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Walthamstow School for Girls

Headteacher's Weekly Message

Dear Parents and Carers,

We are at the end of yet another intensive, action packed and successful year for WSFG. Our Year 10 students are back with us following their experience of the world of work and they have also now received their Year 10 mock GCSE examination results. These will have galvanised them into what will undoubtedly be a very focused final year with us when they return in September. Also in the past week, Year 9 students have had at least one work related event. These have ranged from visits to HSBC at Canary Wharf to spending time with managers, having brunch with female leaders at Citibank, attending a workshop in the Westfield Shopping Centre followed by a treasure hunt at the Olympic Park etc.

Our Step into Dance competition winners performed at the Royal Festival Hall on Monday, whilst other students managed to see Andy Murray play during the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament last week. All of Year 8 took part in an Outward Bound adventure day whilst Year 7 planned, organised, contributed to, created and fundraised for their own GREEN event which was attended by many families and friends. These are only some of the many reasons that we are so proud of our school, and confirms in me the sense of privilege I feel in leading a school with such great students, and such a committed and hard-working workforce and supportive community of parents and carers.

Please do enjoy the snapshot of a selection of our school events which we have captured in our Summer Greensheet Plus. I am sure you will sense the spirit of optimism, joy and pride of the girls in all the photographs. This is certainly our experience as teachers. A visiting teacher to the school once told me that she could not believe the high number of activities and trips which are organised here. She added that the other schools she visited were starting to wind down, but at WSFG it appeared to be the total opposite!

I would like to thank you all for your unstinting support of your daughter’s school this year and to thank our staff and our students for all their hard work. Finally, on behalf of the school Governors, our staff and myself, I wish you all a safe and happy summer holiday.

Best wishes,
Meryl Davies