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Walthamstow School for Girls Ofsted Outstanding Provider

Headteacher's Weekly Message

Dear Parents and Carers,

On Tuesday we hosted our annual Sports Day at the Feel Good Centre and were fortunate to have wonderful weather. Students took part in individual competing events in the morning before the whole school followed with track and team events taking place in the afternoon. It was a competitive and fun afternoon for both students and staff, with all of our students showcasing their sporting talents. Congratulations to our winners!

On Wednesday, a results event was held for our Year 10s who recently completed their mock examinations. Ms Kennedy, Deputy Headteacher KS4, used the session to explain and contextualise our students’ results as many can feel disappointed and forget that they still have another academic year to make progress and reach their potential. Well done to all of our Year 10 students for getting through the exam period and for many of their excellent results! In the afternoon, some of our Year 10 Maths students were taken for a reward trip by Ms Mayes and Ms Majid to Creams Café, which was a great way for the group to celebrate the end-of-term and all the hard work they have put in over the past year.

On Thursday, thirteen of our Year 9 Urdu students were also rewarded with a culinary treat for their efforts over the past year in the subject as they were taken to a restaurant in Green Lanes. My thanks to Ms Yasin for organising the trip and accompanying our students.

After school on Thursday, WSFG staff had their own celebration to mark the end of the academic year with a staff barbecue. It was an emotional event as we said goodbye to many long serving and notable staff members, including Ms Mayes, our Maths Teacher who has taught at the school since 1997 and Mr Bryant, our Head of ICT who has taught at the school for twenty two years and Mr Gunzi, Deputy Headteacher. I wish the best of luck to the members of staff leaving who are going on to many new and exciting opportunities, and thank them for their dedication to the school and its students.

Finally, we finished the week on a high with the surprise appearance of a celebrity singer, J-Sol, who has gained a substantial following, admittedly more with our students than staff. From Years 7 – Year 10, our students could not contain their excitement and our students left for the summer break smiling which was lovely to see.  See below.

I hope that our entire school community, parents, carers, students, staff and governors have a wonderful and well deserved summer break.

Meryl Davies