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Congratulations to you and your pupils on gaining the International School Award Foundation Certificate: Introducing Internationalism. You have demonstrated an excellent start in promoting the international dimension across your school and highlighting the benefits of learning in a global context.
Please send our special congratulations to the international co-ordinator at the school who has worked so hard to co-ordinate the school’s international activities.
Your commitment to extending and embedding internationalism in your curriculum is a valuable aspect of your school ethos; the British Council will be pleased to provide you with advice, help and information at each stage of your international activity. In addition to a partner-finding facility, British Council Schools Online has many other resources to support international learning including: classroom resources and professional development opportunities.
We hope you will continue to develop your work in this enriching area and that you will consider aiming for the Intermediate level and eventually to International School Award Accreditation.
The International School Award team is your first point of contact for any queries regarding your involvement in the International School Award scheme. You can contact the team for advice or assistance by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We wish you all the best with the further development of the international work of your school.
The ISA Team
Want to support your child/ren with their mental health?
The PTA is working with Sydenham School and Mental Health First Aid England (MHFA) in response to increased youth mental health needs. We are running a pilot awareness/training session for parents/carers at the school on Wed 11 May, 5.30 to 8.30pm, delivered by an expert MHFA instructor.
This is already oversubscribed but please do register here to express an interest in any future sessions,
after looking here at details of the pilot offer. (And if you're already registered for 11 May but can no longer make the full 3 hour session, please let us know at email@example.com so we can offer the place to someone else!)
London Borough of Culture 2022 - Lewisham
Lewisham’s London Borough of Culture programme has been announced, celebrating change and proudly proclaiming We Are Lewisham.
From venues to parks and street corners, Lewisham will tell the story of its trailblazers past and present via music, dance, debate, public art and more.
With a call to action on the climate emergency and a celebration of Lewisham’s diverse communities, the year-long programme is inspired by the borough’s rich history of activism and standing up for equality.
Jointly led by Lewisham Council and the Albany, We Are Lewisham will bring together all of the borough’s neighbourhoods, communities and stories.
A joyous opening celebration spanning the whole borough to kick off the first day of We Are Lewisham.
12 Noon: Get dancing with the borough.
At midday, schools across the borough were dancing the official LBoC Bop choreographed by IRIE! Dance Theatre, along to the Lewisham Anthem from The Midi Music Company.
I have just been sent info on the 'Free HAF (Healthy Eating and Food) Summer Programme' and 'The Summer Support Programme'. Please take a look if your child is on Free School Meals as they both offer a range of fun activities including sports, arts and crafts, multi sports, singing, dancing, drama and games.
Each club will provide:
a wide range of exciting activities to suit different ages and personalities
fun physical activity sessions
free, nutritious and tasty food
Healthy Eating and Food) Summer Programme
Please find at this link, some information on the Free HAF (Healthy Eating and Food) Summer Programme. All children on Free School Meals are eligible to apply.
Sessions last at least four hours and are free to access, though children must be registered.
If you are interested in applying for this, please contact any of the staff below:
- Jacqui Fullerton or Mark Reid at EMLM Tel: 020 8698 9663
EMLM will be open until 23/7/21 – half day.
The Summer Support Programme
Please also find a information at the links below, providing information on a Summer Support Programme, again for secondary age students on Free School Meals. To secure a place for the summer, complete the application form, and return to either Mark or Candice, who will contact you to confirm and discuss anything further:
Mark Reid, Strategic Lead - firstname.lastname@example.org
Candice Laidley, Programme Manager - email@example.com
Tel: 020 8698 9663
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Secondary Urban Debate League 2020 – Round 1 Results! What fantastic results from the Sydenham School teams.
The school has been given the opportunity to take part in a project that will run jointly between schools and the Metropolitan Police.
Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools, prior to the start of the next school day, when a child or young person has been exposed to, or involved in, any domestic incident. We know that children can be significantly physically or emotionally harmed when this is the case and the information received will be used to make sure the right support is available for children and their families.
Operation Encompass will ensure that two members of the school staff, known as the Designated Safeguarding Lead and the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, are trained to allow them to liaise with the police. The Safeguarding Leads will use the information confidentially, while ensuring that the school is able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children or their families who have been involved in, or exposed to, a domestic abuse incident. We are keen to offer the best support possible to all our students and we believe this will be extremely beneficial for all those involved. If you have any concerns or questions then please contact one of our school’s Safeguarding Leads (Ms Quartey or Ms Robinson) and we will be happy to discuss this further.
International Connections; Limitless possibilities
Sydenham School is forging the way in international connections, by taking part in a bilingual project with France and Belgium.
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