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🌟🤝 Our Student Parliament members spent the day at becoming trained Anti Bullying Ambassadors through the . Proud of our students for their insightful contributions!— Waldegrave School () May 22, 2024


More people than ever will vote this year! 🌍🗳️ Professor from captivated our students with insights on the upcoming elections, emphasising the importance of political engagement, even if you can't vote. You're never too young to shape your future!— Waldegrave School () May 22, 2024


Our music students have returned from an amazing trip to Lodi, Italy with the European Youth Orchestra! 🎶🇮🇹 They enjoyed rehearsals, met the mayor, performed in a concert, and explored Milan. A huge thank you to everyone involved for making this experience unforgettable! 🌟— Waldegrave School () May 14, 2024


Our Year 9 students are doing an amazing job sharing their Theatre in Education skills!📚🎭 Yesterday, they performed at Archdeacon, , and . Tomorrow, they'll visit . Best of luck to them! 🌟— Waldegrave School () May 14, 2024


After a journey by plane, coach, and train, our talented musicians have safely arrived in Lodi, Italy!🇮🇹 We're proud to be representing Richmond Borough at the European Youth Orchestra in Lodi, Italy, alongside students from France, Germany, Italy, Romania, and Portugal🎶— Waldegrave School () May 10, 2024


After a journey by plane, coach, and train, our talented musicians have safely arrived in Lodi, Italy!🇮🇹 We're proud to be representing Richmond Borough at the European Youth Orchestra in Lodi, Italy, alongside students from France, Germany, Italy, Romania, and Portugal🎶— Waldegrave School () May 10, 2024


Enjoy the long weekend, Waldegrave! 🌟 Just a reminder that Monday is a bank holiday, so there's no school. Relax, recharge, and we'll see you bright and early on Tuesday! ☀️— Waldegrave School () May 3, 2024


Our Eco committee, with Sarah & Gaby from , began phase 1 of our replanting project in Digby Court this week to celebrate Earth Day! Huge thanks to Let’s Go Outside and Learn and our supportive for making this possible!🌍— Waldegrave School () May 2, 2024


🌟 Our Year 8 students had an enlightening visit to the Buddhapadipa Temple in Wimbledon! 🙏 They explored the serene gardens, learned about Buddhist worship, and even experienced meditation firsthand.🌿 🏛️— Waldegrave School () May 2, 2024


🧠✨ Our Year 7 and Year 8 students took on the UKMT Junior Mathematical Challenge yesterday! 📊💡 Encouraging problem-solving and mathematical reasoning, they embraced the challenge with enthusiasm.— Waldegrave School () April 26, 2024


🌟Our Year 10 students had an inspiring trip to in central London for a World of Work event! They learned about interview skills, post-GCSE options, and networked with young professionals from the Worshipful Company of .— Waldegrave School () April 25, 2024


Friendly reminder to all parents who signed up for our exam stress workshop: It is taking place today at 6:30 PM! 📚 We look forward to seeing you there!— Waldegrave School () April 24, 2024


📢 Exciting news! Our Spring Term Magazine is out now! 🌸 Dive into the latest school updates, student achievements, and more. Read it here:— Waldegrave School () March 28, 2024


Thrilled to welcome Dr. Olga Luzon from to Waldegrave! 🌟 Her talk on clinical psychology and career paths for psychology graduates left our sixth formers feeling inspired and ready to take on the world! 🎓✨— Waldegrave School () March 27, 2024


Thrilled to welcome Dr. Olga Luson from to Waldegrave! 🌟 Her talk on clinical psychology and career paths for psychology graduates left our sixth formers feeling inspired and ready to take on the world! 🎓✨— Waldegrave School () March 27, 2024


Thrilled to host Stuart Hume from , shedding light on the organisation's mission to foster sustainable investment globally. Stuart's insights ignited our students' passion for positive change and empowered them to transform ambitions into action! 💼🌱— Waldegrave School () March 27, 2024


👩‍💼Our Year 12 students gained invaluable insights from representative Sarah Mason on crafting impressive CVs. A big thank you for sharing your expertise and empowering our students to showcase their skills effectively! 📄💼— Waldegrave School () March 27, 2024


🌍 Our Year 13 Geography students had an enlightening day at the Tutor2U ALevel Geography workshop in Westfield. From interactive sessions in a luxe cinema setting to insightful essay writing activities, our students embraced the learning experience with enthusiasm!📚— Waldegrave School () March 26, 2024


Year 10 History students embarked on a fascinating journey to London Bridge's Old Operating Theatre, delving into the fascinating world of medical history. From ancient surgical techniques to the evolution of medicine, students gained invaluable insights into the past.— Waldegrave School () March 26, 2024


🎨 Year 12 Art students had an enriching oil painting workshop with artist , covering everything from painting mediums to the business side of art. Students honed their skills and gained valuable insights into the artist's journey.— Waldegrave School () March 26, 2024

Remote education provision: information for parents 

This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and parents or carers about what to expect from remote education where national or local restrictions require entire cohorts (or bubbles) to remain at home. 

