Twitter Wall

Twitter Wall

20/04/21

Safeguarding Alert - Viral Rumour - Safer Schools - Useful information for parents and carers https://t.co/1ZicvIcArf

20/04/21

Huge congratulations, Assal! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1383693284820742148

18/04/21

Retweetd From Newman Catholic Coll

Our amazing volunteers Moussa & Antonio have given up their holiday time to run the Foodbank. Today they were helped by Tilly from & Issy from https://t.co/IbuL8eOf45

12/04/21

Retweetd From KRSCP

If you're a young person in Kingston & Richmond, then this website's for you - visit https://t.co/KOpzapMCe7 for info on local activities, podcasts, emotional health and more!

12/04/21

Retweetd From KRSCP

The pandemic has impacted us all; you or someone you know may be experiencing difficulties. Support is available. and have put together helpful directories on where to access help across a range of issues including mental health https://t.co/uRX4KrrZdB

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1381551539412668420

12/04/21

Retweetd From AfCLocalOfferKingstonRichmond

Short breaks provide disabled children and young people with fun, enjoyment and a chance to be with friends while their parents and carers get a break from caring. Help us plan what Short Break we offer from April 2022 https://t.co/ubGR0eiStK https://t.co/3MuNGPg2I1

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1379831604424675340

07/04/21

Retweetd From AchievingForChildren

Aged 11-19 and live/go to school in Richmond? Want to do something about climate change? Our Youth Council has a new fund for projects to tackle climate change. Find out how to apply for up to £1500: https://t.co/istyz4ydH1 https://t.co/wbWzzsZrNf

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1378386647449010179

03/04/21

Retweetd From YouthOutLoud

Soon it's exam time. It can be stressful but remember to look after yourself. If you need help, please contact or check for more mental health services on https://t.co/b6Mugyxist https://t.co/tqggEY9tSJ

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1377009855404314629

30/03/21

Retweetd From Lepra

During we'd like to thank some of our amazing Surrey schools for their fundraising starting with your support helps us change lives and https://t.co/y1N07Z9u0G

29/03/21

Deputy Headteacher, Waldegrave School, Richmond upon Thames https://t.co/wltPXJeewg

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1374065407775100933

22/03/21

Retweetd From Gill Hines

Raising brave young women - avoiding the confidence gap *https://t.co/XefAVfnZuy* An online workshop for parents of girls 10-14 years old with parenting consultant and author Gill Hines. https://t.co/R7tqzu5Smi

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1373260088048283648

20/03/21

Retweetd From AchievingForChildren

Live in RBWM? FUEL: Feed Ur Everyday Lives: taking place over Easter, summer & Christmas holidays. Will offer a range of fun & enjoyable activities & food to children aged 5-16 years who are eligible for free school meals. https://t.co/rdc2aIY1Sn https://t.co/pCzmFQftWA

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1372972863800676362

19/03/21

Students have been encouraged to to celebrate superhero mufti photos to follow! https://t.co/Nlwm5xVdj8

19/03/21

Retweetd From WRStirling

Great to see Bushy Park Girls CC's flyer on newsletter https://t.co/m0GYbDw3nG All girls & women in Teddington, the Hamptons, Twickenham who want to play or try cricket, come down & play! Training Monday nights https://t.co/gMrcbvJuG7

18/03/21

Thanks for highlighting it to us, Michelle! (We miss you too)

18/03/21

Retweetd From Michelle Leung

I participated in this when I was in Year 13 - had no chance of winning but still had loads of fun! Might be of interest to any biologists/artists at Waldegrave? (also, I miss school😢)

17/03/21

Retweetd From NSPCC

Instagram's latest update corrects a dangerous design decision that should never have been allowed. However, much more must be done - the platform's plans to introduce end-to-end encryption would allow offenders to target children on the site unchecked. https://t.co/pzcldEdiMh

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1371528820986105859

15/03/21

Students celebrated working together again with some acrostic poems in PDC today. https://t.co/4oVFIX5bwA

12/03/21

Thank you very much! It’s been such a pleasure to reconnect with our wonderful students in person 😊 https://t.co/ERxKHLuQwx

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 - Ms Granat

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@waldegravesch.org 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.