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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

22/02/21

Some more great prizes on offer for this week. Is it going to be you? https://t.co/1FkeVWbGoC

22/02/21

Check out the Bedrock winners for the week prior to half-term - well done! https://t.co/exp2Vf7cY9

17/02/21

Check out some of the entries we've already had in for our World Book Day Festival 'Charlie's Chocolate Challenge'.. The tutor group 'battle' for the 'Chocolate Banquet' has officially started! https://t.co/XuchssMPWd

12/02/21

It was lovely to end half-term with our Year 11 students thanking the staff for all their hard-work this term. https://t.co/RmYpqre2HX

12/02/21

Students at HAO have received a letter from Willy Wonka inviting them to 'Charlie's Chocolate Challenge' reading festival. His friends, the Oompa Loompas, have also set competitions during half term to win golden tickets for their form group. Who will win?#worldbookday https://t.co/ybRXrQ7WfU

11/02/21

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👉 The is creating a School to help students catch up on the education they have missed. We want to know how YOU think this money should be spent to best benefit students. 📝 Fill in our survey and you could win £20 ➡️ https://t.co/vSPn3mJPu7 https://t.co/nJbqyTCBQ4

11/02/21

Beautiful views of the vast grounds at Harris Academy Orpington! https://t.co/lA73JctzJg

11/02/21

Oompa loompa doompety doo HAO's got a puzzle for you Oompa loompa doompety dee Charlie's Chocolate Challenge is coming, you'll see! Get ready for World Book Day. Here at Orpington, the Academy will be transformed into Wonka's factory. Will you find a golden ticket? https://t.co/ON7zs3IOs3

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Online Learning - Information for Parents

Online Learning - Information for Parents

This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to parents or carers about what to expect from remote education if local restrictions require entire cohorts (or bubbles) to remain at home. We appreciate that ‘home-schooling’ can be very challenging and will therefore be making regular contact with families and students to see how you are getting on and what we can to do help.

Where individual pupils are self-isolating, they access their lessons via Teams and continue to learn from home alongside their classmates. If any children who are self-isolating need access to IT, this will be provided by the Academy, where possible.  


Parent Voice

If you have any issues or concerns about the online provision, please email your son or daughter's Faculty Director using the email addresses below, or attend our next Parent Voice Meeting.

Year 7 – Bryoney Calnan - b.calnan@harrisorpington.org.uk

Year 8 – Ashtrid Turnbull - a.turnbull@harrisorpinngton.org.uk

Year 9 – Jasmine Marshall-Fraser - j.marshall-fraser@harrisorpington.org.uk

Year 10 – Mark Brockwell - m.brockwell@harrisorpington.org.uk

Year 11 – Fay Humphries - f.humphries@harrisorpington.org.uk

Year 12 – Amy Harrison - a.harrison@harrisorpington.org.uk  

Year 13 – Amy Harrison - a.harrison@harrisorpington.org.uk  

Parent Voice

If you have any issues regarding ICT or logons, please email info@harrisorpington.org.uk


The remote curriculum: what is taught to pupils at home?

Students in Year 7-10 will receive a combination of ‘live’ lessons via Microsoft Teams and online work via Show My Homework. Their timetable makes clear when they access this and copies of the most recent timetables are below:

Year 7 Timetable

Year 8 Timetable

Year 9 Timetable

Year 10 Timetable

Students in Year 11-13, will access all lessons ‘live’ and their most recent timetables are below:

Year 11 Timetable

Sixth Form Timetable

Please see the information that is provided in the Remote Education – Information for Students section of the website which gives further details of what students are expected to do.


What should my child expect from immediate remote education in the first day or two of pupils being sent home?

Students have immediate access to their remote timetable. Students will not be sent home without copies of the online timetable and the appropriate equipment. Parents and carers will also be emailed copies of the children’s timetables and all of the information that they need. All classwork is also uploaded onto Show My Homework for students to access. If your son or daughter has any issues accessing work online, please do not hesitate to contact us at the Academy and we will endeavour to support in any way we can.

The best way to contact us is to follow the link below which also gives key staff who would be able to provide help:

https://www.harrisorpington.org.uk/31/contact


Will my child be taught broadly the same curriculum as they would if they were in school?

We teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever possible.  However, we may need to make some adaptations in some subjects, for example, in practical subjects such as PE, or Food Technology, where students might be required to watch videos and take notes, as opposed to physically take part themselves.


How long can I expect work set by the school to take my child each day?

We expect that remote education (including remote teaching and independent work) will take pupils broadly the following number of hours each day:

For students in Year 7-9, work should take 5 hours per day. This includes time spend attending ‘live’ on-line lessons. For students in Years 10-13, work should take between 5 hrs per day.


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

For live lessons, we use Microsoft Teams and Show My Homework and all students have access via their email accounts. If your son or daughter needs help logging on to these platforms, please contact us directly at the Academy.

We recognise that some pupils may not have suitable online access at home. We take the following approaches to support those pupils to access remote education:

  • We have surveyed all students and have some understanding of which students might need to borrow a laptop. We will therefore try to utilise this information in order to provide a laptop on day one of isolation. 
  • If students are unable to access the internet, then paper-based resources will be sent home for the duration of the isolation period.
  • If students do not have online access, they can submit their work on paper when they return to school, or it can be posted to the school for the attention of their behaviour for learning lead.

How will my child be taught remotely?

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

  • Live teaching (online lessons)
  • Teaching resources via Show My Homework
  • Printed paper packs produced by teachers (e.g. workbooks, worksheets)
  • Commercially available websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or areas, including video clips or sequences

How to submit your work using Forms / Submitting work online

Using-Forms-Student-Guide.pdf


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

Students are expected to follow their on-line timetable and parents can support this by ensuring they have access to their child’s timetable and are clear on what lessons they should receive each day. If children have to work remotely, we will email parents and carers directly with copies of each child’s timetable. We will also be on hand, to help in any way we can.


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

Engagement with live lessons is monitored daily.

  • When a student does not engage, they will receive a phone call from their form tutor but might also be called by their class teacher. We will also inform parents and carers.
  • If the concern is about quality of work, rather than engagement, students will be called by their class teacher.

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

Feedback can take many forms and may not always mean extensive written comments for individual children. For example, whole-class feedback or quizzes marked automatically via digital platforms are also valid and effective methods, amongst many others. Our approach to feeding back on pupil work is as follows:

  • Immediate feedback can be given to students orally through questioning, as they would in a normal lesson, or a student might write in the chat function during the lesson which can then be commented on.
  • We also use Microsoft Forms to provide students with surveys that can give instant feedback about whether they have learned and can recall new material.
  • Students can submit work via Forms Using-Forms-Student-Guide.pdf or via work packs which we store safely before teachers mark them.
  • Any work that is done in a book, or on paper, will also fall into the usual cycle of whole class feedback.

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

We recognise that some pupils, for example some pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), may not be able to access remote education without support from adults at home. We acknowledge the difficulties this may place on families, and we will work with parents and carers to support those pupils in the following ways:

  • We can clearly track engagement of students with SEND and targeted calls home are made when engagement is not high.
  • We ensure that students with SEND are carefully talked through how to engage with live lessons.
  • We have the SENCO and Teaching Assistants working with staff on how to best adapt their online teaching for students with SEND.

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.