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24/02/21

We are really proud of our students' tenacity and commitment to their Bedrock learning during lockdown. Pleasingly, three of our students been selected by Bedrock HQ as worthy winners and deserving of a £10 Amazon voucher . A huge well done to Leon, Ceren and Thomas! https://t.co/kdXYFwJVwl

23/02/21

We would like to thank you and all of the staff at Harris Beckenham for all their hard work and support. Aside from a few technical issues in the beginning, it has been pretty faultless for our son's home-schooling and he is very much looking forward to coming back to school. https://t.co/v1CXaalWqY

23/02/21

To Mr Gibbons in our Maths department. I just wanted to say a massive thank you for your great work with the UKMT group, of which Freddie and George were a part. You definitely went above and beyond there - much appreciated! https://t.co/P5oq7Brgy8

22/02/21

WOW! Well Done!! Tom Y10 alongside Max completed 100k in 10 days and raised £2500 for a mental health charity 🏃‍♂️ https://t.co/NBILBV6bQS

22/02/21

Welcome back HABE! We all hope that you had a restful Half Term. Here is your latest Student Newsletter to enjoy! https://t.co/2gK0dvbKC0

17/02/21

For all you music lovers out there! Live performances return to Wigmore Hall https://t.co/MHXJ9LrJ7Y

16/02/21

Happy Pancake Day! We would love to receive pictures of our fabulous students flipping and making their pancakes! Please send photos to info.org.uk. https://t.co/IOrjbHMfyL

15/02/21

Well done Tom and Max who are 3 days in to their 100km. A great cause!! https://t.co/DuMfNu2ssB

12/02/21

We are immensely glad to be able to help those who need support in our local community. https://t.co/Q39xTb2Tct

12/02/21

Congratulations Ms Woolloff - HABE are ranked in the top ten schools in the UK using Bedrock! https://t.co/vHSPiQfbKi

12/02/21

To keep up with our students amazing artistic talent, check out our Art Departments Instagram below... https://t.co/OJ2iP8xfFO

12/02/21

Another wonderful moment in lockdown within our community. Small things making a big impact! We are so proud of our thoughtful, talented students! https://t.co/60lQ7M5S2Q

12/02/21

This week's Sixth Form Book of the Week is ''The Impossible Revolution: Making Sense of the Syrian Tragedy' by Yassin al-Haj Saleh. Take a look for a synopsis and a review. https://t.co/GFovyFerZs

11/02/21

Well deserved Shout out to all our HABE staff from a Y7 parent... I would like to thank all of you for you hard work and dedication! I hope you could all rest and enjoy time off during the half-term. Thank you for your fabulous shout out! https://t.co/OVlcjUqorL

11/02/21

Book of the Week! Vampire Trouble... Destiny just wants the typical college experience – but then she awakens as a newly turned vampire. With both her maker and a handsome rival in the mix, can Destiny learn to navigate her undead life. https://t.co/NHRv7xDkL6

10/02/21

Retweetd From Stephen Kelman

Thanks for making another virtual school visit so much fun. Some excellent questions! Enjoy the rest of your day.

10/02/21

A massive thank you to and our Y11 cohort for such a thought provoking Q&A session last Thursday. It was so enlightening to hear our Pigeon English author’s insight into the writing of his text, and for our students to pose their own questions, we learnt so much! https://t.co/rflboCxTvX

09/02/21

Retweetd From HarrisBeckenham

Our ‘Virtual Wellbeing Wednesday - Digital Detox Day’. Wednesday 10th February for students in Y7-11. The aim of the day is for students to ‘unplug’ to support their wellbeing and to immerse themselves in some creative challenges with the theme ‘Life in Lockdown’. More to come! https://t.co/flxHtgXNp2

09/02/21

Wonderful artwork produced by Lottie in Y12 - what a talent! https://t.co/7nsokn04BC

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Remote Learning Etiquette

The following guidelines are designed to help all our students as they work at home.

This is not an opportunity for a break! Your teachers will be working remotely also and you are their first priority in terms of preparation and support. You will have everything you need to work successfully from home.


What is expected of me

You are expected to complete and submit all tasks set by your teachers by the given deadlines. Your tasks will be set on Microsoft Teams and your teacher will use this platform to monitor your completion of the tasks and to provide feedback. You will be given ‘hard’ deadlines, meaning that you must meet them.

If your teacher is concerned that you may be falling behind, they will first contact you on Teams and check that you are ok, that you understand and make sure you have enough support to complete the work. This is exactly as they would do at school.

Just like at school, if your teacher is very concerned that you aren’t logging into Teams and completing work, despite them having communicated with you, they will contact your parent or carer and raise the concerns with them.

The best way for you to manage your workload at home is to follow your timetable closely. Your teachers will provide you with plenty of work to help you to do this.


How can I get help from my teacher?

If you have attempted a task and you find you are unable to complete it because you need more guidance, you should first message your teacher on Teams and then by email if you don’t get a response – there is a risk that your message may not have reached your teacher if something has gone wrong.

You can always use the ‘chat’ function in Teams to seek support during lessons. You should never just ‘leave’ the work; you are responsible for managing your work and it must all be completed in full.


How should I communicate with my teacher

This section has guidance about how to communicate with your teacher and other students about schoolwork, school matters or any worries or questions you may have.

You should send messages using Teams and/or email to your teachers to ask questions or for support.

All email communication should be made between the hours 8am – 5pm on weekdays. Your teachers will not communicate with you outside of these times.

Your email communication and all messages should be formal. This means you should follow the below ‘email etiquette’.


Email etiquette

You must only use your school email address and Microsoft Teams to contact staff at the Academy. You must not attempt to contact them using any other method.

Only email/message in the given times of 8am – 5pm Monday to Friday.

All emails/messages to be formally addressed ‘Dear Miss X’ and concluded ‘Kind regards’.

All requests to be made politely: ‘I write to ask you if I could have some guidance with/if you could explain this task to me/when you would expect me to…’

All emails to have a subject written in the subject line, such as ‘Request for Guidance’.

Understanding that emails will be responded to within 24-48 hours, but not instantly; your teachers are helping all of their students and it may take them some time to get to your request.

Only email the one person who you need to ask a question to or send your work to; you should not email lots of people or hit ‘reply all’ if your teacher has emailed your whole class.

Never use slang, informal language or any kind of impolite language such as swearing, insults or anything that may appear offensive.

If you are worried about your safety or wellbeing, or you would like to raise a concern about another student, email your head of house or use the SHARP system on the website so that a member of the school’s safeguarding team can help


Example email

Dear Ms Smith

I write to ask for some more guidance about the task you have asked us to complete for this Friday. I am not sure which of the sources you would like us to use to answer question 5. Could you please tell me which one to use so that I can complete this work?

Kind regards,

Amirah

OR

Dear Ms Smith

I write to raise a concern about my friend. I have noticed that she has sent me a few messages in which she seems to be very worried about how she will prepare for her exams while school is closed. I hope you can help. Her name is Joanne Bloggs and she is in Year 11.

Kind regards,

Amirah


When school shuts, how will I know when it is going to open again?

­The best source of information is the school website and also https://harrisadvice.org.uk, and twitter, which we will update with any new information.

We will also email your parents/carers to keep them up to date. Any emails to parents/carers will be copied to the website so that you can see them there.

You won’t easily be able to call the school as there will not be lots of staff on duty. If there are any changes or anything you need to know, we will let you know of this immediately.