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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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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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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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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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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WLD Update Sunday 24th November 2019

Ethical Leadership in Education:  At the governing body meeting this week we adopted the principles of Ethical Leadership in Education as a school.  They seem to be self-evidently a very good idea and in keeping with our ethos as a school.  Further information about the principles can be found…

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WLD Update Sunday 17th November 2019

A number of updates this week:

Remembrance Day this week was marked by a period of silence at 11am on Monday our of respect for those who died to maintain the freedoms that we so often take for granted. Amnesty Club also marked Remembrance by decorating the Peace Poles in the…

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WLD Update Sunday 10th November 2019

"Each and every student was engaged and interested in the event, they all asked questions and spoke to us in a respectful and polite manner.

I would appreciate if this email could be passed to the head teacher and the students acknowledged for their behaviour. I can’t praise your students…

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WLD Update Sunday 3rd November 2019

A number of things to mention this week, in no particular order!

Year 10 work experience:  Please would parents/carers of Year 10 students note that it is very important that the work experience placement forms must be handed in to Mrs Wall by Monday 2nd December.

Year 11 mock interviews: …

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WLD Update - Year 11 mock examinations

This post is for Year 11 parents/carers and students, but I have published it more widely because the information may be of interest to other year groups.

Year 11 mock examinations are approaching - they begin on 2nd December (which is 5 weeks on Monday!).  It is worth making the following…

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