Wargrave Newsletter Issue 17 20 June 2022

Wargrave House School & College Newsletters – Issue 17 – 17th June 2022

Dear Parents and Carers

I hope you are enjoying the summer weather and encouraging your child to drink plenty of water and use some block appropriate as necessary.

I am really looking forward to meeting a number of you at the forthcoming ASPIRE Celebration of achievement at the Mercure Hotel on Tuesday 5th July, between 6.30pm and 9.30pm. We anticipate that this event will be a fantastic opportunity to mark significant achievements both academically and through wider participation engagement through significant involvement in our esteemed Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme. We look forward to welcoming a number of guests including the local Rotary group who will be presenting awards for both school and college leavers.

At Wargrave House we really value the impact that the expressive and performing arts have upon our young people. We are delighted that Post 16 students are working hard on their forthcoming pantomime Alice in Wonderland to be staged on Wednesday 13th July. My thanks go to Juliet Doherty and team in advance of this exciting performance.

Best wishes for your weekend,

Robin

Dear Parents and Carers

I hope our newsletter finds you safe and well.

We have begun the final half term of the academic year with a great sense of purpose and significant experience of our young people across both school and college. Within this edition you will be able to read a mini introduction of our new Special Education Needs Co-Ordinator Mr Tom Wilkinson. Tom has made a great start to life at Wargrave following his career development across Manchester and the Wirral.

By way of forward planning please remember that both Thursday 30th June and Friday 1st July both school and college will be closed due to pre published schedule. On the last day of term, Wednesday 20th July we will close at 2pm. On Tuesday 19th July we are looking forward to an action packed summer festival celebration for all school learners. All classes are being provided with a financial allowance to demonstrate their enterprising skills and develop innovative ways of producing items of need for others. We are delighted that our Post 16 band The Electric Stars will perform by way of entertainment.

Last Saturday I was privileged to attend ”The Autism Show” at Central Hall Manchester along with Mrs Leanne Dickson it was very rewarding to share best practice and gain a whole host of learning from the exhibitors throughout the great hall alongside learning clinics and presenters. Naturally we will embed the best practice and share with you any key learning points.

As we approach the end of term we will be sharing with you our usual progress updates for your child. We really appreciate all your continued support and encouragement and look forward to your feedback.

Wishing you the best weekend possible,

Stuart

Dear students, parents, and carers welcome to our post 16 newsletter.

Some dates for you to save; Tuesday 5th July an evening to Celebrate our students’ successes. We have an incredible student DJ’ing for us, our band Electric Stars singing a medley of songs and a buffet to enjoy together, from 6:30 – 9:30 pm. We hope as many of you as possible can attend to share in our evening. On the 13th July the Post 16 students will be putting on a performance of their version of Alice In Wonderland at the Burtonwood Community Centre, details of times and address to follow. The students have worked hard rehearsing and are very excited to share the production with you. LEAP staff and students are pleased to introduce you to our newest members, our two beautiful little rabbits, Oreo and Origi, photos and updates to follow, we are hoping to have our chickens for the start of the new term.

Khovan has now been offered a full day work placement with WN7 CIC Outreach sports and fitness in Leigh, he works every Thursday alongside Tony training students from Wargrave and others who attend the gym across the day. We are very proud of Khovan’s achievements. Another student who is developing his skills and knowledge in the workplace is Brandon, who is doing a fabulous job with Galliford Try Builders, please do follow his employment journey on Facebook; he is an outstanding role model. Yanik and Alfie hosted a pop up Cosy Corner Cafe event on Wednesday at the Lyme and Wood Learning Hub, for the Natspec Northwest Principals meeting, the comments in the visitors book are fabulous, everyone was very impressed by them. The Post 16 team and myself are very proud of each and every student, they demonstrate remarkable resilience and commitment to their studies and work placements, it is aspirational to be with them.

Take care and best wishes,

Julliet and the Post 16 team