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25/11/20

Some of our Year 9s enjoying Maths Club with a game of Rummikub and Further Maths work! https://t.co/8m2RntqOX7

24/11/20

Students will gain many technical manufacturing skills and techniques over the course of this academic year. We are so grateful to be in our new building with new state of the art equipment. https://t.co/BZgQia36Oy

24/11/20

At last, all students are using a range of traditional workshop tools and machines in Design & Technology at HAWI. We are extremely privileged to have a range of modern machines, such as: 3D printer, laser cutter and vinyl cutter. https://t.co/Gjse6MTbTx

23/11/20

Year 9 students rehearsing for their assessment, a scene from the play Slow Time, by Roy Williams. https://t.co/vidfsFXwq5

20/11/20

Some fantastic Year 8 collage portraits https://t.co/COtc7QnJsa

20/11/20

Year 7 working on still images and role plays, creating atmosphere and tension in Drama. https://t.co/FZBXPuTbgT

19/11/20

Retweetd From HAWI Library

It's Anti-Bullying Week! HAWI's Book of the Week marks the occasion perfectly. "Being Miss Nobody" is about Rosalind who is bullied because she doesn't talk. She starts a blog to make her voice heard..but is she becoming a bully herself? Funny and heartbreaking! https://t.co/TT6zNkjoTB

19/11/20

Retweetd From HAWI Library

Today, our Duke of Edinburgh volunteers worked their first shift in the library. They were excellent and carried out their duties accurately and with speed. https://t.co/V56rQEb9gj

17/11/20

Year 7 Academy Players – rehearsing ‘The Grinch’, for the Autumn Celebration. https://t.co/bS89b2PzuP

16/11/20

Retweetd From Merton Council

. is pleased to announce that students have moved into the new state-of-the-art Harris Academy in As one of the most modern Academies in the capital, the school is designed to support Merton’s education improvements. Read more👉https://t.co/EGwcSRH7Rc https://t.co/fVrWTwusZg

16/11/20

Retweetd From HAWI Library

Great start to the Library's first Manga Club meeting. 13 enthusiastic students turned up on a Friday after school bringing lots of fantastic ideas and knowledge about the world Manga.

16/11/20

Languages stars of the week! Congratulations to Alexia, Angelica and Massandje (Year 7), Jannat, Matilda and Teri (Year 8) and Dania, Lillie-Jo and Laura (Year 9) for their great work and effort in languages this week! Make sure you ask your teacher for your prize! Well done! https://t.co/rT8GaSHIrh

13/11/20

Retweetd From Harris Wimbledon PE

Year 7 Hockey and Netball extra curricular clubs in full swing. Students are training for their spots in the school teams for when the season eventually begins. https://t.co/rCP1I31N5a

13/11/20

Retweetd From Harris Wimbledon PE

Year 8s are learning Rugby and Handball in PE this half term. Here are some photos of them playing touch rugby 🏉 https://t.co/bdoZOrJidx

13/11/20

Year 9 mixed media skull pieces inspired by artists such as Jacky Tsai, Nunzio Paci and Otto Dix. Well done Year 9. https://t.co/Qn9zkMcDqf

13/11/20

Retweetd From Harris Wimbledon PE

We had 40+ students at morning clubs, keen to learn in the new sports hall! https://t.co/tG1VsKPXlk

06/11/20

Retweetd From HAWI Library

Another glimpse of HAWI's reader-friendly library. https://t.co/S692epWJzn

06/11/20

Retweetd From Harris Wimbledon PE

From lesson in a park, to lesson in the brand new sport hall https://t.co/sjRbPfVAnK

15/10/20

Year 8 students performing their Haunted House composition. https://t.co/Qpqr0SHDqf

