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07/02/23

Retweetd From Anna Freud NCCF

This focuses on connection. When we are feeling low or anxious, it can be easy to stop seeing our friends as much as we usually do. Visit our On My Mind pages for tips to help young people connect with friends & family. https://t.co/YSiRslj3Fr

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06/02/23

So proud of Coco & Alexa in Y8 who came 6th in the CyberFirst Finals, run by which aims to support girls interested in a career in cyber security. Solving digital & physical problems & competing against teams with twice the number of players - they did so well! https://t.co/WB6vuDzdpN

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03/02/23

Our A Level students were delighted to welcome into school for an insightful talk on the importance of in everyday life. This not only showed the diversity of engineering as a career but highlighted the creativity and ingenuity of the profession! https://t.co/NyylGoN68r

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02/02/23

Retweetd From YoungMinds

Our advice on how to be a better listener this . https://t.co/YvJ2ExLJyZ

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01/02/23

Retweetd From Anna Freud NCCF

Do you sometimes struggle with your child’s behaviour? Would you like to develop a better understanding of yourself as a parent as well as your child’s emotions & behaviours? Then join our next free online Reflective Parenting Group, from 20 February 2023. https://t.co/biAPMDwlsQ https://t.co/rzAi0F7Hyr

01/02/23

Head of Personal Development & Citizenship (PSHE), Waldegrave School, Richmond upon Thames https://t.co/PPov8hP1qr

30/01/23

Retweetd From YoungMinds

It's Day on 2 Feb. Make space on that day to talk to someone about mental health. Talk about how you feel, a problem you’ve been struggling with, or anything you want to get off your chest. Let’s get talking.

26/01/23

Retweetd From Holocaust Memorial Day Trust

The UK Online Commemoration for 2023 will begin today at 7pm. Join our host as we learn lessons from the past and commit to creating a better future.

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26/01/23

Retweetd From Richmond Council

Tomorrow is , an international day of remembrance for the millions murdered during the Holocaust. have selected a few books to give readers of all ages an insight into this important period in history. Read more ⬇️ https://t.co/d2WYSC3AJt https://t.co/lVaEamun53

25/01/23

Another successful completed! Nearly 1400 students took part in and tasks. A huge thanks to the many external speakers as well as our amazing staff who made this day such a success. Look out for photos in our upcoming bulletin and magazine!

23/01/23

Teacher of Religious Education, Waldegrave School, Richmond upon Thames https://t.co/vwjPfDZYgQ

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20/01/23

Our Y13 Geographers are back at Waldegrave after an inspiring week of at ! Amazing efforts from all despite the chill! We now look forward to using the skills learnt this week as they start to write up their coursework next week. 🌲🌿 https://t.co/gBCf6xva7W

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19/01/23

Another busy day for our Geographers as they visited Dorking for their human geo study! They gathered data on the environmental quality along the high street, combined with some climatic data too followed by analysing the reasoning behind such changes from location to location! https://t.co/bvQTDdGrrS

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19/01/23

Delighted to welcome from who gave a fascinating insight in the profession of Project Management and the instrumental function it serves in both our professional and personal life. https://t.co/iRuFkyM1B3

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18/01/23

Retweetd From Richmond Borough Mind

Our 8-week online support group offers parents a safe space to gain info to support their young person (11-16) who may be experiencing anxiety, depression and/or suicidality; and are on a CAMHS waiting list. For more info: 07597 574 947 or parentssupport.org https://t.co/ghZVwwGJzH

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18/01/23

For the next 3 days in Box Hill Surrey is home for our Y13 A Level Geographers. They are collecting data to investigate the Carbon Cycle in the area: doing a field sketch on Lodge Hill then sampling for the concentration of carbon storage in the soil. https://t.co/m5XqiEeHoF

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12/01/23

Retweetd From Anna Freud NCCF

Developing healthy coping strategies to deal with intense and difficult emotions is an important skill for young people. Learn more about them at our next Schools in Mind seminar on 26 January: https://t.co/qjqcbYpPM2 https://t.co/NAFMCM3mGG

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05/01/23

Retweetd From Richmond Council

Residents are being offered FREE bystander training to give them the tools they need to safely intervene when they see problematic behaviour occurring. 📆 Wed 18 Jan ⌚ 6.30 - 8.30pm 📍 Online Learn more about you'll learn and book your place ⬇️ https://t.co/w9yFvav5MB https://t.co/T2E6MEHtRH

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04/01/23

We hope you all had a wonderful break and wish everyone a happy new year as we now progress into the Spring term! If you’d like to remind yourself of the fun busy Autumn term we had here at Waldegrave, why not take a browse through our two magazines: https://t.co/H10NNULMbD https://t.co/D2VXC9J6f7

What Do We Do?

After School Activities

Please see our enrichment timetable below for regular weekly sessions before and after school. There will also be a number of other initiatives across the year led by departments that will be advertised through lessons, google classroom and assemblies.

We are aware that after months of interruption and social distancing, teachers and students have missed the chance to take part in clubs and societies. Waldegrave has a strong offer, run by our own staff, and we hope your child will take part in at least one enrichment activity a week.

Enrichment Clubs & Activities Spring 2023

Educational Visits

Educational trips are widely used to enhance the curriculum and to extend experience. Previous trips have included the 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 as well as ski trips.

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. I
  • 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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