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News Warlingham School

ISSUE 6 2014-2015 JULY 2015 In this edition From the headteacher

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

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TRIP TO THE COMMUNITY GOLF CENTRE, OLYMPIC STADIUM

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ANTI-BULLYING WORKSHOP

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IN THE HOT SEAT

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CARD SHARK

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BADMINTON OPPORTUNITIES

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GEOGRAPHY REPORT

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REVIEW OF JAWS

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PRIMARY MULTISKILLS FESTIVAL

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STAFF NEWS

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Dates for your Diary

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Trip to the Community Golf Centre

Card Shark

Badminton Opportunities

Geography Report

Widening Horizons Raising Aspirations

Primary Multiskills


From the Headteacher... Dear Parents, Once again another school year seems to have flown by. This time last year my newsletter article was anticipating a number of curriculum changes, new performance measures and a new Ofsted framework. In September the first of these curriculum changes will take effect. Next term the new Year 10 will start the revised and more challenging GCSE qualifications in English and Maths. These two GCSE’s will be graded using the new 1 to 9 grading system (9 being the highest) whilst the other subjects will continue to use the G to A* system. Another Ofsted framework will be introduced in September and the new Progress 8 performance measure for schools will be implemented for next year’s GCSE results. Also from September we will be introducing our new Assessment and Reporting system to replace National Curriculum levels. All students’ work in Years 7, 8 and 9 (and in Year 10 in Maths and English) will be assessed using the new 1 to 9 system. At key assessment points during the year students work will be marked and given a grade of 1 to 9. This grade will be a Most Likely Grade (MLG) that a student will achieve at the end of Year 11. For example, if a student is

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awarded a grade 7 in Year 7, 8 and 9 it does not mean they are achieving GCSE grade 7 now, it means they are working at the expected level for a Year 7, 8 or 9 student to go on to achieve this GCSE grade by the end of Year 11. The advantage of this new approach is that students and parents will have a clear view from Year 7 onwards of the most likely grade to be achieved at GCSE. The main criticism of the ‘old’ National Curriculum (NC) levels was that a different system operated from Year 7 to 9 compared to Year 10 and 11 and that the NC levels awarded did not inform students and parents of their likely GCSE performance. The new system will provide a clear indication from Year 7 as to the most likely outcome at GCSE level in each subject. Further information will be provided for parents at the start of term and at the Key Stage 3 Information Evening on 24th September and the Year 10 Information Evening on the 9th September. (Year 11 students next year will be the last group to continue using the existing G to A* grades for all their GCSE exams and therefore will not see any changes to their assessment or reporting.) The eagerly awaited building project to extend C Block to provide new teaching rooms for the SRW department will begin as soon as we


break up for the summer. In fact, the builders compound will be being set-up during the last week of term. During the summer break the steel framework of the extension will be put in place. Building will continue throughout the first two terms of next year and will obviously cause some disruption to the normal running of the school. A number of meetings have already been held with the Project Managers (Synergy Construction and Property Consultants) and the building contractors (Ash Contracting Limited) to ensure that the school can operate safely and effectively throughout this period. During the period of the building we will lose approximately fourteen staff car parking spaces and the one-way access road up to Reception and out past C Block and the Music Block will not be operating as normal. Parking space will be available for staff but the road will be blocked at the point of the new build

site. This will mean that if you are visiting the school we would ask that you park in the main car park and walk up to Reception as it will be difficult to turn around and drive back out. As the project moves forward, we will keep parents updated via the website and newsletter. We hope that the new building will be completed by May 2016. At the time of writing Key Stage 3 students are taking part in Activities Week and Year 10 are on Work Experience. The next newsletter will have full reports on all these events. I hope you all enjoy a relaxing summer holiday and we look forward to welcoming all the students back to school on Thursday 3rd September. Year 7 students will start at 8:35am and Year 8 to 11 should arrive at 11:00am.

