Leaders' work to promote pupils' wider development is a strength of the school. Ofsted 2023
We are very excited that our new Community System has now been launched. The Community System, will provide further opportunities for our students in Year 7, 8 and 9 to represent, collaborate and lead. The friendly competition will hopefully inspire students to demonstrate their ‘exceptional’ skills inline with our school Culture and Values as an essential aspect of their Personal Development.
When deciding the theme of our six Communities, we looked at the history of Woodley and the wider community, and what resonated most was the history of Waingels Copse. In partnership with Wokingham District Veteran Tree Association, we were able to find out established tress within a small radius of the school. From a compiled list of names of trees, we valued the input of our students and staff to choose their top six and from this, we now have the names of our new Communities;
Throughout the year, students will have the opportunity to represent their Community in inclusive events, not only in Sport but also other subjects across the school including a Drama festival, Flag quiz in Geography and Great Waingels Bake Off! The Community points accumulated throughout the year will lead to the grand finale – Sports Day! Events will be advertised primarily on Satchelone, but also on department and Community System boards and School social media.
Each Community will have a student voice with two captains represented, that will work alongside the School and PE Councils to support events, assemblies and charity fundraising. The aim of the Community System is to have a sense of ownership, encourage team motivation and aspire our students to achieve. We are really looking forward to seeing our students participating and seeing the Community system evolve.
Community Points- February 2023
Upcoming Events in 2022/23
|Lower School Chamber Concert||Spring Term 1|
|Maths Around the World Poster Competition||Spring Term 1|
|Key Stage 3 Lower School Production||Spring Term 1|
|Dragons Den||w/c 13th March|
|Photo Competition||Spring Term 2|
|Nostalgia Night||Spring Term 2|
|Waingels Flag Off!||25th April 3-4pm|
|Poetry by Heart||22nd May|
|Coronation Bake Off||Spring Term 1|
|Science Build Challenge||Summer Term 2|
|Greatest Historical Figure Competition||Summer Term 2|
|Sports Festival||7th July|