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02/06/20

Retweetd From Future First

For we want to celebrate volunteers such as who is helping a student understand the world of journalism. With work experience cancelled, conversations around careers are more important than ever

31/05/20

Retweetd From Suzanne Gilbey

thank you for “Something inside so strong” this beautiful evening. Reminded me of this pre lockdown moment when chamber choir performed it . They were headed to Sweden to sing all together but it was cancelled😢 Glad ur back Amy 🤗 https://t.co/jsLe6mIoGw

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29/05/20

Retweetd From KRSCP

We need everyone to help protect vulnerable children during the COVID-19 crisis. If you see or hear something that doesn’t sit right with you, please call the Kingston and Richmond Safeguarding Children Partnership on 020 8547 5008. https://t.co/1RKvbAMIBX

29/05/20

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Aged 18 or below? You can get help and advice by speaking to a counsellor online or on the phone at Childline. It’s free and confidential, meaning you can talk comfortably and about anything. Visit https://t.co/Sp567AeBXI for online services or call 0800 1111.

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23/05/20

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As many as 1 in 5 children and young people experience domestic abuse. Safeguarding children is everyone’s responsibility. If you see or hear something, report it by calling 020 8547 5008. https://t.co/kZH2mDiRVP

20/05/20

It’s in and this year’s theme is We would love to hear your stories of kindness in these difficult times https://t.co/fE0szez6Du

18/05/20

This week is and have shared some really useful suggestions for parents... https://t.co/BqlkziGpsp

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18/05/20

Retweetd From YoungMinds

If your child finds it difficult to talk about their feelings, here are some conversation starters that you can use. https://t.co/excdDI11AD

13/05/20

Teacher of Mathematics, Waldegrave School, Richmond upon Thames https://t.co/exG8GzbefN

07/05/20

Teacher of Psychology and Sociology, Waldegrave School, Richmond upon Thames https://t.co/bJt414uk6J

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05/05/20

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Click Photography's one-a-day project. Free daily assignments for Yr4-13. Wk6 Pics of the Week. Snappers from Join us @ https://t.co/4hi4lr6Ydp https://t.co/TAXyYNWBb5

05/05/20

You are very welcome! https://t.co/HWmf0TdvfW

04/05/20

Head of Mathematics, Waldegrave School, Richmond upon Thames https://t.co/rguFuChkid

27/04/20

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DofE award supporting young people to complete their awards during this challenging time. https://t.co/1V1rCRr0yU

18/04/20

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18/04/20

Well done Lottie! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 https://t.co/CKE2naCDEs

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18/04/20

Retweetd From Step On Stage

Check out our students on the website. This week, Head Girl Jessica has written about her experiences in the https://t.co/8egh2lJn81 https://t.co/E3VTZWo5WZ

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16/04/20

A reminder of some the sources of support available https://t.co/UoIG0ApqVA

03/04/20

She was a truly remarkable woman and an unforgettable part of Waldegrave. Thank you for sharing this memory ❤️ https://t.co/nkHuG3cCbO

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29/03/20

Retweetd From Suzanne Gilbey

This beautiful moment from Waldegrave Chamber Choir in Sunday, competing in https://t.co/qdHc2Xqi60

What Do We Do?

After School Activities

Information about after school activities at Waldegrave will appear here early in each term.  Please note that there may be some changes to these activities due to other trips, staffing changes or absence.  

Outside formal lessons there is a wide range of opportunity for students to develop skills and talents. 

Extra Curricular Clubs and Activities

Educational Visits

Educational trips are widely used to enhance the curriculum and to extend experience. In 2016-17 we ran over 130 trips including theatre, music events, Hampton Court, universities, competitions, English immersive days, technology trips, art galleries, photography expeditions, geography and biology field trips and a maths PGL. We run some foreign trips including ski trips and have begun to offer adventure trips – currently planning Borneo in 2019 and Botswana in 2020. 

