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GCSE results 2020: 35% of grades achieved were the top 9-7 grades!OUTSTANDING: Personal development, behaviour and welfare (Ofsted, 2017)“Governors and staff promote positive relationships combined with high aspirations for themselves and pupils” (Ofsted, 2017)"The behaviour of pupils is outstanding" (Ofsted, 2017)GCSE results 2020: English, 91% / Maths 86% achieved a grade of 9-4OUTSTANDING: Effectiveness of leadership and management (Ofsted, 2017)..the school's culture of respect for all and positive relationships, summarised succinctly in "do your best and be nice" (Ofsted, 2017)GCSE results 2020: The proportion of students who achieved both English and Maths at grade 9-4 is a truly impressive 82%!Virtual Open Evening: Wednesday 23 September 2020 - Dedicated website is due for release here at 6 pm on 23 September 2020

 

NEWSLETTER: FRIDAY 18 SEPTEMBER 2020
Headteacher's update

Please click here for a video from Mr Kenrick.

Warden Park lead the way in covid research project

Click here for our press release

Please refer to the diagram below in helping to add your child's profile to the Covid app.

Welcome to Year 7

Our new Year 7's have made a fantastic start to their time at Warden Park.

Every morning they meet the Year 7 Pastoral Team with a big smile as they line up to meet their tutor and get the day started.   All now have their iPads and this week they have started tackling problems on sequences in their maths classes.

Well done Year 7 a great start to the year, keep it up!

Mr Scourfield, Deputy Head of Year 7

Introducing Harry Daymond, 21-year-old Young Entrepreneur and former Warden Park student

Harry graduated Warden Park in 2015 and returned in July 2019 to share with our Year 10 students his journey since leaving – now a multi award winning young entrepreneur and international speaker.

Harry’s business journey started when he was 15 and studying at Warden Park, when he launched his first business ‘Kart Kompany’ alongside his GCSEs. He decided to build a vintage sweet cart with his Grandpa in his garage over a summer holiday and started serving sweets from it for weddings, parties and events. He designed his first website on Wix, his first logo on Word and approached local venues after school and at weekends to get on preferred supplier lists and attend open days.


Harry went on to study at Collyers in Horsham, entering Young Start-Up Talent alongside his final A-level exams, a business competition for 16-25 year olds and after an arduous process, Harry won and took home a prize package worth £50,000.

Following college, Harry pursued an 18-month digital marketing apprenticeship, gaining experience in the company whilst growing his business in his lunch breaks, evenings and weekends. As a result, Harry was selected in the Ernst & Young founders 30 competition, in the Transferwise 20 Under 20 and invited to sit in the Houses of Parliament, with Elizabeth Truss, Chief Secretary to the Treasury to discuss how the UK Government can better help young entrepreneurs.

Harry finished his apprenticeship and turned down the job offer, deciding to pursue his own path, continuing to grow his business and share his story across Europe.

In March 2020 when the UK officially went into lockdown, Harry faced quite a challenge, with all of his work coming to an abrupt halt, including all business/events/speaking being either postponed or cancelled.

Harry used this time as an opportunity that he didn’t want to waste. So taking his experience with cocktails, Harry decided to launch another business, The Cocktail Connoisseurs, partnering up with a local cocktail bar to deliver one-off and subscription cocktail kits, including everything the customer needs, with exact ingredients to make their own bar quality cocktails at home! 

Despite many challenges in the build-up, including suppliers being closed, couriers being delayed, Harry successfully launched and received over 35 orders and was seen by over 15,000 people on social media on his launch weekend.

If you are interested in seeing Harry’s latest venture www.thecocktailconnoisseurs.co.uk Email harry@thecocktailconnoisseurs.co.uk
 

Welcome back from the MFL Team

We are delighted to welcome so many students into GCSE MFL classes this September.  They have begun working on a brand new topic called ‘Bridging the Gap’ before formally starting the GCSE course later on this term. We asked students why they chose to continue learning a language:

“I find languages fun and interesting. They are a great life skill.” Grace D, French and Spanish student.

