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28/07/21

Retweetd From Primary Times London

We love this! 😍 Students, parents and staff have been working together to create a new Wellbeing Garden at ! 🌳🌻 The garden will contain a wellbeing area, a greenhouse and a performance area too. 💚🎤 https://t.co/mTMwJOQzy4

24/07/21

Retweetd From Dr Hellen Hay

Fantastic work 🥇🥇🥈🥈🥉🥉🥉🥉🥉 https://t.co/7R3ShJ5r8J

22/07/21

Year 10 girls took part in the International Model United Nations conference in the Netherlands, representing Egypt, Chile, Croatia, Armenia and other countries. It brought together students from around the world for UN-style committees and discussions. https://t.co/PYRZsajZy0 https://t.co/GbJlMlIFj5

21/07/21

Retweetd From ENGLISH@HAB

The Library received a wonderful delivery today! Thank you for this incredible donation as part of the Pioneers programme. Exciting plans for how we'll be using these next year are already underway! https://t.co/awrJFLwxUR

21/07/21

HAB girls won two gold, two silver and five bronze awards in the 2021 Biology Challenge. We're very of them, especially considering 26,828 students from 348 schools took part! Great work https://t.co/xoFeYPISwF https://t.co/tZOHDCXJly

20/07/21

Eid Mubarak to everyone celebrating today and tomorrow! https://t.co/eexOZEc30h

16/07/21

Retweetd From Dr Hellen Hay

So proud of this exceptional chemist and her Silver medal 🥈 🧪🧪🧪 https://t.co/40VTenQ0O7 https://t.co/xqfpZj8esR

16/07/21

Banners created by Year 7 girls to show their support for Year 11 student Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix, who has been selected for the GB diving team at the Tokyo Olympics. They are so excited for Andrea and wanted to show how her ambition has inspired them.https://t.co/VkJFIXnvcP https://t.co/FPYSHB1U1Z

15/07/21

of our brilliant Sports Day competitors! https://t.co/P6TkYqL39b

15/07/21

Retweetd From Ms Valentín Lucas

Where can Languages take you? Year 12 students at have contributed their testimonials to our new display on what’s exciting about Languages studies at A-Level and beyond! https://t.co/SpbvP0UoNP

15/07/21

Sara, one of our sixth formers has won a silver medal in the University of Cambridge’s chemistry competition for secondary students. Sara won a Ag Award (silver for those in the know) putting her in the top 4% of chemistry students in the UK. Well done, Sara! https://t.co/MdjaprwAfw

13/07/21

Year 8 girls represent the Marshall Islands at the Climate Conference. The conference aimed to model the conference that is taking place in November. Full story https://t.co/Y3scW9CaWR https://t.co/nRp47KruK7

12/07/21

Download , our school newsletter for July 2021. https://t.co/7oOyXR5mLt https://t.co/GAisbZ8Tua

20/06/21

Retweetd From Rehana Popal🕷

As part of the Social Mobility Scheme, I been shadowed by of and of this week. It has been an absolute pleasure. If this is the future of the Bar, then the future is bright! https://t.co/vnuVaOpg7j

18/06/21

Retweetd From Dr Hellen Hay

Fantastic to launch our Y7 LifeLong Readers programme today 📚 We used the amazing ‘Look Up’ to help the girls practice reading with expression & questioning when reading to their younger siblings 📖 https://t.co/b5bb6pgsO5

12/06/21

Retweetd From Ms Valentín Lucas

What a lovely end to the week at ! Our linguists have had a great afternoon. KS3 students have attended Culture Club, Year 10s have worked with their mentor from and Year 12 have explored “La Sombra del Viento” in their book club. https://t.co/joQg6Aums2

11/06/21

Vocabulary matters at Harris Academy Bermondsey https://t.co/s3eWN7Gwt2

09/06/21

Retweetd From Dr Hellen Hay

WOW! Class of 2029, now I feel old... 🙃 Want to find out more about , our HAB girls and ? Then sign up below 👇👇👇👇👇 https://t.co/OOI7hqcc1h

09/06/21

We are hosting a Year 5 Open Event Webinar on Wed 23rd June, 5pm. It's a chance for our incoming Class of 2029 and their families to meet key HAB staff, and gain further information about making a successful transition. Register at https://t.co/hpe9emsNyj https://t.co/5e7OJbVQOt

08/06/21

The next Big Big session is this Thursday 10th June, 2pm – 6pm. Fancy joining us to build a shed or fill a raised bed, and create our new Wellbeing Garden? Click here to to sign up! Hope to see you there! https://t.co/U76z7GdBun https://t.co/9SW8zVQqAq

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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.

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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 HABreception@harrisbermondsey.org.uk. 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.

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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.