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18/05/20

If you are experiencing difficulties opening the staff choir link alternatively please open Spotify and search for Harris Invictus Staff Choir. It’s not to be missed! We Know. We Can. We Will.

18/05/20

Take a look at our fabulous staff singing “Somewhere over the Rainbow 🌈 ” dedicated to our amazing NHS staff and keyworkers We Know. We Can. We Will. https://t.co/cbE4oHPonT

18/05/20

Harris Invictus Staff Choir is now live on Spotify singing “Somewhere over the Rainbow”, in dedication to all our NHS staff and keyworkers who are working exceptionally hard to look after us all. We Know. We Can. We Will https://t.co/cbE4oHPonT

10/05/20

Retweetd From Department for Education

National Crime Agency’s has created a series of activity packs to help you protect your children online 💻 Each pack contains simple 15-minute activities for children age 4-14+ 👇 https://t.co/zckxo1OWxk https://t.co/xT08hC55Bd

04/05/20

We would like to remind all HIAC students, parents and carers our first assembly is this morning at 8.30 https://t.co/M0tClssVjQ

30/04/20

We would like to invite all HIAC students, parents and carers to tune into our first remote Assembly - Monday 4th May at 8.30am via teams We Know. We Can. We Will

19/03/20

Reminder- today - Thursday 19/3/20 partial closure. Years 8,9&10 students will be working from home today. All other year groups are to attend the Academy as normal. Please see our website on a daily basis for more details.

18/03/20

Thursday 19/3/20 partial closure. Years 8,9&10 will be working from home tomorrow. All other year groups should attend the Academy as normal.

18/03/20

Reminder - Today - Wednesday 18/3/20 partial closure. Years 8&9 students will be working from home today. All other year groups to attend the Academy as normal. Please see our website for more details on a daily basis.

17/03/20

Wednesday 18/03/20 partial closure. Years 8&9 will be working from home tomorrow. All other year groups should attend the Academy as normal.

13/12/19

Retweetd From CroydonVA

Thank you Mr Mayor for supporting for awarding talented students at the Community Showcase https://t.co/NB2koJaBR8

10/12/19

Another fantastic piece of news from HIAC - our Under 14 boys have WON the Basketball Croydon Cup yesterday- gold medals all round!! Bring on the next competition!! Many thanks to all involved especially Mr Simpson and Coach Raymond We Know. We Can. We Will. https://t.co/UMasAUnRpP

08/12/19

HIAC are very proud to announce that on Friday our Year 9 girls played exceptionally well in the Under 14 Basketball Croydon Cup competition and won silver medals 👏👏👏 Huge congratulations to the team and Coach Raymond. We Know. We Can. We Will. https://t.co/nEBfICpyQm

24/11/19

Harris Invictus have been packing contributions from students, parents and carers for the local Croydon Community Food Bank. Thank you to all who have donated and to Miss Davis for leading on Food Poverty this week in assemblies. a difference We Know. We Can. We Will. https://t.co/insGsXDB1K

15/11/19

A selection of Year 9 and 10 HIAC students went to HASN yesterday to play basketball. They remain undeterred and will try and train even harder next time. We Know. We Can. We Will. https://t.co/EPkWc4Ocvu

14/11/19

Sixth Form Open Evening went fantastically well this evening at HIAC and we had some lovely comments: “Your students talk really highly about your school” “I didn’t expect you to offer all the subjects I want to study” staff We Know. We Can. We Will.

09/10/19

Join us for our Year 6 Open Morning on Thursday 10th October and Wednesday 16th October from 9-9.45am and see for yourselves how lovely our Academy truly is. We Know. We Can. We Will.

09/10/19

Open morning went fantastically well today! We had some lovely comments from parents: “It’s lovely to see students in such a calm working environment” “The corridors are so quiet” “The tour guides are lovely, true ambassadors to your Academy” We Know. We Can. We Will.

03/10/19

What an amazing evening and a fantastic turn out at Harris Invictus Open evening! Families spoke about the wonderful atmosphere here at the Academy. Feeling proud. We Know. We Can. We Will.