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20 November 2020Newsletter 20/11/20I really appreciate all the support you give to us by guiding your children to support our motto of ‘make a difference’ by being kind, polite, working hard and supporting each other.  I am really pleased to report that we have given out 22,254 reward points since the beginning of the school year and many students are now beginning to collect their stickers and Kudos rewards.  You will find all the information in the student planner about the extra rewards students can claim when they reach a certain number of stickers.  We have a number of activities planned between now and the end of term.  30th November – 4th December will be our anti-bullying and charity week and we will publish all of the information in the newsletter next week.  We will also be supporting Save the Children with their Christmas Jumper day on Friday 11th December.  On Wednesday 16th December, Christmas lunch will be provided for all students who would like it and they need to sign up with their tutor next week. I hope you are all coping well with the current National Lockdown and all your families are safe and well.  The standard of cleaning and hygiene at the academy is very high.  I am very confident in all the procedures and routines we have in place so that we can minimise risk of transmission in the academy.  As you are aware, we have had one positive case so please can I ask you to remind your children to social distance outside of the academy so we can minimise the risk of anyone getting it.  Have a relaxing and enjoyable weekend.  Mrs Larizadeh https://0e58658be539ee7325a0-220f04f871df648cf4a4d93a111e3366.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/harris_secondary_wimbledon/uploads/document/201120Newsletter.pdf
13 November 2020Newsletter 16/11/20Mr Arnold did a great Remembrance Assembly this week which we showed in all of the classrooms. He reminded everyone about how important it is to pay respect and honour those who lost their life serving their country. It was particularly poignant as Mr Arnold served as an Army Officer in the British Army from 2008 to 2013 and told us about two colleagues and friends he had lost while serving in Afghanistan. Miss Pocock also spoke to the students about keeping themselves safe when they are coming to and from school and about our high expectations of them in the local community. We expect all students to be polite and courteous and be aware of others around them. Next week we have house meetings where each house will choose their house charity and plan activities they would like to do to raise money. We will have a Charity Week during the week of the 30th November. The houses will also be given their own time capsule which will be buried in the academy grounds for students to open in 50 years. They need to decide what they would like to place in it. I have sent a separate letter about uniform and PE Kit which you will find here Please can you talk to your child about what they need to bring and wear each day. It is made a bit more complicated with COVID as students cannot change on site. I have not changed the policy, just added black joggers as an optional item for any students who would like to wear them. Many students are enjoying playing football at break and lunchtime but from Monday, they must have moulded football boots to play on the surface as if not we will lose our guarantee. The students are working exceptionally hard and when I walk around the academy during lessons, I can see students engaged in their learning and enjoying lessons. I am delighted with their focus and progress. Have a relaxing and enjoyable weekend. Mrs Larizadeh    https://0e58658be539ee7325a0-220f04f871df648cf4a4d93a111e3366.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/harris_secondary_wimbledon/uploads/document/131120Newsletter.pdf
6 November 2020Newsletter 06/11/20We have had a fantastic week in our new building.  The students have quickly settled into the new routines and have enjoyed using all of the new facilities.  In the newsletter, you will see we have published information about staying safe.  Please can you spend some time over the weekend talking to your child about how they should keep themselves safe as they walk to and from school.  We also plan to talk to them about it.  I am delighted to say that I have spoken to the Department for Education and we can continue with our extracurricular activities during this national lockdown.  Consequently, extracurricular activities will begin next week and there is more information in the newsletter.   You should be very proud of how your children have approached the Covid-19 systems we have in school.  They wear their face mask, regularly sanitise/wash their hands and keep in their bubble.  It is really important that they follow the social distancing guidelines and the rules of the national lockdown outside of school so we can ensure we do not bring Covid-19 into the Academy.  If your child has any symptoms please ensure they self-isolate.  In addition, if they come into contact with anyone with symptoms they also must self-isolate.  We have a very exciting future ahead of us and I look forward to sharing all our news over the next half term. Kind regards Mrs Larizadeh https://0e58658be539ee7325a0-220f04f871df648cf4a4d93a111e3366.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/harris_secondary_wimbledon/uploads/document/061120Newsletter.pdf                                                
