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Woodfield Weekly Blue Sheet

Friday 15th March 2019
Dear Parents and Carers,

Attendance Lottery Winners:
Year 7: John Year 8: Cairo Year 9 : Amira KS4: Antrick
Congratulations to our winners!

BCA Initiative
The London Borough of Brent have noticed a difference in the rate of progress for Black Caribbean pupils and students within Brent Schools. As a result of this, they have implemented a Black Caribbean Achievement Initiative across all Brent Schools. There will be a particular focus on the development and progress of Black Caribbean boys and their experiences within schools. Woodfield School have decided to support this initiative which we hope will improve our current outstanding practice with a more positive outlook for even more of our students. Mr Murray is in charge of implementing this initiative at Woodfield. The first part of this initiative is underway with staff training and most recently an audit of our school. We would now like to invite parents from a Black Caribbean heritage to share their experience with Woodfield School and the education system, with the aim of improving our provision. The date is TBC... please watch this space!!

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 March 25th. Please contact Patsy at Woodfield on 0208-205-1977 if you would like to attend a clinic, or for any further information.

Lost Property
We have two boxes full of lost property. Jumpers and shirts with no name on them, as well as four pairs of glasses. Please ensure your child's clothing is clearly labelled with their name. Use a permanent marker on the washing label, or you can purchase iron or or sew on named labels very economically from the internet.
We send there off to charity at the end of each term, so if your child is missing an item of clothing, please let us know so we can check if it is in lost property.


Jamal Balogun
There is a book of condolences in the school reception. Please feel free to leave messages. If you would like to support the family in anyway, they have asked the school to pass on information about the Dravet Syndrome UK charity website and the link page for donations. Click on the link to find out more. Please mention Jamal’s name if you make a donation.
Our continued thoughts are with Jamal’s family at this very difficult time.

Emergency contact information  
Parent/Carers may recall being sent a form requesting additional emergency contact numbers. This is now a legal requirement. The school specifically requires two additional numbers other than the parents. In the event of an emergency where we cannot get hold of the primary parent / carer; we have another point of contact who may be able to get hold of the parent / carer in another form. Please contact the school office to provide us with the additional numbers if you think you may not have returned the form. 


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.
Makaton Sign of the Week

Have a good weekend

Nick Cooper

Important dates

End of term - Easter break Monday 8th April - Monday 22nd April
Easter Monday Monday 22nd April – Pupils back in school on Tuesday 23rd.
Gordon Brown Centre Residential Wednesday 24th April – Pupils back in school on Friday 26th.
May Day Bank Holiday Monday 6th May
Spring Bank Holiday Monday 27th May

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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