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12/05/21

Retweetd From Miss Beesley

A PE teacher made the BEST point the other day - that they hate it when a ban of PE is used a punishment, PE is curriculum! You don’t see them going round banning English! “Right that’s it! NO READING TODAY” 🙄🤣 I agree! PE should not be banned EVER!!

02/05/21

Retweetd From Claudenia Williams

Great school, great team! Jump on this! https://t.co/IaKuTQfMUn

02/05/21

Retweetd From Mr BALOGUN

‘...Behaviour experts’ ‘Incredibly supportive!!’ ‘The best pastoral team I’ve worked with’ Some of the things our members of staff email quite frequently! Come and join our influential pastoral team! https://t.co/W0ZQ4bbQSV

02/05/21

Retweetd From LoftPhysics

Secrets out! I will be joining the wonderful in September to head up the science dept. back together again! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

01/05/21

Retweetd From MissSolleyPE

What he said ⤵️ Anyone looking for a new pastoral venture, come and join us! 🤩 https://t.co/M9CPFni8sz

27/04/21

Looking forward to working with you Kim!

17/04/21

We're looking forward to welcoming our students back from the Easter break! Congrats again to the house of AMAZON - winners of last terms HARI house comp 💫 Yr 7 to sixth form! Their prize? Zorbing in the sun! 😎 https://t.co/Wkuk2sXXNt

12/04/21

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12/04/21

A blast from the past: A fantastic student sharing a speech he wrote himself, in the presence of special guests, on the day of the official opening of our new building! 🧡 https://t.co/TQDMSuopR2

12/04/21

To all of our staff, students and families who are observing Ramadan this year, RAMADAN KAREEM From HARI's Senior Leadership Team 🧡 https://t.co/QUYfpYkqby

02/04/21

Retweetd From National Crime Agency (NCA)

We've been receiving an increased number of scam call reports. NCA will NOT contact you about your bank account or National Insurance number. If you’re in any doubt about the identity of an NCA officer please verify with our Control Centre on 0370 496 7622. https://t.co/lQcTuD6oL7

29/03/21

Please note our temporary info account email address has changed to: harrisacademyriverside.com Please email the address above to contact the academy. Thank you.

23/03/21

Good luck Miss Anderson!! https://t.co/6pDaQmPWb6

23/03/21

Congratulations Miss Cookson!! https://t.co/F20pFd451B

20/03/21

Very practical advice Mr McMillan!!

16/03/21

Retweetd From MissSolleyPE

How we started vs how we ended. Over 4000 tests completed since January. don’t ask me to do anything again any time soon!😅 https://t.co/nchzFheH8y

16/03/21

👏 CONGRATULATIONS to this week's Mcdonalds Monday WINNERS! Their Do Now starter tasks in lessons have been outstanding, top tier to say the least! Amazing sight, seeing their peers clap and cheer for them! We really do have wonderful students! 🧡🤗🧡 https://t.co/mFy7EXXodz

14/03/21

I can promise we will do our best for her!

14/03/21

Retweetd From Hayley Watson

Looking at the website and getting excited for Bobbi to start in September, new chapter for my beautiful girl, I can already tell we made the right choice 😀😀

14/03/21

Retweetd From MissSolleyPE

There have been multiple points during this week where I have stopped and smiled, those moments where you go ‘I do really love my job’ 🥰

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Frequently asked questions

What measures are you putting in place to maintain my child’s safety online?

Parents and carers will have heard of cases in schools where hackers have managed to get into online lessons and wreak potential havoc. Our Federation has a lot of expertise and shared experience and has made a number of security changes to ensure that unathorised people cannot get into lessons. We have not suffered to a significant extent with the sorts of issues you may have heard about in the press although of course we continue to monitor what is happening nationally to review our systems. Students have 'personal development briefings' covering issues like online safety.

I am concerned about the amount of hours being spent online looking at a screen. Can work be set so students are not constantly on a screen as this could lead to future health implications?

Students do have prep which is not online which makes up about a quarter of the learning time of 6 hours per day. However, there are 4 hours and 30 minutes per day online in chunks of 90 minutes with breaks in between. Lessons are live and recorded so students who find it difficult to be online for that long can take breaks and complete lessons by using the recorded lessons later. Students have 24 hours to complete tasks after the lesson.  

Can you help if my child is suffering during the lockdown?

Students may suffer from lineliness or anxiety and we have mentors and pastoral staff, psychologists and counsellors or just their favourite teachers who can help. We make hundreds of 'phonecalls to students every month. We even call each student on their birthday.

Should their education suffer?

We aim to ensure that doesn't happen. We teach the same curriculum in the same order and expect the same prep, do nows and consolidation tasks to be submitted. These pieces of work together show us the progress students are making.

What should I do if am worried about my child's progress?

Call us - we dont wantt any more than you do. Your child has one chance ata an education and lockdown is not their fault. We will do all we can.

How much work should my child be doing?

6 hours per day made up of three 90 minute lessons and 90 minutes of prep

What should my child be doing?

All their prep, attend all 3 lessons every day, complete the prep quiz, complete the 'do now' and submit the consolidation task

Will I still get prep scores?

Yes, parents and carers can access the prep scores via My Child at School and we will contact parents and carers if prep scores in the normal way if scores are poor

What can I do to help?

Please have high expectations of your child and the academy.

Please make sure students attend all lessons or watch them back later - they are all recorded.

Please make sure that students submit their prep quiz, their do now and crucially their consolidation tasks. Students have 24 hours to submit consolidation tasks.

How does my child see how many house points he or she has?

Students can access the competition points via this website by clicking on 'student portal.'

My child is uncomfortable typing in the chat. Will her effort go unnoticed?

Absolutely not. We have a number of staff in the remote lesson so students aren't in any way competing for attention. In fact, students are positively discouraged from being over enthusiastic in the chat. Most rewards are for prep, attendance and the quality of consolidation tasks all of which do not require any involvement in the chat.

Can I get a laptop?

The government gave us laptops and we have so far loaned out 50 laptops. Currently we have no further laptops and we have a waiting list. 

What if we have no internet access?

Students have hard copy prep packs and other resources on paper and we can help in various other ways but ultimately if students are vulnerable due to anxiety over their progress, they can attend the academy instead. 

I have heard in the news about remote lessons being poor in some schools or being hacked by unsavoury people. Is that happening at HARI?

Some teachers have been teaching face to face for 20 years and no teacher is trained on remote lesson in their teacher training. Everyone is learning but we have put hours into training all our staff and we quality assure our lessons by having around 5 members of staff in each lesson to help out and also to feedback to the teacher on the quality of the lesson. Our lesson quality is reaching very high standards and is increasingly rapidly. We take expert advice from our Federation and have a lot of controls to ensure things don't go badly in the lesson. We have only had one problem of external people accessing a lesson since last March. The loophole that caused that issue has been closed....