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Woodfield Weekly Blue Sheet

Friday 3rd May 2019
 
Dear Parents and Carers,
 

Attendance Lottery Winners:
Year 7: David FARMER Year 8: Nickola DAVIS Year 9: Jibran MUHITH KS4:  Andrew MERGILLANO
Congratulations to our winners!

PLP Day - Target setting - Friday 3rd May
Thanks to all the parents and carers who made the effort to attend PLP meetings with their child's form tutors today. We had well over 130 parents and carers in attendance.
 

Brent SEND Review
Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) will carry out jointly a re-visit of your local area following the previous joint inspection of SEND that took place in May 2017.

The re-visit will evaluate how effectively leaders have addressed the areas of serious weaknesses detailed in the written statement of action (WSoA).

During the re-visit, Ofsted and CQC inspectors will be keen to speak to as many children and young people and their parents and carers as possible, specifically about the weaknesses identified in the WSoA

Parents and carers can read full details here

Parents and carers can ​​​​​complete the online survey by following this link. The survey will open at 12 noon on Friday 3rd May 2019 and closes at 12 noon on Friday 10th May 2019.

There is an open meeting, which will focus on areas identified in the WSoA,  taking place on Monday 13th May 2019 at Barham Primary School, Danethorpe Road, Wembley, Middlesex, HA0 4RQ from 5.30 – 7.00pm (refreshments from 5.00pm).

International Evening - Date Change
Woodfield 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.

European Elections - Thursday May 23rd
If these elections go ahead as planned, Woodfield School will be used as a polling station. As a result, will be closed to pupils on Thursday May 23rd. We will keep you up to date regarding this.

Annual reviews for Summer term
Annual Reviews for year 11's will continue as we return back in the Summer Term. This will be followed by Year 10's, Year 8's and finishing off with Year 7's.
Our SEN Administrative Team will be in touch with appointments and time slots convenient to you to arrange the reviews. Paperwork will be sent via email before the meeting takes place.
Feel free to contact Jane, Brent Connexions Adviser; available to parents/carers for a chat Mon/Tues/ Weds and Patsy, our Parent Liaison Officer at school to support you through this process.

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!

 

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.

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
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 break


Nick Cooper

Important dates

 

PLP day Friday 3rd May – Only year 7,8 & 9 students to be in school
May Day Bank Holiday Monday 6th May
School possibly closed for Polling Day – To be confirmed Tuesday 23rd May – All day
Spring Bank Holiday Monday 27th May
International Evening Wednesday 12th June – 5pm-6.30pm
 

 

 

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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