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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

24/11/20

We have been particularly impressed by these recent homework submissions from Year 7 https://t.co/xRyHrRg2sC

17/11/20

We are really lucky to work here and to enjoy the beautiful grounds https://t.co/YNnzPpSF7D

16/11/20

The Shows Must Go On has been streaming free shows to remedy the closure of theatres across the country. MACBETH | Shakespeare Season https://t.co/xB0T0UbIj4 KS4/5 students - please watch!

11/11/20

Our Remembrance Day display is growing. We will remember our fallen heroes at 11am today https://t.co/bwjsbTAdBi

10/11/20

KS3 classes are producing art work and making paper poppies which will be added to this display over the next few days. Staff have been invited to view the display, pay their respects and lay their own poppy https://t.co/cdKo3pWuid

06/11/20

We are extremely lucky at Harris Orpington with the fantastic grounds we have. Mr Lewis has again been capturing these photographs https://t.co/1aj6eHcVGh

04/11/20

I am sure you will agree, this is a fantastic view of our grounds this morning. Well done Mr Lewis for capturing the moment! https://t.co/OV6Ef9Eq5D

21/10/20

Young Gifted And STEM is a new organisation to improve the engagement of Black & Minority Ethnic students with STEM subjects. On Sat 24th Oct, Harris Invictus will be hosting the event with LSBU, which is aimed at ages 14-18. Here is the link: https://t.co/GUT5RCbWfN https://t.co/VLH3s2F3aG

21/10/20

Check out the link below to the Year 11 Newsletter from Ms Humphries and Ms Powell https://t.co/bxOIs1FJ1d

12/10/20

Look at this fantastic homework that Danni has produced in English, based upon the Gothic Literature work we are currently doing. Well done Danni! https://t.co/3xgBrJs6xC

15/09/20

Three local but internationally recognised musicians have set up the inaugural Bromley & Beckenham International Music Festival which starts on Thursday night: https://t.co/tUgLIpYxmb

11/09/20

Wishing all of our children a great weekend after a fantastic first week back! https://t.co/dCX2E4HMg8

04/09/20

Look at this fantastic new year 7 group! We are so proud of how smart they all look. https://t.co/9SIMxw0MBg

04/09/20

We are so looking forward to welcoming our Year 7s this morning! https://t.co/rbtyHgu2Bs

27/08/20

Kelsey is delighted with her prize for winning the TikTok challenge.. congratulations Kelsey! https://t.co/gHmnuUoNe0

19/08/20

This closes on 31 August: give it a go all you brilliant musicians! 🎤🥁🎸🎹🎵 https://t.co/yVqlfgeCdl

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New 'remote working' arrangements for students

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


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 Show My Homework. Your teacher will use these platforms to monitor your completion of the tasks and to provide feedback. You will be given deadlines, and 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.

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. 

Please see below the On-Line Timetables for live lessons with teachers for Y7-10. Please let us know via info@harrisorpington.org.uk if you would like us to send you paper packs of the work.

Year 11 are working on transition work in preparation for Y12 and Sixth Form students are working on-line with their teachers via Teams or Show My Homework.


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 in Teams 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 school hours on weekdays. Your teachers will not communicate with you outside of these times.

Your email communication and all messages on Teams should be formal


How will I know when it is going to open again?

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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.


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'.


Students guide to submitting your work online

The below link is an instructional link on how to submit your work online.

Click here for the link - Submitting work online


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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