The school is continuing its good work in working towards the Healthy Schools London Gold Award this term which has included:
This year we welcome two new Year 7 student wellbeing members to the team who will be helping us to deliver our wellbeing objectives for the year.
The wellbeing team delivered assemblies for Year 7-10 to recap on our achievement of the Healthy School’s London Silver award. The team also set this year’s challenge for students and staff to support our journey towards a Gold award.
Student voice for Wellbeing
The student voice survey is now on Frog for students to update us on how they are progressing towards their wellbeing goals.
Christmas Waste campaign
A group of students launched a campaign which was shared with all tutor groups to raise awareness on what we could all do to reduce waste over the Christmas holidays - we hope it was helpful in reducing your carbon footprints.
In September the school supported the climate emergency campaigns by holding a rally in the main hall. Students were able to make pledges to take their own small steps as change makers. We set up a Speakers Corner with speeches from students and staff and the choir led by Mr Lindsay who contributed a very moving song they had written.
The PE department is currently auditing all the extra-curricular activities students participate in inside and outside school so we can get a more accurate picture of all the amazing activities our students are involved with.
Foodbank Appeal 2019
The foodbank collection for Wimbledon saw students from all tutor groups creating their own collection box of non-perishable foods to be donated to local people in need. The boxes looked amazing with many overflowing with donations. What a kind and generous community we are part of.
Mock General Election 2019
In our mock general election we saw a record turnout of voters. A big cheer for the students who represented members of the major political parties in our debate.
The Labour Party were returned as the majority, achieving 52% of the vote.
Community well-being through the SMSC Working Party
The SMSC working party had its first meeting of the year in November and was well attended by students and staff. We discussed how well we are meeting the needs of our school community and areas that we could focus on for the year ahead. Lots of exiting ideas came out of the discussions.
Staff wellbeing week saw the successful introduction of the ‘Get Connected Wednesday’ lunch to encourage staff to catch up for lunch in one place. Staff also got the chance to take part in a programme of sport and leisure activities to help them unwind. A big thank you to all the students who completed a note of kindness for their teachers in the LRC message box.
We will also be holding our first conference on wellbeing for parents/carers on the 19th March 2020 which will focus on supporting your child/children on their wellbeing and learning.
Good luck to all our dedicated and hard working ball girls this weekend who are attending their first big trials for Wimbledon 2020 on Sunday #purplepride #purplereign Do us proud ladies @RicardsTweets
We are delighted to welcome Kelly Channer, Mansoor Ahmed and Gwen Jeans to the governing board following the recent election process, and we look forward to their active involvement in helping to shape the future of the school. It was great to see a high number of candidates putting themselves forward for the governor roles so a special thank you to them as well as all those parents who voted.
We continue to drive forward our strategic priorities and ambitions, and in 2020 we have a particular focus on student and staff wellbeing with a target to achieve Healthy Schools Gold. We are also building a more formalised sustainability plan to support the school and the JLT in reducing its carbon footprint. We will keep you informed of developments here and across other key areas as the year progresses. Here’s to a successful 2020 for the Ricards Lodge School community!
on behalf of the Ricards Lodge Board of Governors
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Year 12 and 13 students have had a positive term in RR6. Year 13 students have worked extremely hard for their internal mock examinations, which gives them a good opportunity to evaluate their progress and practise applying the material they have learnt in the curriculum so far. They have also worked hard on their personal statements for their university applications.
Our successful 'First Aid Friday' programme started again this year and ran for 8 weeks every Friday during tutor time. All Year 12 students were introduced to the basics of first aid with the support of a course of videos and tutorials produced by St John’s Ambulance along with an assembly where they were able to practice CPR.
The RR6 Open Evening was hosted on the Ricards Lodge site in November with a record number of prospective students and their parents/carers attending.
This term, we look forward to seeing our current students continuing to grow and develop with their learning and confidence, the interviews with our prospective new students and hearing about the various external educational opportunities the students will be experiencing.