Mr N Bradwell Headteacher Page 3


Important Information for Parents

Attendance

We are delighted that Warlingham School attendance has remained high this year, despite a County-wide bout of prolonged illness during the Autumn Term, snow and bus strikes. Congratulations to all students who have tried really hard to keep their attendance at a high level and all they have achieved as a result. Particular congratulations to the 133 who have achieved 100% attendance for the whole year - they will be recognised at Prizegiving. We are always striving to improve attendance and work very closely with those students and families who have issues around attending School regularly. During the year a number of initiatives, incentives and interventions have contributed to our excellent attendance.

Vicky Stokes Attendance Manager Lost Property

Every term we end up with a lot of lost property in Student Services. When this property is named we can return it but unfortunately a lot is not and it is kept so that students can come and collect it. We have expensive jackets and coats, keys, glasses, pencil cases, various items of uniform Page 4

and PE kits to name only some of the things that end up with us! In order to try and reunite each lost item with its owner, we will put lost property on display in the school hall for the last week of each half term so that students can go along and retrieve their property. Any items that have not been claimed will be disposed of. Please remind your child to check for anything they may have lost. Thank you for your support.

Jane Cooper Student Services Supervisor Medical Support

Student Services provides support to students with medical conditions either in the short or long term so that they can come into school and enjoy their education. We can only plan effective support arrangements if parents provide sufficient information about their child’s medical condition and any treatment or special care needed at school and keep us informed of any new or changing needs. Medicines should be brought to school by the parent or other responsible adult, and handed in to Student Services. The medicines will only be accepted if they are in the original packaging and labelled


by the pharmacist. This and any other pain relief or over the counter medication must be accompanied by a completed Medication Authorisation Form (these forms can be collected from Student Services). The medication written on the form must match the label from the pharmacy. Parents are responsible for ensuring medicines do not exceed their expiry date. Medication MUST be collected at the end of the school year; anything left in school will be disposed of in the summer holidays. New supplies together with forms must be brought in at the beginning of the school year. Where there are ongoing medical issues such as epilepsy, anaphylaxis, diabetes, asthma, we require a care plan to be completed by the parent so that we can ensure that appropriate support is provided to the student. If you need any further information please contact me in the Student Services office.

Jane Cooper Student Services Supervisor Change to the School Bus Service 540 from September 2015 We have been advised by Surrey County Council Travel and Transport Group of the following: As part of Surrey County Council’s Transport Review service 540

(Woldingham - Marden Lodge Caterham Station - Clifton Arms Warlingham School) will no longer operate journeys to Warlingham School. As a replacement for this journey service 409 will operate a morning and afternoon school day journey from/to Buxton Lane 0750, Caterham Clifton Arms 0758, Caterham Station 0805, Marden Lodge 0809 to Warlingham School 0820. Woldingham will no longer have a peak hour service or direct link with the school. Survey data from the operator shows minimal usage from Woldingham to Warlingham School, less than one passenger per day. Pupils who do usually travel on Metrobus 540 will need to be aware that Metrobus service 409 will be operating to the school in the opposite direction - pupils will therefore need to wait at the bus stops on the opposite side of the road. I would be grateful if you could bring this to the attention of pupils who use service 540. Timetables will be available during August from the Metrobus website www.metrobus. co.uk or the Surrey County Council website www.surreycc.gov.uk/buses. If you have any queries on the above please contact the Travel and Transport Group on 020 8541 9366. Page 5


Trip to the Community Golf Centre, Olympic Stadium

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On Friday 15th May, eight students went to the Community Golf Centre at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Two of the students have written articles about their experiences. The articles are on the next page. Page 7


Trip to the Community Golf Centre (CONTINUED)

On Friday 15th May we went to the Olympic Park to play golf. We had a long journey on the train to London then we went on the London Underground to Stratford. We walked around the Olympic Park looking at all the sights; we saw the Stadium, the Swimming Pool and the Velodrome. Page 8

We played some activities and then we needed to hit objects like a Mini Cooper, a bike and a flag. It was a competition to gain points from all the different activities. There was a cameraman, and the presenter, Mike Bushell from the BBC there. They were recording us playing golf. We


had lunch then we played golf for a few hours. We had an awards ceremony at the end; my team came third. My favourite part was getting a selfie with Mike Bushell. Thank you to Mrs Dearden and Mrs Sayers for coming with us.

