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Inreach visit from School 21

Staff from School 21 in Stratford, London visited JFK Beckton to find out about our classroom practice in January 2018
Ms Christie here from S21,
I just wanted to commend you and your staff team for allowing me to observe the day to day functions of the school and your students.
Everyone I spoke too on your team was friendly and knowledgeable and where they were not, directed me to someone who was.
I am impressed with the whole schools approach to meeting each child’s individual needs. It was really evident to me that your teaching staff care are dedicated and really do “Enhance a child’s Life through Learning.” Each child was able to express and be themselves in a safe environment. (Loved that, especially the elder boy from Secondary, (Morris I think his name was?) who was a little boisterous at one point in his lesson. But, things carried on as usual until it was necessary for him to have some space/quiet time.
Teacher planning and delivery was 1st class; differentiated for each individual child and visible in each lesson along with a well structured daily routine.
So I have to just big up Mr James Morris in Primary, Joe Steward and Mr Thomas Chatwin in Secondary whose classes I went into.
I also met and spoke with Nazia, Barinda, Tome and a few other members of the staff team; unfortunately, I did not catch their names, however they were equally attentive and responsive to any question I asked.
The provision provided by the school for its pupils is excellent, including the outside gym/play area with built in trampoline, (“I had to have a go,”) and garden was engaging and safe for aiding their physical development and spatial awareness of their surroundings.
I thoroughly enjoyed my visit.
Once again, Thank you, you guys are doing a sterling job.
Ms Christie