15 January 2021

WLD Update for Parents & Carers - Friday 15th January 2021

Good afternoon and welcome to the final update of what has, for many of us I am sure, been a very long week!  I hope that everyone has some chance to relax this weekend, whatever your circumstances may be. Homework:  As I mentioned in yesterday's...

14 January 2021

WLD Update for Parents & Carers - Thursday 14th January 2021

Good afternoon, Homework:  We are aware that the fact that we are setting homework on top of 5 hours online learning is causing some concern particularly amongst parents and carers of younger students.  Our Heads of Department are meeting this evening to...

13 January 2021

WLD Update for Parents & Carers - Wednesday 13th January 2021

Good afternoon, Engagement:  As an update to my notice yesterday it is good to see from the system reports that 90% of our students accessed Teams on Monday.  The highest percentage was Year 11 (93%).  Obviously we want the percentage to be 100%...

12 January 2021

WLD Update for Parents & Carers - Tuesday 12th January 2021

Good afternoon,  Free School Meals:  Mrs Eckersley has asked me to pass on the message that we will be issuing food parcels for this week and then the voucher system will start from next Monday (18th January); Engagement: ...

11 January 2021

WLD Update for Parents & Carers - Monday 11th January 2021

Good afternoon, COVID testing:  We have started COVID testing on-site today by starting the weekly tests for staff.  We will be starting to test students who are accessing our provision tomorrow.  All testing is voluntary.  This is a very...

8 January 2021

WLD Update for Parents & Carers - Friday 8th January 2021

Good afternoon, You will be glad to hear that, unless something dramatic happens over the weekend, the next update will not be until Monday afternoon as I am currently sending them out daily rather than weekly. Reports:  We will shortly be...

7 January 2021

WLD Update for Parents & Carers - Thursday 7th January 2021

Good afternoon, A small number of updates today. Timings of the day:  Most of you will know that we changed the timings of lessons within the school day when we came back in September in order to allow safe movement and hygiene.  We...

6 January 2021

WLD Update for Parents & Carers - Wednesday 6th January 2021

Good afternoon, COVID testing:  We received information from the government yesterday evening that we were to continue to plan for voluntary testing of staff and those students who are accessing provision on our site currently.  With this in mind all...

5 January 2021

WLD Update for Parents & Carers - Tuesday 5th January 2021

Good afternoon, Following my update yesterday and my email yesterday evening just a brief update today: Year 11:  We are very aware of the concern and upset caused by last night's announcement that Year 11 examinations would not run as normal this...

4 January 2021

WLD Update for Parents & Carers - Monday 4th January 2021

Good afternoon, Thank you to everyone - parents/carers, students and staff - who have enabled us to teach remotely today.  I know that it is strange, challenging and different, but the overwhelming majority of our students have engaged well.  Our youngest students, our...

3 January 2021

WLD Update for Parents & Carers Sunday 3rd January 2021

Happy New Year!   Let's hope 2021 is positive for all of us. I have recorded this update as a video message or you can read it below.  The written version contains the links and email addresses that I mention in the video, The text of the...

31 December 2020

WLD Update for Parents & Carers - plans for the next few weeks

Good afternoon, Firstly, best wishes for as Happy a New Year as possible under these challenging circumstances!  Let's hope that 2021 is a more positive year for all of us.   Many of you will have seen the government's announcements yesterday about...