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Woodfield Weekly Blue Sheet

9th november2018
Dear Parents and Carers,

Attendance Lottery Winner:

Year 7: David  Year 8: Zahra Year 9 : Jess KS4: Zakheem

Social Media - Messaging Apps
Over the holidays a couple of students were involved in some unsavoury behaviour using the What's App messenger app. What's App is a messenger app for smart phones and tablets that allows users to message one to one, or in a group. Group chats have been shown to be particularly prone to incidents of bullying. Be aware of symptoms your child may be suffering from bullying.

We'd like all parents and carers to become aware of what apps children use and help to ensure they use them safely. We always tell pupils to report anything that makes them unhappy or sad to an adult, and not reply to messages that upset them. 

Parents can get some help in reviewing their child's phone app settings  using guides from sites such as Internet Matters, Parent Zone or Net Aware, to name but a few. Each has guides to What's App, which you can see here, here and here. Your mobile phone company or internet provider are also excellent resources to ask for help in ensuring your child stays safe on line.

As a reminder, after the GDPR became law last May,  What's App, (and many other apps), changed their minimum age to 16.  We'd encourage parents to become informed about what apps their children are using, and help us in helping them to use these apps safely.

Year 13 Annual Reviews begin 21st November 
Our apologies, that they are taking place much earlier this academic year. (their year 12 Annual Reviews took place in the Summer term). The reason for this is some of our year 13 pupils may leave school early and so we need to ensure their Annual Reviews are completed this academic year before they leave for work placements or go onto college. As usual, you will be notified to arrange a meeting time convenient for you.

Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) Information Session 
Thanks to all the parents and carers who attended today. The session involved finding out what benefits their young person will be entitled to when they leave education. Thanks to Patsy for organising this.
Child Protection - Safeguarding Children Coffee Morning - Friday 16th Nov 10am-11am
Do you know what Woodfield's Safeguarding Policy is?
Could you identify and safeguarding signs?
You are invited to a Safeguarding Workshop by Pam Ash, Deputy Head & Safeguarding Lead to understand and recognise safeguarding dangers and what you should d to keep your child safe. 
Places are limited, so please contact Patsy to confirm your attendance.

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 all meetings will be treated confidentially.

This week's Makaton "Sign of the Week"


School dinner payments
Please ensure that you keep on top of your school dinner payments as your balance easily adds up. If dinner arrears become very high then parent/carers will have to provide a packed lunch for their child until the arrears are cleared.

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.

This week's Makaton "Sign of the Week"

Have an enjoyable break

Nick Cooper

Important dates

Wednesday 5th December 2018 KS3 Parents Evening 4-7pm
Wednesday 12th December 2018 KS4 & KS5 Parents Evening 4-7pm
Tuesday 11th December 2018 1.45pm – 2.45pm Christmas Fair
Friday 21st December 2018 Last day of term – 1.30pm finish
Monday 7th January 2019 First day of Spring term- all pupils in school.

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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