SCS Newsletter 17.10.2019

October is Black History Month and classes across the school have enjoyed exploring the theme through art, music and their learning. The month has tied in well with our term’s theme, ‘Belonging’ as learners begun to explore how the wider picture of Black history relates to their own families, cultures and backgrounds.

Congratulations to Jack Petchey Award Winners: The school would like to take this opportunity to highlight the achievement of learners who this week, received the prestigious Jack Petchey Award. The Jack Petchey Award was established to recognise the positive contributions young people make to society and assist them in achieving their full potential. The winning students have been working all year to demonstrate the core ‘Jack Petchey’ values like helping others; being a good role model; overcoming a personal challenge and trying really hard. On Wednesday this week, our school winner was rewarded with a glamorous Award ceremony amongst winners from other schools. Everyone had a great time and were shining with pride over their achievements. Congratulations to all amazing winners!

We would like to wish everyone a happy and restful half-term and remind you that school starts back on Monday 28th October. We look forward to seeing you all then.


As the first half term draws to an end, we have been reflecting on the friendships we have made and all the fun we have had! From sensory stories to lots of messy play, early years have had an exciting and enriching first half term. They have responded so well to new routines and faces and each learner has brought their own personality to the classrooms, making it a fun experience for everyone!

Informal Pathway

Mary Seacole class have been enjoying visits to the local cafe and shops to buy snacks and ingredients for class. The learners have been given choices on what they would like to buy. The learners really enjoy being out in the local community experiencing the sights, sounds and smells!

Semi-Formal Pathway

This week in the Semi Formal Curriculum, as part of our theme of belonging, learners decorated flowers corresponding to their class names. In these My Creativity lessons, learners have been having fun exploring the mixing of colours in their painting while decorating their flowers!

Formal Pathway

We have been learning about our leisure choices this half term. We used public transport to visit a Youth Club in Somers Town, where we met other learners from Hampstead School. There was also a workshop about college courses and future pathway options for our year 10 and 11 students.

We enjoyed playing Pool, Table Tennis, Computer Games and Table Football. Some of our students now attend Somers Town Youth Club after school on a Thursday evening!

Sixth Form

During their 'Community and Environment' lessons this half term, students in Post-16 have been visiting local cafes to order and taste different drinks and complete a 'Trip Advisor' review on their experience. Students had to consider the cafe appearance, staff service and taste of the drink they chose before awarding up to five stars for each.

Students shared that two of their favourites were Cafe Nero on Finchley Road and the Community Cafe by the fountains behind Swiss Cottage Station!

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