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18/04/19

That’s why we’re really committed to a broad KS4 curriculum. We offer music, drama, fine art, textiles, photography, design tech, sociology, psychology, health, business, computer science and PE-lots of opportunity for all to excel

17/04/19

A marvellous team effort from staff, students and their parents. Well done HGAED 👏 https://t.co/i9wU0nb0wJ

05/04/19

We’re delighted to hear it! Have a very restful Easter break. Looking forward to hearing all about it after the holidays.

05/04/19

Sorry for the slightly later arrival. We can battle the elements but not London traffic. Well done girls for a superb trip!

05/04/19

Despite heavy traffic, the coach driver is confident about an 8pm arrival back at school. Please be prompt in collecting your daughter. Thank you 😊

05/04/19

The Ullswater group are scheduled to arrive back at school at approx 8pm. Updates to follow once they are on the M25. It’s a very quiet coach back 😴

05/04/19

Congratulations to our wonderful Mrs Thompson for her support in achieving our Healthy Schools Gold Award 🥇 https://t.co/rlk5tDSKxb

05/04/19

The girls are enjoying their final activities before heading home. What a week! Travel updates to follow https://t.co/oWhxYZqoc1

03/04/19

It’s a rather beautiful spot for camping for the night https://t.co/VkMKae9ysF

03/04/19

Always a pleasure to host our primary colleagues and the wonderful children

03/04/19

A lovely range of hats and waterproofs on display 😊 https://t.co/If9WwYclQ3

03/04/19

Outward Bound. It’s all about building resilience! https://t.co/XC7GToN2GB

03/04/19

The beautiful Lake District https://t.co/RIIrc5EcwJ

03/04/19

So proud of these girls! https://t.co/7zU5Gciagd

03/04/19

View from the centre this morning for our Ullswater girls. It’s a little fresh 🥶 https://t.co/oKtnfyiXCE

02/04/19

We're delighted to have been won two Outcome Awards for 2018. Top 20% of non-selective schools nationally for attainment, and top 10% for progress. Very proud of all our students and staff! Full story https://t.co/zOLqL2fy2x https://t.co/NIMqErapkM

02/04/19

Students recently filled the 's conservatory with a 'mile of string', creating a tangled mess that made it difficult for the audience to move freely. Why? Find out at https://t.co/3RqD4g4Yxd https://t.co/rbCTvoF3re

01/04/19

From Peckham to paradise! Year 7 have arrived in Ullswater...a different world! https://t.co/dYE2ueQDm5

25/03/19

Retweetd From HPAEastDulwich

Thank you Our Year 4 pupils really enjoyed their lesson on electricity in your science labs yesterday!

25/03/19

Retweetd From SouthwarkYA's

A massive thank you to Newlands Academy, St Saviours & St Olaves, SILS4 for your support! We can’t wait to see you all!

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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