Thomas Ferrin (7L) On Friday 15th May, I and seven other students went to the Community Golf Centre at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. We left school at the beginning of Period 2 and walked to Whyteleafe Station where we took the train to London Bridge, where we took the tube. Once we arrived, the first thing we did was to eat our packed lunches. Luckily, it was a dry day and we got to eat outside. After lunch we were split into two groups and the guide took us around to various events. The two groups had a name and a leader; my group was called ‘The G’s’, the other group called themselves ‘The Cheesy Cheese’, (even though they didn’t like that name). Each group had a teacher with them as well. First, we did some practising. We could choose different events to practise, here is a list of some of them: • The crossbar challenge - you had to hit the golf ball at the crossbar.

• Hit the target - there was a mat on the floor and you had to hit the golf ball as close to it as possible). • Hit the ball into a basket. After we practised, we actually got to do the events. My favourite event was ‘Hit the Target’. I managed to hit the flag (target) in the middle, this gave me 10 points. The next event was aiming at a bicycle. We had to hit the bicycle in as few shots as we could; both of our groups hit it in five shots. There were another two events which were similar. We practised putting and chipping, I really enjoyed it and wasn’t bad at it. We also had to chip the golf ball up some stairs and get it to land in a specific area. While my group were having their turn, James in Year 8, was interviewed by the BBC reporter, Mike Bushell for possible broadcast. The second-to-last event was putting the ball as far as we could. The final event was made up of three mini events; all of them were fun. Out of the three teams there, my team came third on points, but I still had a lot of fun and enjoyed the day and the opportunity to go to the Olympic park. I got home at about 7.30pm; it was a long but excellent day!

Joshua Wasserfall (7W) Page 9


Anti-Bullying workshop

On Friday 26th June, myself and some other volunteers participated in a workshop in which we learned how to become peer mentors to people affected by bullying. The workshop was very informative, involving lots of discussion and opportunities to practice our listening and concentration skills. For example, we sat back-to-back in Page 10

pairs and one person had to describe a picture to the other who had to listen and draw what was being described to them. We also spoke about how important it was not to stereotype people and not judge someone based on their appearance. For this, we were given a load of photos and had to decide which job each person did.


Overall, we had a thoroughly enjoyable day and it was great to meet new faces. We are planning in the near future to set up events and fundraise to highlight the effects of bullying; we will be focussing our attention on raising awareness in November as there is an international ‘Anti-Bullying week’.

to all of the staff and especially to the two lovely ladies that came in to train us; without you all, none of this would have been possible.

I’d like to say a massive thank you

Lucy Keane (8A)

If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to talk to either a member of staff, or someone with a purple lanyard. Together, we can beat bullying!

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Mrs Hubbard Head of English Page 12


I am incredibly excited to take on the role of Head of English at Warlingham in September. I have worked at Warlingham for 6 years and during that time have seen the school move from strength to strength. Prior to working at Warlingham I lived in central London and did my teacher training in inner city schools. I enjoyed London life and diversity, but was impressed with the natural beauty and community within Surrey. I couldn’t believe the endless green fields and on site sports facilities at the school. My own education and childhood were spent in rural South Carolina, USA. I can teach ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ with conviction, because I grew up in a place near to where the novel is set, and the accents in ‘Of Mice and Men’ sound very similar to the people back home. I go back home every year to top up my accent, bask on the sunny beaches with my family, and enjoy the delights of southern hospitality. I thoroughly enjoy living in England though (yes, despite the weather) and have made it my home for many years now. I can’t imagine a life without Marmite, endless crosscountry running routes, and school uniforms. I am pleased that my own

