There is a widespread acknowledgement that children, and especially young children, need to be offered a range of opportunities in order to learn effectively.
Now that we are enjoying a more stable school environment once more, differentiating children’s learning experiences in school has never been more important. By offering activities relevant to their ability and needs we can help to make sure that children make good progress or in some cases, help them to catch up on learning that has been missed over recent times.
Sexual abuse and the role that schools might play by inadvertently condoning it, has justifiably been in the national news over recent weeks, with the Everyone’s Invited website detailing the harrowing experiences of victims.
Following extensive research, we have recently enhanced our Year 7 and 8 provision to ensure that pupils can develop the essential, stand-out skills now being demanded by many of the biggest companies and employers.
Newland House has always been a school in which the pastoral care of children is of the utmost importance and this experience will serve us particularly well this term.
Chris Skelton, joined the school in September 2019 as Head of Newland House. He has an excellent breadth of experience from his previous positions as the Academic Deputy Head at Newton Prep and the Pastoral Deputy Head at Dulwich College Junior School.