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School Vision... “

create a playlist, play the music Matthew Ryan, Year 11

At Thomas Tallis, we believe that everyone has the right to a happy, healthy and rewarding life. We are proud of our inclusive approach to education. We value every member of our community and have high expectations for all. We share a love of learning and the joy and delight which learning brings. We recognise the uniqueness of the individual and work hard to provide a personalised curriculum which has flexibility to meet everyone’s needs. We share a belief in the value of creativity for all. We celebrate our talents, similarities and differences and share in each others’ successes. We encourage students and staff alike to develop new skills, forge imaginative connections and seek innovative solutions. We believe that successful learners are responsible for their own development and we support our young people on their journey to become independent learners and thinkers.

We care for each other and our environment because we are committed to responsible, compassionate citizenship. Thomas Tallis is a listening school; we value and act on the opinions of our students, parents and carers. We recognise that everyone benefits from having a sense of belonging, feeling safe and facing appropriate challenges. We are proud of our Arts College and Leading Edge specialisms. They are symbolic of our ambition to create a vibrant learning community which extends beyond the school.

Here are some of the experiences available to our KS4 students... Theatre visits supplemented with workshops led by actors and directors Involvement in the Shakespeare Schools Festival Theare in Education projects Links with the BBC Introduction and routes of entry to City Employment workshops Business visits to Covent Garden and Camden Market Extra Curricular GCSE’s Higher profile school council role in conjunction with sixth form committee European visits to places such as Paris, Germany and Spain

and there’s more...

Euro Disney Greenwich Park Environment Study BETT Conference Film Club Beat Bullying Conference London Fire Brigade Training Fashion Shows Debating Residential in outdoor pursuit centres Rock climbing Humanities Fieldwork Arts Festival Duke of Edinburgh Award Offsite Sport Management of Market Garden e-learning TTRA Celebration

Work Experience In Year 9 students develop greater independence of mind and interests. They seek deeper connections between learning and the world around them. Choosing the right subjects and gaining the right experience will give students a better chance of obtaining the career of their choice. Work experience will help students understand what it might be like to work in a particular job. This will support students in deciding what they want to do for a career and also develop skills and attitudes essential for the world of work. Careers The on-site Connexions Office and the School Careers Co-ordinator can provide advice on your short and long term course and career choices.

Useful websites...

14-19 Options Booklet  
14-19 Options Booklet  

Information about choices to study for GCSE