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13/01/21

Excellent work on distance-time graphs, presented beautifully by Year 11. https://t.co/dEe2LVsnxm

11/01/21

“Fantastic discussion and contributions by Year 11 in Hooke’s Law Physics” https://t.co/be7Yev2Ymu

11/01/21

Well done Year 11! - Mr Green https://t.co/LeK78LjKpv

11/01/21

Big shout out to all Y11 completing maths online – from Mr Green. https://t.co/0r2UH10QDZ

08/01/21

More great work from our year 11 students. Looking really good... https://t.co/h9azXQjrUd

07/01/21

Engagement high in Y11 lessons - well done! https://t.co/5A9chdqPvc

07/01/21

So proud of our Y10 students engaging in lessons online today. https://t.co/mh2ndlW5zK

07/01/21

Really proud of our students and their engagement with the online work, showing great attitude and resolve. Here is the work for my history today. I'm sorry for the score I got in my quiz, I believe I could've done better and will aim to do so in the next quiz you give! (Yr 9) https://t.co/m65nVOHLni

17/12/20

Harris Invictus prove how big their heart is by this amazing collection for our local foodbank. https://t.co/JeOwiizfU7

08/12/20

Thank you to all those parents who attended the online safety workshop. Resources will be available to all soon. A big thanks to our guest speaker, Jonathan Taylor - a very informative evening for children, parents and staff.

07/12/20

Reminder - Online safety talk tonight for parents. Link for the parent online safety talk from 6-7pm on Monday, 7th December 2020 click here: https://t.co/bSyxytSJKz

06/12/20

For information please visit our website https://t.co/Apl70og1ZJ https://t.co/RpawotOtKE

03/12/20

A buzz of enthusiasm is in the air at our Year 11 Post-16 Subject Marketplace. Our keen Year 11 ‘buyers’ are browsing our subject exhibitions ahead of choosing their options for next year! https://t.co/gDXlZmDIvb

25/11/20

More great art from our talented students. https://t.co/D2devBbEBb

25/11/20

Great work from our students! https://t.co/1yxIcft0mZ

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

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Introduction and useful links for parents and carers, including supporting your child's mental health and wellbeing

Dear Parents and Carers

This page of the web site will provide you with the details you need to understand what we consider to be the most important information to share with you. We hope this is helpful in giving you the essential information.

The government has also published advice for parents and carers on supporting their child's emotional and mental wellbeing during the pandemic:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing/guidance-for-parents-and-carers-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak

I am sure you know but it is worth re-stating that it is vitally important that your child does not attend the Academy if they have any of the COVID 19 symptoms, any member of your household has the symptoms, or if your child has been in immediate contact with any person who has symptoms, or if your child  has returned from a country on the Government Travel restrictions website.

If your child has been exposed to anyone with confirmed symptoms or you have returned from a country on the list of travel restrictions then you must remain at home and call the Academy for further guidance.

Main symptoms

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms.

We have prepared a powerpoint for our parents, students and staff. We hope that the slides are easy to understand and use. Please read this powerpoint.

There is a slide for:

- what to do if your child, you or a member of your household develops symptoms at home

- what we will do if your child develops symptoms when attending the academy

- how we will deal with any positive cases, including liaising with the local health protection teams.

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

Jamila Astwood is leading the SEND team during this time and so please email her 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/

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/

If you have any questions or need support – please do use our support email stated above. We are here to help! 

 

Lisa Kattenhorn

Acting Principal