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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


The English Department is a lively, creative and forward thinking team.

Students are encouraged to develop awareness of the use and variety of language in all its forms, through reading, writing, speaking and listening.  Above all, we wish to foster a love and appreciation of literature from a variety of periods and cultures, as well as enjoyment in the creativity of language.  We believe that pupils make progress using active learning strategies which are challenging but accessible.

Our aim for Year 7 students is to make the transition from Year 6 to Waldegrave as enjoyable and as easy as possible while also giving the students the independence to become reflective learners studying a wide variety of topics including poetry, short story writing, Shakespeare, media and a novel.  In Year 8 we develop and consolidate the skills learnt in Year 7.  Our aim in Year 9 is to explore a range of literature, including fiction and non-fiction to prepare them for their GCSE course.  Years 7 and 8 are mixed ability however we set loosely in Year 9.

In Years 10 and 11, we prepare students for their English Language and English Literature examinations.  The AQA exam syllabus is varied and covers Shakespeare, modern texts and 19th century English Literature.  We encourage independence and provide opportunities to develop the critical thinking skills of information processing, reasoning, enquiry, evaluation and creativity.  The groups are loosely set.

The current Year 10 and 11 students follow the new syllabus with 100% examinations where they will take four exams at the end of Year 11: two for Language and two for Literature.

Our aim in the sixth form is to build on the GCSE skills of critical thinking and independence and to write with confidence, flair and precision.  We follow the linear Edexcel English Literature course in Year 12 and 13.  The groups are mixed ability.