A word from the Head 15.10.21

15.10.2021

Dear parents and carers,

It was really nice to see so many of you during our Parents Forum this week. Thank you so much for your input and comments on our new curriculum and courses and for the consultation around social twilights for our students. As discussed, I will take this discussion to our Trustees and to the parents that could not join us. We will meet again on the 18th of November for our first Open House (15.30 to 19.00). On that evening, you will have the chance to meet with your child’s team and discuss targets and progress over this term. THIS WEEK P2 students had a really busy week! They were still full of energy this morning though and I saw some great moves during their getting ready for learning time – they showed their Strictly Come Dancing knowledge. Students were very proud of the skills that they have been learning during Catering lessons. Some students are now able to prepare salads and cook pasta independently. Such a great achievement! Please take a look at a great shot of our students during their Fitness course. P1 students also had a busy week at the kitchen during their Catering course and they cooked pasta as well. It would be great to hear from you if your child is also cooking at home – our target is for those skills to be transferred to home. Are there any special recipes that you would like for your child to learn? Please let us know. Student’s favourite part of this course was going out shopping to get new ingredients. Students are getting more confident and improving their self-regulation skills when out in the community. P3 students keep improving their community engagement. This week they went to Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park for litter picking during their Environmental Action course. Students worked in pairs and developed their social and communication skills. It has been fantastic to see the impact that our Speech and Language Therapist has made in such a short period of time. Students will start doing a “before and after” photo to show the effects of their work in our local community. This action could generate not only some volunteering opportunities but also paid work!

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