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19/10/20

Retweetd From KRSCP

KRSCP is aware from media coverage of concerns after hospitalisations of young people who had eaten sweets containing THC. Frank has a wealth of information on drugs to help young people stay safer https://t.co/5ipN9qKUgr

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1317189168813015040

16/10/20

Retweetd From Gill Hines

Helping children grow up to be resilient and independent - *|https://t.co/xUElmsCGBi workshop for parents. Thursday 22nd October 7.30-9.30pm https://t.co/y1dFbxBmvu

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1316815708857290754

15/10/20

Retweetd From YoungMinds

Our advice on how to look after your mental health if you’re self-isolating. https://t.co/Uazre7oUqg

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1316391039880572928

14/10/20

Retweetd From YouthOutLoud

Never has the health and wellbeing of our young people been more important than now! Aged 13 - 17yrs, live in Kingston or Richmond, interested in NHS, Social Care or just in our work? Join YOL! - make a difference and get involved. https://t.co/E9FGxIZs4e https://t.co/Y747R6tw8i https://t.co/TaaVqtgw9B

13/10/20

Deputy Designated Lead: Safeguarding & Wellbeing, Waldegrave School, Richmond upon Thames https://t.co/h26290fDzx

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12/10/20

Retweetd From Richmond Council

Deborah, Manager at gives advice to parents and carers in the borough who are worried about a young person in their life. Catch up on here https://t.co/34NVZVdVgw 🎧 https://t.co/vvMtg8kt8d

10/10/20

Retweetd From YoungMinds

No young person should have to wait months for mental health support.

10/10/20

Retweetd From YoungMinds

If you're a young person and need urgent support with your mental health, please text YM to 85258. Our Crisis Messenger provides free, 24/7 crisis support across the UK. https://t.co/zM2YcVebkP

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1314857008441577473

10/10/20

Retweetd From YoungMinds

Start your by telling yourself these affirmations by our Activist Maya 💛 https://t.co/euDYuVhqnz

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10/10/20

Retweetd From AchievingForChildren

Today is Live in Kingston or Richmond? Check out our Emotional Health Service Resource Hub for some online self-help for your children and family https://t.co/65eIYL2dGv https://t.co/IRqHN5gD07

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10/10/20

Retweetd From twickenham tweets

Today is . If you’re struggling there’s help and support out there for you locally and nationally. (And don’t ever think you can’t be helped or aren’t worth helping, you can be and you are.) https://t.co/mnJWZjBRQ7

09/10/20

Retweetd From YouthOutLoud

Today Youth Out Loud! are supporting campaign. No young person should feel alone when they are struggling with their mental health 💛

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08/10/20

Retweetd From The Toni Morrison Project

On this day in 1993, Toni Morrison became the first and, presently, the only Black woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. * “If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”—Toni Morrison https://t.co/zOQqBlL8JR

08/10/20

Retweetd From Michael Butlin

. . . . . Check this out? https://t.co/vZ89zqBNHV

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08/10/20

Retweetd From Arts Richmond UK

You can now apply for 's FREE online theatre-making course for young people aged 12-16. For your chance to create digital theatre at a distance this half-term, download an application form at https://t.co/yypnv3BDSn. https://t.co/Sd3fTGFJhM

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07/10/20

Retweetd From Richmond Council

Richmond Council has launched their programme of events for Events including a virtual exhibition, community discussion, podcast series and cultural events will be held throughout October. See the full programme of events: https://t.co/BS3hrIKd6b https://t.co/047IAidRcF

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1313556369845428224

06/10/20

Retweetd From Gill Hines

Supporting your anxious child - *|https://t.co/XefAVfnZuy|* https://t.co/8zLrj4bIis

06/10/20

Retweetd From KRSCP

This Saturday's is Young Minds operates a crisis messenger service to help young people look who need support https://t.co/h47taaxETj

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1313556283287576576

06/10/20

Retweetd From YouthOutLoud

Sheku Kanneh-Mason MBE is a british cellist born 4th April 1999 in Nottingham, England. He won the BBC's Young Musician of the Year contest in May 2016- he is the first black musician to win the competition since its launch in 1978. https://t.co/WZwLegN1EA https://t.co/pyMMrjxNPQ

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03/10/20

Retweetd From Kingston Council

A new testing site has opened in Kingston. Anybody with symptoms can book a test at https://t.co/zWMu1floQB Read more: https://t.co/RyjIdPkosf https://t.co/rKnNHyt1en

What Do We Do?

After School Activities

We are sorry but we are not currently able to offer extra curricular activities. We are working to put together a  programme in a way that is safe for students and staff. This will be communicated to students and parents as appropriate. Thank you for your understanding. 

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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