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Dear Parents and Carers,

This week WSFG was proud to host a meeting organised by our MP Stella Creasy which was also addressed by former Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Yvette Cooper and a number of other speakers on the subject of refugees. There were some very powerful and moving stories shared about the plight of people, described by one speaker as ‘being just like us’. Another held up a distinctive orange life jacket, previously worn by a small child who came ashore with his parents at Lesbos after a perilous sea crossing.

 Last Friday, staff spent a very productive day with former Headteacher and HMI (Her Majesty’s Inspector) Tony Thornley, focussing on what to look for in an excellent lesson. We also discussed our revised marking policy and shared the different practice currently being trialled in different subject areas across the school. Other colleagues updated their First Aid skills and practised CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation).

 We have had some sporting success this week; the WSFG Year 9 and 10 volleyball team came third in the Borough Volleyball Competition. Congratulations to them!

 Also, the Year 8 basketball team made it through to the semi-final of the Year 8 Borough League, beating Lammas School 26:13. So congratulations to the Year 8 team as well!

 Finally, a reminder about our online survey which we would like you to complete by Monday 8th February. We are having a rethink about a number of important aspects of our school, including our student uniform and our logo. We are also in the process of  constructing a new website. Staff and students are being  consulted, and we would alsowelcome your views.

You can access the survey here:    


Please participate in our WSFG rebranding survey - click here

Many thanks for your assistance with this.

Best wishes

Meryl Davies











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