children have the opportunity to grow up in the land of Shakespeare and Wordsworth, Brontë and Orwell, the NHS, and, of course, the English school system. The school system that we operate in is a challenging one, but whilst there is pressure with the increased emphasis on English - and with new Specifications in both GCSE and A Level - we have a skilled, dedicated and enthusiastic team of teachers within the English department who will rise to the challenges ahead. This is an exciting opportunity to challenge and inspire students, and to equip them with the skills necessary for thriving in an everchanging modern world. As part of the increased focus on spelling, punctuation, and grammar, we are putting a range of strategies in place to ensure that students can write with technical accuracy and use relevant and sophisticated vocabulary. I love teaching. There isn’t a job in the world that I would prefer to do, and I feel very proud to work in such an outstanding school, in a lovely part of the world, with excellent staff and hard- working students. I am confident that we can rise to the challenges ahead and am looking forward to getting started in my new role in September. Page 13


Card Shark

At the end of June, Year 5 students had the opportunity to experience one of the key pillars of Warlingham. Card Shark enables the younger students to engage in working as part of a team towards a common goal. Students were split by their schools into balanced groups of four or five, and were also assigned two

Sixth Form students to help them throughout the day, however, I think others will also agree that the only help needed was when trying to find which room they needed to go to! Initially, the students had to design a card using materials of their choice, but they had to be able to reproduce this later on in the day. This was where students learned about

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money management, emphasising the significance of striking the right balance between the quality of the card and the cost. After the initial planning stage, the children had to then produce the cards. Here the students really discovered the importance of working as part of a team, and making sure that each person was completing their assigned

tasks. Most students grasped this very quickly, however some of the more controlling students had to learn to let go a little and delegate responsibility to others. I spent the first day as a helper to one of the groups, and I have to admit I was very impressed at the high level of ability that was expressed. They were all incredibly enthusiastic and Page 15


Card Shark (CONTINUED)

always focussed on the task at hand. Although admittedly our team didn’t win, we definitely put up a valiant fight and my congratulations have to go to the winners for a superb card and presentation! I spent the second day in the ‘control room’, playing the role of a buyer. The teams of students participating on the second day were no slouches either, as I found myself handing out contracts and extension tasks left, right and centre! We also had to judge the cards in the end, which I can assure you is definitely not as Page 16

easy as it sounds! It was difficult picking which cards we thought were better than others, because they were all so excellent. It has been eight years since I experienced Card Shark, so going through the whole process on the other side of the fence, so to speak was certainly interesting, and I can say with confidence that after the two days I came out of the other side with a huge amount of respect for all the staff who have done an amazing job organising this fantastic event for the Year 5 students. As such, a huge


thank you is directed towards all of them involved. Gratitude is also in order to all of the Sixth Form students who gave up their school days to help make this event a reality. And finally a big thanks to all of the Year 5s who attended, we hope you enjoyed what our school has to offer!

Chris Russell (Head Boy / 12H) Page 17


Badminton Opportunities at Warlingham

Badminton will be starting again after the summer break. Badminton is always a popular club at our school and has been well attended. This year in particular we have been lucky to attract a wide range of players Page 18

from beginner to the more advanced. Year 12 student Ben Quinton earned graduation hours from providing weekly coaching and leadership on a Thursday after school. He was assisted by a new Year 7 student,


Also featured in the picture is Justin Grainger in Year 8 ( a talented tennis player) who can also turn his hand to Badminton, and who won the Easter staggered tournament. Jack Coyne, who is a regular County Player. Despite the age difference both these players brought a great deal of experience and expertise to the sessions. I do hope that this will continue next year.

Come and get active in September and join one of our many clubs‌ perhaps give Badminton a try.

