Obviously this is disappointing, and I know some were looking forward to such a schoolo being in place.
You never know what the future holds though, and so keep an ear open, just in case…
Thank you for all the support,
Tim and the Steering Group.]]>
This is a great step forward and we are really pleased that through our use of the Always Learnign Gateway, through our use of technology and through our innovative dance currculum, the needs of boys as they start their secondary school life to boys about to start GCSEs can be catered for right from the very start of the school.
To register your son for the school, visit the Register Interest page now.]]>
Ranging from the technologically innovative approach of Pearson's Always Learning Gateway, through the brand new and unique dance curriculum being developed by the Royal Ballet School and building on the accepted and well proven concept of 'restorative practices' to encourage good behaviour, the school really is creating an all round curriculum that will keep boys engaged, active, creative and learning.
For more details, visit the Curriculum page of this site.]]>
More details of their backgrounds can be found on the 'about the school' page.
Their extensive experience in a wide range of educational and dance activities is welcomed by CLASS and we are particularly pleased to have a formal association with the Royal Ballet School through the presence of Ginny. The RBS has had significant experience in working with schools in East London and this partnership will help result in a truly innovative and high quality dance curriculum.
CLASS expects more announcements shortly about this and the academic curriculum and other additions to the steering group.]]>
One month was really not long enough to complete an application that truly reflects the innovative and technologically rich nature of the academic and dance aspects of the school.
So we shall be spending the next year developing the curriculum, engaging with the local community and making sure that the proposition will be the very best possible.
The support and interest has been incredible, more than we would ever have imagined, if you are interested in any aspect of the school, including having a child attend, then please continue to indicate this through the 'register your interest' page.
And keep an eye on the twitter feed and this news page for monthly updates.
For example, did you know that Dad Dancing is Universal? that it happens all over the world.
read this article to find out more.
(and we are very pleased to let you know that Dr Peter Lovatt is one of the CLASS steering group members)]]>
The Billy Elliot film and musical did increase the numbers of boys doing dance and this is great, but CLASS is much more than about producing performers for the stage.
Although more male professional dancers may well be the result of the school, we are just as concerned with enabling all those attending to achieve academically as well, and we believe that daily dance and importantly, a superb curriculum enabled by technology will help them achieve the best results possible.
So please, remember to investigate ALL aspects of this school, and as this week progresses more details will be added on curriculum and admissions.
And if you are interested in attending, teaching, aiding or having your son attend the school, please remember to visit the registration page to register your interest.
Some people have asked whether the intention is for CLASS to produce only professional dancers. There may well be a number of CLASS graduates that will go on to professional dancers, but the main intention is for the all round education of boys to benefit from the inclusion of every-day dance. We shall write more in the future on the educational benefits of dancing everyday.
Finally for now, we are having some interesting meetings with providers of technology and of curriculum and there are some exciting proposals that are really innovative. Again, more on this in the future.