Children’s Mental Health Week
February 7th – February 13th, 2022 is Children’s Mental Health Week. The theme of this year’s Children’s Mental Health Week is Growing Together.
Growing Together is about growing emotionally and finding ways to help each other grow. Challenges and setbacks can help us to grow and adapt and trying new things can help us to move beyond our comfort zone into a new realm of possibility and potential. However, emotional growth is often a gradual process that happens over time, and sometimes we might feel a bit ‘stuck’.
As parents and carers, you play an important role in your child’s mental health. Check out some free resources for families on the link below.
Statement from the Headteacher
In addition to our robust COVID-19 action plan, I want to reassure parents/carers and all stakeholders that Serenity School Eltham has carried out a thorough COVID-19 Fog Decontamination procedure in school on Thursday 2nd December 2021. Please see our Decontamination Certificate attached.
I am also working in partnership with Public Health England, London Coronavirus Response Cell and Greenwich Local Authority for additional guidance to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 within our school community.
Trip to Tower of London
“Our Primary formal children were lucky enough to have their first school trip this year when they visited the Tower of London. The children were impeccably behaved and enjoyed the journey by train looking at the sights along the way. When we arrived at the Tower of London the children were amazed that an old building still existed and were impressed with how big it was! We saw the Crown Jewels and were bedazzled with just how bright and big the jewels were. We saw lots of Ravens and we found at that they are called the guards of the tower and we also learned lots of gory facts about what happened in the Tower. There was so much to see and learn about the White Tower, the Chapel of St Peter ad Vincula, Battlements, Medieval Palace, Bloody Tower, Torture at the Tower exhibition, Fusiliers Museum, and Royal Mint exhibition. We had a fantastic day and were very well behaved!”
Year 11 successes
Despite COVID-19, we are excited that the 2020-21 academic year was a huge success for our year 11 pupils at Serenity School Eltham. We are pleased to announce that 100% of our year 11s were able to secure a qualification in Maths and English and 83% successfully achieved our Serenity Baccalaureate (5 or more qualifications). It is testament to the hard work and commitment of our staff, that all pupils have chosen to remain on at our prestigious Serenity School Eltham Sixth Form.
Welcome 12s, 7s and total number of new students
We want to formally welcome all new pupils including our sixth formers to Serenity School Eltham in September 2021. We now have approximately 80 pupils and young people on roll across the school. However, we maintain our very small pupil to adult ratio of assigning no more than 8 pupils in each class.
Our classes are structured as follows:
3 Nurture groups
2 Semiformal groups
1 Formal group
Key Stag 3
2 Semiformal groups
3 Formal groups
Key Stage 4/5
1 Semiformal group
2 Formal groups
1 Sixth Form group
We have also appointed 20 additional staff at various levels within the school. This is to ensure we provide the required1:1 and small group support as outlined on learners EHCPs and IEPs. We have now implemented our robust 3 Tier Curriculum (Nurture-Informal, Semiformal and Formal) Pathways to create a more bespoke learning experience, and to meet the diverse needs of our pupils across the school community.
Reminder of first days at school etc.
We are welcoming back all existing pupils from Monday 6th September 2021. All new pupils will have their transition day on Friday 3rd September 2021. All Primary phase new pupils will officially start on Monday 13th September 2021.