Mrs V Salem P.E. Teacher Page 19


Geography Report GCSE exams: done. A-Level exams: done. The final push to July 17th has begun! It’s hard to believe that the 2014-15 academic year has nearly passed but, looking at colleagues’ tired faces, we’re all ready for the summer break to recharge batteries and hit September hard! It has been another fantastic year in the Geography Department, with positive feedback from students at Key Stage 3 about lessons and teaching, and another strong uptake into GCSE and A Level classes for next year. We’ve also travelled around the UK well, covering many miles for Year 9 (Rivers – Ashdown Forest), Year 10 (Coastal Erosion and Conflict – the Norfolk Coast) and Year 12 (Crowded Coasts and Urban Rebranding – Somerset), which is clearly what us Geographers do best…and are supposed to do! Although students from both Years 11 (GCSE) and 13 (A2) have now sadly departed following their exams, Year 12 students are now fully back in the saddle, and working hard on the first topics of their A2 course – Tectonic Activity and Hazards, and Energy Security. Year 10 are also working on their GCSE Controlled Assessments Page 20

and this work will be finished over the summer break – with the dreaded but ever-so-important Analysis/ Conclusion and Evaluation sections to be done early in the Autumn Term. As I always point out, a MASSIVE thanks must be passed on to the Geography Department staff whose commitment to improving our work never ceases to amaze me. However, this leads me to a sad note as we


will soon be saying goodbye to Mrs Fuller – a true Geography stalwart of x years (I wouldn’t dare disclose this information as she’d kill me). I know that the staff, students and ‘oncestudents-now-parents’ of the school will be sad to see her leave – not only for being a well-loved teacher, but also for being the reason that many, MANY pupils have achieved so highly in their GCSE examinations upon

leaving Warlingham School. I’m sure you’ll all join me in wishing her the very best of luck.

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Geography Report (CONTINUED)

As I’ve often been known to do, I’ll leave you with a report, very kindly written by one of our AS students, about our recent trip out to take part in a day of geography lectures. The day covered areas ranging from Antarctic Exploration for Climate Change Studies to the use of Twitter in maximising profits in shopping centres! Enjoy the summer break…and bring back many stories and postcards of the interesting places that you are lucky enough to go to over July and August!

Mr R Gardner Head of Geography Page 22

Year 12 University Taster Day On Thursday 25th of June, Year 12 students taking Geography attended a Lecture Day run by ‘London Student Conferences’ at St Bede’s School in Redhill. After we became “delegates”(!) by registering, we took our seats for the first lecture. It covered Glaciers and Climate Change and was delivered by Dr Bethan Davies (from Royal Holloway, University of London). She spoke to us about her expeditions to Antarctica and explained the work that she has been carrying out for the last few years. It was a very interesting lecture, and gave an insight into what type of extreme work can be achieved using


Physical Geography. After a short break we then had lecture by Guy Lansley (University College London) who talked about Geodemographics. This was extremely intriguing, as it was a new side to geography of which we had not yet experienced. Some of his work focused on the use of social media – such as Twitter – to map out which areas of London are used at which times. All of this provides information that is paid for by shops and commercial companies to ensure the greatest profit. After this Dr Paul Watt (Birkbeck College, University of London) talked to us about Urban Regeneration –

involving many current examples such as the London Olympics – and how it often does not benefit the people that actually live there. Finally, we saw Dr Carmen Solana (University of Portsmouth) who talked about earthquakes and volcanoes, and the hazards that they pose to populations. She explained her fieldwork and how it can help millions across the globe. All in all I really enjoyed the day and found it very informative about the many aspects of geography – giving me a better idea of what I would like to study at university.

Rachel Gyawu-Mensah (12W)

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Review of Jaws

After working exceptionally hard all year, my top set in English (8Y1) got the opportunity to write a lively review for their final assessment at the end of the school year. This gave them the chance to watch a classic movie - ‘Jaws’ - just in time to celebrate its 40th anniversary. Although not everyone in 8Y1 appreciated the lack of CGI in ‘Jaws’, the reviews - positive and negative - were a pleasure to read and of exceptionally high quality. Chosen by the class, Jessica Robinson’s was the winning review. I’d like to say thank you to 8Y1 for being a lovely class to teach - I will miss you all and wish you all the very best in your future studies. Have a wonderful summer ... and stay safe in the water!

