Wargrave News - 28.05.2021

Wargrave House Newsletter 28 May 2021

I would like to thank all our staff for their professionalism and relentless hard work throughout the first half of Summer term.

Throughout the week’s break we will ensure our site remains fully COVID-19 compliant in spite of the ongoing easing of restrictions nationally. I would like to express my personal thanks to Michele Davies our Specialist Speech & Language Therapist who moves on to pastures new today following her dedication to students at Wargrave House. We know that Michele will be particularly missed in our Post-16 provision where she has greatly enhanced the independent learning, communication skills and decision making of our young people. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Elaine France for her 23 years plus service at Wargrave House. Elaine has ensured, along with our team of domestics that Wargrave is always immaculately clean, which has been particularly important throughout the pandemic. We all wish Elaine the absolute very best and a huge thank you from all at Wargrave House. We are very much looking forward to sharing with you the student events for the end of our Summer term, which you will receive in the next edition of our newsletter on 18 June 2021. This will include key events such as our celebratory end of term assembly. Wishing you an enjoyable family break.

Best wishes, Robin.

CEO – Robin Bush

Hope this newsletter finds you all safe and well. We have been delighted to see a number of our students this week completing their martial arts (MMA) belts.

This significant achievement is due to the expertise of Shireen Hussein in relating so well to our young people and developing their self-esteem and confidence in learning a new skill which has greatly enhanced their personal resilience, we look forward to our students facing the next challenge in the very near future. Please take some time to view the photos on our Facebook page. At Wargrave House, we are consistently striving to ensure we provide the best continuing professional development for our staff. So many of our colleagues across the organisation go above and beyond developing their knowledge and expertise for which we are very grateful. This week we were very pleased to see a School’s Direct trainee Mark Hartley being awarded Qualified Teacher Status following his year long placement with us here at Wargrave. Our thanks go to Monica Pennycook who acted as Mark’s mentor liaising directly with his learning provider, partner school and Liverpool John Moore’s University, we wish Mark every success in his future career in the teaching profession. Alongside this newsletter you will receive a paper copy of Parent’s Consultation Evening for you to complete and return to school/college, this event will run from 3.45 – 6.00pm. Please confirm your chosen preference for either meeting on site, remotely through TEAMS or arranging a telephone call. With the weather forecast for next week turning to warm/hot! we hope you have a quality, restful half term and look forward to seeing the return of all our students on Monday 7 June.

Best wishes, Stuart.

Head Teacher – Stuart Jamieson

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