Dear Parents and Carers
I would like to take this opportunity to explain how enrichment activities will be run for the foreseeable future.
Pre-Covid, as the school Challenge Coordinator, one of my roles was to organise excursions to venues such as the Royal Veterinary College and the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. I would also organise for outside speakers to visit the school to deliver inspirational talks and to run workshops.
During these times, while this is not possible, there are an increasing number of online opportunities for our students to sign up for and to become involved in. Please look out for these opportunities in the Challenge section of the fortnightly Greensheet, in the Student Bulletin, on Office 365 Teams and on the school website, and encourage your daughter to apply for anything that she is interested in. If there is a cost, this need not be an obstacle as we have a Challenge budget to contribute to this.
Finally if you, or anyone that you know, hear of any opportunities that may be of interest, please get in touch and let me know.
At Walthamstow School for Girls we have a commitment to ensuring that ALL students, including those already working at an advanced level, receive educational opportunities that allow them to be appropriately stretched, engaged and challenged.
- We prioritise PROVISION rather than identification.
- Our Challenge provision is INCLUSIVE rather than exclusive.
- We focus on LEARNING rather than data.
- We believe that anything is possible through effort and hard work, in keeping with a GROWTH Mindset
Every Teaching Faculty has a representative responsible for Challenge.
Each Faculty Representative ensures that students are stretched in their subject area through the use of Challenge Walls and by ensuring that schemes of work are differentiated. They also organise enrichment activities such as overseas trips, inviting in outside speakers and running competitions relevant to their Faculty - more information on our enrichment activities can be found on the attached page.
Students hear about opportunities through the daily student bulletin, the weekly Greensheet and by reading the Challenge noticeboard. Students are also welcome to visit me in room F31B at any time.