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    Coming Back Stronger

    As part of our intention to involve schools in the development of Coming Back Stronger, Camden’s new education strategy, we are delighted to invite you to the first in a series of Camden Conversations designed to help us think more broadly and creatively.

    These will take place on-line, from 4pm to 5pm, fortnightly on Wednesdays. We are inviting a number of interesting speakers, practitioners and thinkers to lead these sessions.

    The first is being led by Ed Vainker, CEO of Reach Foundation and co-founder of the Reach Academy Feltham and the Reach Children’s Hub on Wednesday 27 January 2021 – 4pm-5pm

    The Reach Academy Feltham is a mixed, non-selective, non-denominational all-through academy for 2-to-18-year-olds. It is a relatively small school which puts personal relationships, flexibility and the children at the heart of everything it does. It invests heavily in training in attachment theory and describes itself as an ‘attachment-aware school’. It also employs staff and external services specifically to support pupil, parent and staff mental health and physical well-being, in the knowledge that healthy lifestyles and clear expectations around food, exercise and routines such as sleep, will ensure excellent learning for the children.

    The Reach Children’s Hub seeks to bring about change from ‘cradle to career’ by ‘catalysing collective action and delivering transformational programmes’. It begins to work with parents at the antenatal stage and the Hub's support will extend to young adults through their post-school destinations. The Hub also aims to have a wider impact in Feltham by increasing local provision accessible to all, integrating and co-locating services, supporting local organisations and strengthening the community.

    If you’ve not yet received an Outlook meeting invitation and would like to register your interest in this session, please email comingbackstronger@camden.gov.uk . Everyone is welcome so please make colleagues aware who might be interested.