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Christmas songs ring out as pupils wow in Hammersmith Town Hall

20 December 2018

Local primary school pupils filled the town hall with their melodic voices at the council’s annual Christmas singing festival. Almost 400 pupils from 13 local schools took part, singing music written and arranged by composer Sally Greaves, and accompanied by musicians from the Royal College of Music. They sang carols and a range of traditional and modern songs, one piece by Sally was debuted at the event.

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Event News : Invitation to a special preview – H is for Harry (Film)

10 December 2018

What does it take to change a child’s life? H is for Harry is a coming of age story about Harry, a charismatic 11-year old boy, who arrives at secondary school in suburban London unable to read or write. With the help of Sophie, his extremely dedicated teacher, can he overcome the illiteracy ingrained across generations of his family?

Against the backdrop of a Britain riven with debates around class, identity and social mobility, the film follows Harry over two years as he fights not only to improve academically but also to believe in a different future for himself. For more information, click here

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First World War Centenary

13 November 2018

Local schoolchildren were asked to produce artwork to commemorate the Armistice Day centenary. A brilliant selection of emotive works, ranging from poems, to paintings to sculptures, was submitted from six different schools.

The winning entries were reproduced in the order of service for the two memorial ceremonies, while the original works are on display alongside the Tommies and are well worth a visit.

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Fulham Cross Girls’ School wins Schools for Success Award

11 October 2018

The Mayor’s programme aims to improve expectations and raise standards for London’s schoolchildren, regardless of their background.

Now in its second year, Schools for Success has created a network through which schools can share experiences and best practice with others across London.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “I’d like to congratulate Fulham Cross Girls’ School for the fantastic work of their staff and pupils in the last year. Our Schools for Success programme shows the significant difference that a supportive and inclusive teaching environment can make for all pupils.

“London has some of the best schools in the country in the capital and by working together we can make sure that every young Londoner is given the opportunity to reach their full potential.”

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Nursery of the Year award 2018 goes to Randolph Beresford Early Years Centre

11 October 2018

This local authority nursery school and under-threes provision is situated at the heart of the White city estate. Wendy Scott says: ‘Randolph Beresford Early Years Centre deserves particular commendation for the dedicated work to transform the environment so that the Forest School approach that they embrace can permeate the whole site.

‘Their philosophy shines through all their work, children benefit from the close attention and encouragement that staff provide. Parents appreciate the detailed thought given to developing children’s own ideas. Places currently available for 3 and 4 year olds.

 

 

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Exceptional achievements of Melcombe Primary School recognised by Mayor of London

10 October 2018

The school was invited last week to the Schools for Success awards ceremony at City Hall, to celebrate its achievements in supporting pupils needing extra help to fulfil their potential.

The Mayor’s programme aims to improve expectations and raise standards for London’s schoolchildren, regardless of their background.
Now in its second year, Schools for Success has created a network through which schools can share experiences and best practice with others across London.
More than 100 eligible schools are invited to join the programme and every local authority in the capital now has a school it can look to as an example. This group, refreshed annually, represents approximately six per cent of the capital’s schools. Read more here
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Forest School Leaders course | Randolph Beresford

8 October 2018

Randolph Beresford are highly regarded for their practice in outdoor learning and are pleased to be announcing another forest school leader’s course.

Places on the course are limited in order for participants to gain the most from the course. The certificated and accredited course will equip and enable practitioners to run forest school sessions with children and adults. Please email jskone@randolphberesford.lbhf.sch.uk or call 020 8743 7339  for more information

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Cecil French art collection in Hammersmith and Fulham

20 April 2018

The council has struck an innovative partnership with Watts Gallery in Guildford to restore a number of works from the Cecil French Bequest, which contains a collection of later Pre-Raphaelite paintings and drawings, at no cost to residents.

And even better, H&F Council has negotiated for residents to get free entry to the landmark exhibition of the newly-restored masterpieces which opened on Tuesday 6 March in Guildford – which is just a half an hour train journey away.

Just turn up with a proof of address to get free entry to the exhibition. For further information email info@wattsgallery.org.uk.

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Find out what is happening in EAL.

6 December 2017

Download the latest edition of the EAL Newsletter. A compilation of resources and strategies to support schools working with children developing English as an additional language. EAL issue 3

 

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