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24/05/20

Eid Mubarak to those in our HACH community who are celebrating the end of Ramadan. https://t.co/BsUXu0oUP0

22/05/20

It’s day 5 of awareness week. Adrian in Year 7 showed how when he put together a compilation of his Grandma’s favourite Polish 🇵🇱 songs for her to listen to. Well Done Adrian, that’s a lovely thing to do. Check out our challenge for today... https://t.co/B2GwNng5Jd

21/05/20

It’s Day 4 of awareness week. Miss Moore has baked a vegan Victoria sponge for her mum. Miss Jones, brownies for her elderly neighbours Brenda & Reg. made a traditional dessert from Santander called Quesada 🇪🇸. What will you make? https://t.co/zqCF68pU0o

21/05/20

Wow! We’re incredibly proud of you Tarkan! https://t.co/pN0u7Szkji

20/05/20

Our Staff have been overwhelmed with messages of thanks, it is very much appreciated. We miss our students very much and cannot wait to see them in person when the time comes. https://t.co/WVzUcDLMy0

20/05/20

It’s Day 3 of awareness week. Due to Covid, Miss Yeldham was unable to run the Costa Rica fundraising event and therefore donated the Easter Eggs for the event to the staff at Basildon Hospital. https://t.co/9QYvcMPo6u

19/05/20

How wonderful! A thank you can mean so much. the HACH community is very lucky to have you. https://t.co/3r86YNBhEb

19/05/20

Well Done Isabel! That looks like a good cuppa. HACH community, don’t forget to share your acts of kindness with us ⁦https://t.co/bFDvY7YsWg

19/05/20

Day 2 of the awareness week HACH kindness challenge: Send a letter to someone you haven’t seen in a long time. Or like & her Nan, embrace the wonders of modern technology and use video calling (ears and whisker filters are optional) https://t.co/ZEV89SX5ad

18/05/20

Congratulations Eshaal! Well done to the students who took part in the Juniper Book Awards and thank you to Miss Lock for your efforts. https://t.co/vnuZKYwJGj https://t.co/EqjA2IxLuH

18/05/20

Our physical health and mental health go hand in hand, we’re . A fantastic effort from our PE team and HACH Students! https://t.co/EeoDXjzWQi

18/05/20

It’s awareness week! Our first act of comes from Mr Jerden who made a tea for Mrs Jerden. This is our Kindness challenge for today: Make a tea for someone in your household. Share your acts of Kindness... . . https://t.co/oe1lstg5Gt

13/05/20

Over the course of the week and beyond, we will be encouraging our students and school community to share their acts of kindness (no matter how small!) by tagging and using the . 2/2 https://t.co/UsVg8JPE9o

13/05/20

How are you doing? Next week is mental health awareness week led by the foundation. The theme is kindness & we have prepared a family newsletter giving information and tips for maintaining positive mental health. 1/2 https://t.co/OVDctsEi3o

04/05/20

Retweetd From HACH PE DEPT

This week’s challenge is how many shoulder taps can you do in 1 minute? Can you beat Miss Freeman’s score of 116? All you need is a stopwatch, yourself and a little bit of space! https://t.co/SriarEjXNR

03/05/20

03/05/20

In this weeks student bulletin: All things futures from ⁦⁩ & some inspirational speakers from ⁦⁩. We look at how Great Britain celebrated VE Day in 1945 & who has been awarded character merits this week? Students, check your inboxes to find out! https://t.co/efnXNzHXF2

29/04/20

Fantastic opportunities available from the youth hub, follow the contact details to book a place! https://t.co/OGnPuzN58F

29/04/20

This is a great way to learn a language and to support students who are learning remotely! ⁦https://t.co/7XezH1YKdm

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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.