WLD Update for Parents & Carers Friday 22nd May 2020

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As you know, our primary focus has been on the wellbeing of our students, their families and our staff.  We have also been determined to provide appropriate resources for our students to study at home and access to individual support from their teachers.  There are plans to…

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WLD Update for Parents & Carers Thursday 21st May 2020

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Half term - suggestions for activities:  We will be sending out more suggestions for activities over half-term tomorrow, but Mrs Long has produced some relaxing suggestions which are available at the top of this update

Oak National Academy:  There are lots of resources and…

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WLD Update for Parents & Carers Wednesday 20th May 2020

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Mental Health Awareness Week - focus on Kindness - have a look at the stories here and our presentation for Thought for the Week

Year 11 Hoodies - A slight change of plan: if you wish to collect a Year 11 hoodie that you have ordered then they can be collected between 9am and…

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WLD Update for Parents & Carers Tuesday 19th May 2020

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Mental Health Awareness Week:  The BBC has made good resources available for young people - https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52557800

Examples of work done during school closure:  One of the nicest bits of each day is sending out emails to parents & carers with Headteacher's…

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WLD Update for Parents & Carers Monday 18th May 2020

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Mental Health Awareness Week:  The theme this year is Kindness - please have a look at the resources and information at  https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week.  It is also our Thought for the Week - have a look on the website.

Opening school…

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WLD Update for Parents & Carers Friday 15th May 2020

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Home study for next week:  The study schedule can be found on the website here - just click on the right year group.  It has been attached to the email version of this update and emailed directly to the students.  Please encourage your son or daughter to get in touch with their…

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WLD Update for Parents & Carers Thursday 14th May 2020

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Slightly later this afternoon - just been a busy day....

First Aid Champions:  The British Red Cross have created resources so that young people can learn first aid from home.  Looks really good - https://firstaidchampions.redcross.org.uk/

Mental Health Awareness Week: …

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WLD Update for Parents & Carers Wednesday 13th May 2020

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A number of updates today...

School Council Members and Prefect applications: Mr Howarth has emailed all the members of the school council about a new plan for the School Council in the future. If your child is on the the council, remind them to check their email and click…

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WLD Update for Parents & Carers Tuesday 12th May 2020

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I said yesterday that I would be unlikely to send a parents' & carers' update today!  Yesterday evening, however, the government issued its guidance for schools following Boris Johnson's speech on Sunday.  Given the amount of comment in the press and social media I thought that…

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WLD Update for Parents & Carers 11th May 2020

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Many of you will have seen the Prime Minister's speech at 7pm yesterday.  From our perspective as as secondary school the announcement was that we may have be able to have Year 10 in school in some way before the summer break.  Beyond that we are awaiting the detailed guidance…

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WLD Update for Parents & Carers Friday 8th May 2020

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I hope that you are managing to enjoy the Bank Holiday in these difficult times.  The Royal British Legion has some excellent resources for commemorating VE day - you will find them at https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/remembrance/remembrance-events/ve-day-75.

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WLD Update for Parents & Carers Thursday 7th May 2020

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Remote Science lessons:  To support home teaching, STEM Learning is offering remotely delivered, curriculum-linked science lessons for young people aged 5-19 accompanied by live Q&A sessions with subject experts.  There is more information at this link 

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