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Our Purpose

The Needs We Address 

EMPHASIS ON CREATIVITY AND PERFORMANCE

Fighting Inequality

  • Using an innovative, creative curriculum to engage and develop potential of pupils in a challenging community where externally children have many distractions and disadvantages;

  • Investing in art, music, cooking and gardening facilities;

  • Running programmes of arts, music and drama events for the school and local community.

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FOCUS ON EARLY INTERVENTION

Helping Others

  • Working with children from at least Nursery age and increasing the amount of children the school has contact with to help the youngest children achieve a good starting level of cognitive development;

  • Provision of out of school hours experiences for early years children and their immediate families over weekends and during school holidays.

EXPLOITATION OF OPPORTUNITIES OFFERED BY BEING AT THE HEART OF THE WORLD'S GREATEST CITY

Treat Others as You’d Like to Be Treated

  • Providing outdoor education in the form of gardening projects and learning outdoors;

  • Programme of student visits to London’s sites of cultural and historic interest;

  • Aspiration building activities with large and small businesses located near the school;

  • Further visits and experiences beyond London’s boundaries

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Engagement with parents, carers and members of local community

This is essential to ensure that the good learning in school is reinforced by students’ experiences outside school;

  • Supporting children and families with packages of support and distraction activities, especially targeting high levels of domestic violence and emotional abuse and neglect.

  • Providing resources and projects to improve adult numeracy and literacy to help parents and carers to improve their aspirations and develop as good role models for children.

  • Using the schools resources and facilities to provide services and activities to support the community.

  • Providing support especially designed for mothers of students to develop their skills, confidence and encouragement they can offer their family. 

  • With 1 in 10 children having mental health issues, working to offer additional services and support to promote mental wellbeing.