Developing Personal Excellence
Welcome to Willingdon Community School
On behalf of the students, staff and governors of Willingdon Community School, I should like to give you a very warm welcome to our website and invite you to explore its content.
Emily Beer - Headteacher
Coronavirus / School Information Updates
Willingdon 2000 Books Challenge
Current total 1250 books read! Click messages from authors to hear authors encouraging Willingdon Community School on their reading journey.
Staff and students are on a reading adventure. Building a reading community: one book and one reader at a time.
Click Willingdon Book Challenge to add what you have read to our total. R3 Reading for Pleasure reward points will be added.
Students can now reserve books from the school library https://uk.accessit.online/wll11/
(Click on the Guest link in the top right corner of the page, then the 'Login via SSO' button)
Home-based learning for Willingdon students
In the event that a student is based at home, the school is still committed to continue offering a high quality education. During the first two weeks of closure, we shared a wide range of focused resource packs for every year group. All of these resources can still be accessed (see links below), but as we move through Terms 5 and 6, we continue to refine our approach to remote learning.
All students now have a weekly timetable of live remote lessons, provided by specialist subject teachers. These timetables have been shared with families, but please don’t hesitate to contact the Talk2us@willingdonschool.org.uk email address if you need further information. Live lessons take place on Google Meet: students should use their usual school login credentials and then enter the code (nickname) for that lesson to join it. These codes will be shared before the lesson begins.
The school has clear expectations for students in live lessons: cameras should be switched off throughout, microphones should be off unless the student is asked to contribute to the lesson verbally and students should arrive punctually and stay for the whole lesson. The chat function should only be used for comments which link to the learning. We are very proud of the superb engagement that Willingdon students have shown with these lessons, and always look to reward students for their efforts. In rare cases where a student does not follow the expectations outlined above, they can be removed from the lesson and their login privileges can be removed for future live lessons. Please note that all live lessons are recorded for two reasons: for safeguarding purposes and to provide a version of the lesson that students can use to catch up if they missed it or need to revisit anything.
In addition to live lessons, the school uses a range of platforms to support remote learning. Edulink is the central place to keep up to date with other home-based learning tasks, and teachers will use Edulink as the starting point to link to other online resources such as Google Classroom, Foldr, Method Maths and Educake. Once again, please contact us (using the Talk2us email) if students are having problems logging on to any of these. Alongside Edulink and other online platforms, the school uses Foldr to store many resources. Please use the student’s main school username and password if you need to access Foldr.
Students without computer access
We are aware that some members of our student community do not have access to computers and/or internet access for home-based learning. We will find ways to provide regular work and help for students in this situation. We already have a list of the students who we believe do not have computer access, but please use the Talk2Us email address if you need any further support.
Here are links to the packs shared before Easter, which provide excellent starting points for home-based learning. For the most recent tasks, guidance and online lessons, please log in to Edulink.
In addition to these core materials, students have access to the following.
Years 10 and 11 – use the Year 11 revision pages on this website to access a wide range of materials including advice on how to revise effectively, past papers, help videos and huge amounts of revision notes.
[All GCSE subjects are available.]
Use self-marking platforms including MyMaths (https://www.mymaths.co.uk/) and IXL (https://uk.ixl.com/signin/willingdon) to support your work with the packs. Students are already familiar with both of these. IXL is a more recent arrival. Contact IT support if you need guidance with passwords for these platforms. If your son or daughter is unsure about which IXL activities to work on, please use the following links: foundation (link), intermediate (link), advanced (link).
Additional online learning resources shared by East Sussex County Council - Click Here
Ofsted Parent View
Admission to Willingdon Community School, September 2020
September 2020 Admissions - Click Here
- 1000 Students at our school
- 20+ After-school Enrichment clubs every week
Preparing to take the next steps in life
We are one of seven secondary schools and a large FE College (Sussex Downs College), which work very closely together on a range of initiatives. Working collaboratively, the schools and college have developed a number of flexible curriculum offers, strategies to support the development of good behaviour, improved transition to college at 16, staff development programmes and a range of other joint activities.
Willingdon has taken a prominent role in leading on many of these, to the benefit of all schools locally. As a recently designated Teaching School, working together with local schools is very much at the heart of our work, impacting on the quality of our provision but also providing a range of development opportunities for new and experienced teachers.
Report Students Absent
Please contact the school each day via Edulink. You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org or text to 07418 344551.