Miss Brown English Teacher With ‘Jaws’ having just celebrated its 40th anniversary, it seemed like good timing to check out the classic movie for myself and decide if it still has the scare-factor for people our age (i.e. Page 24

hardened and desensitised gorefiends). Still going strong, this thrilling and iconic film has managed to scare kids and adults alike keeping us out of the oceans! The mechanical shark, Bruce (named after Spielberg’s lawyer), has appeared in our nightmares for the last forty years, and he shows no sign of stopping his guest appearance in our most horrific dreams.


Even after all this time, the film’s ground-breaking story line is able to keep the audience on the edge of their seat throughout the whole thing. Although a little bit cliché, the dreaded theme tune manages to send a chill down my spine, every time! In the film it takes at least three deaths before the men tasked with killing the fearsome creature venture out on the ocean. After their

initial encounter, it is clear they are determined to capture the (somewhat bigger than anticipated) beast before it strikes again. But, as always, the thing that made us all jump out our skin is the world-renowned decapitated head that pops out and terrifies us; even when you know it’s coming! If you’re a fan of the horror genre this is the film for you. There may not be a huge gore factor but the jump scares are undeniably scary. However, I have to say, it was the yellow flotation devices that the trio of hunters attach to Jaws that made me jump the most. Even though the shark itself was somewhat fake and plastic-looking, it does not stop the fact that this film has scared people for generations … This being the only flaw, I give it five out of five stars. For those reminiscent mums and dads who want to scare their kids, they should put this on, sit back and watch the fear of water seep into their child’s soul! It’s big, it’s bad, it’s horrifying … but most of all, it is jawdroppingly good!

Jessica Robinson (8N) Page 25


Primary Multiskills The weather this summer has been kinder than in recent previous years. This has provided a welcome platform on which to host many sporting events at our school. Fortunately the Primary Multiskill events enjoyed glorious sunshine on both occasions. Tuesday 9th June was the annual competition for the Year 3 and Year 4 age group. Eight local primary schools came together to compete for medals and the overall winning cup.

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Multiskill activities are there to test the fundamental motor skills of throwing, catching, running, jumping and balance together with the fitness attributes of stamina, speed, strength, agility and flexibility. It is always pleasing to see the skill level of those as young as seven and eight years of age.


Teams of twelve students (six boys and six girls) represented their schools and showed great perseverance and sportsmanship throughout the afternoon. All teams received participation certificates and the top three teams enjoyed receiving their medals from Headteacher Mr Nick Bradwell. Competitors from Audley, Hamsey Green, Hillcroft, Marden Lodge, St. Francis, St. John’s, Whytealeafe and Woodlea battled it out on our astroturf.

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Primary Multiskills

Here are this year’s results: 1st – Audley 2nd – Woodlea 3rd – St. John’s Page 28

4th – St. Francis 5th – Marden Lodge 6th – Whyteleafe 7th – Hillcroft 8th – Hamsey Green The following week, Wednesday 17th June came the turn of our youngest competitors who are five and six years


of age. For many of these children, it will have been their first experience of inter-school competition. We hope this sporting occasion, together with all other sporting opportunities kindles in them a love of sport and a desire to keep fit. The results for Year 1 and Year 2 this year were as follows: 1st – Hamsey Green 2nd – Marden Lodge 3rd – Hillcroft 4th – Woodlea 5th – St. Francis 6th – St. John’s 7th – Whyteleafe It is good to see from the results, that the medals were shared throughout the Primary Schools and this in itself may play a part in helping to continue to motivate children into sport. The Year 1 and Year 2 children enjoyed receiving their medals and certificates and cup from Deputy Head, Mr Paul Kinder. Thanks again to all those who contributed in some way to these events. I would like to thank Lynn Banwell from de Stafford for running the results table on the 9th June, Maisie Stock (12N) for her volunteering and support at both events and of course, our team of Young Ambassadors from Years 9 and 10. Page 29


