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Walthamstow School for Girls Ofsted Outstanding Provider

Headteacher's Weekly Message

Dear Parents and Carers,

It was another slightly shorter week at WSFG due to the second bank holiday falling within two weeks of the last which has been well received by staff and students alike, particularly those who celebrated the start of Ramadan on Sunday. This extra day has helped both students and staff ease into their new routine for the month, fasting alongside their studies and work.  Ms Desbenoit’s article inside this edition gives some helpful advice to our students who are fasting this month, especially those who have examinations.

Thirteen Year 9 students were invited to Capgemini in Holborn on Thursday on a career insight trip organised by Ms Philippou.  Capgemini is a multinational corporation based in France that provides a range of services, including consulting, technology and outsourcing and is at the forefront of business innovation. Our students were fortunate to be invited to the London base for the entire day and got an insight into a variety of aspects of the company, as well as, gaining an understanding of how a global corporation operates. My thanks to Ms Jean-Baptise and Ms Barbier for supervising students on this visit.

Our Year 7 Parent/ Carer consultation evening on Thursday was extremely well attended, and the front of house Year 7 students did an excellent job in greeting and registering parents. Staff were extremely pleased to have the opportunity to meet parents and carers and discuss how their daughters were getting on after eight months in the school.

Voting for our Parent Governor vacancies closed on Friday and I would like to thank all those who returned their slips and cast their vote. The counting of the votes took place shortly after with our Chair of Governors, Ms Gillian Barker present. The newly appointed Governors will be informed shortly and the names of the two new Parent Governors will be announced in the school bulletin and on the school website.

A final reminder to students and parents/carers that there will be an early closure next week on Wednesday 15th May 2019 for staff training. Students will finish school after their period 4 lesson and will leave school at 2.30 p.m.

Meryl Davies