9 October 2020Newsletter 09/10/20Arrangements for moving into the new build. As I explained last week, students will have a remote learning day on Friday 16th October to enable us to pack up the buildings ready for the removal company on Monday 19th October.  Please ensure your child understands that this is a working day and half term begins at 3pm! During the first week after half term, each year group will attend for an orientation day of the new building.  At all the other times between 8.30am and 3pm, students should be at home completing remote learning.  Please see the separate section of the newsletter about how to access work through our Virtual School.     Monday 2nd November: 11.20am - 3pm. Year 9 in school, years  7 & 8 working remotely Tuesday 3rd November: 11.20am - 3pm . Year 8 in school, years 7 & 9 working remotely Wednesday 4th November: 10.20am - 3pm. Year 7 in school, years 8 & 9 working remotely Thursday 5th November: Year 7 arrive at 8.15am, year 8 arrive at 8.45am and year 9 arrive at 9.15am Friday 6th November: All students start at 8.25am   I understand that students have already had a significant amount of time at home in the last 6 months but it is important that we allow time for students to understand how the entrances/exits and routes around the building will work for each bubble.  Teachers will ensure that students have plenty of work to complete during this time and please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. As we have been unable to open our doors for our Prospective Parents Evening, we have made a film to show the community how wonderful our school is.  Your sons and daughters make our academy a very happy place.  If you get chance, please click on the link    to watch it. Due to the move, this will be the last Newsletter of the half term.  I would like to thank you for all your continued support and wish you an enjoyable half term. Best wishes, Mrs Larizadeh https://0e58658be539ee7325a0-220f04f871df648cf4a4d93a111e3366.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/harris_secondary_wimbledon/uploads/document/091020-Newsletter_v1.pdf    
2 October 2020Newsletter 02/10/20I am delighted to confirm that we will be moving into the new building over half term. On Friday 16th October, the students will need to complete their lessons remotely as we need to pack up at both sites before the removal company arrive on Monday 19th October. Teachers will set work and your children should remain at home on this day and complete it. As you can imagine, to get the building ready, there will be a substantial amount of work for staff over half term.  During the first week after half term, students will be required to come in for an orientation of the new building at different times. I will publish the programme next week but during the first three days, students will be required to work from home for a period of time while each year group is shown where everything is in the building and how to move around safely.  This staggered start is even more important due to our health and safety requirements for COVID-19 and keeping our bubbles separate. However, until Friday 16th October, it is business as usual!  The students have settled into the academic year and they are producing some excellent work.  We have spent a significant amount of time visiting lessons across all year groups; we are delighted with the focus, engagement and hard work of the students.   Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.  Have an enjoyable weekend. Mrs Larizadeh https://0e58658be539ee7325a0-220f04f871df648cf4a4d93a111e3366.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/harris_secondary_wimbledon/uploads/document/021020-Newsletter.pdf
25 September 2020Newsletter 25/09/2020My earliest memory of being read to as a child was my mum reading ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’ by Judith Kerr.  I absolutely loved the story and couldn’t hear it enough times!  It is about a girl called Sophie who is having tea with her mother when the doorbell rings.  In walks a tiger, and Sophie and her mother end up having tea with him.  The book captured my imagination and allowed me to enter this imaginary world of tigers eating all the cakes and drinking all the water in the house. Next week, we are going to focus on the Power of Reading.  Mr Maurice will set the scene in his assembly where he will talk students through his own journey from a reluctant reader with diagnosed dyslexia, to an avid reader who always has a book on the go. The key message is that, once on the path to reading, all can immerse themselves in the wonderful world of books. At Harris Academy Wimbledon we will be encouraging all students on their journey to becoming great readers through our Friday Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) time, where House Groups will be reading together with no other purpose in mind that just pure, unadulterated enjoyment.   Please can I encourage you to support your children to read and to go and see our wonderful librarian, Ms Nylinder,  if they would like some suggestions. We are still on track to move into the new building straight after half term.  I hope to have the final confirmation very soon and then I will write to you with all of the details.  Next Friday (2nd October) is an INSET day.  https://0e58658be539ee7325a0-220f04f871df648cf4a4d93a111e3366.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/harris_secondary_wimbledon/uploads/document/250920-Newsletter.pdf
