Welcome

Niall Hand has been in post as Headteacher of Prendergast Ladywell School since September 2013, having been part of an outstanding leadership team in the borough of Southwark.

A great deal has happened to transform this community school in the heart of Lewisham.

The commitment and talents of its staff have been fully focussed on ensuring students reach their full potential.

“It is only when you look back, that you realise how the changes which we have made are adding up to a real transformation in the school.”

A relentless focus on improving standard of Teaching and Learning is at the heart of school improvement. With this in mind the leadership team in the school have developed whole-school systems for monitoring and evaluating the performance of staff and the effectiveness of their teaching.

“My son has a brilliant rapport with all the teachers at the school. This has definitely contributed to him achieving above his target grades.”

We have revised the assessment and reporting structure in the school. There are now 4 modules over the school year, each of which ends with a revision week and then formal assessment in all subjects.  We collect this tracking information and a summary of students’ achievements is reported to parents and carers in October, December, March and July. This provides information about the progress their child is making toward their aspirational target grade in every subject, and an indication of their engagement in learning. This report is used to stretch our most able students, and support and challenge those who are not making good progress.

“My daughter has come on in leaps and bounds since transferring from her previous school.”

We revised the curriculum offer in Year 10 and 11. Our pathway curriculum demands that our most able students take the most challenging EBacc GCSE’s, ensuring they are well prepared for A Level qualifications and application to Russell Group Universities. The appointment of a Most Able co-ordinator in the school ensures that students predicted A and A* grades at GCSE are given the challenge and support they need to succeed.

High expectations for all academically is mirrored in the work we are doing to ensure a firm but fair approach to standards and discipline, with a clear emphasis that children feel safe to learn.  A strong stance is taken with students who disrupt the learning of others. High standards of courtesy and politeness are expected of students at all times, students are expected to wear the school uniform with pride and work hard at school and at home. 

Parents are very positive about the school.

We are proud of our community of parents, students, staff and Governors, who make our school a great place to learn, work and share with our neighbours and community.


Headteacher's Message

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Welcome to Prendergast Ladywell School. I am proud to introduce the successes and strengths of our school to you.

We believe that all our students can achieve excellence and that they deserve the very best teachers and resources to reach their potential. Our caring environment values achievement and we insist on tolerance and mutual respect.

As Headteacher, it is my job to ensure that every child's educational journey is positive and enriching. Prendergast Ladywell School provides high quality teaching, a curriculum that supports individual needs, a regular and rigorous assessment process, and a range of enrichment activities; we encourage students to take leadership roles within our community.

We are part of the Prendergast federation of schools and benefit from the outstanding support that the Leathersellers’ provide. Students have an entitlement to the exceptional Sixth Form provision the federation offers, and educational opportunities beyond the school gates.

Our students deserve to have the best so that they can be the best. The knowledge and skills they acquire at school will equip them for life as responsible, resilient and independent learners, equipped to thrive in our rapidly changing world; with us they can achieve their full potential and maximise their chances of future success in all areas of their lives.

Prendergast Ladywell School is a place where we have the highest expectations of young people and where ambition is valued. The school is ambitious for every pupil, and will work tirelessly to support them to achieve their goals; we expect students to work hard to meet these high expectations.

The forthcoming years at the college will be exciting for all who are here; we warmly invite you to be part of our future.

I look forward to meeting you.

Niall Hand
Headteacher

 

Bienvenue à Prendergast Ladywell School. Je suis fier de vous présenter les atouts et les succès de notre collège.

(Translated by: Assa-Noura Kamara -10N; Sarah Arcila Zapata -10R)
 

Nous croyons que tout nos étudiants peuvent atteindre l'excellence et qu'ils méritent d’avoir les meilleurs professeurs et ressources pour leur permettre d’atteindre leur potentiel. Dans notre établissement, nous travaillons sans relâche pour créer un environnement qui favorise la tolérance et le respect mutuel entre tous les membres de la communauté scolaire.

