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01/04/21

To help Y11 with mock exams preparations, Harris have put together some excellent resources: https://t.co/fBYqoT74O7

01/04/21

Should you need to communicate with Harris Academy Orpington please email: Harris.Orpington.hf.com. Please limit information to your child's name and year group only. This email is being monitored and we will contact you regarding your enquiry.

24/03/21

Brilliant assembly this morning from Students have already started their portfolios

23/03/21

Well done to our Year 11s for remaining focused and working hard. See the link below to the Revision Masterclasses which are taking place during the Easter break: https://t.co/NW1lS7Qk3a

15/03/21

To reward students’ vocabulary work, Bedrock are giving away 2 Chromebook laptops& 50 £10 Amazon vouchers! Winners will be chosen at random from all students who earn 120 or more Bedrock Points this half term.Vocabulary matters at Harris Academy Orpington https://t.co/WiWGw5SLop

12/03/21

Some fantastic artwork from one of our aspiring artists in Year 7 https://t.co/8ZsPJXQghQ

11/03/21

Another amazing free show - this time to celebrate International Women's Day: LETTERS LIVE ft. Olivia Colman, Gillian Anderson, Daisy Ridley | FULL SHOW. It's available until Sunday! https://t.co/OPoENs8L21 via

05/03/21

Calling all HAO drummers and percussionists! 🎵🥁 https://t.co/bnLMwmtogG https://t.co/97TJTA1kKV

05/03/21

Calling all HAO composers, drummers and percussionists! 🎵🥁📝 https://t.co/1BlzQhcc3D https://t.co/YA0Od0ORM4

04/03/21

Take a look at these careers available in TV National Careers Week: Finding the job that fits you in television - BBC Bitesize ⁦https://t.co/R3HZfcoilJ

04/03/21

Calling all parents, carers, siblings and grandparents to join in on the fun and help to win your child's form group some golden tickets for our annual reading 'Charlie's Chocolate Challenge' https://t.co/5Ow53LBxCF

04/03/21

Happy World Book Day!!! Who says you can't have fun in lockdown? Can you name the book, author, character and member of staff from the picture? https://t.co/jufoe3m2cP

03/03/21

It's less than 24hrs to World Book Day & we have entries for Wonka Golden Tickets coming in thick & fast. 7B aka Augustus Gloop are leading the way to winning the chocolate banquet. There's still time to enter one of our home challenge or Oompa Loompa tasks on SMHW https://t.co/BvBHOktgUi

03/03/21

With world book day coming up have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a book publicist? What's It Like To Be a Book Publicist? 📚🐧 https://t.co/KZV7HECCeI via

02/03/21

Have you had a look at https://t.co/gLocvp0Wox to investigate careers?

01/03/21

This week is National Careers Week. Take a look at these future proof jobs. https://t.co/wu7mCj1WuZ

25/02/21

Our Year 10 Art students have been producing some beautiful artwork at home responding to natural forms https://t.co/3pqyYkCZ7q

23/02/21

HAO students are still making music even if the concert venue is their living room! This week's performances are bass guitar, voice & uke, and trumpet. Check out HAO Creates Music! at https://t.co/dKrJqg5NCE

22/02/21

This week's writing challenge is to create a persuasive advert for your dream Candy or Chocolate bar. It can be a poster or script to a TV advert - happy writing https://t.co/IRvNpu6IDK

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Online Learning - Information for Students

Academy updates on school closures will now be published on a dedicated website: http://harrisadvice.org.uk.

What should I do if I have to work from home?

For many of you, working from home, may be difficult. Please try not to worry and if you need anything at all, let us know. We have lots of links below for you to have a look at and your Form Tutor, Mentor, Teaching Assistant, Counsellor or Faculty Director are all on hand should you need help. Please do contact us, if you or your family need anything at all.

We know that you will understand how important it is that you complete the work that has been set and attend the ‘Live Lessons’ so that you do not miss out or fall behind. Your tasks will be set on Microsoft Teams and Show My Homework. Your teacher will use these to monitor your completion of the tasks and to provide feedback. You will be given deadlines, which you must try to meet and if you have any issues contact us and teachers will also be providing feedback to your parents/carers.  

If your teacher is concerned that you are falling behind, they will contact you on Teams and check that you are ok, that you understand and make sure you have enough support to complete the work. Just like at school, if your teacher is concerned that you aren’t logging into Teams or completing work, 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. 

The timetables for lessons is below and there is one for each year group so please see the links here. This has also been emailed to your parent or carer. Please let us know via info@harrisorpington.org.uk if you would like us to send you paper packs of the work.

