WLD Update for Parent & Carers Friday 27th March 2020

Good afternoon,

As we reach the end of this strange week our thoughts are with those who are unwell, those who are worried about elderly or disabled relatives and those who have lost jobs or means of income.  It is a very difficult time for many.  

At school we are concerned to balance our…

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WLD Update for Parents & Carers Thursday 26th March 2020

Good afternoon,

 

Firstly there are a few updates for parents and carers of our Year 11 students:

  • From Mr Hull (Head of Technology). "All Mr Hull's Yr 11 Design Technology students should have received an email with instructions on how to complete coursework. This work is likely to…
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WLD Update for Parents & Carers Wednesday 25th March 2020

Good afternoon,

 

Some practical information and support today.  Though we are scattered by this virus we are still a close school community - our priorities are to support our young people through provision of materials so they can learn remotely, and through pastoral care, as best we can.…

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WLD Update for Parents & Carers Tuesday 24th March 2020

Good afternoon,

 

A number of updates from us on this first day of lockdown - we are getting used to running a school remotely, with staff and students communicating by email primarily.

 

Year 11

Colleges are beginning to send out information about preparatory work that Year 11s can…

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WLD Update for parents & carers - Monday 23rd March 2020

Good afternoon,

 

As we enter this phase of school closure I will attempt to send out an email most days with updates and information for parents and carers.  We have been responding to emails from parents as quickly as possible and also taking phonecalls during the school day.  I believe…

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Access to school on Monday - update

IMPORTANT: Access to school on Monday

We expect very few students in school tomorrow.

In summary, 

  • Following Department for Education instructions we are open for vulnerable students and those of workers in critical sectors of the economy if they cannot be safe at home;
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Update on the awarding of GCSE grades this summer

To: Year 11 students and their parents and carers

 

Update on awarding GCSE grades

When I spoke to Year 11 on Thursday morning I promised that I would keep you all up to date with developments in the awarding of your GCSE grades.  Yesterday afternoon the government published some further…

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Free school meals

Good morning,

Free School Meal provision

In the light of the announcement of school closures, and with some guidance from the government,  we are making provision to issue supermarket vouchers to families where the children are eligible for free school meals. We will be in touch shortly with…

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Access to school next week

Good morning,

Access to school next week

Overnight the government has published guidance on access to schools for vulnerable students and children of critical workers.  This guidance clarifies the expectations of parents/carers and schools and can be found on the government websites here and…

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Year 11 Leaving

Dear Parent/Carer of Year 11

Year 11 Leaving

Under these strange circumstances it is highly likely that tomorrow will be Year 11's last day in school.  We feel strongly that it is very important to celebrate their time at WLD so we are organising a short-notice celebration tomorrow…

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"Key workers"

Good morning,

As we move into next week it is important that we remain open for children of "key workers".  We are awaiting the government's definition of "key workers", but we have received guidance from Lancashire which defines key workers as staff who support health services, social care,…

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School closure announcement

To all parents, carers, staff and students of Walton-le-Dale

School Closure announcement

As you will probably have seen, the government has announced the closure of all schools in England from Monday.  They have also announced the cancellation of GCSE examinations.

These announcements…

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