Dr Cameron Pyke – Deputy Master External
which, in the College’s case, provides a Saturday School experience for some 80 students in Year 6 from twelve participating state primaries in the borough of Southwark, assisting them in making a confident transition to secondary school. Each student receives 36 hours of free enrichment sessions over Michaelmas and Lent terms, assisted by some 20 Year 12 and 13 student mentors. City Heights Academy The College continues to act as an educational partner to City Heights E-ACT Academy, which opened in September 2013. The relationship between the Academy and the College has developed significantly over the last year ahead of the Academy moving to Key Stage 4 in September 2016, with a particular focus on College boys running enrichment classes during their timetabled Liberal Studies afternoons. The College aims to provide support for the Academy’s educational work and also to establish links and activities which benefit both schools through shared experience and good practice. Year 10 and 11 College Students act as reading mentors to Year 7 and 8 children; the Deputy Master External is an Academy Ambassador; Subject Leaders have observed each other’s lessons; the two Senior Management Teams meet annually to discuss issues of mutual concern, and three members of last year’s Sixth Form have been employed as full- time learning mentors over the last academic year.
Club in Camberwell, which the College has supported through the DC Mission Hollington Trust since 1923 (and since it’s foundation under a different guise under Canon Carver). Indeed, shaping a legacy of sustained community engagement is an annual focus of the student Senior Prefect body; in addition, an audit in September 2015 demonstrated that over half the teaching staff contribute to various forms of partnership activity benefiting the wider community during term time and holidays. The College is likewise highly receptive to working with external agencies in support of raising aspiration across both sectors, and has thus developed warm partnerships with: the National Citizen Service, the SpringBoard Bursary Foundation, the Ogden Trust, the Advocacy Academy, and the Stuart Horne Bursary Scheme. It is also highly committed to sharing best practice across education, particularly - under the direction of our Staff Tutor - as a member of the Southwark Teaching School Alliance (STSA), which supports trainees to become outstanding teachers and leaders. I hope that this short overview will give a flavour of some of the College’s wider partnership work. Saturday School The College continues to offer considerable financial, administrative and practical support to the Southwark Community Education Council (SCEC), a charitable trust
The College continues to have a strong engagement with the
community, reflecting its heritage and philanthropic tradition. This instinctive reference to its Founder’s charitable mission is embodied not only in its annual provision of facilities gratis or at subsidised rates for a wide variety of community events but in its commitment to genuine educational partnership with the maintained sector and a coherent ethos of responsibility towards wider society amongst students, staff and Governors. There is a particular focus on staff empowering students to take ownership of its community activities, thereby developing leadership and inculcating a genuine and lifelong understanding that privilege entails responsibility towards others. For example, 145 Middle and Upper School students participate in 12 different community service projects, including at the Hollington Youth
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