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Walthamstow School for Girls

Headteacher's Fortnightly Message

26 May 2023

Dear Students, Parents and Carers

It has been a busy fortnight for our school community with the start of the GCSE exam season for year 11, year 10 practical examinations and KS3 exams in lessons. As you continue to prepare and revise over the coming weeks, make sure you take time out to rest, recharge and connect with friends and family. Good luck! 

Thank you to Ms Caps and Mr Wooton for organising the DofE expedition practice. This is a great opportunity for students to connect with the great outdoors and learn some important skills. We look forward to hearing about the actual expedition next half-term! Thank you to Ms Cornford for organising the Donmar Warehouse trip with year 10s to see ‘Private Lives’. 

We enjoyed welcoming year 7 parents into school for year 7 parents’ evening last Thursday. We look forward to hearing your feedback from the survey about what we do well and what we can improve. 

Farewell to year 11… 

This week, we say ‘au revoir’ to our year 11s before they go on study leave – we will miss you! They have been exemplary throughout the exam season and have impressed us all with their commitment, resilience and determination.  

A huge thank you to all staff for the many hours you have spent developing our lovely year 11s, both academically and through your care and support. Ms Desbenoit, their SPL, has created a fantastic ethos in this year group whereby they have become the focused, independent and compassionate young people we see today.  

Year 11, we know that you will go on to make us very proud in whatever you do in the future. 

Inspirational quotes competition! 

We would like to display inspirational quotes from women from diverse backgrounds and fields of expertise around the school which relate to our school values of Courage, Compassion, Aspiration and Integrity.  We want these to be quotes chosen by our staff and students, by women we admire. 

The winning quotations will be displayed in public areas around school and the winning students will be given a week’s worth of ‘Golden Tickets’ to go into lunch early with a friend. 

Please email your quotation, along with your name and form to the info@ email, with the subject heading ‘Inspirational quotes’ by Friday 16th June. Remember, they must relate to the school values.

Calling all budding WSFG entrepreneurs!  

We are lucky to be able to offer a ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity for students at WSFG to take part in an ‘Enterprise and Innovation Accelerator’ programme, sponsored by Reedah El-Saie, who is the female founder of multi-award winning EdTech Gaming studio, Brainspark Games. Reedah is a former student who feels passionately about encouraging more women and girls into innovation and tech and has designed this programme around helping them to secure grant funding. 

Please click here for the article to find out how we can help you to realise your ideas by learning the necessary skills and knowledge through our new ‘Enterprise and Innovation Accelerator’ programme. 

Wishing you a restful half-term. 

Helen Marriott