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Walthamstow School for Girls Ofsted Outstanding Provider

Headteacher's Weekly Message

Dear Parents and Carers,

After half term, school will continue to facilitate childcare for the daughters of key workers. As I mentioned to you last week, we will be following government guidance and inviting in a very small number of Year 10 students who have had difficulty accessing their GCSE work remotely. These sessions will be designed to help students catch up on work missed. Please note that this will be by invitation only, as school remains otherwise closed during this lockdown period.

We have a very full edition of the Greensheet this week, thanks to some fantastic contributions from students and staff. Our younger students have submitted some excellent responses to tasks set in Humanities and Art, decorating cakes in aid of VE Day and adorning themselves with outfits resembling their favourite artists. Our Year 9 and KS4 students continue to work diligently, demonstrating their self-motivation and independent learning skills, and as a result have been awarded ‘Lockdown Legend’ status by GCSEPod for being in the top 10 schools using the educational app. Well done to all of our students!

Also included in this week’s edition are some extracts from the recently launched Diversity Magazine. This is an English Faculty based initiative where students devise and submit articles on a range of topics, on top of the work they do in their lessons at school. For those wanting to extend their learning, there are a range of resources included in each Greensheet from the Oak Academy and Accelerated Reader, to Speakers for Schools virtual talks. Students are also encouraged to submit articles, which can be drawn or written, to the Greensheet.

Finally, I would like to wish everyone an enjoyable bank holiday weekend, and to remind our parents/carers that students will not be set any work next week due to the half term holiday. As this weekend also marks the end of Ramadan for our Muslim friends, I would like to wish you all a happy Eid. Eid Mubarak!

Meryl Davies

Additional E-Learning Resources

Oak National Academy

BBC Bitesize

A memory from last summer.