Wargrave House School and College newsletter September 2021

Wargrave House Newsletter Sept 2021


Thank you to those parents / carers who have responded to our request to potentially provide aseries of enrichment activities throughout the academic calendar year within the holiday periods.

We are currently scoping out our offer, building upon the successes of summer school. We willwrite to you all next week regarding the forthcoming October half –term.

I have been delighted to see a good return of all staff and learners / students. As we approachour fourth week back, you’ll be reassured to know that we are continuing to monitor all aspects ofour health and safety risk assessments relating to COVID19. Learning both onsite and offsite isflourishing. We pride ourselves upon developing student ambassadors and utilising student voice asregularly as possible. I would like to express my personal thanks to both Khovan Hussein (Lakeside 1)and Courtney Shawcross (LEAP2) who recently toured interview candidates, helping inform oursenior staff interview panel, regarding of their insightful perceptions.


Wishing you all the best weekend possible,

Robin Bush, CEO


We have enjoyed a very purposeful two weeks of learning since the last edition of our newsletter.Learners and students in both school and college are settling very well into their routines.Learners in school are particularly enjoying their daily provision of ‘ready to learn’ in the gym,through the active energising stations. The selection of sensory activity circuits is providing aneffective means for focussing before lessons begin.


College students continue to act as excellent ambassadors for school. In particular, post 16 studentleadership through our ‘Cosy Corner Café’ continues to generate effective reciprocal relationships,whilst also modelling turn – taking, and entrepreneurial skills. The success of today’s MacMillanCoffee morning is a testimony to the exceptionally hard work and pre planning of Tara Thomas andteam.


All learners are currently undertaking baseline assessments through both reading and numeracy.ERIC (‘Everyone Reads in Class’) continues be consistently embedded as an effective daily habit forlearning and is a great resonator for promoting a genuine enjoyment of reading. We are pleasedthat the return of our weekly assemblies is helping all learners experience the importance of ourWargrave Character values. Our thanks go to Mr Whittaker and Ms Carr for leading inspiringmessages , most recently through Kindness, Respect and Resilience.


Very best wishes for your weekend.


Stuart Jamieson, Headteacher


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