Retweetd From Mr BALOGUN

Actors in the limelight are huge rolemodels for students worldwide. 1 of my year9s at is a HUGE fan of & everything he's starred in ! Her face when I played this vid of her fave sending her 💙 from LA 🌎 thank U Nick!




Great impact are having on our students 🙌👊


Retweetd From Olga Leontiou

Sat down to write a reflection for my second placement. First thing that came to my mind is how honoured I feel working with and his pastoral team in . His vision and work in behaviour management will change young people's lives!


Retweetd From MissSolleyPE

This term the boys have been learning Netball in their PE lessons. Today... Year 9 Girls v Boys happened.. happy to say the girls won! Outstanding work rate from all though👏🏼


Sports Update 📢 Our Yr7 boys football team won 4-0 today with everyone putting in a great shift! Well done boys 👏⚽️ 🌊


Sports Update 📢 Well done to our Yr 7 boys basketball team who won 29 - 2 against 🏀 🌊


Sports Update 📢 Huge well done to a mixed team of year 8/9s! A 26-24 overtime win over 🏀 Well done boys 👏


Well done Josh, great effort from all staff 👏


That's what we like to hear 👏


Retweetd From Harris Federation Computer Science Consultant Team

Great to visit to look at the curriculum and see Y7 programming in . Excellent students and attitude!


Retweetd From Tim Moore

Well done Ryell 🙌 Your speech was incredibly inspiring. I told everyone I know about it after the opening ceremony. I can’t wait to see how you, other Riverside students and the rest of your generation, change the world for the better.


Very proud of our year 8 student leader 👏😁


Great work shown from our staff Thursday Circuits 💪


Retweetd From Harris Federation Chinese

What a magnificent Chinese New Year across , truly inspiring cultural immersion for more than 3000 pupils across 15 academies! 新年快乐! Happy Chinese New Year!


Sports News 📢 Our Yr7/Yr8 girls football team played their first competitive game today. Despite losing to the girls should be extremely proud of themselves. Well done girls.. big 👏 for everyone involved ⚽️🌊


Top work staff 💪


SPORTS UPDATE 📢 Big well done to our Yr7 netball team 👏🏐 They represented our school for the first time and put in a great shift. Despite the loss could not fault the girls attitude and commitment who was singing all the way back home 😁👍


SPORTS UPDATE 📢 RIVERSIDE YR9 BOYS 6 GATEWAY ACADEMY 2 Well done to the boys, winning their first game of 2020 😁👍 🌊

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The work of the student leadership team

The student leadership team are currently reviewing the quality of lessons. The team  designed and wrote the following criteria by which to assess the quality of lessons. After a few weeks, the team will give their assessments of the quality of lessons and make recommendations for improvement.


The lesson should be well planned and well organized so that it is clear what the point of the lesson is. There should be no wasted time and lessons should fit the time provided. Papers and power points should be ready so the children don’t procrastinate. We should be busy learning all the way through. The teacher should also make sure the lesson links with the previous lesson and that it is related to our prep.


The teacher should be able to explain difficult things and make sure that everyone understands. We children should feel comfortable to ask questions and make sure we understand everything. The teacher should know what they are talking about in the subject and our lessons should give us the information that we require to improve our “do now.” The teacher should use different methods to teach us, such as: videos, role play, discussions or other things that really help.


The teacher should ensure that we have a suitable amount of time to complete tasks and do what is expected, but not too much time so that students get bored or irritated. The teacher should also make sure that if we are fully engaged in a topic that there is time to discuss it, but also that no time is wasted by anyone. The teacher should also ensure that what we are expected to do is varied so that we do not end up writing for the whole lesson or talking for the whole lesson. A variety is best.


The teacher should make sure that the work is challenging, but not impossible. The teacher shouldn’t underestimate the intelligence of a student when they are concentrating and engaged in a lesson. We need to feel like we have learnt something in the lesson that we didn’t know before. Some students may comprehend things quicker than others, but everyone needs to feel like the lesson has been valuable for them but not too difficult. The teacher should make sure we don’t forget essential things we did in the past but also that we don’t repeat things that we already know. Moreover, we shouldn’t play games during lesson as they aren’t useful, despite if they are fun.


The teacher should make sure that we know what is expected. We want to learn without being distracted by students being impolite and messing around. On the other hand, we should be told if we should work in silence, rather than being punished when we weren’t told what was expected. This means that we need to be told when we can or cannot talk about the work. We want the teacher to be precise on what we should do and not say one thing but do another or let students get away with things they have been asked not to do. The teacher should stick with our routines and rules (like sitting in our designated seats) because the lesson functions better when everyone does this all the time. We want calm starts to the lesson, when students are silent for the first part of the lesson. The teachers shouldn’t allow bad behaviour until they lose their temper and then suddenly tell random students off.


We want the teacher to care and motivate us. We don’t want teachers to be distracted or spend too much time at their desks. They should be engaging and interactive with the students. Teachers should not be disrespectful towards students, because it may lower a student’s self-esteem or cause them to be upset – this shows that they don’t care. Teachers should be in charge by being strict but fair. However, they should not be dismissive or insulting to students. We don’t want teachers to let us get away when we do bad things and try to be our friend; we want them to teach us so that we are successful in life and in our exams. This shows that they care. We want to be told if our work isn’t good enough but also be told when we do right. We want teachers to listen to us but also let us know that they are in charge.