Headteacher’s Blog


Monday 7th December

Our telephones aren’t working – could Parents and Staff please email us :

Staff Absences – please email: sperry@highshore.southwark.sch.uk

Pupil Absences – please email: bpavey@highshore.southwark.sch.uk or jdell@highshore.southwark.sch.uk

We will update further information during the day.

Thanks you for your co-operation.





Monday 20th April


At today’s school council meeting we elected five pupils to stand in the upcoming Highshore general election. There was a debate on what we would like to change and what we would do for other pupils. I was impressed that so many pupils want to be involved. On Election Day we will have our own polling station in school and every pupil will have the opportunity to vote.

The candidates chosen are

Bradley – the purple party

Georgia – the blue party

Marcus – the yellow party

Paige – the red party

Peter- the Green Party

They will be making their own campaign leaflets and election broadcasts.

Good luck to everyone!


Friday 13th March

Red Nose Day

The school was a sea of red in the playground, the dining room and the assembly hall. We had a fantastic assembly with a mix of Music – a great rendition of the comic relief song and excellent lead vocals from Melissa in “Bring me sunshine”, film – it was fun to see what we were all doing , and reflection – really thinking about why we were supporting comic relief. Pupils made excellent cakes and biscuits to sell which raised over £40 and this afternoon we all enjoyed our disco’s. A noisier one in the main hall and a quieter disco in the drama studio. Well done to the whole school for taking part with such enthusiasm!



Thursday 5th March

We had a wonderful day today! Assembly was packed with amazing characters. Our world book day cake baked by Nick & Vanessa was enjoyed by all. Pupils and parents made a huge effort to get involved. Costumes were fantastic. There was lots of good learning too. We all decorated our doors in the theme of a book and it was fun exploring each classroom. There were prizes for best costume and best book review in each class. Kevin & I found it really hard to judge the book reviews as there were so many excellent efforts in each class. Later on in the day we had storytelling in the drama studio which Angus and Tony & Becky (SaLTs) led.

WBD 11







Thursday 29th January

Tonight we held our first Highshore film club. About thirty five pupils attended. Our film was “Frozen” which fits in very well with the weather at the moment! There was a great atmosphere with  a lot of pupils joining in with the singing!

Many thanks to parents for their support. This will be a monthly club. Pupils will make suggestions for future films through the school council.











Tuesday 9th December 2014

This morning we welcomed Principal panto company to Highshore. They presented “Jack & the beanstalk” to the whole school. The performance was enjoyed by everyone. There was lots of audience participation from staff and pupils! It was the fourth time that the company has visited us and we’ve already booked for next year!

Panto1 2014



Panto5 2014













Monday 17th November

EHC Meeting

Thirty seven parents and carers attended the meeting about Education, Care & Health plans (EHCp) this evening. Sally Brett took us through the plans and timescales then we were able to work in smaller groups and look at what information is needed in more detail. This was a good discussion and an opportunity to answer questions.


We were joined on the evening by Resources for Autism, Cambridge House advocacy and Becky from Southwark who has been leading on the EHC process with parents.


It was great to catch up with so many parents. Thanks to all who attended. We will run a further session later in the school year.