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Maria arrived from Poland in Year 7 knowing little English. Five years later she achieved Grade 8 in both her English Language and Literature exams. Read about Maria's language journey, and how we support students though our provision.


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Year 12 Spanish students at have attended a fantastic study session on the film “Volver” organised by the . I was so proud to see how confident our students were in contributing their responses in Spanish!


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Thank you Dr Laura Arroyo Martínez for delivering an insightful virtual lecture on “El papel del pueblo en La casa de Bernarda Alba” and well done to our Year 13 Spanish students for being online on a Monday evening to broaden their knowledge of the play.


Protect your child when they are online. FREE online webinar for parents, Thurs 28 Jan, 6pm, run by Digital Awareness UK. One-hour web session just for HAB parents and carer. Find out more and sign up at


Literacy for Learning conference, Thurs 21st - Fri 29th Jan. Loads of great sessions! has secured free admission to this event for all Harris staff, parents and students. See the programme and sign up at


Six of our girls will be attending a three-day online Model United Nations conference hosted in Prague this Friday-Sunday, to discuss topics relating to women, human rights and security. Find out more at


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Remote Learning - Information for Parents

This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and parents or carers about what to expect from remote education if local restrictions require entire cohorts (or bubbles) to remain at home.

We are committed to ensuring that all students have access to high quality education regardless of whether in school or working remotely.

Our key priorities

Our key priorities during this period of remote learning are:

  • ensuring pupils receive clear explanations
  • supporting growth in confidence with new material through 'scaffolded practice'
  • application of new knowledge or skills
  • enabling pupils to receive feedback on how to make progress.

What should my child expect from immediate remote education in the first day or two of pupils being sent home?

All students will have access to work from the first days of being sent home whether in the case of individual bubbles isolating or a wider lockdown situation.

Year 11 and Year 13 students will follow their normal timetable and complete work remotely. Adaptations to the curriculum will be made when further information on examinations is provided.

Year 7-10 and Year 12 will complete work following the timetable below.

Remote working timetable - Years 7-10

All students in Years 7-10 will receive 5½ hours of learning each day across three subject areas. This allows for 4½ hours in class and one hour of independent work.

We teach the same well-sequenced curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate. We have needed to make some adaptations in some subjects. For example:

  • Our non-examination year groups will have fewer but longer lessons in each subject to ensure that they can have a manageable and deep experience of the curriculum and to ensure that high quality remote education is provided.
  • KS3 creative subjects and Computer Science will be delivered on a Wednesday and be linked to our enrichment and PHSE curriculum.


Remote working timetable - Year 11 and Post 16

Year 11 and Post 16 will continue with their usual timetable of lessons each day. Year 11 will have access to 28 hours of lessons each week. Post 16 will have 5 hours of live learning for each A Level subject or 15 hours for BTEC as well as the same quantity of independent learning.

All girls have printed personal timetables in their planners and you can request a copy of your daughter’s timetable by emailing The timings of your daughter’s lessons are in the table below. Monday and Friday conclude at 3.30pm and lessons finish at 4.30pm on all other days.


Following the first few days of remote education, will my child be taught broadly the same curriculum as they would if they were in school?

We teach the same well-sequenced curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate. We have needed to make adaptions in some subjects. For example:

  • Our non-examination year groups will have fewer but longer lessons in each subject to ensure that they can have a manageable and deep experience of the curriculum and to ensure that high quality remote education is provided.
  • KS3 creative subjects will be delivered on a Wednesday and be linked to our enrichment and PHSE curriculum.

Remote teaching and study time each day

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 pupils broadly the following number of hours each day:

Year 7-10

5½ hours per day 

Year 11,12 and 13

6 hours per day

Accessing remote education

How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?

All students will have access to lesson content through Microsoft Teams.

Students in English, Maths and Science have access to virtual online platforms which are used to assign homework and revision.

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

HABG 066We recognise that some pupils may not have suitable online access at home. We take the following approaches to support those pupils to access remote education.

  • Students completed a survey about their online access in the Autumn term to assess if provision was required and laptops were provided to students.
  • If your daughter requires assistance with laptop/internet provision, please contact your Head of Year who will work with you to resolve any issues regarding accessing remote learning.
  • If devices are not working, they should contact tutors/Heads of Year to arrange how we can assist them in getting these fixed. 

How will my child be taught remotely?

We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely.

  • Teachers will upload clear and accessible resources for each lesson/sequence of lessons for all students.
  • Students are expected to acknowledge receipt of their assignments by a ‘thumbs up’ or comment. This should be done for all lessons.
  • There will be some element of face-to-face provision provided which may take the form of pre-recorded or live lessons, PowerPoints with voice recordings, videos etc. 
  • Teachers will be available to answer questions through Microsoft Teams.

Engagement and feedback

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

Your daughter should be following a regular routine during any period of remote learning. This means logging in to Microsoft Teams at her normal start time and acknowledging that work has been viewed by a ‘thumbs up’ or comments.

Your daughter should complete all assignments by the deadlines set by class teachers.

Your daughter should attend any live lessons organised by her teachers wherever possible and use the Microsoft Teams chat function to ask any questions or raise any issues they might have with the work set.

Parents and carers should ensure that students are up each morning to login for their remote learning.

Parents and carers should encourage their daughters to get into a good routine with work and well-being.

Parents and carers should regularly check that assignments are being submitted by their daughter.

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

HABG 118Heads of Year will make weekly contact with their year group via Microsoft Teams/email.

Tutors will contact groups during Wednesday and students must acknowledge the tutor’s message by the following day. If not, tutors will contact parents and students.

Class teachers will be making phone calls home when students are not accessing their work or engaging on Teams.

Parents will have fortnightly calls from the Pastoral Team at HAB and will also check-in with students.

Students who are absent from school because of a national lockdown/local restriction, fortnightly engagement registers will be taken to ensure all students are accessing and submitting work. The engagement registers will be communicated to parents.

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

Students will submit their work via Microsoft Teams or the specialist platform for some English, Maths and Science lessons. They will receive regular feedback from teachers. This will take a variety of forms:

  • Whole-class feedback on completed assignments
  • Quizzes
  • Progress check-in tasks will be set each half-term/term and students working from home/isolating can complete these remotely.

In this way teachers will be able to adjust the curriculum appropriately so that students can be confident of being taught new knowledge at a pace which will lead to success.

Additional support for pupils with particular needs

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 pupils, for example some pupils 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 pupils in the following ways.

  • All efforts will be made to allow students with particular needs to access work along with their peers.
  • Individualised planning will be completed to ensure that work is accessible for all students.
  • Teachers will be available to support students via Microsoft Teams and we would encourage students to ask questions when clarification is needed.
  • TAs will be contacting all SEND students they are attached to once fortnightly at a minimum.
  • TAs will also be online to support SEND students.
  • Speech and Language therapy and Literacy intervention will continue to be delivered by our specialist staff.
  • TAs will be contacting all SEND students they are attached to once fortnightly at a minimum.

Remote education for self-isolating pupils

Where individual pupils need to self-isolate, but the majority of their peer group remains in school, how remote education is provided will may differ from the approach for whole groups. This is due to the challenges of teaching pupils both at home and in school.

If my child is not in school because they are self-isolating, how will their remote education differ from the approaches described above?

Students who are self-isolating will access all work via Microsoft Teams and will be able to use this function to ask questions of their class teachers. They will receive regular feedback on the work they submit. Attempts to include live elements/interaction will be made where possible.