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A Level Results 2021!

Congratulations to all of our Year 13 students on their excellent A Level and BTEC Level 3 Results! Swanlea students have secured places on competitive courses at a range of prestigious universities and it was wonderful to be able to celebrate their successes with them on Results Day.

Shahriyar Chowdhury will be studying Medicine at King’s College London. Aniad Hossain, who achieved an amazing four A* grades at A level, will be taking a gap year before pursuing a degree in Computer Science. Tanzila Alom achieved A*A A in her A Levels and will be studying Comparative Literature at Queen Mary University. Hudhaifa Hussain has secured a place to study Physics with Astrophysics at King’s College London.  Meanwhile, Houda Zaouchi’s impressive triple Distinction starred in BTEC Level 3 Health and Social Care has won her a place to study nursing at the University of Exeter.

All of our Year 13 students deserve huge recognition for their hard work and resilience over the past two years. We are so proud of them and wish them every success in their future studies.

 

 

Tower Hamlets Council’s Wellbeing Programme for Schools

Tower Hamlets Council are rolling out a wellbeing programme for schools which will include training and resources on mental wellbeing. The programme will aim to support mental wellbeing and resilience and aid mental health recovery for school staff, pupils, parents and carers’, in light of the impact of COVID-19 and lockdown. The Local Authority have pulled together local experts to deliver training to school staff and Further Education (FE) providers, preventing as many people as possible from developing mental health difficulties and ensuring those with pre-existing or emerging difficulties access the right support. The training will take place online and will cover a whole school approach, wellbeing and resilience. Further training will cover specific concerns such as bereavement, anxiety and trauma. Future training dates will be shared next term. To book a place on any of the sessions listed below, please email sultanax.begum@towerhamlets.gov.uk with the name of the session(s) you would like to attend, your name and contact details. Please note that places are limited and will be booked on a first come first served basis. Please see below, details of the parents sessions, which are free to attend and will be held online.

Sleep and Mental Health (parents only)

Monday 14th December

Time: 10 – 11am

The Healthy Lives Team will be hosting a free online webinar which aims to provide staff and parents with practical, easy to understand knowledge about sleep, interesting facts and a range of strategies and tips to take away and apply that very same evening! The webinars will cover topics such as the importance of sleep, identifying barriers to sleep, sleep cycles, routines and much more!

Sleep and Mental Health (school staff and parents)

Date: Thursday 11th February 2021

Time: 10 – 11am

The Healthy Lives Team will be hosting a free online webinar which aims to provide staff and parents with practical, easy to understand knowledge about sleep, interesting facts and a range of strategies and tips to take away and apply that very same evening! The webinars will cover topics such as the importance of sleep, identifying barriers to sleep, sleep cycles, routines and much more!

NHS Guide to Differentiate Between Coronavirus, The Common Cold & Flu

 

The NHS has produced a guide to differentiate between Coronavirus, the common cold and flu. Health experts hope it will make it clearer to people whether they may need to self-isolate or arrange to have a coronavirus test.

Click the link below for further information: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/21/coronavirus-symptoms-how-to-tell-if-you-have-a-common-cold-flu-or-covid

Swanlea Star Students hit the headlines

Swanlea students achieved exceptional GCSE and A level results this year. Some who celebrated on Thursday 20th August and Thursday 13th August were even interviewed by the press.

Take a look at these two articles, which appeared in the Eastern Eye newspaper. They both feature interviews with successful Swanlea students:

A-level testing row makes pupils jittery

Relief for GCSE students as they cheer good grades

Swanlea School also appeared on television this year, as news reporters from ATN Bangla UK visited the school on GCSE results day. Watch this footage to see an interview with our Headteacher, Ms Landers and our student, Yusuf Reza Khan who achieved seven grade 9s, two grade 8s, one grade 7 and a D*2. Yusuf’s mother was also interviewed.

The following video includes more footage of Swanlea School on GCSE results day. It features an interview with our student, Mehjabin Islam who got eight grade 9s, three grade 8s and one grade 7. Mehjabin appeared on TV with her family once she got home with her results.

Families wanted to help study the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on families and communities

University College London is working with Tower Hamlets Council to understand the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on families and communities in the borough. It would be fantastic for as many people as possible to take part in the study.

You are eligible to take part if you live in Tower Hamlets with a postcode beginning E1, E2, E3, E9, E14 or E1W.  Also if you are currently pregnant or a mother or father of a child under five years of age (0-59 months).

Take part in the survey>>

GCSE Results 2020!

This year’s GCSE results have been fantastic and reflect five years of determined work from our Governors, staff, parents and students. We are proud of how all of our school community have worked in partnership throughout this difficult year and we are now able to celebrate the success of our young peoples’ GCSE results. We look forward to seeing many of our students return to the Sixth Form in September.

 

Some particularly outstanding results were:

Valeria Damola got ten grade 9s and one grade 8

Saima Haque got nine grade 9s and two grade 8s.

Mumtahina Razia got nine 9s, three grade 8s and one grade 7.

Mehjabin Islam got eight grade 9s, three grade 8s and one grade 7.

Yusuf Reza Khan got seven grade 9s, two grade 8s, one grade 7 and a D*2

Shafi Ahmed got six grade 9s, four grade 8s and a D*2.

 

NHS Test and Trace film opportunity – case studies wanted

The Tower Hamlets communications team are looking to create a video to promote the NHS Test and Trace programme, featuring young people in the borough aged 16 upwards who have had symptoms of Covid-19 and booked a test through the national programme.

Case studies would be required to film a short clip (one minute maximum) talking about their experience of booking a test and the ease and importance of getting tested.

Please contact Lucy Fordham in the communications team on lucy.fordham@towerhamlets.gov.uk  for more details.

Your help is much appreciated.