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22/10/20

Welcome to the Invictus Family! Visit the Invictus Website to meet the Principal and have a virtual tour of the Academy for parents of Year 6 and Year 12 joining our secondary school in Sept 2021. Click to visit. https://t.co/TXT1bCcyeO

20/10/20

Welcome to the Invictus Family! Visit the Invictus Website to meet the Principal and have a virtual tour of the Academy for parents of Year 6 and Year 12 joining our secondary school in Sept 2021. Click to visit. https://t.co/TXT1bCcyeO https://t.co/YL5zMW82l4

15/10/20

Virtual Open event HIAC Thurs 15/10/20. For parents of Year 6 children joining secondary school in Sept 2021. Click https://t.co/MJV8U1up8T to visit our virtual event. For Live event on 15/10.20 use the following link below. Starts 6pm till 7pm. click https://t.co/BDrYVwOqN3 https://t.co/WoUMjwkf5U

24/07/20

Very proud of our very own Ms Bent. https://t.co/mvFFPJHS68

27/06/20

Retweetd From G E N E V I E V E 🇯🇲

Created a school resource for Unconscious Bias. Delivered as an assembly this week, with a student task at the end. Continuation of our  provision, along with this week’s staff training by If anyone’s interested, I will upload on TES 😊 https://t.co/YewMrrAhwP

22/06/20

We would like to wish our students and families a Happy Windrush Day. Our students have been looking at the importance of the Windrush generation last week as part of our Wellbeing Day Friday. .WeCan.WeWill. https://t.co/nibWiOhDZZ

18/06/20

Retweetd From G E N E V I E V E 🇯🇲

Friday - 6pm! Via Twitter Please share with any of your young people/parents or networks! 🥺🥺🥺 https://t.co/HZCbwSFElJ

17/06/20

Retweetd From Rowenna Davis

Really proud of our 13-year-old Elijah from creating amazing art work & raising money for . To see his work & donate visit https://t.co/SH58goK2dP https://t.co/yRKJE7EQzE

17/06/20

Retweetd From G E N E V I E V E 🇯🇲

I am VERY passionate about the Windrush Generation as a 2nd Generation Black British Caribbean Woman. If anyone would like a copy of the Windrush Resources, I’ve made for my school, for , next Monday 22nd, just let me know! 🇯🇲🇱🇨🇹🇹🇰🇳🇬🇩🇧🇧🇦🇬🇧🇸 https://t.co/8qAi5UdlHm

17/06/20

Retweetd From G E N E V I E V E 🇯🇲

The Official Small Island play - based on the fictional book by Andrea Levy centred during the Windrush era - is being streamed LIVE & FREE through YouTube, from Starting Thursday 18th at 7pm! It wills also double up as fundraiser ❤️https://t.co/BgHozeqL2B

17/06/20

Retweetd From G E N E V I E V E 🇯🇲

Good morning 🌞 I’ve put together the Windrush Reading List! Not exhaustive by any means! But download if you like 😁 and SHARE 😁 Happy Windrush Reading 🇯🇲🇹🇹🇬🇩🇧🇧🇧🇸🇰🇳🇻🇨🇩🇲🇦🇬🇦🇮🇱🇨 Available here 👉🏾 https://t.co/qrht31Ouj2 Please leave feedback!

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.

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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.

Ms Jamila Astwood is leading the SEND team during this time and so please email him on J.Astwood@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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