WLD Update Sunday 13th October 2019

We have been working hard to be clear about our curriculum over the last few months.  This has given us the chance to reflect on the purpose of education and what makes education at WLD very special.  As you have seen, we take our motto "Learning for Life" extremely seriously and that has led us…

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WLD Update Sunday 6th October 2019

I have been a teacher for 28 years now and the more I look at the results that students achieve each year the clearer it seems to be - students who work hard and attend school do well! It doesn't sound very complicated, and it isn't. We call it "attitude to learning" at WLD and, if your child is…

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WLD Update Sunday 29th October 2019

Close to the start of the new school year, I have some concerns about homework which I am with raising staff, students and parents/carers. We are very clear about our reasons for setting homework - they are described on the website here and we publish our homework policy for each subject here. …

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Prom 2020!

For many years now, the Prom at the end of Year 11 has been a lovely annual event at which we celebrate all the friendships and memories that have been created over five years at Walton-le-Dale.  This year we are moving the venue to the Marquee at St Catherine's so that we can enjoy their…

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WLD Update Sunday 22nd September 2019

Open Evening was amazing!  Thanks to everyone for coming and to everyone who helped with the organisation.  I always urge parents/carers, whether or not they have been to Open Evening, to make an appointment to see around the school "in action"....  I have already started showing people around and…

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WLD Update Sunday 15th September 2019

Firstly, apologies for the number of texts that you may have received from us on Friday - it is not our intention to bombard you with information.  It is just a very busy time of the school year.

Open Evening is tomorrow (Monday) - this is an important chance for parents and carers of  primary…

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WLD Update Sunday 8th September 2019

Well done to all our new Year 7s for a really positive first week.  The step up to high school, however good the transition, is always a challenge. They will all be tired so let's hope that they have got some sleep this weekend in preparation for tomorrow.  

Uniform has been very, very good…

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WLD Update Sunday 1st September 2019

We are looking forward to welcoming all our current students back on Tuesday morning, along with our new Year 7.  Everyone starts at the usual time and senior staff will be travelling on the buses in the morning to make sure that our new Year 7 get used to their way to school.  We also welcome a…

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WLD Update Saturday 20th July 2019

We have reached the end of another eventful school year!  It has been a year of development - focused on keeping the ethos and relationships constant, which are the heart of the school, while seeking to continually improve the quality of teaching and learning in every lesson.  ​Trips and…

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WLD Update Sunday 14th July 2019

Many thanks to everyone for your support of the "Race for Life Schools" - at the end of the day we believed that we have raised over £2000, but that is just an estimate as the cash donations have yet to be properly counted.  Cancer has touched many of us this year, either directly or indirectly,…

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Teaching and Learning Digest 8th July 2019

 

T&L Digests have moved onto this blog - all the past issues can be found on the website here 

COMMUNICATION FOCUSES

Key word walls

  • Look at your classroom…
  • Do you have a reference wall that you refer to in lessons? A wall filled with useful words…
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WLD Update Sunday 7th July 2019

It is a very busy, positive time of the year...

  • The reports from employers about our Year 10s on work experience have been fabulous.  There are some photos here and we look forward to hearing all about their experiences when they return to school tomorrow morning;
  • We really enjoyed having…
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