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15/01/21

READ ALL ABOUT IT: Fortnightly PE Newsletter providing exercise workouts, sports articles & tasks for PE lessons during the closure. The newsletter, tracker & answer sheet can be downloaded on the website & will be needed for your PE lessons https://t.co/iDp7GCUrcV

15/01/21

Some students this week have absolutely excelled and should be extremely proud of themselves. Check out the video of our Lockdown Legends: https://t.co/iDp7GCUrcV

12/01/21

We are sharing some of the comments below that we have received from the recent parent survey. The feedback is very positive and we thank parents and carers for recognising and appreciating our efforts to support their families and children https://t.co/HLsma7V1QV

12/01/21

The English department will be running the following extra-curricular competitions for students each week; Bedrock and Writing: https://t.co/qAKt5f2WqA

08/01/21

Future Talent, in partnership with Barclays Life Skills, has managed to secure astronaut Tim Peake in an exclusive FREE virtual Q&A session for young people aged 11-18 on Thurs 21st Jan from 5-6pm. Details, including how to register are here https://t.co/Mmfej84wMP

08/01/21

Please watch (& sing along?!) to this weekend's free online concert: MICHAEL BALL: HEROES - FULL SHOW | The Shows Must Go On https://t.co/uQsXqTIGgK via Available now until Sunday!

08/01/21

We are really proud of all of our Y11 Historians this week who have been learning remotely about the ways in which the Nazis persecuted minority groups in the 1930s. Here are some thoroughly detailed notes from a fantastic student https://t.co/d1SWt4gaWL

07/01/21

How to upload completed work to Show My Homework / Submitting work online: https://t.co/z8BBh6Rr3G

07/01/21

Check out this fantastic work from Ms Miele's art group https://t.co/WM5xbh55Ud

31/12/20

Please see the important update regarding the Spring Term https://t.co/NIuZW2qAFc

17/12/20

Our wonderful new violin teacher's advent calendar of Christmas music is at https://t.co/hzPW08yBE8 & there is Christmas Music By Candlelight at https://t.co/ZTVGhZPD7A via https://t.co/GTLATx154t do check out all the free shows over the holidays!

16/12/20

Wishing you a Happy and Safe Christmas from all the staff and students at Harris Academy Orpington https://t.co/nwvfOKsX2E

14/12/20

Our last day of term will be Thursday 17th December 2020, when we will finish at the normal time. Our return date in January will be Monday 4th January 2021 for all students and staff.

11/12/20

After school Computer aided design. Fantastic efforts from year 11 Engineers! https://t.co/c8lEZChc67

09/12/20

The Sixth Form at Harris Academy Orpington provides students with the opportunity to study in an exciting and rewarding learning environment. See the link to our Virtual Open Evening: https://t.co/ihwUB1r0jh

07/12/20

Beautiful twilight sky over Harris Orpington https://t.co/tGMYepm0UZ

02/12/20

We are consulting on our Admissions Policy for entry into 2022-2023. For more information and how to respond to the consultation, please visit our website. https://t.co/bYSmRL9rgc https://t.co/yupFE1Ax7e

26/11/20

Really proud of Yr10 who have been studying forces & stresses. They've built geodesic domes using cocktail sticks & jelly sweets, then constructed their own shapes to show how triangles are used in design due to their strength, which hold the weight of several bricks! https://t.co/A8061DumDQ

25/11/20

Well done to our dedicated and amazing Yr 11’s who yet again stayed late last night for intensive coursework catch-up, with the added reward of a Domino’s feast. Same again tonight and tomorrow! 😊

24/11/20

Beautiful sky over Harris Orpington this evening! https://t.co/VZM7OQcLoS

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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 upload completed work to Show My Homework / Submitting work online

https://help.satchelone.com/en/articles/2912000-submitting-my-work-online


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

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­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 


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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 find 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:

  • Three
  • Smarty
  • Virgin Mobile
  • EE
  • Tesco Mobile
  • Sky Mobile

Other providers may 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
Home learning guide for parents 27th Mar 2020 Download
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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
SMHW Log in instructions 24th Mar 2020 Download
Year 10 Timetable January 2021 04th Jan 2021 Download
Year 11 Timetable January 2021 04th Jan 2021 Download
Year 7 Timetable January 2021 04th Jan 2021 Download
Year 8 Timetable January 2021 04th Jan 2021 Download
Year 9 Timetable January 2021 04th Jan 2021 Download
Yr 11 Online Timetable Jan 2021 08th Jan 2021 Download