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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 22nd 2020

Newsletter 22/05/20

Schools 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:

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.