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Dear Parents and Carers,

On Wednesday evening this week I was privileged to be invited, together with our Chair of  Governors, to attend the SSAT Educational Outcomes Awards presentation ceremony in West  London.  Walthamstow School for Girls received two  awards for exceptional performance in 2016; one for attainment and the other for progress made. These awards are presented to schools in the top 10% of schools nationally and WSFG was in fact in the top 3% nationally for progress.  

In addition to this, Walthamstow School for Girls became one of the first schools in the country to be given accreditation for transforming practice under SSAT’s Framework for Exceptional Education with a focus on ‘leadership through moral purpose’.  This recognition has made me extremely proud of the work we do at WSFG to improve the life chances of our students.  

As our current Year 11 students have now started their written GCSE examinations, I hope that they are inspired by the achievements of those who have gone before them and will welcome the opportunity to show the progress that they too have made in the five years they have been at WSFG.

Our KS3 students are also taking part in internal examinations this week and next. These examinations are an opportunity for them to show just how much they have learned, to gain experience and practice in revising for and sitting examinations which is now how they will be assessed in their GCSE examinations.

There were other activities taking place this week.  Our Year 10 Art students visited the Tate Britain to research ideas for their GCSE projects on identity.  The trip included entry to the Hockney exhibition.  On Wednesday, visitors from the Smallpiece Trust ran a workshop for some of our Year 9 students who were able to learn more about engineering through problem solving and practical tasks, which looked both educational and fun (more information to follow).    

I would urge parents and carers to read my letter in this edition of Greensheet regarding the vacancies we have on our Governing Body.  Although it is a serious commitment to make, I know that our Parent Governors have found serving on the Governing Body to be both rewarding and insightful and I hope you will consider putting your name forward for the role.  It is vital to the school to enjoy the support of our governors and we are truly grateful to those governors whose term of office is due to expire for the truly invaluable contribution they have made in so many ways during the past four years.  If it would be easier for you to receive a printed copy of my letter, this can be provided on request.  Please contact my PA, Ms Royds, for a paper copy or if you would like any further information and she will be happy to help.

Best wishes 

Meryl Davies

Here’s the link to the Spring issue of the Bumper Greensheet:









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