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Successful Cross Country run in aid of Go MAD

November 22, 2018

On a freezing cold afternoon our brave and determined pupils ventured up to Wandsworth Common for our annual Sponsored Cross Country run in aid of Go MAD, Tanzania.  Every student put in a fantastic effort to push themselves around lap after lap knowing that their momentary pain would raise funds and make a real difference  to the people we support in Tanzania.  Jed was our leading boy running 15km.  Cecilia (year 7) was our leading girl running 12km.  The total distance run by the school was 875km. Funds and pledges are still coming in and being counted. We will share the total funds raised in due course! 

ESU debate

November 20, 2018

Freya, Year 8, and Ezra, Year 9, represented Thames in a debating competition run by the English Speaking Union, held at Francis Holland School. They were given the motion to propose: ‘This house would weight votes such that the younger the voter, the more powerful their vote.’  Feedback was extremely positive with judges commenting on the engaging delivery of their speeches and confident responses to their much older opposing team, Emanuel sixth formers. Although they did not get through to the next round, their motion obtained the most support from the floor. They were a great credit to the school.

Thames pupil wins ISA art competition

November 9, 2018

Margot, Year 11, won the ISA National KS4 Drawing competition, with with her Portrait of a Young Girl. Kylie, also Year 11, was the runner up with her self portrait. Margot and Kylie were put forward to this national competition of all the ISA schools in England, having come joint first in the ISA London West Region in October. Congratulations to you both! #ISAAwards2018

Thames joins NACE

November 3, 2018

The National Association for Able Children in Education (NACE) is dedicated to supporting schools across every aspect of provision for more able learners.  Their guiding principles match the ethos and values at Thames to develop fully the potential in all our pupils, many of whom are very able. Some of NACE’s core principles are:

  • Addressing the needs of more able learners will raise achievement for a much wider group of learners.
  • Providing for more able learners is not about labelling, but about creating a curriculum and learning opportunities which allow all children to flourish.
  • Ability can be revealed across a range of specific domains and not only in traditional academic subjects.
  • An ethos of high expectations and aspirations is a central plank for any providing for more able learners.

Our membership gives us access to dedicated teaching resources, guidance, support and training, enabling teachers to attain the best from able pupils in the everyday classroom, whilst enabling all pupils to flourish and achieve.

2018 Year 7 Camp

November 2, 2018

The annual Year 7 residential activity camp took place earlier last  month at the The Horstead Centre on the edge of the Norfolk Broads near Norwich. Pupils had the most amazing time. Teachers reported that has been a real joy to see them build in confidence and make new friends as the days progressed. They pulled together really well in an number of challenging activities from climbing and tunnelling to abseiling and raft-making. A night walk also added to the excitement. The whole group responded well to the challenges of the trip, making the most of opportunities and, first and foremost, building strong friendships.