FROM YOUR HEAD TEACHER
Dear Parents and Carers,
In the melee of a busy school's life, it can be all too easy to miss the nuance, the small detail, the subtleties as to what makes TKA unique. So many fantastic opportunities are extended to our pupils every day. As the rhythm of life at TKA now plays out on a daily basis, the extraordinary becomes just what we do. One only has to look at the range of experiences pupils and parents have had the opportunity to be engaged with over the past 2 weeks, to get a true sense of what I mean.
Last Wednesday, our stellar Inclusion team hosted the Curly Hair project, reinforcing our commitment to high quality ASD provision and support for families within our local community. Last Friday a group of our pupils had the immensely positive experience of meeting with Leyla Hussain. She is a multi-award winning campaigner against FGM and for women's rights. This important opportunity for our pupils allowed them to meet with an individual who dedicates her life to promoting the fundamental British values of tolerance and respect, of freedom of speech and women's independence.
This week pupils have been to the West End to enjoy a performance of Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night, whilst others attended Pimlico Academy as part of the UK Mathematics Trust team challenge. Well done to our awesome foursome! In Science lessons as part of STEM week, much fun has been had through experiments using liquid nitrogen, supplied by the National Physical Laboratory. Meanwhile the fantastic cast and crew of our next school production work quietly away, learning their lines, preparing the sets and stitching together the beginnings of our Drama department costume collection. Well done to all who have participated in these unique experiences.
We really are blessed to have a great team of staff and pupils all willing to go beyond , taking full advantage of the experiences provided. 97% of all pupils participate in at least one enrichment activity per week, a statistic we can all be really proud of. I will be following up the elusive 3%!
Last week I mentioned behaviour outside of lessons as a topic I would be writing to parents about more extensively. I intend to do so this coming week once I have explored some ideas with the School Council on Monday.
It appears that our glimpse of Spring this week will be replaced at the weekend by Storm Stella, on its way over from the US. Bring out the umbrellas and enjoy the weekend.