Please scroll down for earlier announcements.

Here's our third newsletter to keep you entertained during the post-Easter chocolate blues.

How many of the 100 Cultural Experience Challenge can you complete? (See "Culture Vulture" on page 6, and the separate PDF below.)


For a number of reasons, including number of students in school, restricting staff access and delivery of supplies, the school canteen will no longer be able to open. This will be from Thursday this week (16 April).

This means we would ask parents and carers to please provide students coming into school with lunch from Thursday 16 April onwards.  We will keep this under review.

If this causes any concern or problem, please do let us know.

Please do feel welcome to get in touch for any reason at all: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We’ll do what we can to help.


It's Good Friday tomorrow, so we're releasing our second House Newsletter today, you lucky things!

Are you a radiator or a drain? Find out with this week's assembly, along with book recommendations, creative challenges and the latest missives from Heads of Houses.

Happy reading, and Happy Easter!


We have more details on how students' grades will be determined this summer.

As a school we have taken time to process the document released by Ofqual, the organisation that oversees school examinations and awarding of qualifications, on 3rd April. The details of this can be found in this letter from Mr Lamb, Deputy Headteacher in charge of curriculum.

The three other documents below are:

  • A letter from Ofqual to students, which goes through the answers to some questions we are sure lots of you will have.
  • A summary of the entire process, which hopefully provides you and students with an overview of what is happening over the upcoming weeks and months.
  • The detailed Ofqual guidance for you to look through.

There are more details to come, principally when students will receive their results, and specifics on how BTEC qualifications are being awarded. We will keep you updated and informed as and when further details are released.


Term 5 - Key Stage 3 and Year 10

Please see the letter below from Assistant Head Thomasina Lee detailing the plans for next term Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9) and Year 10. Information for Year 12 will follow soon.

House Newsletter - First Edition!

We're pleased to announce publication of our first House Newsletter.

It's packed with information, challenges, messages from Heads of Houses and much more. Download your copy today, and see if you can get yourself into the next issue!


We apologise that many of you have had issues logging into Mathswatch over the last two days. We have been in contact with Mathswatch with regards to this and they have currently got engineers working towards a solution.

In the mean time if you are Year 7, please complete the tasks assigned to you on Mathspad. Login details are the same as for Mathswatch.

https://www.mathspad.co.uk/

Year 8, 9 and 10, please complete the corbett maths 5-a-day, starting with the numeracy level and working your way up through foundation and foundation plus. Please make sure you check your answers using the link on the website.

https://corbettmaths.com/5-a-day/gcse/

Any questions please do not hesitate to contact your maths teacher.


 

Thank you for continuing to check Show My Homework. Teachers are continuing to place work on this platform so do please encourage your children to check routinely. We are able to monitor the log-ins so can see the vast majority of students have been doing this. Thank you and well done! If you are experiencing problems logging in, the following two links should help:

https://help.teamsatchel.com/en/articles/2911888-logging-in-as-a-student

https://help.teamsatchel.com/en/articles/2912165-logging-in-as-a-parent

If you need further assistance logging in, please do contact the school - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please see the documents below on how we suggest you structure your children's days, along with more information about the material on Show My Homework.


 

Dear Parents and Carers

My apologies this letter is reaching you later than we’d anticipated, but we had hoped to receive the Government’s guidance before sending this.

I am writing following the Government announcement yesterday evening that schools will continue to be open for the children of Key Workers during the period of school closure. Obviously this is uncharted territory for us and we need to quickly establish a database of Key Worker parents and carers and their needs for support in the coming weeks and months.

A full list of key worker categories will be published by the Cabinet Office later today. We will share this with you once this information is made available.

If you think you are in this category please can you follow the link to a brief survey on the VLE, https://vle.wallingfordschool.com/mod/feedback/view.php?id=10667

Or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and provide us with the following information:

  • Your job title and employer
  • Your child’s/children’s names and tutor groups
  • Whether you would wish them to be attending school from Monday 23rd March up until the end of term on Friday 3rd April
  • If your child is allocated school transport
    • will your child/children still require transport to and from school?
    • which service are they allocated?

Please be assured that this information will be treated confidentially. Please can you confirm these details by 2.30pm on Friday 20th March, if at all possible, as this will enable us to plan our provision from Monday. 

Thank you for your ongoing support at this unprecedented time. We will be in touch with those parents and carers affected tomorrow.

Kind regards

John Marston