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Date: 11.05.2020

An update from the Head Teacher,

As I’m sure you will be aware, the government refreshed their stance on lockdown yesterday evening. Whilst there is no plan in place for schools to return imminently, the Prime Minister indicated that primary schools may start their phased re-opening from 1st June at the very earliest. This would be for Reception, Year 1, and Year 6 pupils, which does not impact us as an independent secondary SEN school.

It is still unclear how things will transpire and we will await further news over the coming days and weeks. Any form of full time reopening would require detailed planning to ensure the safety of our whole school community.

We will, therefore, be taking guidance from Local Authorities and other local SEN schools before making the decision that is right for Serenity and its community. We will keep you updated with any key developments as and when this is necessary.

At this time the school will continue to operate on a skeleton timetable for some pupils and continue to send work packs home for those that are not being educated onsite. This will remain in place until half term, we will update our website and contact all parents and carers ahead of the schools ahead of the start of Summer term 2; 1st June.

Any guidance the school is given by the government or LA will be adapted to best suit the needs of Serenity school so please rest assured that we will continue to monitor the situation and will update you again once we know more.

Thank you all again for your continued support during this time.

Ms. Ayisi

Date: 03.04.2020

Re: School Closure due to Coronavirus

Dear Parents and Carers,

We would like to start by thanking you for your continued support for the school community during this challenging time.

We have been really delighted to receive feedback from some parents and carers over the past few weeks and receiving updates on how our pupils are doing.

As of Tuesday 21st April the school will be open on what we call a skeleton timetable. This means we will be open on a reduced timetable for the foreseeable future, or until further changes are announced by the government.

The school will be open Tuesday to Thursday from 9am-1pm. For pupils whose parents are key workers or to those that have been invited to attend school for that day. As a school, we continue to prioritise the safety of all of those within our community, and due to this, the learners we feel are; both able to come into school safely and engage with learning as well as cope with the level of change in place will be invited in.

We are not encouraging any pupils that have to take public transport into school to attend for health and safety reasons.

Those that remain at home will continue to receive work packs and will receive daily phones calls from the school.

Our Office manager will be calling each family over the next few days to discuss individual arrangements for your child.

From Monday 27th April, the school will be open each Monday for parents/carers or transport teams to come into school to collect work for those pupils continuing to work from home, to drop off work to be marked, to collect food packages or vouchers for those entitled to FSM, or to collect any helpful learning resources from the school.

Also, we continue to encourage pupils to read daily using the schools Accelerated reader programme. Each pupil was sent their log in details. To access the site please go to www.myon.co.uk  and not  www.myon.com

We hope you all have a great (albeit different) Easter Holiday and that you continue to stay well and have fun with your families

Kind regards,

Charmaine Ayisi

Deputy Head teacher

Serenity Secondary School

88-90 South End

Croydon CR0 1DQ

T: 020 8680 2515

E:[email protected]

W: www.serenityschool.org.uk

Friday 1st May 2020

Dear Parents/Carers,

I am delighted to report that having completed the recruiting and selection process,the Governing Body has appointed Ms Charmaine Ayisi to succeed Mr Onye asHead of Serenity School from 1st May 2020.

Ms Ayisi has held the post of Headteacher previously in a special needs school and we are confident she will continue to drive standards up in the school for this year and the years to come.

Ms Ayisi is presently the Deputy Headteacher at the School and has been in post for over one year. She has previously been our SENDCo and English teacher. She will continue to be the SENDCo and to ensure that the needs of every pupil are fully met so that they may fulfil their potential.

She is thrilled to accept this appointment and to continue the outstanding progress made by the School under the current leadership team.

The Governors would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who participated in the interview process.

Yours sincerely

Linda Brown

Chair of Governors

Friday 1st May 2020

Dear Parents/Carers,

I am delighted to be appointed as the new Chair of Governors of Serenity School. It is a privilege to work alongside colleagues who are so fully committed to enhancing the educational opportunities and life chances of our young people.

As a senior leader and SENDCO in an alternative provision secondary school, I fully understand the importance of our collective desire for inclusion, the promotion of independence and developing individual self-worth. We are all fully committed to growing the School further, to build upon the great strides already made and to ensure the mission, vision, aims and values continue to dominate our thinking and our practice.

I look forward to forging a positive future with everyone connected with the School.

Yours sincerely

Linda Brown

Chair of Governors


We specialise in academic and therapeutic methods to motivate SEND students who struggle to engage with mainstream school. We also excel in re-engaging students who for some reason have become a school non-attender, or home tuition.

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Through experiences gained we recognise that the well-being and academic achievement of the majority of young people is significantly accelerated by addressing the root causes of behavioural, emotional, social difficulties, and without this some young people simply cannot access education. Inclusion has many forms but one principle, the right of a person to have the same opportunities and respect as anyone else.

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