Parents are being asked to consider new proposals to reduce the entry and admission age to Charlton Park Academy, Greenwich’s Special secondary school currently taking students from Year 7 onwards. The new intake will include children at a younger age, from Year 5 onwards, that have high special educational needs and where the mainstream primary placement is no longer perhaps the best option for a wide range of reasons. It is hoped that this will help provide for a longer term and more managed transition to secondary schools for local children.
Mark Dale-Emberton, Headteacher at Charlton Park Academy adds:
“We are also looking to work more closely with our feeder primary schools to provide a supportive transition to a full or part time place with us in the future. We used to be an all age special school 4 to 19 and many of our staff are primary trained and experienced, so we don’t perceive any difficulty with this proposal in implementing a good offer. We have appointed one of our senior staff to overlook this provision and she is an outstanding and innovative teacher.”
Read the proposals in full in the documents below, and then send in your views on this to Gianni Silvestri before 10 July
email: GSilvestri@charltonparkacademy.co.uk or write to him at this address: Gianni Silvestri, Strategic Development Manager, Charlton Park Academy, Charlton Park Road, Charlton, London SE7 8HX