What to expect in Autumn 2014

Autumn term is here and we wanted to let you all know about all the exciting and creative projects and programmes we have in store.

To find out more about any of the specific programmes mentioned below, please click on their title.

Our programmes

We have a fantastic selection of programmes on offer to support the curriculum this Autumn term.

Roald Dahl was born on 13th September which makes this day Roald Dahl Day. Now you can celebrate with our Whole School Dahl Day, part of our Literature Alive programme. This is a day packed with creative, practical and explorative workshops bringing to life the wonderful works of Roald Dahl.

Also on offer is our Mathematics Workshops and three themed Whole School Maths Days. Our maths programmes have an impact on the attainment and confidence of the pupils we work with, developing their numerical fluency through an approach based on narrative, kinaesthetic, musical and visual activities.

If you're looking for an effective and sustainable way to resolve conflict in school our Restorative Approaches package couldn't be a better option. Restorative Approaches offers a way of ensuring that everyone in a classroom feels valued, is able to articulate their needs and develops the emotional intelligence that is so vital in facing the challenges of the 21st Century.

Most of our programmes are complemented with our INSET and Training programmes to help ensure sustainability and offer invaluable ideas for teachers to engage pupils with learning.

Funded Projects

We have two funded programmes that will be continuing on from last year - Times of Transition funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and SHINE a light on mathematics, funded by the SHINE trust.

We have a new funded project starting this term: Digital Literacy funded by The Ironmongers Company, which has grown out of our Boys Literacy Project. This project is due to start in October and will also have a brand new blog site to accompany it.

On 4th and 5th October we will be helping to bring to life Joan Littlewood's vision that was never realised at The Deptford Fun Palaces. This Fun Palace is a collaborative consortium of a number of creative, cultural and educational organisations in the SE8 area. We have a shared ambition to get the community of Deptford engaged in a spectrum of fun and FREE arts and science activities across the weekend. We recommend you pop along on the Sunday between 11 and 4 for a full selection of treats and spectacles.

We will also be starting our Curiosity workshops, funded by The Ironmongers Company. We will be working with 5 schools to produce 10 Keynote speeches based on the theme 'what makes us wonder?'. These workshops will culminate in the UK's first children's conference, next Spring.