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20/05/22

Retweetd From YoungMinds

Give yourself permission to take breaks during revision. It’s normal to feel worried about exams. But it’s so important to look after yourself. Here are some tips for managing stress. https://t.co/vmW3qUmcQf

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1526585969775890432

17/05/22

Y8 students attended the 'Kids in IT' day in Feltham. They used technology to draw shapes, working out how to adjust the 'buggy' to improve accuracy. As well as a dragons den style competition to come up with new ideas for Apps https://t.co/cvls76U5PF

16/05/22

Sixth Form Academic Mentor, Waldegrave School, Richmond upon Thames https://t.co/MrOw7Li4Re

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16/05/22

Over 180 Y9s enjoyed their Bronze DofE preparations with Aim High Expeditions learning a variety of skills including map reading, route planning, setting up stoves and tents, and learning what to pack in their rucksacks. https://t.co/mhbyAQGu0x

16/05/22

Best of luck to all our Y11s who start their GCSEs today. Don’t forget your teachers are here if you need any support over the next few weeks. Stay focused but make sure you take time out to relax too!

13/05/22

Teacher of Mathematics, Waldegrave School, Richmond upon Thames https://t.co/0Da6RjnZJQ

13/05/22

Y12 has finished a packed Careers week culminating in a Public Sector event with speakers from the Home and Foreign Offices, NHS, Met Police, Environment and Work & Pensions Offices and TFL. Thank you to all those who gave up their time to impart their wisdom.

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1525085529561341953

13/05/22

Retweetd From AfCLocalOfferKingstonRichmond

Next week re are running two "in person" workshops to talk about SEND independent advice and information services for families in Kingston and Richmond. Please come and join us https://t.co/E4EVveVu94 https://t.co/Dc9E5IdO1D

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11/05/22

Retweetd From Anna Freud NCCF

We all need people in our lives we can turn to when we’re struggling. Being around supportive people you trust can really help your mental health. This is 1 of the strategies we're highlighting this 👉https://t.co/6F20y73bZ3 https://t.co/Hq31pIIvDJ

10/05/22

Teacher of PE, Waldegrave School, Twickenham https://t.co/RcOvtBDV2i

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10/05/22

Retweetd From Anna Freud NCCF

This , we're sharing resources to tackle feelings of . We're often kinder to others than we are to ourselves, but being kind to yourself is important for your wellbeing. This is 1 of 94 self-care strategies👉 https://t.co/6F20y73bZ3 https://t.co/siZdsWzZHh

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10/05/22

Thanks to everyone who helped out at our Sixth Form Apprenticeship Day. Students gained valuable insights & are excited about the opportunities open to them. https://t.co/uzN9Hj210F

09/05/22

Come and support our at the Spring Fling Party on Friday 20 May. Tickets via ParentPay £5 now! Entertainment by THE JAM FACTORY and supporting acts who will rock the school with a 'heady fusion of rock, pop & blues.' Door and bar open at 7pm, bands around 7.30.

09/05/22

Y7 has been hard at work fundraising for including sponsored silences, extra household chores & weeding. As a thank you, students enjoyed a Zumba dance class on Friday afternoon which they all thoroughly enjoyed! There is still time to donate: https://t.co/Fz8yTQ199g

06/05/22

Head of PE, Waldegrave School, Twickenham https://t.co/DD8fPh4tx2

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06/05/22

Retweetd From Knights Basketball

🏀🥈NATIONAL RUNNERS-UP 🥈🏀 U16 Girls Head Coach Isaac Omirin Read the full weekend round-up by Richmond Knights founder James Merchant Live link in bio or below ⬇️ https://t.co/yTcfuy0nZI Graphic Design Brandeer https://t.co/Glaq7TaPIY

05/05/22

Retweetd From Sarah ButtonStephens

Very proud to have launched our appeal. With an education, girls will be fearless, successful, happy…girls will be whatever they want to be. Donate to the appeal now and the UK government will double all donations: https://t.co/Iqwnmy9Jyv

05/05/22

Teaching Assistant (Permanent), Waldegrave School, Twickenham https://t.co/RLXPhWkQvp

05/05/22

Head of PDC (Personal Development Curriculum), Waldegrave School, Twickenham https://t.co/qdlAdYqYJi

Parents

“Parental engagement in children’s learning makes a difference, a very big difference. It is the most powerful school improvement lever we have.”

Power and Goodall (2008) - Do Parents Know They Matter? (p.167)

Partnership

At Waldegrave School, we believe that parent and family involvement in students’ education promotes learning as a lifelong skill for all. To this end, we would ask you to enter into a partnership with the school; a partnership that actively promotes both independence and resilience on the behalf of the student.

Communication

As with any partnership, communication is key, and we aim to maintain a constant dialogue with parents through our newsletters, SMS, E-mail, Parent Consultation Evenings, Information / Curriculum Evenings and our annual Parent Forum. We are also developing a Waldegrave APP to create another method of communication with you, as well as looking to implement the StudyBugs APP through which you will be able to report an absence.

You Said / We Did

‘I would like to know what homework my child is being set..’

We now ask every member of staff to record the homework your child is set on FROG (our virtual learning platform). We are looking to share a FROG access with families so they can view homework tasks.

‘The Open Evening events were very crowded…’

We now hold four Open Mornings for parents instead of a single evening event. This has significantly improved the experience of everyone involved in the events.

‘Some schools use StudyBugs to report absences - why doesn’t Waldegrave?’

We will be launching StudyBugs at Waldegrave in Autumn 2018. We feel this will make absence reporting much simpler for parents, and the medical guidance provided by the NHS, which is a feature of the APP, may be very helpful to families.

Waldegrave School aims to work in partnership with parents across all years.  Our Home School Agreement outlines the ways in which parents, students and the school can work together to ensure that all our students enjoy school, achieve their potential and are empowered to go on to the next step in their lives with success.

Parent View

Please could parents take a moment to follow this link to complete the Ofsted Parent View questionnaire, it takes less than 5 minutes and will help to give us invaluable feedback on the working of the school.

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