by /blog/author/jharris on 4 February 2023

WLD Update for Parents & Carers - Saturday 4 February 2023

Apologies for the weekend update - I didn't get a chance to post this on Friday as usual.  A range of practical matters this week....  In particular, please note the information about reporting student absence via Classcharts - the number of families who have this app means that...

by /blog/author/jharris on 27 January 2023

WLD Update for Parents & Carers - Friday 27 January 2023

Some important practical matters this week.... All years NEU Strike: As you will probably have picked up from the national press, members of the National Education Union are going on strike for a number of days across the next few...

by /blog/author/jharris on 20 January 2023

WLD Update for Parents & Carers - Friday 20 January 2023

Thank you to all the families of Year 11 for a very productive and successful Progress Evening on Wednesday.  It was lovely to talk to so many parents and carers and students about their mock results, their plans for the future and the steps they need to take to succeed... ...

by /blog/author/jharris on 15 January 2023

WLD Update for Parents & Carers - Sunday 15 January 2023

Some practical reminders and notices for the coming week.  We have been working on some of the practical basics of school life - uniform, phones and homework - with students over the past couple of weeks and we just want to avoid arguments and conflict so that we can all focus on...

by /blog/author/jharris on 6 January 2023

WLD Update for Parents & Carers - Friday 6 January 2023

Good afternoon, Thank you for the kind messages of support that I have received over the past few days following the announcement of my resignation.  They have been much appreciated.  As I have been saying to all the students, staff and families who have been talking to...

by /blog/author/jharris on 2 January 2023

WLD Update for Parents & Carers - Monday 2 January 2023

Happy New Year!  I hope that you have managed to have a break over the Christmas and New Year period.  We are looking forward to the start of the new term on Tuesday.  A few practical notices follow - please note a focus on correct uniform at the start of the new term.  As...

by /blog/author/jharris on 11 December 2022

WLD Update for Parents & Carers - Sunday 11 December 2022

As we enter the final week of this autumn term I would like to thank all parents and carers for your support of your child and the school over what has been a long and sometimes challenging term.  Year 7 are tired (as are almost all our students), but have done exceptionally...

by /blog/author/jharris on 2 December 2022

WLD Update for Parents & Carers - Friday 2 December 2022

The attitude of Year 11 to their mock examinations has been nothing short of amazing!  They have been focused, calm and organised which is a real credit to all involved.  Mock exams are tough because they come at a time where some topics have not yet been covered and revision has...

by /blog/author/jharris on 27 November 2022

WLD Update for Parents & Carers - Sunday 27 November 2022

A slightly delayed update this week - apologies!  Year 11s start their mock examinations tomorrow, which is a really important point in their school lives.  We know that mock examinations are a balance between the fact that subjects are still teaching new material and the need to...

by /blog/author/jharris on 18 November 2022

WLD Update for Parents & Carers - Friday 18 November 2022

Some practicalities this week.... All years Reminder that school is closed for INSET Days next Thursday 24th and Friday 25th November. Attendance: It is important that your child is in school and on time...

by /blog/author/jharris on 11 November 2022

WLD Update for Parents & Carers - Friday 11 November 2022

Good afternoon,  There has been a significant reduction in people shouting at us this week, which has been lovely!  We have tried just as hard to resolve issues that are raised with us and it has been good that people have been calm and rational with all our staff. ...

by /blog/author/jharris on 4 November 2022

WLD Update for Parents & Carers - Friday 4 November 2022

Good afternoon, It has been a busy, but very positive, week. I know that you will think that we go on about attendance a lot!  We are, of course, extremely sympathetic to the small number of students who suffer from serious illnesses.  Everything that we know,...