18 September 2020Newsletter 18/09/2020In the last two weeks, we have given out over 5000 reward points for the excellent effort students have shown in their work; you should be very proud of them.  I am very proud of how they have approached school and our new way of working.  They keep in their bubbles, use the hand sanitiser and wear their face masks without any fuss which means that teachers can focus on great teaching and learning and providing fun extra-curricular activities.  There was a buzz in the playground as 80 Year 7 students waited to work with the professional football coaches, lots of laughter in the Year 9 Geography Club and great concentration in the Year 8 Technology club.  Mr Arnold co-ordinates all the extracurricular clubs, so please don’t hesitate to contact him if you have any questions.  Year 9 students are making their applications for the position of Head Boy and Head Girl before the closing date on Monday.  All the students get to vote for their Head Boy and Girl in the next couple of weeks.  The new building is looking fantastic.  The 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors are now finished and the 1st floor isn’t far off.  That just leaves the ground floor and the externals to finish by half term.  We are on track to move in over half term and are really looking forward to it.  Have an enjoyable weekend, Mrs Larizadeh. https://0e58658be539ee7325a0-220f04f871df648cf4a4d93a111e3366.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/harris_secondary_wimbledon/uploads/document/180920-Newsletter.pdf
3 July 2020Newsletter 03/07/20  We have had a fantastic week.  We had over 1500 entries into the different competitions for Virtual Sports Day and students fully engaged with the Virtual Careers Day completing their own personal plan for a career of choice.  It will be fascinating to see how personal plans change over time.  We welcomed all of our new staff on Monday for an induction day and met all of our new Year 7s virtually; we are especially pleased to be welcoming 17 siblings into Year 7.  Teachers have been busily marking significant pieces of work and writing reports.  We are very impressed with the standard of work we have received and I would like to thank you for encouraging your children during this challenging time. We are really looking forward to welcoming everyone back for their review meeting next week.  You should have received a letter from me, via email , outlining when your child needs to attend.  If you haven’t received the letter, please contact Mrs Kirby. If you have any further questions, please contact Miss Pocock (Year 7)  or Mr James (Year 8). Yesterday, we received the guidance for return to school in September.  The first thing to say is that I am absolutely delighted the government has said all students can come back. We have learnt a lot in lockdown about how to deliver virtual education, and families and staff have been outstanding, but children need the routine of normal school life and they also need to see their friends and teachers.  It is vital that we get students back to school in September, and the government has made attendance compulsory unless there is a statutory reason for children to be absent.  We will be running a full school day with breakfast clubs, homework clubs and extracurricular activities.  I will write to you in full next week with how our different bubbles will work and the safety measures we will have in place.  Until then, I hope you have a relaxing and enjoyable weekend. https://0e58658be539ee7325a0-220f04f871df648cf4a4d93a111e3366.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/harris_secondary_wimbledon/uploads/document/030720-Newsletter.pdf
26 June 2020Newsletter 26/06/20Next week, there are some changes to the school timetable. On Monday, all students will participate in our Virtual Sports Day.  Mr Riches has posted information in the Newsletter and in the Student Bulletin explaining how the day will work.  There are also a number of videos on Twitter which show how to complete the different events.  I’d like to thank him and Miss Timmins for all the work they have done in preparation for the event. Tuesday is Virtual Careers Day.  Students need to follow the guidelines that Mr Arnold has shared with them.  There is also further information in the Newsletter and in the Student Bulletin. We are looking forward to welcoming all students back between the 10th and 15th July.  All students will be invited into the academy in groups of 7.  Each house will be split into four groups and one group will attend each day.   Time House 9.30-11.30am Butler 10 – 12pm Wilberforce 10.30- 12.30pm Nelson 11 – 1pm Rutherford 1-3pm Morris 1.30-3.30pm Gibson and Dowding Group 1: Friday 10th July Group 2: Monday 13th July Group 3: Tuesday 14th July Group 4: Wednesday 15th July. You will receive a letter during the course of next week which outlines which group each student is in and the time they need to attend the academy.  Students need to attend in school uniform.  The academy is COVID SECURE and I will send out the guidelines students must follow in the letter you will receive next week.  It is really important that all students attend so we can celebrate the end of the school year. There has been a lot of speculation in the media about what will happen in September.  I still haven’t received any guidance from the government and so we cannot finalise our plans.  As soon as we have the information, we will let you know.  Last week, we published information about purchasing school uniform for September.  There is further information in the newsletter today and on the school uniform page on the website.  Please note the types of coats, shoes and trainers students need to have.  The deadline for guaranteeing delivery from the uniform company for September is the 7th August. Best wishes for a lovely weekend.   https://0e58658be539ee7325a0-220f04f871df648cf4a4d93a111e3366.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/harris_secondary_wimbledon/uploads/document/260620-Newsletter.pdf  
