WLD Update Sunday 19th January 2020

Many congratulations to the Public Speaking team who won the area Youth Speaks competition this week - see the photograph above.  We are getting a reputation for success in this area - well done to all concerned.

I wrote about the importance of attendance the other week - it is also worth…

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20th January 2020

 WoW: subsidiary

 

Communication Focuses

READING

WRITING

ORACY

  • Reading widely
  • Reading for pleasure
  • Spelling of subject-specific vocabulary
  • Use of WAGOLLs to model/scaffold…
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13th January 2020

                             WoW: nevertheless

 

Communication Focuses

READING

WRITING

ORACY

  • Reading widely
  • Reading for pleasure
  • Spelling of subject-specific vocabulary
  • Use of…
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WLD Update Sunday 12th January 2020

Apprenticeships are a very important route to employment for many of our students and therefore we have started an "Apprenticeship of the Week" to go along with our established "Career of the Week" on the website here.  The apprenticeship is "Dental Nurse" for this week.

Positive start to the…

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6th January 2020 - Happy New Year!

WoW: orientation

 

Communication Focuses

READING

WRITING

ORACY

  • Reading widely
  • Reading for pleasure
  • Spelling of subject-specific vocabulary
  • Use of WAGOLLs to model/scaffold…
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Attendance

I am often asked why attendance at school matters so much - why are we strict about holidays, why do we question absences, why do we ring up or text to find out where students are, why do we intervene and meet with parents/carers of students whose attendance is low....?

The reason is easy to…

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WLD Update Sunday 5th January 2020

Happy New Year to everyone who is part of the community at WLD!  I wish you every happiness and success in the coming 12 months.

At the start of a new year and a new decade I have been struck by the need for kindness in the way that we deal with each other, in our families, communities, country…

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WLD Update Sunday 15th December 2019

Christmas events:  Our Christmas markets and Christmas Jumper Day have raised significant amounts of money for charity - thank you to all involved.  This week sees our Community Christmas Party during the day on Wednesday and our Christmas Concert on Wednesday evening.

Closure for Christmas:

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9th December 2019

 WoW: enforcement

 

Communication Focuses

READING

WRITING

ORACY

  • Reading widely
  • Reading for pleasure
  • Spelling of subject-specific vocabulary
  • Use of WAGOLLs to model/scaffold…
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WLD Update Sunday 8th December 2019

GCSE mock examinations:  Well done to all Year 11 on their attitude and perseverance during the first week of mock examinations.  Week 2 this week! We will be giving out results in the form of a "mock results slip" at Parents' Evening on the 22nd January.  Teachers will of course give out…

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2nd December 2019

WoW: implications

 

Communication Focuses

READING

WRITING

ORACY

  • Reading widely
  • Reading for pleasure
  • Spelling of subject-specific vocabulary
  • Use of WAGOLLs to model/scaffold…
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WLD Update Sunday 1st December 2019

GCSE mock examinations:  We wish our Year 11s all the very best in their mock examinations over the next week or so. These are an important marker in their preparation for success in the summer. Please would you remind everyone doing examinations that they must bring appropriate equipment (black…

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