Parents


St Marylebone School plans for September 2020
 
Dear parents, carers and students,
 
Here is a filmed message from Ms Pugh about St Marylebone’s plans for opening in the autumn.  Please watch and listen.  For reference, the slides are also attached, but we recommend watching the short film first. 
 
Best regards,
St Marylebone
 
 

Friday 10th July 2020

Dear students, parents and carers,

The theme of the week has been “participation”.   In this week’s Thought for the Day, students explored this theme in terms of Black Lives Matter and how to participate in anti-racism.  Participating in this Thought for the the Day are Ms Sainsbury, Natasha (Y7), Patricia (Y7), Philippine (Y9), Leyya (Y9), Madison (Y9), Kenya’h (Y11), Miss Harrison-Beesley, Ms Free, Miss Dunworth, Ms Active and Miss Cooper.   

I encourage you to watch it on YouTube here or on Planet eStream here. At the end of this letter are the web links from Thought for the Day, should you want to explore further.   

This week the School has also welcomed a letter signed by 610 former and current students asking that our curriculum reflects better the experiences, history and culture of people from BAME backgrounds.   This letter adds to what we are hearing in our student focus groups and discussions, to our teachers views and the work we are doing to improve the School’s approach to anti-racism. 

On the same topic, and in case you missed last week’s Bulletin, I encourage you to watch Kezia, Anu and Isabelle in Year 11 interview Mark Winston Griffith, a social and political thinker, policy-influencer, broadcaster and Director of Brooklyn Movement Centre. You can watch it on Planet eStream here.  

This Wednesday, we held a memorial service for Divine (Y10)  in the St Marylebone Church.  Divine’s friends and teachers put thought, creativity and compassion into the service, sharing their memories, giving each other love and support, and commemorating Divine with a really moving combination of grace, joy and sadness.

Next week, the Year 7 and Year 8 Creative Curriculum lessons culminate in a showcase of their work and I am excited to join the online audience.  Years 7 and 8: make sure you are participating!  

And next week we will also share with you what we hope to be able to do in September to welcome all students back to school.  There will be an end of term assembly for all students which they will access via their Form Group Google Classroom on the morning of Friday 17th July.

Best regards,

Ms Pugh

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Links from Thought for the Day
Participation: Black Lives Matter and how to participate in anti-racism

If you are in Year 7, the age-rating for Instagram is 13+ so ask an adult before following these links. For all students, it is important that you ask a parent or carer’s permission before signing petitions or sharing personal details.

Artwork by Shirien

Artwork by FÀNDÉ – a black owned fashion line

Homescreen for Petitions – UK Government and Parliament

Homescreen for Change.org

Homescreen for BeLeve’s website

Instagram for BeLeve

Black British History Book: Black Influence on British Culture (1948 – 2016) by Robin Walker, Vanika Marshall, Paula Perry and Anthony Vaughan.

The workshops BeLeve has to offer

Artwork by April Moralba


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  • Against sexual violence letter

    Monday 29 March 2021 

    Dear St Marylebone community,

    I know I am not alone in feeling dismay in reading the many testimonies of young people from all over the country on the website Everyone’s Invited.  This site has gained a lot of attention in recent days.  It is a website which invites victims of sexual violence to tell their story.  

    We address sexual violence and abuse in a number of ways. I felt it was important to share with you St Marylebone’s stance, how we address issues of sexual violence, how students can seek help and what students can do if they want to support this important cause.  This applies to students of all races, cultures, faiths, genders and socio-economic backgrounds.  

    There is a lot of information below, but that’s because we do a lot and care a lot about the ways these issues affect our young people.

    Best regards,

    Ms Pugh


    Sexual violence and abuse is not acceptable.  

    St Marylebone School students and staff know that we need to stand up against this, listen and collaborate on ways to make things better.  We have seen the site Everyone’s Invited and recognise that we play a role in supporting young people in addressing, overcoming and preventing experiences of sexual violence and abuse. We have a culture which encourages open discussion, in which students know they can come forward and seek help, and speak up to support others, in ways which support and protect the individuals involved. At St Marylebone, we want everyone to feel safe, valued and heard.  This applies to students of all races, cultures, faiths, genders and socio-economic backgrounds.  