En tant que principal, mon  rôle est d'assurer que le parcours éducatif de chaque élève soit une expérience positive et enrichissante. Prendergast Ladywell School offre un enseignement de haute qualité et un curriculum qui tient compte des aptitudes  personnelles des étudiants. Nous avons un système de  contrôle continu rigoureux et proposons une variété d'activités extra scolaires incitant nos étudiants à prendre part aux activités au sein de notre communauté.

Nous faisons partie de la fédération des écoles Prendergast et bénéficions du soutien exceptionnel apporté par la fédération Leathersellers. Les élèves disposent de l’accès direct au lycée offert par le groupe ainsi qu’à d’autres opportunités éducatives en dehors de l’établissement.

Nos élèves méritent d'avoir le meilleur afin qu'ils puissent développer leurs aptitudes et se distinguer dans leurs études. Les connaissances et les compétences acquises à l'école les prépareront à devenir des personnes responsables, indépendantes et persévérantes, capables de prospérer dans un monde en constante évolution. Avec nous, les étudiants peuvent atteindre leur plein potentiel et ainsi augmenter leurs chances de réussite dans tous les aspects de leurs vies.

Prendergast Ladywell School exige beaucoup de ses  élèves tout en les motivant à atteindre leurs objectifs. Nous encourageons et valorisons le travail individuel de chaque étudiant et travaillons sans relâche afin qu’ils parviennent à réaliser leurs aspirations.

L’entrée au collège est une étape déterminante dans la vie. Les prochaines années passées ici seront exaltantes pour tout ceux qui sont inscrits dans notre établissement. Nous vous invitons dès maintenant à faire faire partie de notre futur.

J’espère avoir très prochainement le plaisir de vous rencontrer.

Niall Hand
Headteacher

 

Bienvenidos a Prendergast Ladywell School. Me enorgullece presentarles los éxitos y las fortalezas de nuestro instituto.

(Translated by: Rocio Fajardo Maqui - 10S)
 

Creemos que todos nuestros alumnos pueden alcanzar su máximo potencial y que se merecen los mejores profesores y recursos para alcanzar una educación de alto nivel. En nuestra institución, trabamos día a día para crear un entorno que favorece la tolerancia y el respeto mutuo entre los distintos miembros de la comunidad escolar.

Como director, es mi trabajo asegurar que cada alumno tenga una experiencia   positiva y enriquecedora a lo largo de su periodo escolar. Prendergast Ladywell School ofrece una enseñanza de calidad con un plan de estudios que toma en cuenta las necesidades individuales. Contamos con un proceso de evaluación  continua y rigurosa y una gran variedad de actividades extraescolares, que animan a los alumnos a tomar parte activa de nuestra comunidad.

Formamos parte de la asociación de colegios Prendergast school, que cuenta con el  excelente apoyo del grupo Leathersellers. De esta forma, los alumnos tienen a su disposición las ofertas directas para Sixth Form (bachillerato) que ofrece nuestra asociación.

Nuestros estudiantes merecen tener lo mejor para que, de este modo, puedan  desarrollar sus aptitudes y destacar en sus estudios. El conocimiento y las habilidades que adquieren en el instituto durante su periodo escolar, les preparará para convertirse en personas independientes, responsables y productivas, preparadas para superar cualquier reto en el futuro. Con nosotros, los estudiantes pueden alcanzar su máximo potencial y ampliar sus oportunidades de cara a realizar proyectos individuales a lo largo de sus vidas.

En Prendergast Ladywell school, motivamos a los alumnos a conseguir sus expectativas y aspiraciones. En el instituto, valoramos e incentivamos el trabajo individual de cada alumno y trabajamos constantemente para que todos consigan sus objetivos.

Esta etapa de la vida supone un periodo emocionante y muy importante para los alumnos y les invitamos a ser parte de nuestro futuro.

Espero poder conocerles pronto.

 Niall Hand
Headteacher

 

 

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