Student leadership KS3 and 4

  • From Year 11 we elect students leaders and one of their roles is to head up the school council with representatives from every form class. This is a committed team of students from all year groups, who represent views of the student body at meetings. Staff seek students’ feedback on a wide range of issues, and students thereby shape school policy and procedures. Elected School councilors represent the school at the Richmond School Student Council who contribute to local decisions.
  • Around April in Year 10 our students apply for prefect positions for the following year. Approximately 75% of students have a role such as Year 7 buddy, music prefect or canteen prefect. 
  • Within form classes the students are elected to roles that include: council rep; eco rep; charity rep and sports captain.
  • The house system offers significant leadership opportunities through the role of house captains.

Examples of Other Opportunities at KS3 and 4

  • Approximately 75% of students in Year 9, 10 and 11 complete their bronze Duke of Edinburgh award, and a significant number go on to complete their silver award. 
  • All Year 11 students have the opportunity to achieve the Waldegrave Mayor’s Award (through volunteering their time and by completing a challenge)
  • All students actively engage in charity work within their houses or the whole school. Each house has their own charity and we also support national campaigns and international campaigns. Fundraising takes place throughout the year involving fun activities. As well as raising money the students take an interest in the activities of the charities they support and also engage with the community through harvest boxes, and visits to some of our elderly neighbours.
  • Waldegrave enter teams for a wide variety of sports competitions and tournaments. Students participate through clubs. Some of our most popular sports are rugby, football, netball, rounders, and athletics, cross country.  
  • Clubs and Activities: Activities vary year on year as the offer relies much on staff volunteering their time. These are usually timetabled for after school and the schedule is publicised on the school website. In 2017-18 the activities include: several orchestra and choirs, drama, art, maths drop in, science, photography, yoga, citizenship, design, enterprise and a wide range of sports clubs including tennis and trampoline.
  • Students who study music may opt to have lessons from our peripatetic teachers during the school day (on a paid basis)
  • Gifted linguists in Year 9 have the opportunity to study a second language (Spanish or German) after school (on a paid basis)
  • Opportunities come up during the year where students can step up and challenge themselves. Examples are through the BBC News Report; the Rotary Young chef; and competitions in art; photography; debating; science and design as well as the great Waldegrave Bake-off.

The Enrichment Programme at KS5

During Year 12 (Wednesday afternoons) students are offered a choice each term to widen knowledge of the arts and cultural events; to be involved in sports or exercise for fun; to develop a special interest through a club or society; to engage in community project or fundraising activities. Many activities are facilitated by our own staff but some exploit benefits of wider partnerships with coaches and external visitors. The programme includes a range of competitive sports, the boy’s rugby team are sponsored by a local Twickenham company, and at time of print are unbeaten this season! We have also launched a girls rugby team and Sixth Form netball team.

Examples are:

  • Competitive Sports
  • Debating
  • Gallery Visits
  • Martial Arts
  • Music Performances
  • Oxbridge focuses events and support
  • Public Speaking
  • Recreational Sports
  • School Leadership visits
  • Theatre visits
  • Visiting Speakers
  • Volunteering in the local community

The EPQ (Extended Project)

The EPQ carries UCAS points equivalent to half an A level and each student can elect to complete the course. It is not taught in classes but students have a mentor and some group teaching is done during the study periods. The course runs autumn to Easter of Y13.

Leadership and Other Enrichment Opportunities

Waldegrave Sixth Form values voluntary service and students are expected to complete a minimum of 30 hours, thereby developing their sense of community, responsibility, leadership and moral purpose. We have developed local bonds with primary schools, residential homes, and charity shops, to name a few.

In Sixth Form a small but significant team of students are elected to develop leadership skills through representing that student body. These students are elected in Year 12 and form an important part of the whole school council and student voice in the sixth form. Sixth form students are invited to volunteer to represent the school at events throughout the year such as the sixth form open evening and Year 11 information evening.


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