete the consent form.

We know that for some students, the prospect of taking a coronavirus tests can be quite daunting and may cause some anxiety or distress. If your child has additional needs or requires a more detailed explanation about the testing process, please do contact us.

Once their first test comes back negative, students will return to school and then be tested again, before moving back to home testing using the Lateral Flow Device Tests, provided by the Academy.


When to arrive for testing...

The students in the tutor groups below should arrive at the time specified, in order to be tested. Once the test is complete students will return home to await their results.

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Following testing students will return a day later after receiving their first results, when students will return to their face to face learning. Student should arrive to the Academy at the normal time in full uniform with complete equipment, ready to learn.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at the academy on 0208 320 4800 or by email on info@harrisgarrard.org.uk

Yours sincerely

Steve West, Head of Academy


Face Masks/Coverings

In January 2022, the Department for Education issued guidance that face masks/coverings should now be worn by all students who are in Year 7 or above in both communal areas (as before the Christmas break) and classrooms unless there is a recognised exemption. Students should come to the Academy with their own face mask/covering. We unfortunately only have a very limited number at the Academy for emergency provision only. 

It is also important to remember that students in the secondary phase should also be wearing a face mask/covering when using Transport for London services such as buses and trains etc. 


Frequently Asked Questions

How often will my child/ward be tested?

To make everybody safer when schools physically return, the government has asked that students are tested once before they return to school. If the test is negative, they will be able to continue coming to school as normal as long as they do not have any coronavirus symptoms. If the result is positive, they would need to self-isolate at home and book a PCR test via the NHS.

 

What will happen if my child/ward’s test result is positive?

In the event of a positive result, the student would need to self-isolate at home and book a PCR test via the NHS. If that test is also positive, they would need to continue self-isolating at home and follow the guidance from NHS Test and Trace.

 

What type of tests are being used and how will they be conducted?

The tests are called Lateral Flow Tests (LFT). Students will be asked to do a nasal swab, which they will complete themselves, supported and supervised by a trained staff member. The tests are very straightforward, with the results available within 20 minutes.

 

How reliable are these tests?

There is a low chance of ‘false positive’ tests – that is why the second, lab-based PCR test is necessary. There is also a low chance that lateral flow tests don’t pick up positive cases because they aren’t as sensitive as lab-based tests. That is why there will be daily tests for close contacts of positive cases – they will be tested repeatedly over a number of days to ensure they are not positive.

 

Will I be informed of my child/ward’s result(s)?

Yes, if the student tests positive.

 

Are the tests compulsory?

No. However, if a student is a close contact of a confirmed case and opts-out of daily testing they will be required to self-isolate at home for ten days whether they have symptoms or not.