20 Apr Wargrave House Newsletter 1st April 2022
Thank you for your continued support throughout the Spring term.
We have enjoyed being able to welcome visitors back on site in spite of the challenges that ‘living with Covid’ presents. Throughout the Easter break our site and facilities team will be working hard to deep clean all areas and maintain our facilities to the highest standards possible.
Today I was very proud to open the inaugural Sundial Therapy conference at Haydock Park Conference Centre. It was particularly fitting that our conference was scheduled within Autism Acceptance Week. The mission of Sundial is quite simply to develop independent autistic lives. I was pleased to see such a wider cross section of delegates including parents/carers, governors, trustees and local practitioners from schools and care settings as well as a number of colleagues who had travelled much further afield from Wrexham. Following my opening welcome our Head of Therapy & Clinical Services, Helen Driver, set the scene for the day. Helen was followed by Susan Allen who shared with all attendees key strategies for supporting young people through the eyes of parents. We were pleased that Jonny Knowles and Rachel Gittins from the National Autistic Society were able to join us having recently awarded us with the advanced autism accreditation. My thanks go to Helen and all her team for making this first event go so well. I would also like to thank Courtney and Alicia for welcoming and registering all delegates upon arrival alongside Yanick, Alfie and Brandon for hosting the lunch so professionally for all attendees.
I wish you all a restful Easter holiday.
I hope this last Newsletter of the Spring term finds you well.
In spite of the challenges presented through ‘living with Covid’ we have enjoyed a wonderfully productive term of learning and achievement across both school and college.
Last week we were delighted to welcome so many parents, carers and visitors to our Cosy Corner Café Spring Fayre. It was wonderful to see such great engagement and participation and those of you were able to purchase the merchandise produced by our students including spring flowers, mugs and confectionary. We were really pleased to see the Electric Stars performing with such confidence in their first public performance of the year following their December gig for the Earlestown Christmas Lights switch on.
This week have been focusing upon our learners reviewing their learning outcomes through ‘Reflection Week’. This work provides our teaching and support staff with the opportunity of helping the young people consider the key achievements and targets for next term. Our leader of assessment Caroline Gorman will share with you the key outcomes next term.
You will all receive a letter inviting you to the parents/carers evening on Tuesday 10th May. Please save this date and consider the blended choice of visiting us onsite or having your appointment remotely. We hope you all enjoy the best possible Easter break hopefully with some warmer weather and look forward to welcoming all our young people back on Tuesday 19th April.