Primary Multiskills

The purpose behind these types of events is not only to encourage competition at the younger age groups but to give responsibility and leadership opportunities to the students at Warlingham School. Congratulations to the Year 10 Young Ambassadors: Regan Valle, Nick Wilson, Joe Moore, Alex Jordan, Ross George, Callum Ledger, Alex Peckett, Abbie Davis, Millie Preston, Lucy Hughes, Nicole Milton, Mark Bartholemuezs, Billy Page 30

Locke and Year 9 students: Ellie Johnson, Faith Key wood, Lucy Kay, Lauren Jezeph, Freya Sweetman, Anna O’Sullivan, Rhianna Patel, Grace Cooper, Katie Blatchford, William Fellows, Jacob Spencer, Tom Bartlett, Harry Durrant, Abbie


so many able and passionate Young Ambassadors who were fantastic role models and leaders. Well done!

Drake, Nicole Miles, Mia Rowles, Charlie Wicking, Laura Ashby, Mia Batters, Sophie Lawrence, Megan Quinn Edwards, Beth Sharp, Katie Moore, Gemma Pegg, Eloise White and Liberty Gardener. It is a credit to Warlingham School that we have

Finally, lots of things happen behind the scenes in order for these events to take place. Many thanks to the PE department, the site team, Pam Mutter (reprographics) and Jeanette Atkins for coming to take all the lovely photographs!

Mrs V. Salem PE Teacher Page 31


Staff News

Inevitably, at the end of the Summer Term, we have to say farewell to a number of staff who are retiring, moving away or leaving to take up other posts. We thank all of them for their outstanding service to the school and wish them well in their future endeavours.

Retirees Yvonne Street, School Management Page 32

Secretary is retiring after 29 years’ service. Jane Mercer, Technician Manager, retired in June after 28 years’ service. Jeanette Atkins, PA to the Headteacher, is retiring after 11 years’ service. Jane Fuller is taking early retirement after 7 years’ continuous service since her career break.

Taking up new posts Julie Hillier, Human Resources Manager, is taking up a position in an independent school after 9 years at Warlingham.


Moving

Alex Johns (3 years’ service as a Design & Technology Teacher), Alberto Oscoz (3 years’ service as a Modern Languages Teacher), Lorna Crampton (2 years’ service as an English Teacher are all taking up promoted posts in other schools.

Rachel Solodujin (8 years’ service as a Teaching Assistant) is leaving to live in New York. Meanwhile, Alan Staley, Maths Teacher, is taking a year’s sabbatical to live in France. Donna Hilton (11 years’ service) and Rachel Pugh (4 years’ service) are taking up positions at schools nearer to their homes. Lastly, Shika Fakun has completed a one-year maternity cover contract. Page 33


Dates for your diary

Friday 17th July 2015 Early Closure - school finishes at 12.30pm Thursday 13th August 2015 A Level Results’ Day Results available in the Main Hall from 9am - 11am

Thursday 20th August 2015 GCSE Results’ Day Results available in the Main Hall from 9am - 11am

Wednesday 2nd September 2015 Staff In-Service Training Day Thursday 3rd September 2015 First day of Autumn Term for students in Years 7 to 11 inclusive. Year 7: starts at 8.35am Years 8-11: start at 11.00am

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Monday 7th September 2015 Lessons start for Year 12 and Year 13 students Monday 14th September 2015 Open Day for entry into Year 7 Early Closure - school finishes at 1.30pm Tuesday 15th September 2015 Late Start - registration starts at 9.35am Tuesday 22nd September 2015 Open Day for entry into Sixth Form Early Closure - school finishes at 1.30pm Wednesday 23rd September 2015 Late Start - registration starts at 9.35am Monday 26th - Friday 30th October 2015 Half Term

Please note that our website includes a calendar:

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Widening Horizons Raising Aspirations

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