The Compass Parent Forum, held its first meeting of the academic year last week. Parent representatives from across our seven schools attended the meeting, hosted at Alderwood Primary School.
We had a great first meeting of the Compass Council last week, and received a warm welcome from the South Rise Compass Council members, who were hosting the meeting. The children shared the opportunities they had had to experience the 11 before 11 in their schools.
We are very excited to be holding our first Compass Dance Evening at Halley Academy on the 4th of December. The evening will provide an opportunity for Key Stage 2 children across all of the Compass schools to come together and showcase a variety of dance styles to a range of music.
We had a fantastic start to the new academic year at our Annual Compass Conference on Monday. Staff, trustees and governors from across our seven schools, attended the event, kindly hosted again by Halley Academy. Our theme this year was ‘Stronger Together’ and this was brought out powerfully by our key note speakers.
Last week, Horn Park choir had the fantastic opportunity to perform at the London Youth Games which took place at Borough Village in Crystal Palace Park. Alongside them were other schools from around London who performed several acts from ballet to freestyle break dancing! The children were inspired by the other performances they watched and had the opportunity to make friends and share in their passion for performing.
Our Deansfield Chamber Choir had an amazing day last Wednesday (3rd July) representing Deansfield at the world-famous International Eisteddfod in Llangollen, Wales. Top choirs from all over the world have been coming to compete since 1947. This was Deansfield’s fourth visit, and the standard was especially high this year.
We are delighted to confirm the programme for our second annual Compass Conference, kindly hosted by Halley Academy, and taking place on 2nd September. Our theme for this year is ‘Stronger Together’, and we have some exciting speakers lined up.
The Compass Council met last week, at the University of Greenwich, to further explore their idea of the ‘11 before 11’: the eleven experiences that they believe that all children attending a Compass School should have before they leave at 11 years. Children from our Willow Dene secondary school have added a further five experiences to become the ‘16 before 16’.