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19/01/21

Retweetd From YoungMinds

If your teenager is struggling with their mental health, here are four things you can do. https://t.co/1aDCCerAx9

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15/01/21

Retweetd From Richmond Borough Mind

RB Mind’s Helpline offers a confidential listening service for anyone over 18 living in Richmond. We offer a safe place where you can speak to someone who will listen, offer you support and guide you to further help if needed. Find all the details at https://t.co/TpVj09PVGT https://t.co/Yg1GMrufUk

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15/01/21

Retweetd From Safer Schools

has released significant privacy updates for it's younger users, but will they work❓Find out in our new article - available here 👉 https://t.co/Uq2VQZg1ag https://t.co/HLgmRtHYjk

14/01/21

Retweetd From Victoria Derbyshire

From today, those experiencing domestic abuse will be able to go into a Boots or indie chemist & seek help. If they say the codeword ‘ANI’ they’ll be taken to a private room & asked if they want to call 999 or domestic abuse helpline. ANI stands for Action Needed Immediately

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14/01/21

Retweetd From YoungMinds

Services that can help you get through lockdown if you need support. https://t.co/xGn4FjlEHM

13/01/21

We have a session set up with a survivor, in collaboration with the lovely people at Richmond Synagogue, so they can share their experiences with our students https://t.co/NV4z2VMTmf

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12/01/21

Retweetd From The Brilliant Club

The pupils launching onto today with will experience university-style learning and develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to go on to, and excel at, highly-selective universities. See what some pupils will be studying below! https://t.co/x11Ev8UscT

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11/01/21

Retweetd From Kingston Hospital

Are you struggling or finding things difficult during lockdown? Reach out to where you can find support, advice or just someone to talk to. It’s a free, anonymous 👥 online service and there for you when you need it 💻. 👉Get in touch https://t.co/dcsoAacDfp https://t.co/9MN3OLwpMG

07/01/21

Retweetd From KRSCP

Kooth is offering support in Kingston and Richmond: find out more https://t.co/VXhL2I56Zr

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07/01/21

Retweetd From YouthOutLoud

Want to improve your wellbeing? Do it ! The project combines creative activity, light touch art therapy and positive psychology to enhance mood and improve emotional wellbeing. NO NEED TO BE GOOD AT ART! Email julia-arts.org for bookings and information https://t.co/z71H049Wyi

07/01/21

Thank you. This is so kind 😊 https://t.co/UqkbxfFbLG

07/01/21

Retweetd From Julie Penna

I’d like to praise and for the provision of work, their incredible support and for all of their hard work not only during the pandemic, but always.

06/01/21

Retweetd From Matt Haig

Hollie McNish had a good point over on Instagram. That if you or your kids are stressed by the idea of 'lockdown' and 'isolation' reframe the concept as 'hibernation' which makes it sound more fun and squirrelish.

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06/01/21

Retweetd From Thrive LDN

Young Londoners, if you need support there are people and services who are ready to help: 💻 - support for under 25s 🖱️ - digital wellbeing tools 📲 - text YM to 85258 📞 - call 0800 1111 Remember, we'll get through this together. https://t.co/1C4a1m2UMO

06/01/21

Retweetd From Munira Wilson MP

*CALLING ALL HEALTH & CARE STAFF* 📢 I'm very concerned about the mental health of health & care staff working on the frontline. I'm hearing that many are feeling exhausted & burnt out, particularly as hospitals become overwhelmed. I want to hear from you 👂 (1/2)

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06/01/21

Retweetd From Kingston & Richmond Youth Council

What are you taking up for ? What targets have you set for yourself? Here’s one idea.. Start reading again (We know it’s been a while😂) Young people: you could start reading around your subjects and figuring out your interests for the future!📚📚 https://t.co/6FLGHOcrl1

06/01/21

Retweetd From Colin Tucker CMgr FCMI

Just found out that Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams can be accessed via and consoles. So remote learning can be accessed via these platforms. Spread the word! Makes access to resources even easier!

05/01/21

Retweetd From Matt Haig

Get up. Get a routine. Get outside when you can. Move more. Focus on the day in front of you. (Not the month or year.) Don't live inside hypothetical catastrophes. Focus on what you can control. Even if it is your breathing. Don't beat yourself up for not baking banana bread.

05/01/21

Retweetd From YoungMinds

It’s okay to feel how you’re feeling right now. If you’re feeling worried, sad, frustrated or anything else about being in another lockdown, they’re all normal emotional responses to what’s happening. Be gentle with yourself. Text YM to 85258 for free mental health support.

New To The School

We like to welcome all of our new students to the school in Year 7, we are conscious that students come from a large number of different primary schools.  There is a careful induction program for students which aims to prepare them for secondary school and ensure that they have fun, enjoy learning and get into great habits early during their time at Waldegrave.  A specialist Head of Year 7 leads the students in their important first year.

We hope your daughter feels warmly welcomed into our community and is enjoying the start of her time with us. The aim underpinning all that staff do at Waldegrave is for each student to fulfil their potential. As a consequence of this, we place pastoral care as a high priority. To ensure your daughter is best catered for, both pastorally and academically, we assign your daughter a House and form class.

Pastoral care is led by a Head of Year, each Head of Year is supported by a senior member of staff.  The Head of Year teams are:

 

Senior Leader

Head of Year

KS3

Mr Isted 

Y7 - Mr Greaves

 

 

Y8 - Mrs Bashford-Hynes

 

 

Y9 - Mrs Mortimer

KS4

Mr Sharp

Y10 - Ms Larsson

 

 

Y11 - Ms Shires

KS5

Mr Bannister

Y12 - Mr Stavrou

 

 

Y13 - Ms Pugh

In addition there is an active House system, the aims of the houses are to promote:

  • Participation: There are many ways for students to participate. For example: through leading within a House/Tutor group; collecting and logging house points, taking part in competitions or contributing to an event on sports day.
  • Responsibility: The organisation around house activities creates opportunities for students to take on responsibility. Taking responsibility builds self-confidence and develops leadership skills. Opportunities include: planning events; planning assemblies; preparing notice boards and House page on Frog; motivating others to participate; leading a team to achieve a common goal.
  • Unifying the School: The house system provides opportunities for students to work together from different tutor groups and year groups. It provides opportunities for team work and opportunities to reflect on how individuals contribute to a shared vision.

 

There are four houses named after eminent women

Franklin

(Rosalind Franklin – scientist)

Red

Eliot

(George Eliot – novelist)

Green

Seacole

(Mary Seacole – nurse)

Yellow

Pankhurst

(Emmeline Pankhurst – suffragette)

Purple

In the pastoral system, students are personally supported and guided by staff, in order to develop into a well rounded and confident young woman.

In order for you to keep informed of events at Waldegrave we encourage you to:

  • access the weekly newsletter produced each Friday;
  • visit the school website;
  • follow the school on Twitter @WaldegaveSch

Should you need to contact any of the staff at Waldegrave please email info@waldegrave.org.uk, addressing your email to the staff member concerned. Otherwise, please call us on 020 8894 3244.

We look forward to hearing from you, and wish you and your daughter well.