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For we want to celebrate volunteers such as who is helping a student understand the world of journalism. With work experience cancelled, conversations around careers are more important than ever


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thank you for “Something inside so strong” this beautiful evening. Reminded me of this pre lockdown moment when chamber choir performed it . They were headed to Sweden to sing all together but it was cancelled😢 Glad ur back Amy 🤗


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We need everyone to help protect vulnerable children during the COVID-19 crisis. If you see or hear something that doesn’t sit right with you, please call the Kingston and Richmond Safeguarding Children Partnership on 020 8547 5008.


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Aged 18 or below? You can get help and advice by speaking to a counsellor online or on the phone at Childline. It’s free and confidential, meaning you can talk comfortably and about anything. Visit for online services or call 0800 1111.


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As many as 1 in 5 children and young people experience domestic abuse. Safeguarding children is everyone’s responsibility. If you see or hear something, report it by calling 020 8547 5008.


It’s in and this year’s theme is We would love to hear your stories of kindness in these difficult times


This week is and have shared some really useful suggestions for parents...


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If your child finds it difficult to talk about their feelings, here are some conversation starters that you can use.


Teacher of Mathematics, Waldegrave School, Richmond upon Thames


Teacher of Psychology and Sociology, Waldegrave School, Richmond upon Thames


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Click Photography's one-a-day project. Free daily assignments for Yr4-13. Wk6 Pics of the Week. Snappers from Join us @


You are very welcome!


Head of Mathematics, Waldegrave School, Richmond upon Thames


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DofE award supporting young people to complete their awards during this challenging time.


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And of course


Well done Lottie! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻


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Check out our students on the website. This week, Head Girl Jessica has written about her experiences in the


A reminder of some the sources of support available


She was a truly remarkable woman and an unforgettable part of Waldegrave. Thank you for sharing this memory ❤️


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This beautiful moment from Waldegrave Chamber Choir in Sunday, competing in

Design & Technology

Design and technology is about making things that people want and that work well. It is a challenging subject as it requires an enquiring mind, initiative, determination, the careful management of time and resources and a sense of responsibility for making decisions and taking action. An important feature is that it makes immediate and practical use of knowledge and skills from other subjects. It is linked directly with art, mathematics, science and ICT and also covers issues which are part of PDC and Geography.

​At Waldegrave we combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetics, function, social and environmental issues and industrial practices. All students have the opportunity to work with a range of materials including food, textiles, electronics, resistant and graphic materials. Through design and technology, all students can become discriminating and informed users of products as well as potential innovators of the future.

At Waldegrave our aims are to set challenging targets with high expectations for all pupils.  We offer a variety of approaches to teaching and learning to engage and motivate pupils and demand their active participation.  This helps to enable a smooth transition for pupils between Key Stages and ensure progression in teaching and learning throughout their time at school.   Students are encouraged to develop the ability to work individually and in a group. They are inspired to be creative and innovative through designing and making and to draw on knowledge and experiences from across the curriculum and from their own life in general.  We offer enrichment opportunities outside the curriculum to further enhance pupils’ enjoyment of Design & Technology. This also helps to open students’ eyes to a vast range of further / higher education and employment possibilities. We aim for all students to develop an understanding of a designer's responsibility towards environmental and ethical issues.

At the end of their D&T education at Waldegrave, each student will be able to: use ICT to enhance their  Design & Technology work; choose and manage resources; critically analyse their work and that of others; use verbal, graphical and modelling skills in the process of designing; have a knowledge and understanding of materials and components; design, make, modify and improve artefacts; disassemble and evaluate products and their applications; and explore values about and attitudes to the made world and how we live, work and interact within it.

Design & Technology Learning Plan