Principal’s Welcome

It is a pleasure to welcome you to Swiss Cottage School, Development and Research Centre, a 2-19 special needs school in the London Borough of Camden. We are committed to providing the best education. Our school community is passionate and create innovative learning opportunities to promote holistic development.

We have redesigned our school provision to ensure we are safe and secure with the current realities of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our teams have worked hard to promote our ongoing community to our flexible curriculum which emphasises ‘Deep Learning’ by responding to each student’s point of learning. There is a range of expertise throughout this school, from our highly skilled teachers and teaching assistants to a range of teams and leaders. Together, we ensure every child’s needs are met. Our teachers lead their class team through shared goals which are informed by parents, families, NHS Therapists, CAMHS professionals, and the Multi-agency Support Team. We place this vision at the heart of an integrated provision.

Our mission from September 2020 is an authentic focus on bringing society into our protected school environment due to the impact of COVID-19 on our ability to engage with the realities of the pandemic. We are a National EdTech50 school and value the power of technology. We will work creatively to ensure our pupils thrive and remain highly visible in the local community. This will include partnerships with key organisations that can work collaboratively with us to promote that inclusive mission.

At the centre of this is our ongoing commitment to meaningful partnership with our pupils, parents, peers, governors, trustees, and professional partners. Thank you for working with us to promote an inclusive society that recognises the talents of our amazing children and young people!

Best wishes,

Vijita Patel
Principal and National Leader of Education

head@swisscottage.camden.sch.uk
@PatelVijita
@SwissCottageSch