For details of what to expect where individual pupils are self-isolating, please see the final section of this page.

The remote curriculum: what is taught to pupils at home

A pupil’s first day or two of being educated remotely might look different from our standard approach, while we take all necessary actions to prepare for a longer period of remote teaching.

What should my child expect from immediate remote education in the first day or two of pupils being sent home?

In the first day or two of school closure, staff will post work for students to complete independently on google classroom. 

Following the first few days of remote education, will my child be taught broadly the same curriculum as they would if they were in school?

We teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate. However, we have needed to make some adaptations in some subjects. For example, practical subjects such as PE, DT or Performing Arts. 

Remote teaching and study time each day

How long can I expect work set by the school to take my child each day?

We expect that remote education (including remote teaching and independent work) will take pupils broadly the following number of hours each day:

Key Stage 3, 4 and 5

  • We have a 5 period day except for Fridays when we have a 4 period day.
  • Students should expect work to be set for each lesson. Typically this should take approximately 30-45 minutes to complete. This allows students time to go back through their work, checking not only for mistakes but to reinforce learning. It is important that we support students to manage cognitive learning when working remotely and to limit screen time. 
  • Therefore, students should expect a minimum of 3 hours of remote teaching and independent work per day.
  • Students may wish to supplement this through independent reading or revision. Some staff may provide extension tasks.

Accessing remote education

How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?

Work will be set via google classroom. Students are expected to access this platform for their learning. Work should also be submitted via google classroom. Students without chromebooks will be supported by school though loaned devices or printed materials. 

If my child does not have digital or online access at home, how will you support them to access remote education?

  • We recognise that some pupils may not have suitable online access at home. We take the following approaches to support those pupils to access remote education:
  • Most Waldegrave students have personal chromebooks. Where this is not the case, students will be loaned devices and parents will be contacted individually to arrange collection. 
  • All families in receipt of the pupil premium grant have chromebooks provided for free, so will use these devices. 
  • In situations where families have no internet access, the school will arrange individually with them to collect a dongle. 
  • In the unlikely event that students are unable to access online materials, students will be able to collect printed materials from reception. This will be arranged with them individually. By arrangement, students will be able to return printed work to reception who will pass these materials back to staff. 

How will my child be taught remotely?

We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:

Our remote teaching approaches will include:

  • Where possible, live teaching (online lessons). This may be an introduction from the teacher at the start of a lesson followed by check-ins via the google classroom stream, or it may be that the teacher delivers a whole lesson live. This will vary depending on subject and teacher availability. 
  • Recorded teaching may be used such as pre-recorded loom videos that outline tasks and topics or talk through lesson slides. 
  • In the event that a student has no internet access, printed paper packs produced by teachers (e.g. workbooks, worksheets) may be used where possible. 
  • Textbooks and reading books may be used if students have access.
  • Commercially available websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or areas, including video clips or sequences.
  • long-term project work and/or internet research activities

Engagement and feedback

What are your expectations for my child’s engagement and the support that we as parents and carers should provide at home?

  • All students are expected to engage with remote learning, including attendance at live lessons if applicable. Engagement will be monitored and where there are issues, these families will be contacted by their Key Stage Hub.
  • As far as possible, parents should try to provide a working space free from distractions for a child carrying out remote learning. We appreciate this is not always possible. 

How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?

  • Students’ engagement with remote learning will be monitored on a daily basis. 
  • Where engagement is a concern, a member of our Key Stage Hub team will contact home to support with any obstacles getting in the way of the remote learning. 

How will you assess my child’s work and progress?

Feedback can take many forms and may not always mean extensive written comments for individual children. For example, whole-class feedback or quizzes marked automatically via digital platforms are also valid and effective methods, amongst many others. Our approach to feeding back on pupil work is as follows:

  • Methods we use to assess and feedback on students’ work includes marking tools on Google Classroom, Zoom video and audio recorded feedback. For Sixth Form students, we may also provide feedback via email.
  • This feedback will be provided in a timely manner and the time frames are dependent on the context of the work set. 

Additional support for pupils with particular needs

How will you work with me to help my child who needs additional support from adults at home to access remote education?

We recognise that some pupils, for example some pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), may not be able to access remote education without support from adults at home. We acknowledge the difficulties this may place on families, and we will work with parents and carers to support those pupils in the following ways:

  • SEND students will have additional support provided by Inclusion staff. 
  • This additional support might include online TA support, individualised materials posted on Google Classroom and pre/post teaching sessions.