Dear Parents and Carers,
As we reach the final day of term, I would just like to thank all of our staff, students and yourselves for contributing to yet another exciting and successful year at WSFG. I have been very proud of the achievements of each and every one of the school’s students who always give their best in whatever activity they are involved, not just in their learning but also in the range of extracurricular activities and opportunities on offer at WSFG. It was a pleasure to speak to the girls at last week’s Year 9 transition event in the Greek Theatre, and attend the Year 10 celebration assembly on Wednesday.
Well done to all students who represented the school during the three day Waltham Forest Music Festival this week. This included a performance by the massed wind orchestra of a piece of music called “News from Nowhere”, composed by primary school children and put together by composer Mike Roberts; performing from WSFG were Noeka Bradley (7H) Ronja Blight (8W), Alice Evans (8F), Nyah Nish (9C) and Hannah Baines (9G) and to all the twenty-four Year 10 Sports Leaders who helped to run Woodside Primary Academy’s Sports Day on Wednesday. It was a pity that the event was spoiled by the weather – it is summer, after all.
Finally, a huge thank you to the Performing Arts faculty, and the cast and musicians, for the four fantastic performances of The Wizard of Oz this week. Thanks also to the ADT Faculty for their work with the props. This really did showcase some of the great talent that we have here at WSFG. What a glorious ending to this academic year!
Congratulations to Ms Atchia’s tutor group, 7G, whose year round attendance stands at nearly 98% - the highest in the school. We have achieved an excellent overall school attendance figure of over 96% this year.
Another congratulations goes to the following ICT form representative winners, whose online ‘Fronter room’ (an area that our students develop themselves using text, images, video and votes) has been judged the best in their year:
Year 7: 7F Raahil Amidu and Ayjan Joraveva
Year 8: 8H Raven McCaulsky and Haiqa Naseem
Year 9: 9F Valerie Mbarouk and Ebun Adebanjo
Year 10: 10G Charlotte Gamble and Summayah Uddin
Yesterday we heard that we have been awarded the prestigious Fronter Gold Champion Award by Pearsons for another year. This recognises WSFG as a lead ICT school. Well done to Mr Bryant and his team!
Finally, at this time of year, we say farewell to colleagues who have contributed hugely to the school, and this year is no exception. Ms Bugden, Assistant Headteacher, is taking up a position in Tower Hamlets. You will be familiar with Ms Bugden’s work as her articles fill the pages of the Greensheet! She has made an outstanding contribution to the school in the four years she has been here. We have two staff who are retiring, Ms Scott, EAL teacher who has been one of the staff instrumental in our work with Eat or Heat and the Team London volunteering initiative. Her energy and enthusiasm knows no bounds. Mr Arnold, peripatetic music teacher, is also retiring. Finally, Ms Farukh, Mathematics teacher, is leaving us, as are our two temporary staff, Ms Lipko, Science, Ms Flynn and Ms Landon, Drama. We thank them all for their hard work and dedication. We have made some excellent appointments of new colleagues, and they will be introduced to you in the first Greensheet of the autumn term.
Finally, I would like to thank you all for your support and dedication to your daughter’s school and wish you and your families a safe and happy summer break.
Eid Mubarak to all our Muslim colleagues, students and families.
School Improvement Plan 2014/15: Summary
GCSE Results 2014
Congratulations to all our Year 11 students!
WSFG results have gone up once more to an all-time high of 75% (5 or more A*-C grades including English and mathematics) bucking the national trend which saw a dip this year.
81.4% of students achieved 5 or more A*-C grades whilst 100% achieved 5 or more A*-G grades. Both English and Mathematics recorded significant improvements in A*-C grades on 2013 (English 89.3%, up 7.9% and Mathematics 79.1%, up 6.2%).
40.1% of the girls achieved the English Baccalaureate (A*-C grades in English, mathematics, two science subjects, a language and a humanities subject), an increase of 5% on 2013.
Students, staff, governors and, of course, parents and carers were delighted with these results, which reflect solid hard work and dedication.
More details of subject breakdown will follow shortly.
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