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Woodfield Weekly Blue Sheet

Friday 22nd March 2019
Dear Parents and Carers,

Attendance Lottery Winners:
Year 7: Dennis Year 8: Solomon Year 9 : Abdurrahman KS4: Amadi
Congratulations to our winners!

e-Safety update
Parents with younger children may find these resources helpful. Jessie & Friends is a series of three animations provided by NCA-CEOP. The animations follow the adventures of Jessie, Tia and Mo as they navigate the online world, watching videos, sharing pictures and playing games. There is a storybook for each episode, to help you and your child keep the conversation going at home. The key message throughout Jessie & Friends is that if a child is ever worried about anything they come across online, they should tell a grown-up they trust, who will help them. Click here for full details, videos and activities.

Coffee Morning - Therapy Service
At Woodfield School, Friday 29th March,10:00am-11.30am. This is an opportunity for Parents to find out more about the therapy services on offer for students  for their emotional well being. A presentation on what Drama Therapy is, Gestalt Psychotherapy and Sound Journey will be delivered  with relevant case studies. You will get an opportunity to ask general and specific questions, as well as have the opportunity to partake in a Sound Journey experience in a taster workshop  This session would be especially beneficial for parents whose child receives therapy at school. Please contact Patsy to confirm your place.


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.

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.


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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