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12/12/19

Dear parents/ carers, our advisor will be attending the Year 11 parents’ evening on Thurs 19 Dec, 4-6.30pm. She will be available if you would like to speak to her with your daughter about post 16 options or would like independent careers advice.

10/12/19

Brilliant visit to King’s College for their medical activity day https://t.co/NEtdWtIy5I

06/12/19

Clubs still run until the end of term: don’t forget spoken word and songwriting club, philosophy club, eco club, art club, STEM club, design club, boxing...so many choices

06/12/19

Retweetd From Southwark Libraries

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05/12/19

Year 11 parents/ carers... a reminder of our parents’ evening on Thursday 19th December 4.00-6.30pm. Your daughter should make short appointments with her subject teachers ahead of the meetings. Thanks and see you there!

05/12/19

Year 13 parents/ carers... a reminder of our parents’ evening on Thursday 12th December 4.00-6.30pm. We look forward to welcoming you! Your daughter should make short appointments with her subject teachers ahead of the meetings. Thanks

05/12/19

Thanks for coming! We're looking forward to the re-match already!

03/12/19

Retweetd From Miata Amy Noah

What can I say? is a great programme! I love teaching it and I’m lucky to work in a school that invests in young by providing this crucial intervention. https://t.co/xBwpcPkOFg

03/12/19

We are excited to be offering the Duke of Edinburgh award for the first time to girls in Years 9, 10 and 12. Our DofE information evening for parents/carers is on Thurs 5th of Dec, 5-6pm. Come along to find out more, or visit https://t.co/14SlC3B3P1 https://t.co/6ABda1FMTh

01/12/19

Congratulations

29/11/19

Retweetd From Southwark Council

Our statement in response to the incident on London Bridge today. https://t.co/YnciekdjlI

29/11/19

All the pupils who visited the Charles Dickens Museum today are approx 20 minutes away from school-all safe and well and will return to school shortly.

29/11/19

We’re helping to support our local food bank in Peckham. Please donate!!

28/11/19

Please can we ask all parents and visitors using cars to help keep our pupils safe? Please do not park on the lines outside the school as it endangers other road users and pedestrians https://t.co/GIzHXXVapc

27/11/19

Please make sure to top up your daughter’s catering account online through Wise Pay. It’s much easier and safer than carrying cash-and you can be sure the money is spent on a healthy meal not sweets!

26/11/19

Year 9 and 10: a wonderful opportunity to visit Barcelona in June! Catch up with the MFL team this week to secure your place

22/11/19

This week’s philosophy club big question: to what extent is beauty a social construct?

21/11/19

Our key stage 4 reading club launches into ‘I am Malala’ this half term. Inspirational https://t.co/aGKcdhS6SJ

19/11/19

So delighted that two of our post 16s are part of the Think Investments programme. Great opportunity to investigate the City of London

17/11/19

Thanks to all the organisations represented at for their excellent advice: big decisions for our Year 11s and 13s...the world awaits!

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Learning to Learn

We spend a lot of time thinking about learning – how do students learn best?  We do this in partnership with our students and our thinking over recent years has led to the development of a set of Federation-wide ‘entitlements’ about learning.  We commit to every member of our academy community having these ‘learning rights’.

Resilience in learning

We recognise that for many students, the teenage years are not easy. There are many pressures and hormonal changes which make these years sometimes challenging for young people and which can provide further barriers to being an expert learner.

There are some people who have a ‘growth mindset’; that is, they believe that learning does not need to be limited and see each experience as an opportunity to learn. There are others who have a ‘fixed mindset’; that is, they believe that they have a level of intelligence which cannot be exceeded and fear failure if they should get something wrong, rather than seeing the experience as a chance to learn. This work by Carol Dweck on ‘Mindset’ is central to our thinking about building resilience in learning.

Error is normal

We seek to normalise error; to see that making mistakes and overcoming things we find difficult is central to becoming an expert learner. We do this through:

  • Mistakes Lab – group work done with all of year 7 in rotation
  • Expeditionary learning opportunity – outward bounds residential trip for all of year 7
  • Teaching students the pedagogy of the brain, how it works and developing a growth mindset
  • Using a common language of ‘growth mindset’ talk and thinking with students consistently