19 June 2020Newsletter 19/06/20I hope everyone received my letter yesterday regarding the delay to the new build.  It is disappointing, but we have happily operated from Whatley Avenue for the last two years and I know that we can continue to do this for the first half term of next academic year.     At the moment, we do not know what the government advice will be with regards to all students returning to secondary schools in September, but as soon as we know, we will finalise our plans and let you know.   In the meantime, the government have said that we can invite all students into school for a review meeting before the end of term.  We plan to invite all students into the academy between the 10th and 15th July.  We are currently putting the plans together for this and are very much looking forward to seeing everyone.  We will send out more information next Friday on how this will all work.    Next week, the students will be set a ‘significant’ piece of work in each subject and there is a link in the newsletter so you can see an overview.  Thank you for the tremendous job you are doing home schooling your children.  Please keep encouraging them to respond to virtual registration by 8.45am and to complete and submit all their work.   We understand the challenges of caring for families, working and supporting with home schooling so please do not hesitate to get in touch if we can support you.   I wish you a relaxing and enjoyable weekend. https://0e58658be539ee7325a0-220f04f871df648cf4a4d93a111e3366.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/harris_secondary_wimbledon/uploads/document/190620-Newsletter.pdf
12 June 2020Newsletter 12/06/20We were appalled by the events that led to the death of George Floyd in America but we also know that the challenges that black people face are not exclusive to America and we must address systematic inequality in our own country and ensure that all people, irrespective of ethnicity, are treated equally and given the same opportunities. We care deeply about our own community and feel a huge sense of responsibility to ensure that everyone is provided with an outstanding education so that they have full choice and opportunity for the future.  Challenging racism matters to us and we are fully committed to diversity and equality.  However, we are also acutely aware that it is not just about the words that we say but the actions that we take.  Mr Maurice has written a piece for the newsletter about how we have been developing our curriculum during the course of this year and the plans we have in place for English and History for 2020/21.  Student voice is always at the heart of our community and we will continue to have open and honest conversations with our students and the wider community.  Ms Nylinder, our librarian, is ensuring that as she is building our new school library, it is inclusive, culturally relevant and diverse. However, we also know that every day we ask our students to reflect on their work and identify how they can make progress and do even better.  This is also a commitment that we make of ourselves; we must look at where we can do better by reflecting on our work and listening to the views of our community.  We will set up a more formal process for this through the WPA in September but in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly.  As you are aware, we are in phase 3 of our Virtual school and a key part of this is the live tutor session every Wednesday morning.  This week the focus of the session was on ‘Positive Action’ and we were incredibly impressed by the contributions your children made to the discussion.  We know that learning remotely is a challenge for everyone but please ensure your son/daughter is keeping up with their work and don’t hesitate to get in contact if we can do anything further to support you. https://0e58658be539ee7325a0-220f04f871df648cf4a4d93a111e3366.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/harris_secondary_wimbledon/uploads/document/120620-Newsletter.pdf
22 May 2020Newsletter 22/05/20Schools are all about communities and when I look back over this half term, I am so proud of our whole community for working together to find new ways of communicating and for supporting each other.   I am particularly proud of the students who have risen to the challenge of the Virtual School and produced a lot of excellent work. Following the parent, student and teacher surveys we have made a few changes to the Virtual School provision and will begin Phase 3 on Monday 1st June. On Wednesdays mornings from 9-9.30am students will have a live Teams session with their House Tutor. This session will be linked to our Human and Life Skills curriculum and focus around student wellbeing.   On Wednesday afternoons, we are introducing a series of screen free challenges. Students will be encouraged, where they can, to work with a virtual partner to complete them.  To enable this to happen, we have made some slight changes to the timetable which you can find  here: https://0e58658be539ee7325a0-220f04f871df648cf4a4d93a111e3366.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/harris_secondary_wimbledon/uploads/document/Phase-3-Timetable-.pdf You will know from the calendar that students were due to have their examination week during the second week after half term.  I don’t think it is appropriate to have an examination week, but each subject will ask students to complete a significant piece of work which they will need to send in. Teachers will set the work through the lessons and students will need to spend 45 minutes completing it in lesson time. This work will be set between the 15th and 26th June. We will send out more information about this after half term. This significant piece of work will be marked with a percentage and returned to the students.  We will publish end of year reports on 16th July and will include this percentage within an average of other assessments completed during the year. Students are not required to complete any revision for these pieces of work as they will be able to use their books when they are completing them.  