Woodfield Weekly Blue Sheet
Friday 6th March 2020
Dear Parents and Carers,
Key Stage 3 Parents Social Event - Tuesday 10th March
Letters have been sent out to Parents of Key Stage 3 pupils inviting them to a social event on Tuesday March 10th from 1:15pm until 2:00pm.
Each class will be hosting a different theme to enjoy and this is also a chance for parents to socialise with each other. We'd love to see as many parents and carers as possible attending to show the learners support and encouragement.
Please confirm your attendance via the school office.
Feedback from Year 9 Parents’ coffee morning - Tuesday 3rd March
Kaaran Prime explained what qualifications are on offer for students when they move into Key Stage 4.
The presentation showed where our accreditation's fit in relation to GCSE, as well as how we determine placement into the pathways students can take, was well received by parents.
There were questions in regards to the 6th form provisions and our plans to link with outside employers. Queries about the paths to adulthood for students can be discussed further at the PTA meetings, and our next one will be on Friday 27th March at 10.30am.
Coronavirus – Advice for all early years providers, schools and further education providers
The government is closely monitoring the spread of the Coronavirus and is taking action at home and abroad.
Public Health England has issued advice for educational institutions. Updates or changes to this can be found here.
Latest information and advice can also be found at the NHS Coronavirus updates page or https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Patsy Hudson - Parent Liaison Officer
Should you have any issues or concerns whether school related or externally i.e: housing, finances and whole family matters; please contact Patsy, who will be happy to assist wherever possible.
School closed to pupils on Thursday 7th May - Mayoral elections
The Greater London Authority and London Mayoral Elections are due to take place on Thursday 7 May 2020. Woodfield School will be used as a polling station and no pupils will be in school on that day
New Deputy Heads
The governors would like to announce the appointment of two new deputy heads from the start of the summer term. They are Kaaran Prime, currently leading Key Stage 4, curriculum development and behaviour, and Deborah Wood, currently the Key Stage 5 lead at The Village School.
Friday 26th June - last day for some sixth form students
Please note, pupils in year 14 will end the term at the earlier date of 26th June and this will also include the leavers who will not return to Woodfield for 2020/2021 term from year 12 and 13.
Due to a change in safeguarding regulations that came into force at the start of the last academic year, in addition to parent/carer details, we must have at least two other persons as emergency contacts for all our pupils. These people could be parents, a sibling aged over 18, aunts, uncles etc. If you have changed your mobile number or email address, can you advise the school office so we can update our records.
It is vital that we are able to get hold of a contact person in the case of a pupil emergency or illness. In the past we have had issues in contacting parents or guardians, which not only creates concern for the school but also makes pupils anxious.
The Keeping Children Safe in Education September 2019 document guidance has full details.
Thank you for your response to my request for ensuring your child is wearing the correct school uniform. I have noticed a significant reduction in students bringing hoodies into school. Can I just ask for your continued support in this matter, and please feel free to contact the school if you are having trouble either obtaining specific items or getting your child to wear the correct uniform to school.
Sufra - Food bank
Woodfield School is a referral agency for sufra Food bank and we are able to now assist parents with getting access to support if required.
Please note this is a highly confidential service and all referrals will be treated with the utmost respect.
Please contact Patsy for further information.
Nut free School
Dear Parents/guardians, please ensure if your child has packed lunches, they do not contain NUTS (Nutella spread, chocolate, yoghurts with nuts inside) We are a nut free zone school. Thank you for your co-operation. There is a section regarding school lunches on our website. Click here for details