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22/01/22

Following the workshop for parents, The Daniel Spargo Mabbs Foundation performed a play to Y10 about drugs and making safe choices. In particular students were encouraged to make a 'Plan X' - a safety plan to share with parents to keep them safe. https://t.co/VnmKUaP96F

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22/01/22

Y8 turned Crime Scene Investigators to solve a murder case last week with Thinkers in Education education division . Using scientific skills they analysed crime scene photos, 'blood' samples, DNA fingerprints and questioned suspects' motives and alibis. https://t.co/BOypMpXYHx

20/01/22

Thanks for coming! ☺️ https://t.co/E60oR5xTZB

20/01/22

Retweetd From Dave Smith

Great to meet such a lovely group of year 13 students today at as part of their training. They did a fantastic job, identifying their experiences and skills for selling themselves at interview.

20/01/22

Retweetd From Talk The Talk: Oracy

We're visiting to work on developing their and skills! Have a great day of with

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20/01/22

Year 7 have finished their drop down day with a fantastic empowering workshop on ‘How to find your brave’ from ⁦ Thanks for a brilliant afternoon!⁩ https://t.co/6Z62uHRQ46 https://t.co/7GqHMIAPDW

18/01/22

Retweetd From Holocaust Memorial Day Trust

27 January is . Each year across the UK, thousands of people come together to learn from and take action to create a safer future. Follow our simple steps to join the nation in marking .

14/01/22

Retweetd From This Girl Can

All women have the right to go for a run or walk without fear of attack. We're heartbroken to hear about . We will continue to fight for change - until women are safe everywhere.

14/01/22

Congratulations! So wonderful to have all your hard work recognised. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 https://t.co/Do3xs7k20d

13/01/22

Congratulations to Y13 students who took part in the British Physics Olympiad - an incredibly challenging national competition for top young physicists. Particular mention to gold winning Lili who placed in the top 15% of the 4,500 students who completed the paper.

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13/01/22

Congratulations to the Y9 netball team for winning their league & representing Waldegrave in the final play off match against Christ's. Although they lost everyone played with a great attitude. Well played to Lola who was nominated player of the match and to all the team https://t.co/W7pQdN8gjQ

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12/01/22

Retweetd From Step On Stage

It’s show week! We can’t wait for opening night of The a lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe with our youth theatre. It’s looking & sounding awesome with the band https://t.co/UNR2LLBagb

12/01/22

Thank you to Asha and Ruth from Daniel Spargo-Mabbs Foundation for the informative drugs webinar last night. Lots of useful tips for parents and carers. Looking forward to having them perform their play and workshops for Y10s next week

12/01/22

Academic Officer, Waldegrave School, Richmond upon Thames https://t.co/mAGzLdaJca

11/01/22

Teacher of Art (Maternity Cover), Waldegrave School, Richmond upon Thames https://t.co/CZs7Vv2Zro

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07/01/22

Retweetd From Anna Freud NCCF

The Youth Wellbeing Directory has grown to 1,500+ free to access services offering support across the UK. You'll find a description of each service & the types of support they offer so you can choose the support that's most right for you👉https://t.co/9VgStxyjnX https://t.co/gQdUyfVmdh

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04/01/22

Retweetd From NSPCC

If you know a young person is finding going difficult this week, remind them Childline is here to talk about anything that is worrying or upsetting them. RT this message so we can let more young people know they're not alone. https://t.co/mDfOjqCuAi

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23/12/21

Retweetd From Safer Schools

Is there a young person in your house who uses TikTok all the time? What about Instagram? Snapchat? Keep them safer this holiday season by checking out our Safety Card in gift 6 from our resources! Find more here 🎁 https://t.co/eUqDthaeMT https://t.co/EpDkUlABjl

23/12/21

Retweetd From Richmond & Twickenham Family Hub

If you're looking for things to do during the school holidays, don't forget to check out our guide to what's on. Most events have an outdoor focus for that extra peace of mind during this tricky time. Enjoy! 🎄🎅☃️ https://t.co/nH97SOf2WC

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22/12/21

Retweetd From KRSCP

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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 18 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 and Activities

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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