However, please encourage your child to make this their best piece of work. I would like to emphasise that I do not want the students to do any work over half term.  It is a time for relaxation and a time away from screens. The 29th and 30th June will be screen free days and teachers are currently planning some exciting challenges for students to complete during these days. Lessons from 13th - 16th July will also be slightly different and will focus on transition to the year above.  This is especially important for the Year 8 students who will move from Lower to Upper School.  Mr James is Assistant Principal / Director of Upper School and begins this role from 1st June.  He will be responsible for the pastoral care of the students in the Upper School and will be in touch with Year 8 parents after half term. It is my ambition to invite all students (in small groups of 15) for a session on site during the week of 13th July but I can only do this if it is safe to do so.  I will continue to follow the government advice and be in touch closer to the time if we are able to do this. We will hold a Virtual Honours Evening on Wednesday 15th July at 6pm.  Please save the date. Thank you for your continued support and best wishes for a safe and happy half term. Happy Eid to all our families who will be celebrating this weekend.     https://0e58658be539ee7325a0-220f04f871df648cf4a4d93a111e3366.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/harris_secondary_wimbledon/uploads/document/220520-Newsletter.pdf
15 May 2020Newsletter 15/05/20As you are aware the government have asked primary schools to re-open from the 1st June and for secondary schools to open for Years 10 and 12 later in the month.  As the current government advice stands, we cannot open for Years 7 and 8 but will remain open for children of key workers and vulnerable children.  Consequently, the development of an outstanding Virtual School is always central to our planning.  Thank you to everyone who spent time completing the survey, I am truly grateful for the time you spent on this and all the support you have given us during this time. The survey was overwhelmingly positive.  We received 129 replies and 100% are satisfied with the communication between home and school and 94% are satisfied with the overall virtual school experience.  I am really pleased with this response but know that we need to continually review and improve.  We received a range of comments.  Most parents feel we have the level of work, support and expectation about right and where some parents commented on the work not being enough, an equal number of parents commented on the work being too much.  These range of views are expected (and respected) as we are all working in different settings with different pressures and challenges. The broad themes that came through for us to develop were: · To try and find some ways to introduce some screen free time · To support students with time management/submission of work · To support the students with some more interaction between teachers/each other · To continue to provide feedback to the students on their work All the comments you have made will help us refine the Virtual School for Phase 3 which will start straight after half term.  I will update you next Friday with more details once we have had time to digest your feedback, the students’ feedback and the feedback from teachers. The well-being of your children is central to everything that we do.  Therefore, it is important that if your child is feeling anxious about any of the work or finding it too much, that you contact us individually so we can support you and them.  Equally, please let us know if you have any issues with devices or internet connectivity as we may be able to help.  I recognise the incredible juggling act you are in as you supervise your children learning at home and complete your own work. I hope everyone continues to stay safe and well. With my very best wishes for a lovely weekend. https://0e58658be539ee7325a0-220f04f871df648cf4a4d93a111e3366.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/harris_secondary_wimbledon/uploads/document/150520-Newsletter.pdf
7 May 2020Newsletter 07/05/20We expect to hear an update from the government over the weekend about their plans for schools re-opening in the coming weeks and months ahead.  I am  very keen to welcome more children back to the academy when it is safe to do so,  but we must wait for the government advice before we put our plans together.  It is highly likely that remote learning is going to continue in some form for the foreseeable future as the return to school will be a phased approach.  Therefore we continue to improve and develop our Virtual School every day.  You will find a link here to a  parent survey as I am really keen to hear your views on what is working well for your child and whether you have any ideas on how we can improve the Virtual School experience.  I am delighted to report that the confidence amongst your children in using Teams and the other aspects of the Virtual School is rapidly improving and we are seeing a lot of excellent work every single day.  The teachers are also becoming more confident and are able to refine how they present their work to the children.   If you get chance to watch the new video format of the student bulletin this week, you will see some of the tremendous work the teachers are putting in to develop remote opportunities for the students.   Thank you for your daily encouragement of your children to complete their work each day and please do not hesitate to get in touch if you need any support. I would like to wish you a very enjoyable Bank Holiday weekend.  https://0e58658be539ee7325a0-220f04f871df648cf4a4d93a111e3366.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/harris_secondary_wimbledon/uploads/document/070520-Newsletter.pdf