Lister Head of Science wins a Leadership Award








Owen Hawkins with Teaching Leaders delivery manager Simon Sharp Picture: Emily Reynolds

The head of science at a Plaistow school has received an award after being recognised for his leadership skills.

Owen Hawkins, who works at Lister Community School, won the award from national education charity Ambition School Leadership after his efforts saw students receive highly targeted support and interventions.

Judges were impressed with the way he shared expert ideas and practices with other scientists.

He was presented with his award last week, when he also graduated from the charity’s Teaching Leaders programme.

Owen said: “Receiving the leadership award has been such a nice recognition of the effort that I and other school leaders put in to what we do.”

The St Mary’s Road school’s headteacher, Anthony Wilson, added: “I am delighted that Owen has been chosen for this.

“It’s thoroughly deserved – he is a dedicated and thoughtful colleague, with a real determination to keep improving.”

Premier League Enterprise Programme

In partnership with West Ham United Foundation and Lister Careers Team

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Fifteen fortunate students in Year 7 were selected to participate in the Premiership League Enterprise Programme in partnership with West Ham United Foundation. This is a six programme tailored to deliver key skills to young people. The lucky students will be focusing on work, business and how they can utilise their skills effectively.  Continue reading

Lister’s first MAT Girls Winter Varsity v Sarah Bonnell

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Huge congrats to our U12, U13, U14 Netballers, and U16 Footballers, for working together and WINNING the first Multi Academy Trust Winter Varsity on Tuesday night. Excellent teamwork, resilience, and sportsmanship ensured our girls claimed the first victory over our rivals. Not only did we win, but both schools gave the opportunity for 56 girls to compete in 2 different sports. Please congratulate the Lister teams for their fantastic team spirit and effort in cold weather. Girls Netball club runs Wednesday morning and lunchtime, and Girls Football runs on Thursday after school, please come along and help us continue this winning streak!

Ms Maxwell

Scholars Visit to Westminster

On Monday 15th January, 20 upper school scholars visited the Houses of Parliament for a
law and debating workshop. Students took part in a very interesting debate as to whether the voting age should be changed to 16 and their engagement in politics in general was extremely impressive. We continue to be impressed by our scholars and look forward to seeing them put what they have learnt into practice in upcoming debating competitions.

Ms Bendle

Interhouse Results

Well done to all students who took part in this weeks inter house competition. We saw some fantastic football skills (which would rival Messi or Ronaldo) from the girls. As well as some slam dunks and 3 pointers, (just like Michael Jordan) from the boys.

It was incredibly close as you can see from the results table below: Well done to the Hawklets and Kinglings.

PE Department

Careers news at Lister

On Thursday 17th January one of the UK’s largest banks, Santander, delivered a fantastic workshop to a classroom of Year 9 students.

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The class were fully engaged as they learned about the importance of managing their money through different types of saving techniques. They took part in activities about different careers in the banking industry and were encouraged to think about how money will play a role in their future as they touched upon key words such as budgeting and tax.

Ms Guillermo