Wargrave Newsletter - Issue 14 - May 2022

Wargrave House School & College Newsletters – Issue 14 – May 2022

Dear Parents and Carers

I hope our newsletter finds you all safe and well.

This week, we are pleased to welcome two new members of staff to Wargrave House. Tom Wilkinson joins our Education Team from the Wirral as our Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) and Kelly Redfern joins our Clinical Services and Therapy Team from Manchester as an Occupational Therapist.

We are really looking forward to welcoming you to our forthcoming Parents Evening on Tuesday 10th May between 3:45pm – 6:00 pm. This occasion will provide an excellent opportunity to share the progress of all our learners and students across both school and college. We appreciate some of you will take your appointments remotely, whilst others will seize the opportunity of joining us here on site and look forward to the event.

There are a number of exciting activities throughout this summer term which will provide a wealth of learning experiences for our young people. These include Duke of Edinburgh expeditions, Platinum Jubilee celebrations as well as the further development of our student council and learner voice.

We look forward to providing you with further details in due course,

Wishing you all a wonderful bank holiday weekend,

Best wishes,

Robin

Dear Parents and Carers

This week school learners have relished the opportunity of taking part in a Science, Technology, Engineering , Arts and Maths workshop (STEAM). The innovative sessions were provide by a former stress engineer from Rolls Royce . The sessions fully engaged our learners as they created bridges and constructed turbo – powered tools . We are particularly pleased that the learning is transferable across a range of subjects, whilst also helping our young people learn directly from skilled colleagues from specific employability sectors.

It has been great to see so many learners enjoying their wider participation in learning off site. Over the last few weeks BASE 1, 2 and 3 have developed their independence and confidence through rock climbing at North West Face. Further independence skills have been enhanced through planned curricular visits to the Community Centre. We have seen increased confidence through learners purposefully ordering and paying for items aligned to their maths programmes of study.

We were delighted last Friday to welcome so many parents / carers to our Makaton signing workshop led by our speech and language specialists within the Therapy Team. Particular thanks to Glenda Marshall and Haley Johnson. Any further requests for support here will be provided. As we approach Parents Evening on May 10th we will be sharing with you the outcomes from reflection week through our assessment lead Caroline Gorman.

Wishing you all the best Bank Holiday weekend possible,

Stuart

Dear Parents and Carers

Welcome back after what I hope has been a restful and enjoyable Easter break.

We have another busy term ahead with celebrations galore, from 21st birthdays to award winning students; watch this space for more updates. We are looking forward to inviting staff, students, parents, carers and all our community friends to a Coffee Morning on the 20th May so please look out for your invite. The Cosy Corner Cafeteam are going to host a Jubilee Garden Party for staff and students on 27th May from 9:30 – 11:30 so we are looking forward to our Red, White, and Blue day, more information to follow. LEAP College students and staff are keen to open a small animal care centre so we are looking at starting with chickens and rabbits, if anyone has any coops, hutches or resources we could use to support this please do contact jullietdoherty@wargravehouse.com We are very excited about our new small animal pathway.

LEAP College students have a market stall at Earlestown Market on Friday’sso please do pop down to see them. They will be selling upcycled furniture, plants, seasonal gifts, and other items we can offer a very reasonably priced delivery service. LEAP 1 have been completing their first print shop order of T Shirts for Earlestown Cricket Club who celebrate140 years as a club this year, if you have any print requirements please do contact gemmasutton@wargravehouse.com for any further orders or enquiries.

Very best wishes and we look forward to meeting with you on our coffee mornings,

Julliet and the Post 16 team