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23/07/21

Retweetd From Safer Schools

Have you heard about OnlyFans? 👀 This popular platform has been making appearances in the news and on TikTok, but it might not be for the best reasons. Take some time to read through our in-depth look at the risks here 👉 https://t.co/SwdKiUdoje

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19/07/21

Retweetd From OrleansHouseGallery

Find out about the Orleans House Gallery summer programme for families here: https://t.co/DgOsJnomWY Explore the exhibitions and grounds, draw with us, and visit the cafe. https://t.co/Te1wU2wRJN

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1417170957538562052

19/07/21

Retweetd From Mental Health First Aid England

As lockdown restrictions lift, remember that it’s OK to feel anxious. Try to think about checking in with yourself or others who may be feeling anxious using our MOT https://t.co/sTHGLIMxDD

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1417165746531151872

19/07/21

It might be outside, being performed in year group bubbles, and with socially distanced family groups spectating but https://t.co/mGGNjDBMRc

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1416090284690128896

16/07/21

Retweetd From Parents' Voice

How can support a child who has had a sexual image or video shared online? If they're under 18, they can use 's & 's Report Remove tool to get it taken down: https://t.co/N5W4npFzqD (info also for 18+) https://t.co/2FE7APNVN4

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1416090022361669634

16/07/21

Retweetd From Richmond Council

We are all looking forward to the warmer weather this weekend, but everyone is reminded that it is incredibly dangerous to swim and jump off the bridge at Teddington Lock. explain why ⬇️ If you see someone in trouble, call 999 and ask for the coastguard. https://t.co/Cgk5HfUD6H

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1415550538398195712

15/07/21

Retweetd From Richmond Police

CHALLENGE SOUTH LONDON 🚨 ALMOST FULL!! Don't let your 14-17 year old miss this FREE event incl. football, climbing, martial arts, fitness training and more! Free food too 🥦🍗 📅 29+30 July BOOK NOW!! LAST FEW SPOTS LEFT!! https://t.co/BHOxVgDd67 https://t.co/6WYzwqCeR7

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1414463811201994757

12/07/21

Retweetd From BookTrust

Dear and - it might not be the result we wanted, but THANK YOU. We know your incredible team spirit, work ethic, inclusivity and compassion will have inspired millions of children and that means everything. Bring on the World Cup ❤️ https://t.co/rdVJxGqupa

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1414250692492079108

11/07/21

Retweetd From Parents' Voice

How can support a child who has had a sexual image or video shared online? If they're under 18, they can use 's & 's Report Remove tool to get it taken down: https://t.co/N5W4npFzqD (info also for 18+) https://t.co/b5SC2mYxRB

09/07/21

Just speak to reception and someone will get back to you.

08/07/21

We are so sorry to hear this. Please contact the school tomorrow so that we can help identify the student.

06/07/21

Parents - please access the website below to find out about this platform. https://t.co/dua3Nos1bE

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1412477504158318595

06/07/21

Retweetd From Safer Schools

We have been alerted to a dangerous platform that is highly likely to expose users to extreme sexual content, including bestiality. If you are a safeguarding professional, parent or carer watch our safeguarding alert below & visit our website for more info https://t.co/EbAskjzAPF https://t.co/TJjWcSFVrn

05/07/21

We were delighted to welcome our new Year 7 intake for their induction day today, having fun and making friends. Can’t wait to see you again in September!

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1412110554953621508

05/07/21

Retweetd From AfCinfoKingstonRichmond

From Monday 26 July until Friday 27 August, young people and families in receipt of benefits-related Free School Meals will be able to access a regular source of FREE activity groups and nutritious meals over the summer! https://t.co/rsgHzASQbY https://t.co/5YBefeH2QM

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1411014958830215171

02/07/21

Retweetd From AfCinfoKingstonRichmond

FUEL Summer Holiday Club at Richmond Rugby Club. Fun multi-sport activities - Football, Cricket, Rounders, Tag Rugby etc. A cooked lunch will be provided. Free for children aged 5 to 16 years who are eligible for benefits based free school meals https://t.co/H5CIqgu9lt https://t.co/FTLI6cCGLv

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1410661952355983360

01/07/21

Retweetd From DSM Foundation

When Dan was 16, he went to a party and never came home. His story is a compelling reminder of how important it is for parents and carers to have up-to-date information about drugs, which you will find in Fiona’s book ‘I Wish I’d Known’. Find out more: https://t.co/qfHsONe6nI https://t.co/E3hAL729MP

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1410660941574938625

01/07/21

Retweetd From AfCinfoKingstonRichmond

Do you have children living in Kingston & Richmond aged 5 -16 receiving free school meals? Make their summer the best one yet by booking places on the FUEL programme. Free, fun activities over the summer holidays. https://t.co/rsgHzBarAy https://t.co/YVeNlRCwJY

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1410660894590259208

01/07/21

Retweetd From AfCinfoKingstonRichmond

Are you enjoying the Euros? Fulham FC Foundation Kicks - free football session every Tuesday during August from 3 to 7pm. Young people aged 11 to 16. Kingsmeadow Weir Archer Centre. Also hot meals and fun activities. https://t.co/5laQgzdREA https://t.co/iThkSmimfb

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.

Top Tips for Internet Safety Booklet

Parental Advice on Internet Safety