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Just one example of fantastic resilience shown by our students - a Maths 'Try Now' complete with mistakes. Mistakes are how we learn!


Discover the story of the codebreakers at Bletchley Park while keeping both physically and mentally active - a great opportunity for our students to get involved!


Today we celebrated Vivienne’s birthday! Lots of cake was consumed courtesy of Miss Pocock. All at a safe distance, naturally.


Here is this week’s Student Video Bulletin. Everyone at HAWI is so proud of all of our students and the work they are doing and we wish you all a relaxing half term!


It is National Thank a Teacher day. If you would like to say thank you to a teacher for all their hard work in supporting you grow as a person why not send them a message of thanks? I guarantee it would put a smile on their face!


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Not sure what to read next? Fear not, there are loads of places to look for inspiration. Check out the reading list folder on the virtual school and the fabulous "Love Reading 4 Kids" for reviews and recommendations.


Fantastic efforts from our Year 7 Geographers! Such impressive work being completed at home. Here is just a small sample. Well done Sanjay, Wiktoria, Monika and Alexandra! Keep up all your hard work


Remember to watch our Virtual Assembly today. This week it’s Mr Walsh’s turn talking about ‘Times like These’. Keep watching until the end for a very special performance.


It’s Friday again and that can only mean one thing...the release of our next Video Student Bulletin. Follow the link to watch...


The Orwell Youth Prize 2020 theme has been announced. This year we are seeking creative responses to ‘The Future We Want’. Journalism, essays, short stories, blog posts, poems, and plays are all welcome. How you respond to this year’s theme is your choice


Some more fantastic pencil pots from our Year 7 students. Well done Monika (7W), Holly (7L) and Jenny (7W).


Virtual Brass Band is up and running under the helm of Miss Allen. They’ve all be practising and we can’t wait to hear their rendition of ‘Oh When the Saints’


I think the pen thief is Boz!


Some of the fantastic pencil pots being made by our Year 7s at home. Brilliant job Harry (7W) and Boz (7M). We can’t wait to see what you make next. 🖍✏️


It's never too early to consider the future for your child. University College London have created a fantastic guide for parents who would like to know more about how their child can access university:


If you enjoy both keeping fit and cracking codes, check out the Operation Bletchley missions! Named after Bletchley Park, the home of WWII codebreakers


We’ve loved being able to send home postcards and encourage our students through our Virtual School rewards. Hopefully it will make lots of our students smile!


Happy Monday HAWI! Make sure you all watch Mr Maurice’s virtual assembly today on the very important idea of ‘Keeping Going’. Here’s the link:


Well don’t these look delicious! Well Done to Charlie in 8W for making these Bake Off worthy scones.


The perfect time to pick a new book and start reading. But what will you choose to read? 📚

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Posted on May 15th 2020

Newsletter 15/05/20

As 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.