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
Key Work Education Provision (20th March 2020) - Click Here
WCS Parent Update Letter (18th March 2020) - Click Here
Government Updates - Click Here
WCS Parent Update Letter - Home Learning (24th March 2020) - Click Here
WCS Parent Information Letter (30th March 2020) - Click Here
East Sussex NHS Information - How to talk to children about Covid-19 - Click Here
WCS Parent Information Letter (3rd April 2020) - Click Here
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 (links below), but as we move into Term 5 (after the Easter break), we will share new work slightly differently.
All students should expect to be set work through Edulink every week or fortnight. Edulink is the central place to keep up to date with all 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, Educake and IXL. Edulink will give information about which tasks need to be completed or shared with teachers. Please ensure that your son or daughter is able to log on to all the online platforms they are being asked to use on Edulink, and contact us (using the Talk2us email) if they have any problems with logging on.
Based on responses from families on the first fortnight of home-based learning, we have decided that 2-3 hours per week for English, Maths and Science, alongside 1-2 hours per week for other subjects, is an appropriate volume of work. This will work out at around three hours of learning activity on each weekday, with no obligatory weekend tasks (although some optional stretch and project work will be shared for students who would like to do more). We will continue to review and fine-tune this workload as time goes on. If you have any concerns about the work set, please feel free to contact subject teachers or the Talk2Us email address.
Alongside Edulink and other online platforms, the school uses Foldr for many online resources. Please use the main school student username and password 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
Yr 6 Parent Welcome Evening
Wednesday 25th March
Latest advice in respect of COVID-19
Updated March 16th 2020
Year 8 Parents' Evening
Thursday 19th March
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.