All posts by Chris Maunder

Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Congratulations to Edward for being the only student in the borough of Enfield to complete his Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award during 2019/20. A massive achievement in which he completed a canoeing expedition on the River Wye, spent a week dog sledding in wild Canada and learnt new skills such in Engineering and working with the Fire Brigade.

Kooth

Kooth is specifically for young people aged 11-18 and offers a variety of resources, including:

  • A live chat function that allows young people to contact a qualified counsellor
  • Chat forums with other young people
  • Crisis information
  • Self help resources

The Kooth team are providing free, safe and anonymous online support and counselling. 
Kooth’s aim is to keep the service it offers to young people confidential. This means that Kooth’s team of counsellors won’t talk about your child to other people outside of the Kooth Team.
Please find below link to Kooth’s presentation video:https://www.kooth.com/video  

Talent for Writing

Congratulations to Isabelle in year 8, who entered a competition posted on our SMHW page. Her work has been selected to be included in an anthology showcasing talented young writers. Fantastic!

Scholars Programme

Our Brilliant Club, Scholars Programme results are in: over 90% of participants achieved a 1st or 2:1 in their final dissertations. Huge congratulations to the students involved – your UCL PhD tutor was hugely impressed as are we! Well done! (photo prior to lockdown)

Year 11

We said a sad goodbye to our wonderful Year 11s on Friday.  They have worked so hard, and we are so disappointed that they won’t have a chance to prove just how brilliant they are in the exams this Summer.  We couldn’t be more proud.

Teaching & Learning hub

Day 1 of our Spring Teaching and Learning Hub event.  Already 40 staff have visited the Hub. We are looking at Stages of Practice based on Rosenshine’s Principles. Some brilliant discussions and useful examples.

Middlesex University

On Friday 6th March Year 12 students visited the North London Higher Education Fair at Middlesex University. Students attended a welcome talk, tour of the campus and the education fair with a wealth of exciting and engaging activities available for them to become involved in. A highly successful and valuable trip for all who attended!