Langdon Park Community School
Tower Hamlets, United Kingdom
About Langdon Park Community School
Langdon Park School aims to serve its local community by providing the children we teach with the very best academic opportunities plus the confidence and personal skills they need to make the most of them.
We do this by working in partnership with our parents and with other schools, businesses, universities and other organisations around us.
Our success in raising achievement and raising standards is built upon a foundation of high expectations and the belief that every child can be and should be, successful and happy at school.
We are at the centre of the Poplar Partnership, which links Bygrove, Lansbury Lawrence, Manorfield, Marner, Mayflower, St Saviour’s, Stebon, Wellington and Woolmore with Langdon Park in exciting ways to provide the best possible education for children and support for their families.
Our Sixth Form is part of a consortium called Sixth Form East, which we operate in partnership with Bow, Stepney Green and St Paul’s Way Trust schools. Between us we offer a wide range of high quality sixth form courses to our students aged 16-19 years.
Organisation and curriculum
Each student is expected and encouraged to make the most of their abilities, skills and knowledge:
•A personal tutor guides and supports each student as they progress through the school
•Homework is an essential part of learning: everyone is expected to follow a full homework programme; there is a range of homework clubs to help students with their work before and after school and at lunchtimes
•Encouragement is the usual method for ensuring progress; rewards like credits and certificates and verbal praise are widely used and we regularly meet parents to discuss children’s progress
•Bi-lingual students are supported in their studies by qualified teachers of English as a second language
•Our learning support team helps students who need extra support with their studies.
Buildings and facilities
Langdon Park has the most extensive site of any school in Tower Hamlets, and has recently completed a major rebuild and refurbishment across the whole site which has provided us with:
• new and impressive buildings for maths, science, drama, music, art and learning support.
• new computer suites
• an enlarged sports hall
• a new library, study centre and dining room
With sporting facilities that are among the best in London. They include a sports hall, gymnasium, dance studio, fitness suite, cricket nets, flood lit tennis courts and multi-use games areas and excellent athletics facilities including an Olympic sized running track.
The Spotlight Centre provides fantastic learning and leisure facilities for our Sixth Form students and a wonderful Youth Centre for the whole local community.
Care and discipline
The form tutor is in charge of the tutor group daily and is the most important link between home and school. They will share any concerns with you and keep you in touch with your child’s progress.
Our code of conduct, written jointly by students and staff, emphasises the need for mutual respect within our school and for the care of our school environment.
Older students from year 10 are specially trained to help and advise younger children when they arrive at the school. Two or three of them are assigned to each Year 7 tutor group and their work continues into Year 8.
Special educational needs
Langdon Park School is committed to equal opportunities and equal access for all students. The Head of Learning Support oversees the implementation of the SEN Code of Practice.
Everyone at the school has a positive part to play in the integration and education of students with special educational needs.
Links with parents
Our learning contract is a simple outline of what is expected of students, teachers and parents for learning and teaching to be successful. We arrange a meeting for each new group of parents to meet their tutor in July.
The student planner is a diary in which messages can be passed between home and school. Homework tasks are written in it and parents and tutors are expected to sign it on a weekly basis.
There are progress review days and parents evenings , when parents can have in-depth individual appointments with tutors and subject teachers to discuss their childs progress and set targets for future learning.
We also work hard to keep parents informed of how we can work together to ensure our children succeed in the different stages of their education throughout the school.
Out of school activities
A number of clubs operate before, during and after school, including a breakfast and a homework club as well as a wide range of competitive and team sports.
An enormous number of visits and journeys take place throughout the year, ranging from one day visits
to theatres and museums, through to off-site residentials to develop study skills and exchange visits with students from other countries
Langdon Park School – April 2017