Year 7 Timetable

Year 8 Timetable

Year 9 Timetable

Year 10 Timetable

Year 11 Timetable

Sixth Form Timetable


What do I do if I need help?

If you are struggling in anyway, there are guides at the bottom of the page that will help you, you can contact your teachers in the following way:

  • Email them;
  • Send a message on Teams;
  • Use the ‘chat’ function in your lesson;
  • Email your Faculty Director;
  • Contact the Academy via the info@harrisorpington.org.uk email address;

How will I get support if I have Additional Needs?

If you normally have additional support in school, these will continue whilst you are working from home:

  • Teaching for Dyslexia, Literacy;

  • Catch up in English and/or Maths’
  • Counselling;
  • Contact with the Welfare Team/Mentors

How do I access the remote working systems?

Click the document below for guidance on how to log in and use Teams, Show My Homework and other learning platforms.  There is also a 5-step guide to access online lessons below, 'Microsoft Teams - Student Instructions'.


How do I access my lessons if I am isolating at home?

If you are isolating at home because you have been in contact with somebody who has symptoms, please try not to worry. You will be able to access your normal lesson via Teams so that you do not miss out. Your teachers will make sure that you are given access to your normal lessons at the normal times so that you can access the lesson and also see your friends.


How to submit your work using Forms / Submitting work online

Using-Forms-Student-Guide.pdf


How will I know when the Academy is open for students and when I need to return?

­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.


DforE Guidance for parents and carers: keeping children safe online


The Department for Education has updated their information for parents and carers to include a section on keeping children safe online. It provides links to online resources that will help support parents and carers in keeping their children safe online. 
Full details can be found in section 6.3 of the guidance for parents and carers on the closure of educational settings: 
•    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers 


­Increasing data allowances on mobile devices

Are you using your mobile device to connect to the internet and then running out of mobile data – please read the following to get help getting more data.  The information below comes from the government website and can be found using this link:

https://get-help-with-tech.education.gov.uk/about-increasing-mobile-data

This scheme temporarily increases data allowances for mobile phone users on certain networks. This is so that children and young people can access remote education if their face-to-face education is disrupted.

Who can get help

Schools, trusts and local authorities can request mobile data increases for children and young people who:

  • do not have fixed broadband at home
  • cannot afford additional data for their devices
  • are experiencing disruption to their face-to-face education

Children with access to a mobile phone on one of the following networks might be able to benefit:

  • BT Mobile
  • EE
  • iD Mobile
  • Lycamobile
  • O2
  • Sky Mobile
  • SMARTY
  • Tesco Mobile
  • Three
  • Virgin Mobile
  • Vodafone

Other providers will join the scheme at a later stage.

When help is available

Schools, trusts and local authorities can request mobile data increases when schools report a closure or have pupils self-isolating.

They can also make requests for children who cannot attend school face-to-face because:

  • they’re clinically extremely vulnerable
  • restrictions prevent them from going to school

How to request a mobile data increase

For each request, we need to know:

  • the name of the account holder
  • the number of the mobile device
  • the mobile network of that device (for example Three)

There’s an online guide to help gather mobile information.

Once a network provider has processed a data increase, they’ll send a text message to the account holder. It’s also possible to check the status of requests through the online service.

You must email your request with the three pieces of information highlighted above to g.lewis@harrisorpington.org.uk

Should you require any further help or assistance on this please contact Mr Gareth Lewis.

 

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All Sixth Form Timetable January 2021 04th Jan 2021 Download
Bedrock Competition 01.02.2021 01st Feb 2021 Download
English Competition Week 4 01st Feb 2021 Download
Home learning guide for parents 27th Mar 2020 Download
How To mircrosoft teams pic guide. 03rd Jun 2020 Download
How to save work 03rd Jun 2020 Download
Letter Home: Remote Learning Update 04.01.2021 04th Jan 2021 Download
Microsoft Teams - Student Instructions 13th Nov 2020 Download
Remote Learning Guidance 18th Mar 2020 Download
Sixth Form Timetable_18.01.2021 18th Jan 2021 Download
SMHW Log in instructions 24th Mar 2020 Download
Year 10 Timetable January 2021 18th Jan 2021 Download
Year 11 Timetable January 2021 18th Jan 2021 Download
Year 7 Timetable January 2021 18th Jan 2021 Download
Year 8 Timetable January 2021 18th Jan 2021 Download
Year 9 Timetable January 2021 18th Jan 2021 Download