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Woodfield Weekly Blue Sheet

Friday 17th May 2019
Dear Parents and Carers,

Attendance Lottery Winners:
Year 7: Mohamed ABDALLA (DGO) Year 8: Rehan MIAH Year 9: Samuel STEINER-RICHARDS KS4:  Donat KRASNIQI
Congratulations to our winners!

We've come across a handy guide for parents regarding Child Safety on YouTube. Click here for full details.

Teacher Training
Do you know anyone who would like a career change or a recent graduate interested in training to be a teacher? Salaried training or training with a tax free bursary could be theirs by training with Woodfield to become a teacher. See here for more details, or contact the Woodfield Teaching School Alliance

European Elections - Thursday May 23rd - School Closed to Pupils
As these elections are going ahead, Woodfield School will be used as a polling station. As a result, will be closed to pupils on Thursday May 23rd. 

School uniform
Please can we remind parents of the correct uniform which includes a white polo top / shirt with black jumper, trousers/skirt and black school shoes (not trainers). We do not currently have a school logo on our uniform and so these items can be easy to find in most major supermarkets. 

Please note that caps and hoodies are not permitted to be worn inside the school. These items can be worn as an extra layer whilst at break/lunch and only outside

International Evening - Date Change
Woodfield School will be celebrating our multicultural community again. The date for this has changed from Wednesday 22nd May from 5pm-6.30pm to Wednesday 12th June. We apologise for this late(ish) change, but we'd like to hold the festival outside of Ramadan so all our community can get maximum enjoyment out of the evening. 
The International Evening is a chance to cook, taste and share your national dish with other parents, pupils and their family, alongside entertainment. A range of free food covering all the continents of the world will be available. If you would like to participate and cook your national dish, please contact Patsy or Mr Murray. Look out for further information and tickets for this event.

End of Summer term dates for Key Stage 5 
For pupils in year 14 and any pupils leaving Woodfield School this year to go on to college/training/ apprenticeships, last day will be Friday 28th June 2019.
For pupils in years 12 and 13 who are returning to Woodfield in September 2019, the last day is Friday 19th July 2019.
Year 14 pupils and leavers from years 12 and 13 have the option of returning to school on the last day, 19th July, for Sports Day.
If you are unsure which year group your child is in, or if you have an enquiry or require further information please contact:
Ms Patsy Hudson, Parent Liaison Officer
Telephone: 02082051977

Sufra NW London
Sufra NW-London is a charity based in Stonebridge which provides a food bank and community kitchen services to those in need. Woodfield School is now working with Sufra as a referral agency. We are able to issue a voucher to parent/carer to enable them to visit and be provided with a food parcel which contains a week’s supply of food for the whole family. If you require more information or assistance, please contact Patsy, our Parent Liaison Officer. Rest assured, as always, that meetings of this nature are treated confidentially.
Watch this short video for information about Sufra


Easy Fundraising
easyfundraising turns your everyday online shopping into free donations for Woodfield School. How? Just start your online shopping first at easyfundraising, then shop as normal. The retailers will then make a small donation to say “thank you”. There is no cost to you, and you are not charged extra by the retailer. Purchases from Amazon, eBay, Argos, John Lewis and hundreds more retailers can help to raise money for the school to be spent on trips for pupils and equipment in the playground, for example.

Click here to sign up

Have a look at the video below. There is also an iPhone/iPad app and an android app which you can install once you've registered. Use the links below to install on your device.


If you use the Chrome browser, you can install an extension to get donation reminders if the retailer you are visiting is part of the scheme. Easy dot Peasy!

Watch this short video to see how this all works!


Term dates for 2019-2020
We have changed the presentation format which we hope you will find easier to understand. Please note Monday 28th October will be an additional day to half term break. If there are any changes, which we do not expect, you will be informed through this email, and by text message. The term dates are posted on the website here.

Diarrhoea and Vomiting
Diarrhoea and vomiting are common in adults, children and babies. We have had a few cases over the last couple of weeks, so we thought we'd include this advice from the NHS. Diarrhoea and/or vomiting are often caused by a stomach bug and should stop in a few days. If your child is affected by diarrhoea or vomiting, they should stay off school or work until they have not been sick or had diarrhoea for at least 2 days. Please read the NHS advice on diarrhoea or vomiting, and check out NHS advice "Is my Child too ill for school?" which may help you with making a decision about whether or not to keep your child home for the day. as always, we recommend you seek professional medical advice if you are unsure of anything.

Parent Carer Advice Sessions
Do you need advice or support? The Brent Carers Centre is a charity providing advice and guidance to family carers in Brent on a wide range of subjects including benefits. See their website for more details, or phone 020 3802 7070.

The next session is on Monday May 20th. Please contact Patsy at Woodfield on 0208-205-1977 if you would like to attend a clinic, or for any further information.


Makaton is a language programme that is used in conjunction with speech to aid the pupils’ understanding of language and help them communicate with each other more effectively. Makaton is used across the school in lessons and break times. We would love for you to learn some signs so that you can sign with your child. See the We Talk Makaton website for more.
Mood - Makaton Sign of the Week
Makaton Sign of the Week

Have a good break

Nick Cooper

Important dates


Polling Day – School closed to pupils Thursday May 23rd
Half Term Monday May 27th – Friday May 31st
International Evening Wednesday 12th June  5pm – 6:30 pm
Last day for Year 14 and leavers Friday 28th June
Last day of term – 1:30pm finish Friday 19th July

If you would like hard copies (paper) of any document on our website, please contact the school office and they will arrange this

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