“I chose Spanish because it’s the best language and is fun.” Tommy B, Spanish student

“Spanish will open so many opportunities in life for me.” Darcy A-T, Spanish student

More information about MFL learning both in KS3 and KS4 can be found on the Curriculum Maps on the MFL website here

Coming soon: European Day of Languages ..... 26th September.

Another British Squad Champ joins the Academy

We welcome Reka K in Year 7 to the Academy. 

She is U11 British Champion and already in the U13 squad for Great Britain,

It looks as though we are going to be finding out much more about her exciting journey over coming months and years!

WARDEN PARK OPEN EVENING GOES VIRTUAL

Sadly, current restrictions mean that we cannot offer a traditional Open Evening and tours.  We will however be providing a virtual experience with materials being released via our website www.wardenpark.co.uk on Wednesday 23 September 2020.

Mr D Kenrick, Headteacher

October 2020 sports courses

There are 5 sports course running at Warden Park Secondary over the October half term.  Click on the links below for dates, prices and how to book

Rugby

Football

Tennis

Multi Sports

Netball

 

 

 

This is a free information service offering parents help and advice for families in a digital world.

Click here to access the Parent Info website

Its news-feed function providing easy access to up-to-date articles with advice across topics such as Games, apps and technology, sex and relationships, health and wellbeing.

Mr Regan, Assistant Headteacher

looking ahead: IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
refer to website for more comprehensive information    
Dates are very much subject to change - please keep an eye on your inbox and website calendar for updates 

23 September Warden Park Secondary Academy Virtual Open Day (details to follow)

 

TERM DATES

Do not rely on Google searches when looking at term dates.  You must refer to term dates published in newsletter or on our website.  Thank you.

Click here for term dates 2020/2021

What is the Internet of Things (IOT)?

Our homes have become even more connected. More families are buying internet-enabled devices such as smart speakers, toys that connect to the internet and even Bluetooth enabled toothbrushes.

Click on the link below where it explains what is meant by the ‘Internet of Things’ and how to use these devices safely with your child.

Click here to find out more!

Music Clubs are Back to the "new normal"! 

Due to the current restrictions we are unable to join together to make music in our school ensembles but I'm excited to announce that our extra curricular clubs are moving online!

Students will be emailed a Google Classroom code for each of the clubs. Please look at the criteria for each one and encourage your child to get involved! they can take part in as many as they like! 

Orchestra

Our Orchestra has moved from strength to strength and we will continue to champion our impressive and inclusive group. This is suitable for musicians of all abilities who play an orchestral instrument in the string, brass, woodwind and percussion families

Jazz Band

The Jazz Band perform a range of classic jazz, swing and popular music arrangements. This is suitable for those who play brass and woodwind instruments and are comfortable playing around a grade 3 level.

KS3 Music Tech

A brand new club for this year. Our new member of the department Mr Spencer will be leading students through a range of different music tech tasks, with a focus on the fantastic musical possibilities of the iPad. This is for all students in years 7 and 8. 

Choir

One of the best possible things you do for your wellbeing! This is suitable for everyone! Choir will work through a wide range of styles, including popular music and musical theatre. 

We will be looking forward to seeing your son or daughter there! 

Mr Hood, Music Department

visits to the academy

Please only come to Reception in an emergency OR if you have been invited into the Academy.

Forgotten iPad, pencil case, PE kit, lunch etc are not emergencies and we will be able to assist your child to have a successful day if they leave such an item at home. 

Mr Kenrick, Headteacher

Ex student Ryan G moves to USA as basketball career moves up a gear

Ryan has arrived in the USA at the Combine Academy - the top boarding school and performance centre based in Charlotte.

He has made it into the Varsity team so will be watched by lots of College Scouts.

Games will start in a November ...... so exciting times!

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