Building Hearts and Minds and Structures!
Over the last two weeks there have been many exciting developments at Compass and a lot to celebrate. Students have been exploring the historical contributions to our society by members of the LGBTQ+ community and observing and inventing ways to ensure that inclusivity and equality are in the forefront of thinking and that respectful and […]
Farewell to Year 11!
Our school community says not goodbye, but au revoir to the eldest students of Compass School Southwark as we will soon see them again. Over their five years at Compass, we have enjoyed watching them grow into this fine, well-mannered, lively and often, hilariously funny group of young people. Many of our staff team remember […]
Exploration and wellbeing are key to thriving!
The Compass School community has been in reflective mode as mental health and well-being has taken centre stage. Pupils and staff have enjoyed activities such as “Midday Mindfulness”, seed planting at Learning Family time, smoothie making by pedal power and family cooking sessions. These activities have given us all a boost and… Read more.
A Shining Start To The Summer term
It has been an action-packed fortnight since our return from the Easter break; I am truly impressed with how staff have gone above and beyond to provide such a range of learning opportunities, and how well pupils have engaged in these. Interviews with a leading journalist, mentoring with the Worshipful Company of Pewterers, a Year […]
Student Voice Speaks Volumes – Our Journey April 2021
It was a fantastic experience, the one that I did a few weeks ago, as it enriched me greatly; I was so honoured to be chosen by my peers to spend the £250 Jack Petchey Award. I wanted to focus on celebrating the achievements of women as this is something that is necessary; choosing new […]
Women’s Rights are Human Rights #ChooseToChallenge
While Compass School marked International Women’s Day celebrating the achievements and contributions of women to our world, the events surrounding the kidnap and murder of Sarah Everard and the ensuing protests have given much cause for Compass Community 22nd March reflection. Read more …
Back to school – You are in safe hands! 9th March Bulletin
It has been a big fortnight for our school as we welcomed the announcement that pupils will be returning to face-to-face learning, this week (beginning 8th March). We are excited to be welcoming both staff and pupils back, but for many of us, school was never closed! Read more about this and our other stories. Compass […]
Back to School 8th March
We are delighted to be welcoming pupils back for face to face learning from 8th March. Our pupils have been fantastic in Virtual School with high levels of attendance and a 94% approval rating from parents! However there really is no substitute for face to face learning and we can’t wait to see all pupils […]
Virtual Parents’ Meetings Open a New Frontier for Parent Partnership
Even with a 94% parent approval rating for our virtual school and record levels of engagement from pupils, our staff team is determined to keep improving. Compass School is a community school and parents are at the core of this, but we hadn’t had an on-site parent event since September. The advent of Lockdown 3 meant that something had to be done and I had seen a local independent school run parent Zoom meetings and how other schools were using School Cloud for Parents’ Evenings.
New Compass School building for September 2023
A brand new school for our community! Work is well on the way on our new building which was approved by the Mayor of London last year. With state-of-the-art learning and sports facilities, the new Compass School building will facilitate fantastic education for our young people. The school is an integral part of the Grosvenor […]
Virtual Compass Proves A Hit All Round!
Live lessons, assemblies and Learning Family time are proving a hit, with pupils really engaging in the rich learning experiences at Compass. We marked Holocaust Memorial Day with a sobering assembly reflecting on the Holocaust and genocides across the world through the eyes of those who have survived these. Year 10 had the privilege of […]
Together we can! A Term of Teamwork, Resilience and Kindness.
Keeping our sense of community alive, even while apart during the summer term, is one of the things that we are most proud of. From competitions to community quizzes, being at home didn’t mean that we were alone. Even so, we were so glad to be back together in person in the autumn term, it […]
Getting back to school in September
Compass School has been open from the 2nd June for the children of critical workers and pupils who are vulnerable. Then subsequently, we made on-site provision for year 10 pupils to have face to face session with their teachers before the summer holiday. The school made provision to support pupils and their families during the […]
We are cheering you on!
The summer term edition of our newsletter captures an extraordinary term where pupils, staff and our community have risen to the challenge of the global pandemic and emerged with greater resilience and a determination to meet future challenges. “If there is a message for this term, it is that we are at our best when […]
Virtual Prize-Giving Gets Thumbs Up
There have been over a thousand views of our prize-giving videos which celebrated pupils’ achievements this year. The school has been agile in its response to the Covid-19 shutdown with many of its activities moving online including lessons, transition day and assessments. Prize-giving is usually a formal affair, with pupils, supported by their families, sitting […]