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03/04/20

We’ve sent you a message, let us know if it’s of any use. 😊

03/04/20

HACH will be donating hundreds of pairs of our goggles and other PPE to and https://t.co/we5b13surX

02/04/20

We have put together some guidance for students on maintaining positive mental health whilst at home. Every student should receive this in their inbox this week.....it’s actually quite useful for us adults too! https://t.co/5WDhmKJk8F

02/04/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation

THANK YOU to everyone for your ideas. We've decided to provide supermarket vouchers, giving parents a choice of where to shop and what to buy. The first £8,000 will be emailed tomorrow to 400 Harris families. 60 laptops + dongles will be given out next week, with more to follow. https://t.co/WDNzFKh23N

01/04/20

With us all being told to stay home, apps like Houseparty have seen downloads increase by 122% during recent weeks. Make sure you know how to stay safe online. https://t.co/Rx3aXZtNyX

30/03/20

Parents and Carers. The DFE have published guidance on supporting the mental health of children and young people. During these uncertain times, talking through anxieties, feelings and emotions in a calm environment can be hugely supportive to many children. 😊 https://t.co/633DhlawLF

28/03/20

Thankyou for letting us know. 🙂

27/03/20

In order to keep students informed in all things HACH, all will receive a copy of the weekly bulletin in their inbox. This week: we feature ⁦⁦⁩ 2019 winner Max Revell. A virtual tour of street art around the world & an article from ⁦https://t.co/NZGCg94sp2

24/03/20

Retweetd From NELFT Brighter Futures Healthy Families

Thurrock secondary school age students can access our service for information, advice & support about their health. We may not be in schools but we can support via phone/email. Visit https://t.co/nxFGYkmAkt to request contact & we'll contact you within 1 working day https://t.co/HZFOPaZS5d

24/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation

PLEASE RETWEET: with 36,000 families at our schools in London and Essex, we want to supply food parcels for those in need (on top of free school meals which we’re already doing). We’ll fully fund this but URGENTLY need a supermarket chain to help.

23/03/20

Thanks for letting us know, we’ll let the year head know who can investigate further. If you do experience any issues they are your first port of call.

23/03/20

We’ll keep parents fully up to date prior to further live lessons being delivered.

23/03/20

That’s great to hear!

23/03/20

For some year groups, students are working through set work via SharePoint and their online taught lessons will begin after Easter.

23/03/20

Absolutely, but not perfect....yet! It’s a huge change for staff and students and we’re really pleased with the effort they have put in so far. Well Done! 😊

23/03/20

A great effort from staff and students today. Our online lessons got off to an excellent start.

23/03/20

Retweetd From Gavin Williamson

Thank you to the teachers and staff in schools across the country this morning - you are part of our vital front line in the fight against coronavirus. Help schools to focus on the children who need a place most, and keep your kids at home if you can. https://t.co/Zp4lHO7gSH

22/03/20

Retweetd From HACH PE DEPT

Just a reminder that will be holding physical activity sessions every morning starting from Monday. So get up and get active from the comfort of your own home.

21/03/20

We don’t know when the school will re-open to all students. We have to wait for the government to make that decision. We will open to the children of Key Workers on Monday if that applies to you, please let us know.

20/03/20

As we come to the end of an incredibly challenging week. We thank our fantastic staff, parents and most importantly students for their support & understanding. We cannot wait to be able to welcome everyone back when we are able to do so.

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Remote Working Etiquette

The following guidelines are designed for Years 11 &13 and should help you manage your work at home during a period of school closure.

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 and your teacher will monitor your completion of the tasks and 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.

You must follow your timetable. Your teachers will provide you with plenty of work.


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 8am – 5.30pm on weekdays. Your teachers might not communicate with you outside of these times.

Your email communication and all messages on Teams 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 8am – 5.30pm 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 year 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


How will I know when school is going to be open again?

­The best source of information is 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.