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07/04/20

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Today is - a day to show our gratitude to the nurses, midwives, doctors and all those who are supporting our health and wellbeing at this difficult time💙👨‍⚕️👩‍⚕️ https://t.co/SFA9wNcnjc

06/04/20

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Our Parents Helpline is now open. If you're worried about a child or young person, please do give us a call or send us an email. https://t.co/lIdjgaWeHJ

03/04/20

The HCACP April Newsletter is now online at https://t.co/DAVvxn9Ru3

02/04/20

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Pen and papers at the ready, it's Quiz Time! Can you tell your wizards from your Wormwoods? Pit your wits in our booky bonanza quiz for older bookworms. Head to the World Book Day website and download it today. Good luck! https://t.co/oJnhZXMKUl https://t.co/RkH2ovK183

02/04/20

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All of our coronavirus content for young people struggling with their mental health is now together in one place. Here you can find tips, advice and where to get support during this outbreak. https://t.co/zlckTiKCyN

02/04/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation

THANK YOU to everyone for your ideas. We've decided to provide supermarket vouchers, giving parents a choice of where to shop and what to buy. The first £8,000 will be emailed tomorrow to 400 Harris families. 60 laptops + dongles will be given out next week, with more to follow. https://t.co/WDNzFKh23N

02/04/20

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Our Parents Helpline is now open until 4pm. If you are worried about a child or young person, please do get in touch. https://t.co/lIdjgbdPzh

02/04/20

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With so many of us under lock-down, why not sit back with the latest issue of Physics World magazine, now out via the Physics World apps for iOS, Android and Web. The cover feature examines how physicists are understanding the virus behind COVID-19 https://t.co/YcF6JBy4Du

02/04/20

Parents & carers please check your emails for Easter update. Newsletter will be emailed out tomorrow

01/04/20

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Coronavirus. Anyone can get it. Anyone can spread it. Stay home. Protect the NHS. Save lives.

31/03/20

Retweetd From World Book Day UK 📚

Looking for new books to read over the coming weeks? Don't miss our list of the nation’s TOP 100 STORIES TO SHARE as voted for by you. This is the ultimate list of stories to share for all ages, to give children & teens ideas of what to discover next. https://t.co/2obqQVfnSU https://t.co/2jFYF9QpE7

31/03/20

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. has published new advice for parents and carers focused on looking after the and wellbeing of children and young people. Read the full guidance: https://t.co/Ch2epHy0i2 https://t.co/mqP438tQyc

28/03/20

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If you're working from home now and having trouble switching off at the end of the work day, this might help. https://t.co/9uxniaDfKk

26/03/20

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Very excited about this from . Free productions inc: The Merchant of Venice, R&J, Macbeth, Hamlet & Othello. Great for teachers to set for year 11s going into 12 & year 9s going into 10? Looking forward to seeing the resources the education team produce also. https://t.co/H3sg8wC122

26/03/20

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If your child finds it difficult to talk about their feelings, here are some conversation starters that you can use. https://t.co/5gDtyrzlKC

26/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Parents and carers with children on Free School Meals - please take note of the scam email being circulated asking you for your bank details. Please do not respond to it if you receive it. https://t.co/QgPR0UqpLA

24/03/20

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Here is a thread on things you can do if the current health news is making you anxious and affecting your mental health. Find out more in our blog: https://t.co/eOwLQB69rw

24/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation

PLEASE RETWEET: with 36,000 families at our schools in London and Essex, we want to supply food parcels for those in need (on top of free school meals which we’re already doing). We’ll fully fund this but URGENTLY need a supermarket chain to help.

23/03/20

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Please share with other parents. If your work is not critical in the response to Coronavirus then please keep your child at home. 👉 https://t.co/6KP6fNE9FD https://t.co/3XNjbikGwq

19/03/20

Following the government’s announcement we will be closing the Academy to most pupils from Monday. Letters have been emailed and students are also bringing letters home today.

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TSST MFL Programme - French, Spanish and Mandarin training for MFL Teachers

Harris City Academy Crystal Palace Teaching School is pleased to confirm that we have secured Teacher Subject Specialism Training (TSST) funding, to support MFL teachers to enhance their Spanish, French or Mandarin teaching and be equipped to meet the demands of the new GCSE specification.

Schools looking to increase the capacity in their MFL departments by equipping staff to teach French, Spanish or Mandarin will receive a bursary of £700 on successful completion of the training.

This course focuses on both linguistics & pedagogy, and supports MFL teachers wishing to enhance their French, Spanish or Mandarin teaching.

The programme consists of

  • Four afternoon / twilight sessions from 1pm – 5pm
  • Two full day session
  • Each participant will have a Lead Practitioner as a Mentor to guide them with online support between the sessions

Sessions will cover:

  • Holistic foreign language learning
  • Conducting an oral exams
  • Assessing written papers
  • Reading and listening skills
  • Opportunities to teach a lesson and get feedback.

The course is designed and delivered by Natalie Blondeau, Julien Violette and James Stagg, Harris MFL Consultants who have extensive experience teaching MFL.

Training sessions:

TSST MFL – Spanish/French/Mandarin

Date

Time

Wed 20 Nov 2019

Day 1 (Full Day)

9am - 5pm

Tue 17 Dec 2019

Day 2 (Twilight)

1-5pm

Wed 22 Jan 2020

Day 3 (Twilight)

1-5pm

Tue 25 Feb 2020

Day 4 (Twilight)

1-5pm

Wed 25 Mar 2020

Day 5 (Twilight)

1-5pm

Wed 17 Jun 2020

Day 6 (Full Day)

9am - 5pm

Please note that when applying for a place, you signal your commitment to attending all of the dates detailed above. All sessions will be held at Harris City Academy Crystal Palace. Schools will receive the £700 payment once participants have completed all of the training sessions below.

Eligibility and conditions

TSST is a Government funded programme designed to up-skill teachers and increase capacity. Generally speaking, to be eligible for a funded place teachers need to meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Be a non-Spanish, French or Mandarin specialist teaching the subject e.g. a French teacher or teacher who will be teaching Spanish or who has just started teaching Spanish
  • Be a language teacher returning to the profession after an extended break
  • Be a supply teacher who would like to be able to teach French, Spanish or Mandarin
  • The programme is fully funded but does not cover travel costs
  • Applications can only be made with full support of the Head Teacher
  • There are a limited number of places available

Next Steps and application:

There are a limited number of places available and these are confirmed on a first come, first served basis. We therefore recommend that you apply as soon as possible to secure your place. To apply, please download our TSST application form. Send the completed form to HCACP@harristeachingschool.com by Friday 18th October 2019.

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