Wingfield’s Year 7s ended their first half term at the Academy on a high with the A Team and B Team defeating their Oakwood counterparts 5-0 and 7-0 respectively on Wednesday evening.
Every member of the squad represented Wingfield superbly, on and off the pitch, with glowing reports from Oakwood staff and players, with both teams cheering for each other after the matches.
Firstly, I would like to thank you for choosing Wingfield Academy as your preferred secondary school. Your children have settled in well and it has been an absolute delight to see them learn and make the steady transition from primary to secondary over this half term
Secondly, I have pleasure in inviting you to the ‘Meet the Tutor’ event which will be held on Monday 19th November 2018 and Monday 26th November 2018 from 3:00 pm until 4:00 pm. A member of Academy staff will contact you in order for you to make an appointment for the date and time most suitable for you.
Form Tutors are your child’s first point of contact and this meeting will provide an opportunity for you to speak with your son or daughter’s Form Tutor to discuss how your child has settled into secondary school life and to address any pastoral issues or concerns.
Academic progress will not be discussed at this meeting but you will be able to discuss this aspect at the formal Year 7 Parent/Teacher Consultation Evening which will be held later in the school year on Thursday 21 st March 2019.
Finally, Year 7 have enjoyed an early lunch this half term in order to help them settle in and make new friends and this has been successful. With effect from next term which commences on the 5th November, all Year 7 students will follow normal Academy lunch practice. Any student with a packed lunch will have access from 12.05 pm to the main assembly hall, and those students requiring an Academy lunch will have access to the Griffin from 12.15 pm.
Please do not hesitate to contact the Academy if you have any queries.
Our boys’ football fixtures for this week are:-
Wednesday 24th October
Year 7 (A Team & B Team) Oakwood (A)
Year 8 & 9 – Oakwood (H)
Year 7s will depart the Academy at 3pm and return from Oakwood at around 5pm.
Reviewing an Education, Heath and Care (EHC) Plan
A parent and carers information session.
- Are you a parent/carer of a child/young person with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities?
- Does your child/young person have an EHC plan or are you going through an EHC needs assessment?
- If so you may find our free workshop really useful.
Details of the event can be found on the flyer below. Clicking on the image will open a printable / screen readable PDF version.
Wingfield U14 Girls Football Team will be playing away against Wickersley this Thursday, kick-off is at 3:45pm.
Wingfield Academy’s Year 7 Boys progressed to the next round of the English Schools’ FA Cup with a comprehensive 7-2 home victory against Oakwood High School.
Jack Dudhill was the standout player in an excellent team performance, notching four goals on his way to the hotly contested man of the match award with a stellar all-round performance, while Irfan Bogle scored the goal of the afternoon with an inswinging free kick from well outside the area.
Despite suffering an early setback with Oakwood opening the scoring, Wingfield showed resilience to dig in and never looked back once the scores were level, carrying a two goal lead into the break at 3-1.
Lesser teams may have relaxed and let the opponents back into the match but Wingfield extended their lead with all 14 squad players playing a key role in the victory which sees the boys head into the next stage of the competition.
In an attempt to remove all cash and cheques from school and to make paying for school visits, music lessons, bus fares etc. easier for parents/carers we are asking all parents/carers to sign up to ParentPay. (Please note: the school meals payment system remains the same, unfortunately you will not be able to pay for school meals via ParentPay).
This week your child should have brought home an activation letter, which gives you information about logging into ParentPay. If you require any further information please contact the school finance team who will be happy to help.
sports fixtures for this week are as follows:
Wednesday 3rd October
- Year 8 Boys Football v De Lacy Academy (H) 1st Round of ESFA Small Schools Cup (4pm)
- Year 9 Boys Football v Maltby Academy (H) RSFA Friendly (3:45pm)
Thursday 4th October
- Year 7 Boys Football v Oakwood High School (H) 2nd Round of ESFA Cup (3:30pm)
Dangerous Road Traffic Congestion – Wingfield Road
The Academy is gravely concerned with the dangerous and negligent behaviours of some parent/carers at the start and the end of the school day. Road traffic congestion has increased significantly and student safety is being severely compromised.
There is increased congestion due to larger numbers of students accessing the Academy due to its ever increasing positive reputation, the Academy operates a School Bus which transports out of catchment students to school and more parents/carers are choosing to drop children off directly adjacent to the school gates. This behaviour is both dangerous and negligent.
We are working closely with Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council and our Community Police Officers to ensure our students are able to access the Academy in complete safety.
Please Do Not:-
- Park on the yellow diagonal lines at any point.
- Drop students directly outside the school gate.
- Drop students off in a safe location, well away from the entrance to the school site.
- Be considerate of the School Bus and designated parking location (outside the Keppel Public House).
- Prioritise the safety of our school community by driving safety.
Please support the Academy in ensuring that no student receives significant harm or injury as a result of dangerous driving and the none observance of the Highway Code.
Phil Davis (Headteacher)
Lindsay Wootton-Ashforth (Designated Safeguarding Lead)