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Burnside Secondary

I am proud to be the Headteacher of Burnside School.

We are a school based in South Chingford which provides education to young people aged 11-16 from across Waltham Forest who are not in mainstream provision.

Many of our young people have experienced previous difficulties in mainstream school with their learning and behaviour. We ensure that all young people are given a fresh start and are supported to achieve their goals and successfully transition either back to mainstream or post 16 provision.

We pride ourselves on building positive relationships with all of our students as the foundation for building trust and developing successful learning opportunities for all.

We offer a varied curriculum that focuses on a combination of academic and vocational provision. We also have a strong emphasis on personal development and wellbeing and we are committed to providing a safe environment in which all students can learn and progress.

We encourage close partnership work with parents and carers and seek to listen to their views at regular opportunities. We also work closely with a range of external agencies who offer specific interventions to support our young people to grow and thrive.

We look to celebrate success at every opportunity, support students where needed and challenge all students to achieve their full potential.

Liz Rattue

Headteacher, Burnside School