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17/09/20

Retweetd From YouthOutLoud

Happy Thankful Thursday! Today we are thankful for for the relationships in our lives- our boyfriends, girlfriends, parents, friends-the people who are our biggest cheerleaders when times are tough. What are you thankful for today? https://t.co/VU2XyTy5Mj

17/09/20

This is an allegation that we take very seriously. We would like the family to make direct contact with us to share the details of their concerns so that we can address them appropriately.

17/09/20

We are an open and inclusive school and these worries have not been shared with us. Please contact the school directly to share any concerns so that we can address them appropriately.

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14/09/20

Retweetd From Step On Stage

Only 4 places left on our beginners course for 10-16yrs. Monday 6-7.30pm on zoom for 6 weeks. Contact info.co.uk for info https://t.co/Xkxp0UCnaM

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10/09/20

Retweetd From Winston's Wish

We asked teenagers who had been bereaved what helped them to manage their grief. This is what they told us 👉 https://t.co/ku9WrZOqUQ https://t.co/YpMG7MpdUn

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10/09/20

Retweetd From PAPYRUS

Today is . Please take the opportunity to share the details of our Suicide Prevention Helpline HOPELINEUK - it could save a life. https://t.co/Iv2Ssyy0k2

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10/09/20

Retweetd From PAPYRUS

It's today; PAPYRUS believes that suicide is preventable. If you're aged 35 and under and are struggling with thoughts of suicide; or if you're concerned for a young person, call, text or email HOPELINEUK for free, confidential support. https://t.co/EIR7oBNXS6

10/09/20

Retweetd From YoungMinds

If you have suicidal feelings, you are not alone. Lots of people have felt like this and – with help – managed to get through it. However bad you are feeling right now, there is a lot of help out there for you. https://t.co/upTbxpvFic

10/09/20

Specialised Teaching Assistant, Waldegrave School, Richmond upon Thames https://t.co/BSlA1jDFDc

10/09/20

Teaching Assistant, Waldegrave School, Richmond upon Thames https://t.co/T9Qtg3zjdM

04/09/20

It was so lovely to welcome our new Year 7 and Year 12 students for their induction sessions today. Learning and laughter returning to previously empty classrooms. Can’t wait see everyone else on Monday! 🤩

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04/09/20

Retweetd From YoungMinds

If your teenager is struggling with their mental health, here are four things you can do. https://t.co/BQceBHMpsp

04/09/20

Retweetd From Michael Butlin

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03/09/20

Retweetd From TTCKingston

Almost half of young people are worried about their in relation to returning to education. Now is the time to talk about about mental health❗️ Here are our 5️⃣ tips for parents on having that conversation: https://t.co/YHaTBRLJ0a https://t.co/YUajtDIrkv

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1301575306634047488

03/09/20

Retweetd From PAPYRUS

We have launched a brand new guide for parents which offers practical and professional advice to help break the silence around self-harm and suicide and encourage parents to talk to their children. Download the guide here: https://t.co/pFUEFcZFet https://t.co/Au8Fbttjd9

02/09/20

Retweetd From KRSCP

Cases of domestic abuse have increased significantly since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak. If you're concerned about your own safety or the safety of someone else in Kingston, call the DV Hub on 0208 547 6046 or Richmond, call Refuge IDVA on 0208 943 8188

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29/08/20

Retweetd From AfCinfoKingstonRichmond

Visit our Emotional Health Service Resource Hub for self help resources include pre-recorded video workshops, helplines, online counselling and information leaflets - a wider range of support online for children and young people when they need it https://t.co/7UDBk7MQKy https://t.co/jlG4XfIoEg

29/08/20

It is a fantastic initiative & we have lots of supplies as a result 👍🏻 https://t.co/3j4YMtPwBV

27/08/20

Retweetd From YoungMinds

If the thought of going back to school is making you feel a bit anxious, here are eight tips to help you cope with that first day back. https://t.co/K8DUIVi2nm

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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