early closure notice

Reminder – Early Closure – Open Evening 13/09/18

Please be aware that the school will be closing early at 1.20pm on THURSDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER 2018 in preparation for the school’s Open Evening.

I should be grateful if you would amend your diaries accordingly.

Thank you to those of you who have already agreed to support the evening. Please ensure that your reply slips/email responses are returned as soon as possible to ensure that we have accurate numbers and are able to provide refreshments for your child.

Yours sincerely,

Simon Bell
Headteacher

Photo booth

School Photos for Year 7 to 11 will be taken on Monday 10th September

School photos for year 7 to 11 will be taken on Monday 10th September.

Students should be in full school uniform, with school blazer please.

GCSE Re-marks

Any parent who wishes to raise a query about a Year 11 examination result, or to request a remark should contact Mr Slade – Examinations Officer – at the school by the 12th September at the latest: slader@wes.swecet.org

Please be advised that parents will incur charges for re-marks, and that marks can go down as well as up.

YEAR 10 GCSE DANCE

YEAR 10 GCSE DANCE students: Please bring your dance kit to school tomorrow – Wednesday – because you have a double Dance lesson P3&4.

Thanks

Ms McCarthy

Back to School

Back to School.

Years 7 and 10 – Wednesday 5th September.
Whole school – Thursday 6th September.

We look forward to seeing you next week. 😀

Another strong set of GCSE results at William Edwards

Another strong set of GCSE results at William Edwards

Once again pupils at William Edwards School have achieved a very strong set of results, outperforming nation averages across many key measures and subjects.

67% of students achieved at least a standard pass in English and Maths. The overall attainment across all subjects has improved again on last year’s record breaking exam performance.

Headteacher Simon Bell said, “we are delighted that all the hard work of our students and staff has paid off. Across the country this has been a turbulent year with a number of new GCSE exams and I’m delighted that we have managed that transition well and ensured that we another strong set of results and have enabled our students to move onto the next stage of their education.”

Another strong set of GCSE results at William Edwards

Another strong set of GCSE results at William Edwards

Once again pupils at William Edwards School have achieved a very strong set of results, outperforming nation averages across many key measures and subjects.

67% of students achieved at least a standard pass in English and Maths. The overall attainment across all subjects has improved again on last year’s record breaking exam performance.

Headteacher Simon Bell said, “we are delighted that all the hard work of our students and staff has paid off. Across the country this has been a turbulent year with a number of new GCSE exams and I’m delighted that we have managed that transition well and ensured that we another strong set of results and have enabled our students to move onto the next stage of their education.”

Another strong set of GCSE results at William Edwards

Another strong set of GCSE results at William Edwards

Once again pupils at William Edwards School have achieved a very strong set of results, outperforming nation averages across many key measures and subjects.

67% of students achieved at least a standard pass in English and Maths. The overall attainment across all subjects has improved again on last year’s record breaking exam performance.

Headteacher Simon Bell said, “we are delighted that all the hard work of our students and staff has paid off. Across the country this has been a turbulent year with a number of new GCSE exams and I’m delighted that we have managed that transition well and ensured that we another strong set of results and have enabled our students to move onto the next stage of their education.”

GCSE Exam Results 2018

GCSE Examination Results

The Results from your summer GCSE exams will be ready for collection on Thursday 23rd August, between 10:00am and 12:00pm.
When you get to school, please go directly to the Main Visitors’ Reception to sign in and then to the Performing Arts Centre to sign for and collect your results.

Details here:

Thanks

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Bruyn House Newsletter July 2018

Bruyn Achievements so far this year

Attendance

So far this year our students have shown outstanding attendance. Some of the highest figures recorded in fact. What this demonstrates is a willingness to achieve and succeed. Our team of tutors hold regular attendance conversations with all of our students and will always praise the high achievers. See below the figures so far.

Congratulations to Miss Bull for achieving the highest average for attendance across the whole house.

Click Here to view the Document on the Website.

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Mini World Cup Tournament 2018

In July 2018, as part of the Learning through Sport Program, the William Edwards Year 9 Learning through Sport students planned, organised and ran a Mini World Cup Tournament event for a group of students from Chadwell St Mary Primary School.

The Yr 9 students worked extremely hard to plan the event from the initial conceptual stage all the way through to the delivery and evaluation stage. They completed session plans, equipment lists, scoresheets, job lists and risk assessments as well as independently producing a presentation and letters for the younger students. They showed a fantastic range of organisation, leadership and coaching skills which allowed the younger students to experience a great morning at William Edwards. The students from Chadwell showed amazing energy and enthusiasm on a very hot day and gave 100% effort to all parts of the event.

Congratulations to all students involved!

Duke of Edinburgh update – July 2018

As we close on the DofE expedition season, we would like to say a final big thank you and well done to all students involved in all levels of the Duke of Edinburgh Award this year. Your hard work and commitment was exemplary, and we are delighted that you all passed your expeditions. A separate thank you must go to all teachers involved in all trips to support the students.

