Twitter Wall

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20/04/21

Safeguarding Alert - Viral Rumour - Safer Schools - Useful information for parents and carers https://t.co/1ZicvIcArf

20/04/21

Huge congratulations, Assal! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1383693284820742148

18/04/21

Retweetd From Newman Catholic Coll

Our amazing volunteers Moussa & Antonio have given up their holiday time to run the Foodbank. Today they were helped by Tilly from & Issy from https://t.co/IbuL8eOf45

12/04/21

Retweetd From KRSCP

If you're a young person in Kingston & Richmond, then this website's for you - visit https://t.co/KOpzapMCe7 for info on local activities, podcasts, emotional health and more!

12/04/21

Retweetd From KRSCP

The pandemic has impacted us all; you or someone you know may be experiencing difficulties. Support is available. and have put together helpful directories on where to access help across a range of issues including mental health https://t.co/uRX4KrrZdB

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1381551539412668420

12/04/21

Retweetd From AfCLocalOfferKingstonRichmond

Short breaks provide disabled children and young people with fun, enjoyment and a chance to be with friends while their parents and carers get a break from caring. Help us plan what Short Break we offer from April 2022 https://t.co/ubGR0eiStK https://t.co/3MuNGPg2I1

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1379831604424675340

07/04/21

Retweetd From AchievingForChildren

Aged 11-19 and live/go to school in Richmond? Want to do something about climate change? Our Youth Council has a new fund for projects to tackle climate change. Find out how to apply for up to £1500: https://t.co/istyz4ydH1 https://t.co/wbWzzsZrNf

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1378386647449010179

03/04/21

Retweetd From YouthOutLoud

Soon it's exam time. It can be stressful but remember to look after yourself. If you need help, please contact or check for more mental health services on https://t.co/b6Mugyxist https://t.co/tqggEY9tSJ

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1377009855404314629

30/03/21

Retweetd From Lepra

During we'd like to thank some of our amazing Surrey schools for their fundraising starting with your support helps us change lives and https://t.co/y1N07Z9u0G

29/03/21

Deputy Headteacher, Waldegrave School, Richmond upon Thames https://t.co/wltPXJeewg

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1374065407775100933

22/03/21

Retweetd From Gill Hines

Raising brave young women - avoiding the confidence gap *https://t.co/XefAVfnZuy* An online workshop for parents of girls 10-14 years old with parenting consultant and author Gill Hines. https://t.co/R7tqzu5Smi

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1373260088048283648

20/03/21

Retweetd From AchievingForChildren

Live in RBWM? FUEL: Feed Ur Everyday Lives: taking place over Easter, summer & Christmas holidays. Will offer a range of fun & enjoyable activities & food to children aged 5-16 years who are eligible for free school meals. https://t.co/rdc2aIY1Sn https://t.co/pCzmFQftWA

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1372972863800676362

19/03/21

Students have been encouraged to to celebrate superhero mufti photos to follow! https://t.co/Nlwm5xVdj8

19/03/21

Retweetd From WRStirling

Great to see Bushy Park Girls CC's flyer on newsletter https://t.co/m0GYbDw3nG All girls & women in Teddington, the Hamptons, Twickenham who want to play or try cricket, come down & play! Training Monday nights https://t.co/gMrcbvJuG7

18/03/21

Thanks for highlighting it to us, Michelle! (We miss you too)

18/03/21

Retweetd From Michelle Leung

I participated in this when I was in Year 13 - had no chance of winning but still had loads of fun! Might be of interest to any biologists/artists at Waldegrave? (also, I miss school😢)

17/03/21

Retweetd From NSPCC

Instagram's latest update corrects a dangerous design decision that should never have been allowed. However, much more must be done - the platform's plans to introduce end-to-end encryption would allow offenders to target children on the site unchecked. https://t.co/pzcldEdiMh

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1371528820986105859

15/03/21

Students celebrated working together again with some acrostic poems in PDC today. https://t.co/4oVFIX5bwA

12/03/21

Thank you very much! It’s been such a pleasure to reconnect with our wonderful students in person 😊 https://t.co/ERxKHLuQwx

Inclusion and Special Educational Needs

Thank you for taking the time to visit the Inclusion and Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) section of our website.   Our aim is to ensure that all students are supported and able to access all areas of school life including the taught curriculum, the assessment and examination system and the extra curricular, social and sporting life of the school.

The department has a lively, well qualified and committed team of teachers and support staff who are available to meet with parents and students to help ensure that good study habits are developed from Year 7 onwards.

In order to address the specific educational needs of all students, we provide in-class support, workshops, clubs and individualized programmes.

The Learning Zone

Our Learning Zone provides a dedicated area where vulnerable students are individually supported so that they can access the curriculum at an appropriate level. Clubs are also held at break and lunch time to encourage students to be self-aware and become fully integrated into the life of the school community.

The Learning Space

This newly refurbished area will provide support for those on the autistic spectrum and those with speech, language and communication difficulties (SLCD). This bright learning environment with a dedicated chill-out room and sensory garden will enable students to feel secure and be supported appropriately.

Mentoring

Mentoring has long been acknowledged as a way in which an older, wiser person helps prepare a younger one for a future role in society. It is a nurturing process where the role model teaches, sponsors, encourages, counsels and befriends. In the mentoring process an ongoing, caring relationship develops between the mentor and mentee. At Waldegrave mentoring is an effective method of supporting young people to achieve clearly-defined, negotiated aims. There are several mentoring schemes within the school. These include:

  • Business Mentoring
  • PGCE students mentoring scheme
  • Richmond College A level students who mentor Year 11 students in science
  • Learning Mentors mentor Key Stage 4 students who may, for example, have been absent from school due to illness, in order to help them focus on accessing work they have missed

Gifted and Talented Opportunities

Key Stage 3 students have a range of opportunities to extend their learning including clubs and competitions, trips and visits, and school events.  In Key Stage 4 students are encouraged to participate in Public Speaking competitions, Theatre Visits and a wide variety of lectures.

Each year we are invited to send a group of Y10 and Y 12 students to Oriel College, Oxford for a taster session for those students who are likely to want to apply to Oxbridge  universities in sixth form.

Sixth form students are invited to a wide range of events and conferences that offer a chance to think beyond the limits of exam specifications.

If you would like to know more about Gifted and Talented Opportunities, please speak to your daughter’s subject teacher or contact the Inclusion Team.

SEND Information Report 2019-20