    If you or someone you know is affected by sexual violence or abuse, you can seek help: 


    – Speak to your Tutor, Head of Year, one of the mentors or any adult in school.  

    – Report the incident to the police.

    – Contact Rapecrisis.org.uk online or via the Rape Crisis helpline 0808 802 9999

    Contact Southall Black Sisters online or via their helpline: 0208 571 9595

    Contact Stonewall which is especially skilled in supporting the LGBT community: 0800 0502020

    – Contact the Muslim Youth Helpline: 0808 808 2008
    – Contact Angelou, a local service for people affected by domestic violence or the domestic abuse helpline refuge.org.uk: 0808 2000 247

    – For male victims of sexual abuse or domestic violence, contact Mankind.org.uk online or via the helpline 01823 334244

    – Do not broadcast the experience online and, if a friend shares something concerning, do not comment or gossip online about it. Speak with that person about seeking help. 

    – Everyone deserves to feel heard and safe. This applies to all races, cultures, faiths, genders and socio-economic backgrounds.

    If you want to learn more, support this cause and make things better, you could:


    – Support organisations like Solace Women’s Aid and Ashiana Network  

    – Encourage open, non-judgemental discussion in your peer groups about this, to help each other have the language and confidence to speak up. 

    – Learn about how to help women feel safer by reading the Good Guys Guide

    – Be a Positive Bystander: stand up and take appropriate action when it matters.

    – Support White Ribbon UK which works with men and boys to help end domestic and sexual violence. 

    – Listen and participate in debates and related topics in your lessons. 

    – Support the work of the Everyman Project, which works with perpetrators of and victims of domestic and sexual abuse.

    – Support the work of any of the organisations listed to the left here <<<. 

    – Listen and participate in debates and related topics in your lessons.

    There are a number of ways in which St Marylebone School addresses these important issues:


    We listen.  We create appropriate forums in which students can discuss this, not only when it’s a high profile media story. 

    – We have trained and experienced staff who have supported many individuals dealing with these issues. They are deeply personal experiences, so you might not know who or how or when this has happened. 

    – All staff do Safeguarding and Child Protection training, every year.  Our pastoral staff do specialist training in dealing with sexual violence. 

    – We follow all the advice and protocols set out in Keeping Children Safe In Education.

    – We promote a vigilant and supportive culture, in which self-esteem, respect and being a positive bystander are championed. 

    – We work with the organisations listed above and we signpost students to the support they offer, ensuring we attend to the needs of our diverse student cohort of all backgrounds, faiths, races and genders.

    – We do Sex and Relationships Education (SRE), from Year 7 through Year 13, including consent, harassment, sex and media, healthy relationships. All SRE sessions include how to get help and signpost external organisations. You can read the overview of our PSHE provision here.

    – We have sexual violence and domestic abuse assemblies and workshops led by specialists LAWRS (Latin American Women’s Rights Service). 

    – We recruit Student Healthy Relationships Ambassadors – more to come! 

    – We engage Student Voice in planning PSHE, including Sex and Relationships Education. 

    – We are a Westminster Champion School for Healthy Relationships

    – We provide support for individuals through the Pastoral Team, including our mentors, counsellor, Chaplain, the School Nursing Team, our trainee social workers, the Trailblazers Mental Health Practitioners and 6th Form Mental Health Ambassadors. 

    – Where appropriate, external agencies are involved, such as the police.

    – We work with the Met Police, Safer Schools Officers, the local Safeguarding Team and the LADO (Local Authority Designated Officer) proactively and in response to incidents. 

    – Our weekly current affairs publication NewsTues and our student podcast channel SMSpeaks gives a platform for students to express and explore the issue.

    – Our curriculum also addresses issues of sexual violence and abuse, in Religion, Ethics and Philosophy, English Literature, Psychology, Sociology, History.

     – We are never complacent and we always seek to improve our provision for young people. 

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