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Due to a steady rise in Covid cases this week and following advice from Public Health, late this afternoon, we have reluctantly decided to close HACH on 17/12/21. An email will follow this evening detailing the independent work to be completed by all students at home via Teams.


A quiet day at HACH in store… just Christmas Dinner, Christmas Jumper Day, the Year 12 Christmas fayre and the Head Student elections!


Our A Level Drama students had a fantastic time watching The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time. The Theatre Manager said how fantastically well mannered our kids were and that they were a credit to us. Thanks to Mr Waikh and Drama!


Delighted to have Thurrock School Wellbeing Service at HACH today, training our first group of student elected Mental Health Champions.


The HACH Christmas fayre is about to get underway! Thanks to all students and staff involved.


The annual Winter Show is going to be LIVE streamed this year. Our talented students will perform a variety of festive performances including dance, music, song and drama 14/12/21 18:00 - 19:30 Tickets are £3 and can be purchased by following the link:


Year 12 History students have taken part in the Lessons from Auschwitz programme. They heard from a survivor, Eva Clarke BEM. The students took part in a virtual tour of Auschwitz and they have completed wider reading and research.


Good luck with the continuation of your RRSA journey!


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Well done to those Year 8/9 students who took part in Lee Valley Athletics tonight. Thank you for giving up your afternoon/evening on an INSET day to compete for the academy 👏🙌🤛


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We are very excited to announce that will be the very first Harris Academy to be introducing A level Ancient History course next academic year. This is due to the great support received by


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So well deserved; students have a sophisticated understanding of their peers' rights.


Our Sixth Form Virtual Open Evening is now live.


We are delighted to announce that thanks to the “Action Planning” of our Student Leaders; we have been awarded the Rights Respecting Schools: Bronze Award “Rights Committed”


The Academy will be utilising one of our allocated days for INSET next Wednesday 24th November.


Attention Music Lovers! Totally RAD Music is coming to HACH to offer music lessons. All lessons are taught on-site, during lesson times and by professional musicians at competitive prices. If you want to sign up for lessons, please click the link here:


On Wednesday Year 12 historians took part in a Zoom workshop with ⁦⁩, Kew. The Education Officer Jen spoke to us about the building and what is contained in the archives.


Students enjoying an After School Screening of Hidden Figures as part of our Black History Month celebrations.


Just a sample of the many kindness posters created by the students for their Pillar Day, that are now proudly displayed around the school atrium.


KS3 are enjoying their Kindness Pillar Day today.


Debate Club will be launching on 5/10/21! Debate club is open to students from all year groups and will take place weekly. Each week we will be discussing a different topic relating to UK politics. If you are interested in joining our debate club, please speak to Miss Hollingbery

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Remote Learning Provision

This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to students and parents or carers about what to expect from remote education in the event of a National Lockdown as seen in the academic years 2019/20 and 2020/21

The HACH remote curriculum 

At HACH, the focus during these challenging times is ensuring that all students are receiving a high-quality education online that follows the planned content and sequence of our intended curriculum. This is the case for all year groups with some key differences in how it will be delivered.

What should my child expect from remote education?

All students will receive live lessons for a range of subjects. These lessons are streamed live using Microsoft Teams, which students have access to via their Harris Federation username and password.

In other subjects, students will be set a range tasks that follow the curriculum content and sequence. These tasks will be set via Microsoft Teams as ‘Assignments’. A range of resources will also be provided to support students in completing their work.

All students who were in Years 7 to 10 at the time received training in September prior to the second lockdown, on how to use the necessary software.  
Students in Years 11 to 13 had experience using Teams and the other related software in the previous academic year.

In the event of a subsequent national lockdown, training and refresher sessions will be offered for students using the Teams software.

Students should continue to follow their usual timetables as they would do if they were physically in school, unless otherwise advised by their Head of Year.

How will my child be taught remotely? 

We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely: 

  • Live streaming lessons via Microsoft Teams
  • Assignments set, submitted and assessed via Microsoft Teams in line with the curriculum content and sequence 

Where appropriate, staff will also facilitate the use of pre-recorded video from teaching staff to deliver content and commercially available websites to provide additional resources and guidance.

How will my child access any online remote education you are providing? 

Harris Federation students have access to the web version of Microsoft Office 365 using their Academy Username and Password. This provides them with access not only to our remote learning platform, MS Teams; but also, the entire suite of Microsoft Office applications including; Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneDrive and SharePoint. This range of software will enable students to access, complete and submit all necessary remote learning lessons and assignments.

Additionally, some subjects may also use a range of other software to help assist students, for example SAM Learning, Hegarty Maths, Seneca Learning and Oak Academy.

If my child does not have digital or online access at home, how will you support them to access remote education?

We recognise that some pupils may not have suitable online access at home. 

In the event of a student needing support to access technology, we advise parents or carers to contact, outlining the type of access that is needed. We can then for example, arrange for a loaned laptop to be collected. 

What are your expectations for my child’s engagement and the support that we as parents and carers should provide at home?

We expect our students to engage in their remote learning with the same enthusiasm and rigor as we would, were they in school physically. We really appreciate the support of parents and carers in helping students to be able to use technology at home to access their learning each day.

How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?

Student attendance and engagement is monitored in the following ways: 

  • Attendance to online lessons is taken at the start of each period, with non-attendance followed up via a phone call home from a member of staff.
  • The completion and submission of work is monitored each period in every subject. Any concerns will be communicated home via either an email or phone call from the teacher of the lesson. 
  • Student engagement in their online lessons and the overall quality of work is monitored each week. Any concerns will be communicated home via either an email or phone call from the teacher of the lesson or their Head of Year.

How will you assess my child’s work and progress?

Students will submit work for each lesson via Teams Assignments function.

Where appropriate written feedback can be provided via Teams Assignments or Meeting Chat functions.

In each Live Lesson teachers will provide verbal feedback in real-time as they would in a physical classroom; this can also be communicated in written form via the Chat function. 

Whole class feedback will also be provided in the next lesson, based on a review of the work students have submitted. This feedback will address both students’ strengths and any misconceptions they have and will explain how they can improve their work.

How will you work with me to help my child who needs additional support from adults at home to access remote education?

At HACH all students who have an EHCP are invited to attend the onsite provision at the Academy where they would have access to technology and the support of a staff member to access their remote lessons. In addition, each student has a personalised reasonable endeavour plan that helps us to highlight and mitigate any issues these students may face in accessing their remote learning materials. This includes assistance in sourcing technology where appropriate. 

Teachers plan all their online lessons to meet the needs of the SEND learner they teach through effective differentiation. Our Learning Support Tutors will continue to fulfil their classroom duties by being included in the live lessons to support staff and all SEND students.

Many of the extra provisions student with additional needs receive in school will continue to be delivered remotely and through other means.  

Outside of this our support staff make welfare calls to families of our SEND students to ensure that the remote learning experience for each student is effective.

If my child is not in school because they have tested positive for Covid 19, how will their remote education differ from the approaches described above?

Students who test positive for Covuid 19 are marked as absent due to ill health. individual students who are self-isolating due to a positive lateral flow tests but who are asymptomatic should follow their timetabled lessons on MS Teams. Where possible lessons will be livestreamed by their teachers from the classroom, if this is not possible then the lesson and work will be set on Teams.