22/08/19

Harris Invictus Academy Congratulations to Year 11, on their GCSE results. First ever students at Invictus, celebrating our first ever set of results. The students have done remarkably well. A fantastic achievement for Invictus. . https://t.co/fpWmfK0LnD

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Help and support for parents

All of our leaders and staff understand how challenging these times are for parents, carers and their families. We have created this section to keep you in the loop with things at the academy and to offer some additional websites and sources of help and support.

Virtual learning

To begin with the academy was using different models of online learning. We have now moved forward and have created a hybrid model of online teaching and online learning. Please see our online learning tabs for more information. These tabs also include a range of additional websites that can help students with their learning.

We have also carried out a questionnaire for parents on our initial work and we have used your feedback to make improvements. We have also followed up the questionnaire with phone calls and further support when needed. 

Please do support and help your child:

- by helping them to create a schedule for their school week

- asking them to show you their work and to talk through it with them

- trying to help students with their work, for example if your child is tuck, asking them to talk through their work and where they are stuck can often help. Our teachers are trying their very best to mark and feedback on work so check you child is submitting their work so that teachers can help.

- remaining positive and helping your child to socialise, for example, Skype and facetime.

Having routines is important so having a sharp start to the day with breaks and lunch is important. Please note that our online lessons start at 9.00 am. However, as we develop our use of technology:

Whole school assemblies take place at 8.30 am on a Monday and there are faculty assemblies and tutor time at 8.30 am on other days. Please see our online schedules. Our current plans are that after May half-term the school day will start formally at 8.30 am for all students! Enjoy.

Support for parents of vulnerable students, including those with Special Educational Needs and/or disabilities

The academy has remained opened for the above group and prepared a timetable for students who are attending, including social distanced physical education! We have ensured that all social distancing and Government protocols are being followed. If you are a keyworker and you want your child to attend school then please do email: info@harrisinvictus.org.uk or call us on 0203 371 3002. The latest list of keyworkers can be found on:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision

Our SEND students (those who have an Education, health and care plan) have a mixture of online learning, one-to-one tutorials in English, mathematics and science and online support from a member of the SEND team. Our speech and language therapist has also continued with online support and this has been very much appreciated by parents.

Mr Craig Smillie is leading the SEND team during this time and so please email him on csmillie@harrisinvictus.org.uk if you have any questions and/or queries.

Please note that there is some useful help and advice available for parents to help support children with special educational needs during the crisis. This includes:

https://www.specialneedsjungle.com/calming-coronavirus-anxiety-children-everyone-else/#Update

Top tips for autism and coronavirus: https://petervermeulen.be/2020/03/16/autism-and-the-corona-virus-20-tips/

The Croydon local offer, updated for Covid-19 can be accessed on:

https://localoffer.croydon.gov.uk/kb5/croydon/directory/home.page

The Harris Invictus Academy Support email

We have created a bespoke email for parents and students to use during the crisis. It is:

invictussupport@harrisinvictus.org.uk

We will prioritise dealing with any concerns in relation to our vulnerable group of students but we have a team of staff who will monitor and check any information coming into the email.

Other sources of support and guidance

We are conscious that online learning and students using more internet resources may bring some additional worries. Our staff have received updated training and protocols on safeguarding at this time. We are confident that our use of technology is safe.

However, you may find the following particularly useful:

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

The college have identified a range of useful websites and information to help parents and children at this time. The website can be found here: https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/resources/covid-19-resources-parents-carers

The webpage can also be downloaded as a pdf here: https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/sites/default/files/generated-pdf/document/COVID-19---resources-for-parents-and-carers.pdf

Stay at home activities for children and young people
https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/resources/stay-home-activities-children-young-people

Young Minds – advice for young people on coronavirus

https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/what-to-do-if-you-re-anxious-about-coronavirus/

Mind – advice for adults on protecting their mental health and well-being

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/

The NHS

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Croydon Voluntary Action for local support

https://cvalive.org.uk/coronavirus/

And a reminder of help for staying safe online – you may wish to discuss this with your child too:

Childline

https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/bullying-abuse-safety/online-mobile-safety/staying-safe-online/

BBC

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/findoutmore/help-me-out-staying-safe-online

NSPCC

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

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