Southwark Schools Learning Partnership

Southwark Schools Learning Partnership (SSLP) is a consortium of maintained and independent schools promoting links across the sectors. 

Each department at Alleyn's has a designated SSLP link member who is actively engaged in developing educational opportunities with schools across the borough. A number of Alleyn's departments have hosted or participated in seminars or lectures. Most recently, colleagues took part in a collaborative Drama and English workshop at one of our partner schools.

We constantly seek to share our activities and best practices with SSLP colleagues, and equally to participate in those opportunities offered to us. As much as possible we reserve a number of spaces at regular School events such as our Edward Alleyn Lecture, RV Jones Science Lecture and Alleyn's Chaplaincy Lectures, amongst other events, for take-up by SSLP pupils and staff. 

Last academic year Alleyn's hosted over 20 events as part of the SSLP, including activities such as those below:

Economics: ‘Engage China’ – Chopsticks Club lecture about the importance of China to the World economy and also ways in which students can discover how they can engage with China.

Geography: The Missing Maps lecture was held in October at Alleyn’s. The project aims to enthuse pupils in making maps of vulnerable places where there are currently none, and thereby contribute to the work of the international humanitarian aid agencies. This was an ideal opportunity for those wishing to gain experience in GIS mapping and also counted towards the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award programme.

Politics: The Alleyn’s Politics Society hosted the Rt Hon Baroness Chakrabarti, the Shadow Attorney-General and former Director of Liberty and pupils from all SSLP schools were invited to the talk and to take part in a Q&A Session with the guest speaker. 

Alleyn's Chaplain Reverend Anthony Buckley and Rose Hudson-Wilkin, Chaplain to the Queen and to the Speaker of the House of Commons, are pictured above onstage at the 2018 Alleyn's Chaplaincy Lecture.