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21/06/24

Excitement is building for the HAWI election! Today candidates have campaigned for the prestigious title of ‘Principal for the day’. All students will be voting on Tuesday 2nd for the political party that they think has the best policies for HAWI. 🗓️🗳️ pic.twitter.com/mB8JYIPLak

13/06/24

Our Year 12 Politics class enjoyed a great trip to the Houses of Parliament. With MPs away, they were able to visit both chambers and then took part in a workshop applying their knowledge from their A-level studies to the passage of a new law. pic.twitter.com/GKaMkyGfyt

11/06/24

Amazing work from our students today who have been working hard to represent their houses in our first ever HAWIVision! It took a huge amount of bravery to stand up in front of a large audience and sing.Well done for the amazing performances! pic.twitter.com/bGchXp2ffn

10/06/24

We were lucky enough to receive Cliff McNish today, author of ‘Doomspell’ and ‘Breathe’. He talked about the motivation behind his novels, the importance of reading and engaged the students in inspiring Ghost Story workshop. The students loved it! pic.twitter.com/q6yBDFBdT8

24/05/24

After a week focused on exams, we paused revision today for a formal Leavers ceremony. Year 11 students had the opportunity to hear from their house tutors and sign shirts. Year 11 have grown into wonderful people and we can't wait to see what the future holds for them! pic.twitter.com/w32BKvF9GN

17/05/24

HAWI celebrates Mental Health Awareness Week!The theme of is year is ‘Movement!’ The assemblies and inspiring talks heard this week focussed on the importance of movement. Today is our “Wear it Green” day! Students wore an item of green to raise awareness about Mental Health. pic.twitter.com/ftZudA0rTz

22/04/24

Y12students embarked on the 'Take The Lead' programme this year, a unique collaboration between schools, businesses, and the expertise of The Old Vic Theatre. They've gained invaluable insights into navigating life after school & the future work world.💼 #FutureReady pic.twitter.com/rE13l4Hu36

19/04/24

Exciting news! Starting April 22nd, join our new extra-curricular club run by 'Rise Up' 🌟. Dive deep into Black History, focusing on Black British heritage, culture, dreams, & social action. A space to learn, grow, and make a difference. Don't miss out! pic.twitter.com/HlMhTSt4S6

17/04/24

Dive into the worlds of The Arts and Crafts Movement and Impressionism this Autumn term, crafting stunning clay tiles.🎨 Remember to collect your masterpiece before term ends, or they'll be part of our Easter recycling. Don't miss out! pic.twitter.com/OGBpvYprMG

15/04/24

Huge shout out to our Year 11 Netball team for smashing their way to the FINALS with a spectacular 27-3 win over Harris Crystal Palace! 🎉 Their dedication and hard work in training have truly paid off. Let's rally behind them as they aim for the top spot in the finals! 🏐 pic.twitter.com/0LCDDuyoDM

28/03/24

Today marks the end of the term, but the beginning of a well-deserved break! 🌟 Wishing all our students a fantastic holiday. Rest, recharge, and get ready to leap into a new term filled with more learning and adventures on April 15th. See you then!

28/03/24

Year 12 have been honing their life drawing skills in collaboration with King's School this week, showcasing incredible observations and techniques. Kudos to all who attended! 🎨 We're proud of our talented students and excited to support their ongoing development! pic.twitter.com/454TvNnVCo

27/03/24

Massive applause for our Maths Challenge Team! 🌟 Showcasing incredible teamwork and resilience, they stood out with two Year 11s, finishing in the top third of the toughest round. Here's to their brilliant success and looking forward to next year. WELL DONE!!! pic.twitter.com/mMFPYzkGZq

26/03/24

Our HAWI Cadets shone at Pirbright, acing their Weapon Handling test with unparalleled dedication & skill. 🌟 Their conduct and resilience earned high praise, setting a solid foundation for summer camp. Proud of their growth and commitment! pic.twitter.com/cTXiRXa2gl

25/03/24

Standing ovation for our students & team for an incredible Oliver production! 🎭✨ Their talent, hard work, and dedication brought the story to life. I was an amazing performance. Bravo to all involved! pic.twitter.com/m9jycaRsbv

22/03/24

Huge applause for Dominika, Sienna, Deniel, and Andre on their amazing iStopMotion animation this term! 🌟🎥 Their creativity knows no bounds. Check it out. pic.twitter.com/eCUdXpMXvc

22/03/24

🏑🏐 Our HAWI athletes shining! The hockey team showed incredible skill at Raynes Park, gearing up for the London Hockey Tier 3 finals. Meanwhile, our Year 8 girls clinched a thrilling 14-13 netball victory against Harris Chafford Hundred, propelling them to the semi-finals! 🌟 pic.twitter.com/5hJMpF8utj

21/03/24

Final Gym session of the academic year for our year 11s. Thank you Nuffield Health Merton Abbey for exposing our students to the health and social benefits of leisure centres delivering weekly fitness and gym floor sessions pic.twitter.com/Vqu2TRIg3x

21/03/24

On Mar 11, our Y7 & Y8 music students shined at the Royal Albert Hall with 1,500 peers for the Merton Music Foundation's Change is Coming Concert 🎶🌟. An incredible achievement & experience, showcasing their outstanding talent! pic.twitter.com/hN4xuFNA9E

20/03/24

Final Gym session of the academic year for our year 11s. Thank you Nuffield Health Merton Abbey for exposing our students to the health and social benefits of leisure centres delivering weekly fitness and gym floor sessions pic.twitter.com/Vqu2TRIg3x

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Remote education provision: information for parents  

This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to students and parents or carers about what to expect from remote education if local restrictions require entire cohorts (or year group bubbles) to remain at home, or for individual students to work remotely.

