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10/05/24

HAO Basketball is up and running. It was a great turn out for our second Basketball session with Nxt Level Coaching.All students really enjoyed the session and are looking forward to next week’s already! pic.twitter.com/PBe30TU2OK

27/04/24

Kinetic Harris Orpington ~ Bromley Cup Winners 2024 🏆🥳 https://t.co/9lTDZaq9LY | pic.twitter.com/DlUdu3WiHk

10/04/24

🎶🎵 Save the date! 🎵🗣🎻🎺📯 🥁🎷🎸🎹 🎼 🎵 🎶#HAOmusic https://t.co/GIydiUQuea

03/04/24

Looking for activities for your young people to do over Easter? The Roman Legion exhibition is still on! Book tickets asap!🐰🌼🥚🐣 https://t.co/4xlttE29qy

03/04/24

🎶🎵 Save the date! Lots of current and former HAO students have learned with over the years. 🎵🗣🎻🎺📯 🥁🎷🎸🎹 🎼 🎵 🎶#HAOmusic https://t.co/Xni0javjA0

03/04/24

Looking for activities for your young people to do over Easter? Book places asap!🐰🌼🥚🐣 https://t.co/OgwZJX4MSq

03/04/24

🎶🎵 Well done to Alisha in Year 9 who performed two pieces at the piano concert on Monday evening last week! 🎹 🎼 🎵 🎶#HAOmusic pic.twitter.com/FXiQ0z5TSP

03/04/24

🎬Interested in how to make a movie?🎬 🎥🎞🎬📽🍿 https://t.co/KeeqyYkFEo

26/03/24

🎶🎵 Register now! 🎵🥁🎻🎷🎺🎸📯 🎼 🎵 🎶#HAOmusic https://t.co/YkfMOxDHB5

26/03/24

🎶🎵 Register now! 🎵🗣🎤🎭 🎼 🎵 🎶#HAOmusic https://t.co/iQ1ycScCOH

25/03/24

🎶🎵 Every penny counts! Twice! 🎵🗣🎤🎭 🎼 🎵 🎶#HAOmusic https://t.co/WDWj6OHJmJ

23/03/24

🎶🎵 Apply now! 🎵🗣🎤🎭 🎼 🎵 🎶#HAOmusic https://t.co/q0gCy5E7He

22/03/24

🎶🎵Book your tickets now!🎵🗣🎼 🎵 🎶#HAOmusic https://t.co/zsbFYWlUTC

21/03/24

🎶🎵 The next online masterclass with Paa Kow is on Sunday24th March, 16:00 – 17:30 via Zoom. Details and RSVP at https://t.co/JoKSafKmR0#HAOmusic 🎵🥁

21/03/24

🎶🎵 Every penny counts! Twice! 🎵🗣🎤🎭 🎼 🎵 🎶#HAOmusic https://t.co/SaJvDY7Koi

21/03/24

🎶🎵 Register now! 🎵🥁🎻🎷🎺🎸📯 🎼 🎵 🎶#HAOmusic https://t.co/OjHErsm4s8

21/03/24

🎶🎵 Indulge in listening to some great music! 🎵🗣🎤 🎼 🎵 🎶Never too late to listen in.#HAOmusic https://t.co/SBxcMsYVkj

21/03/24

🎶🎵 Would you like to participate in an ensemble this year? Go to BYMT between 9-11th April in the Easter holidays and have a go! 🎵🗣🎻🎺📯 🥁🎷🎸🎹 🎼 🎵 🎶#HAOmusic https://t.co/sKD6AMgbmZ

03/02/24

Thank you for attending and giving our students a chance to explore more career options

31/01/24

Our first cohort to talk future aspirations with our guests are Year 9. pic.twitter.com/0evKYXQWej

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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. 

Students in Year 7-13 will be taught lessons online, that match their normal ‘in school’ timetable. These lessons will be delivered at exactly the same time as lessons in school.


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 info@harrisorpington.org.uk

Should you require any further help or assistance on this please contact the Academy via our main switchboard.

 

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