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TeachMeet East London 2018!

Compass School, Mulberry School for Girls, St. Gabriel’s College, and Swanlea School have brought together just a few examples of some of the excellent practice that takes place every day in the classrooms in our Hub. Our aims for this evening are to both learn from the excellent practice of others and to celebrate the outstanding teaching of our partner schools in a relaxed and informal setting.

Please click here for the programme.

 

Swanlea Sixth Form Governors Bursary Winner Complete First Year of University!

Last year 3 year 13 students won the Swanlea Sixth Form Governors Bursary and this year, they have all completed their first year of university!

Last year’s students have benefited greatly from the bursary. Shahara Akter Hussain is now studying Dentistry at Kings College, London, Thakmin Nessa is studying Religion, Philosophy and Ethics and King’s College, London and Zakariya Abdullahi is studying Law with Economics and SOAS.

The Swanlea Sixth Form Governors Bursary was introduced in 2017 and is awarded annually to 3 successful year 13 students who are going to university, have met their target grades and have achieved 94% and over in attendance and punctuality.

The bursaries are worth £7500 for a three-year university course (£2500 per year).

At Swanlea we understand that the high cost of a university degree can be a financial burden on our students and their families and so the governors created the Swanlea Sixth Form Governors Bursary.

Applications are coming in across year 13 for this year’s Bursary. We wish all our students the best of luck when applying.

 

2017-18 Bursary winner with Ms Tobia, Ms Dudhia and Mr Waller

Swanlea School Presents The Polar Express!

Our Christmas show this year was a collaboration between the Drama and Music and Art departments.

The choir and Drama Club joined forces to perform an adaptation of the The Polar Express by author Chris Van Allsburg. The cast- all from Key Stage 3- stayed behind after school for their rehearsals throughout October and November to perfect their lines and songs.

The performance was performed to an audience of the whole school staff and parents on the afternoon of December 13th. It was a wonderful way to get into the festive spirit!

We would like to thank all of the cast and musicians for their hard work in making this a great production as well as Ms Williams for the fantastic scenery.

Please keep your eyes on the school website in the new year for exciting news regarding our summer performance!

We hope you all have a lovely, restful Christmas

 

Mrs Coulson, Mrs Hibbert and Miss Blackford.

 

Health and Education Ministers Talk Mental Health at Swanlea

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt and Education Secretary Justine Greening visited Swanlea School last week.

Swanlea was involved in the CAMHS and Schools Link Training pilot in 2015/16 which saw local models of joint working between schools and mental health services vastly improve. The pilot meant that services worked more smoothly together, and children were able to get the right help quicker through the new, trained school leads, reducing pressure on local CAMHS services and improving the mental health support of all pupils.

The Health Secretary and Education Secretary talked to our students about the services available to them and how Swanlea’s help and support has benefited them and their mental health.

We also showed the minsters the work our students have been doing to raise awareness around mental health. Students were thrilled to present the ‘I Am Me’ campaign, a video and set of images promoting awareness of the issue for young people and the community. Needless to say Education Minister, Justine Greening, was more than impressed and encouraged our students to carry on with raising awareness on such an important topic.

For more information on our mental health campaign please go to :

 

http://swanlea.co.uk/swanlea-launches-mental-health-awareness-campaign/