To finalise your award, all other sections (Physical, Skill and Volunteering) must be completed on eDofE before the 1st of October; with our Awards Evening following in November. If you have any difficulties, please see Miss Rawson.

Finally, this past week annual participant figures for the DofE Award were shared across the area. We are very pleased to have the highest number of award starts (totalling 203 across all levels) and awards achieved (totalling 144 across all levels) over the past year within the Thurrock area. Even better, we are incredibly happy to announce that our numbers have risen even further next year, with a current 180 signed up for Bronze, 108 for Silver, and a view to run Gold for the second time. We, as a school, are very proud of these high levels of involvement and would like to thank all students, staff, parents and the local community for their support. We look forward to working with the new cohorts over the course of the next year!

Miss Rawson

Year 11Leavers’ Books – 2018

Year 11 Leavers’ Books – 2018.

Your Leavers’ Books are due to arrive from the printers this week, so they will be ready for you when you come in to pick up your exam results in August (Thursday 23rd between 10 and 12)

Thank you

Miss Wood

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Raising funds for Different Strokes charity

Raising funds for the charity, Different Strokes by Bailey Holland. My name is Bailey, I am currently year 10 going in to year 11 and I’m Head Girl at William Edwards. When I was three years old I had a stroke which left the right side of my body paralysed. For many years I have suffered with pain, confusion and frustration and this has caused me, at times, to feel very low. I turned to the pastoral team within the school for guidance. I then went on to join the PALS (Pupils as Listeners) team working within a group of likeminded students to support fellow students and raise money for a number of charities. Earlier this year, when I was struggling to cope with my disability I went to the pastoral department and researched support charities. That’s when I found ‘Different Strokes’, a charity supporting stroke survivors. I reached out to them and ever since they have supported me and sent me resources to make it easier for me to cope. My school then decided to raise money for this charity by holding a sponsored sports day on 24th May. The PALS had so much fun, we all really enjoyed raising money for such a wonderful charity. All in all we raised £920.52, an amount we are very proud of. On the 19th of July after communicating with Different Strokes , we presented the cheque to Alex Murphy, a fellow stroke survivor and a successful figure skater. Alex has recently been seen on ITV’s ‘Dancing on Ice’ performing with ‘Love Island’s’ Kem Cetinay. She not only shared her story with us but also educated the participants about the affects a stroke can have on a person. Her visit was very eye opening and inspirational. A great way to end the year.

Blue Boy Dance Workshop

Last week, Year 9 students who have opted to study GCSE dance took part in a workshop with Olivier Award winning troupe ‘Boy Blue’. They couldn’t wait to show you what they created in our Cultural Showcase event. What did you think of them?

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Warren House Rewards Round Up Summer 2018

Hello Warren House!

Congratulations on making it to the end of academic year 2018, doesn’t it feel like this year has been a particularly long one, but how lovely it has been to have such beautiful weather to see us into the summer holidays.

Unfortunately, our resident journalist, Mia Brien, is about to embark on the annual year 10 trip to the South of France so she has left the job of ‘term review’ to her favourite house leader.

Warren House has to say farewell to three very well-loved form tutors: Miss Dove, Miss Laura Duffy and Mr Farrell are moving on to brand new schools for September. Although Warren House will not be the same without you, we wish you the best of luck and hope that you won’t miss us too much. We are sure that Miss Duffy will have a wonderful wedding day and hope that the Irish weather will be kind to you!

Click Here to View the Documents on the Website.

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Rokell Rewards Review Summer 2018

Dear All,

We would like to take this opportunity at the end of the Summer Term to talk to you about Rokell’s achievements since April and throughout the entire academic year.

To celebrate the end of this term, a variety of different achievement awards and rewards were given out in House Assembly this week to congratulate individuals and tutor groups for showing such high levels of effort and hard work.

Click Here To View the Documents on the Website.

DofE update

As we close on the DofE expedition season, we would like to say a final big thank you and well done to all students involved in all levels of the Duke of Edinburgh Award this year. Your hard work and commitment was exemplary, and we are delighted that you all passed your expeditions. A separate thank you must go to all teachers involved in all trips to support the students.

To finalise your award, all other sections (Physical, Skill and Volunteering) must be completed on eDofE before the 1st of October; with our Awards Evening following in November. If you have any difficulties, please see Miss Rawson.

Finally, this past week annual participant figures for the DofE Award were shared across the area. We are very pleased to have the highest number of award starts (totalling 203 across all levels) and awards achieved (totalling 144 across all levels) over the past year within the Thurrock area. Even better, we are incredibly happy to announce that our numbers have risen even further next year, with a current 180 signed up for Bronze, 108 for Silver, and a view to run Gold for the second time. We, as a school, are very proud of these high levels of involvement and would like to thank all students, staff, parents and the local community for their support. We look forward to working with the new cohorts over the course of the next year!

Miss Rawson