How will my child access their work?

We have worked hard to ensure that all students have access to remote education via Microsoft Teams. Therefore, if your child is asked to work remotely from home, they should log into Microsoft Teams by following the user guide instructions found here. Microsoft Teams enables us to teach students in a similar way to teaching in school. 

If your child is isolating, then they will log in to their lessons using Microsoft Teams. Their teacher will invite them to join the lesson remotely, and the learner will hear their teacher and see the teacher’s presentation. Any resources will be shared with the learner as well. All lessons will follow the normal school timetable.

How long can I expect work set by the school to take my child each day? 

We expect that remote education (including remote teaching and independent work) will take students 5 hours per day, and homework will be set in line with your child’s year group expectation.

If my child does not have digital or online access at home, how will you support them to access remote education? 

We recognise that some students may not have suitable online access at home. We take the following approaches to support those students to access remote education: 

  1. We can lend students laptops so that students can access their remote lessons. If you need a laptop and have not already requested one, please contact Ms. Pocock (Year 7 and 8) or Mr. James (Year 9 and 10).
  1. We can lend students a dongle so that they are able to access the internet remotely. If you need a dongle and have not already requested one, please contact Ms. Pocock (Year 7 and 8) or Mr. James (Year 9 and 10).
     
  2. In some subjects, where printed booklets are used, these will be sent to you in the post or you can come and collect the work. This is the same for any assessments which might be missed.

How will my child be taught remotely? 

We use a combination of the following approaches to teach students remotely: 

  • live teaching (online lessons) using Microsoft Teams (the vast majority of lessons will be taught in this way) 
  • printed workbooks produced by teachers 
  • textbooks and reading books that students have at home, or extracts of which are shared via the internet (through Microsoft Teams and/or email) 

What if the teacher is unwell or unable to teach their lesson live on Teams?

In the event that your child’s subject teacher is unwell, or is unable to teach for any other reason, they will save the cover lesson materials in the Teams folder. Your child will know if the teacher is not able to teach them a Live lesson because the lesson will no longer appear in their calendar. THIS DOES NOT MEAN THERE IS NO LESSON. If the lesson does not appear in their calendar, the student will need to click on “Teams” in the left hand menu, and then click on the relevant subject team e.g. “2020-HAWI-GEO-[class group name]”. They will then need to click on “Files” to the top of the screen and open up the resources for their class. Any cover work will be saved here under the date of the lesson.

What are your expectations for my child’s engagement and the support that we as parents and carers should provide at home? 

We know the importance of attending school, and this does not change if we move to remote education. Therefore, we expect that all students engage fully with their online education and work just as hard as if they were in school. This means attending all their lessons each day and completing their homework. If your child is ill, then it is important that you follow the normal absence procedures. 

We know the importance of parental support when children are working from home. This may mean working with your son or daughter if they need additional support or motivation, though we appreciate that this is not always possible given the demands on your own time. However, all parents and carers can help by providing their child with a calm environment away from distraction. This may include: 

  • removing your child’s mobile phone when it is lesson time 
  • providing them with a space to work in a quiet part of the home 
  • doing an equipment check with them each morning to make sure they have a blue pen, red pen, pencil, ruler and calculator, as well as their exercise book or lined paper 
  • Checking in with them at regular intervals throughout the day to make sure they are focusing on their work. If you are yourself working away from home, spending 10 minutes at the end of the day looking over their work and engaging them in discussion is very helpful 

How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns? 

Teachers will complete a register for each of their lessons, just like in school. Any persistent non-attendees will be contacted by the school’s attendance officer. Students will also be expected to submit work to their teachers at regular points throughout their remote education. Submission of this work will be used to check student engagement. 

If we are concerned that your child is not engaging with their remote education you will be contacted by your child’s House Tutor, Director of Lower/Upper School, or another member of staff.

How will you assess my child’s work and progress? 

Feedback can take many forms and may not always mean extensive written comments for individual children. For example, whole-class feedback or quizzes marked automatically via digital platforms are also valid and effective methods, amongst many others. Our approach to feeding back on student work is as follows: 

  • Verbal or written feedback provided in lessons hosted on Microsoft Teams. For example, when students answer a question verbally or using the chat box the teacher can provide specific feedback during the lesson.
  • Homework will be set each week in line with the homework policy. This work will be marked either by the teacher or digitally and feedback will be provided. Homework will be the primary method of providing regular feedback to students.  
  • If students are required to work from home for a prolonged length of time (e.g. an entire year group is sent home due to staff absences), teachers will ask students to complete a ‘significant piece of work’ which will mirror the kind of assessment they will be used to completing in school. 

How will you work with me to help my child who needs additional support from adults at home to access remote education? 

We recognise that some students, for example some students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), may not be able to access remote education without support from adults at home. We acknowledge the difficulties this may place on families, and we will work with parents and carers to support those students. Our SEND department will be in regular contact with you and your child to offer support and guidance.

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