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Executive Co-Headteachers welcome

Welcome to our Federation

It is a great privilege to be the Executive Co-Headteachers for the Koinonia Federation. The Koinonia Federation consists of two schools over three campuses: our original school - St Mary Magdalene C of E in Woolwich, our new All Through St Mary Magdalene C of E Campus on the Greenwich Peninsula and Christ Church C of E Primary in Greenwich.

‘The vision of family, faith and fellowship is central to this school. Leaders have developed a warm and welcoming community’ (Ofsted 2023). Our family focussed and innovative approach to securing success for every child in our care provides our pupils with a unique learning experience. Both St Mary Magdalene and Christ Church schools have received Outstanding/Excellent grades in their recent SIAMS inspection. Our two schools work in collaboration, which has helped us share our expertise in delivering high quality education to the pupils of Greenwich.

We have strong Parish links with our churches and work closely with them so that we encourage fellowship throughout our communities. We have church services at least once a term and the pupils work hard to be out reaching and support charities with harvest gifts, food bank supplies and other fund-raising activities.

At each of our schools we nurture pupils from all backgrounds with care and dignity: developing them academically as well as supporting any spiritual and special individual needs, they may have. We are inclusive and our explicit and deeply embedded Christian ethos permeates all that we do. Our staff routinely go the ‘extra mile’ for pupils and families, we are proud of our successful and effective working relationships. Ofsted (2023) recognised ‘Working relationships between staff and pupils are extremely positive. Staff know individual pupils very well, which ensures that they are safe in school.’

Our curriculum provides a strong framework through which every pupil can continue to grow. Our pupils benefit from a range of visits in this country and further afield at the secondary phase which enhance and extend their life experiences. The theatres, museums and galleries of London provide numerous prospects for pupils to enrich classroom-based learning. Pupils are offered rich opportunities within and beyond the academic curriculum to find and develop a lifelong love of learning. These wide opportunities we provide our pupils enables them to achieve academically and we are very proud that our GCSE results 2023 in English and Maths, Progress 8 and Attainment 8 are above national average. Our 2023 SATs results in Reading, Writing and Maths at Key Stage 2 also continue to be above the national average.

The links between home and school are very important to us and seen as a strength of the Federation. We are very fortunate to have full time Home School Link Workers who can support you and your family if you have any concerns.

We were pleased our latest inspection report recognised ‘Pupils have positive attitudes to learning in the classroom. The school campuses are calm and orderly places. ’We aim for the highest standards of behaviour, co-operation, understanding and individual achievement, which are made possible by home and school working together in close partnership. We hope you will join us in supporting your child in their school life as much as possible.

We look forward to working with you and your child during their time within the Federation.

Mrs Claire Harrison                            Mrs Victoria Wainwright