Everyone Different - Everyone Equal - Everyone Belongs
In response to the current news in the media, Wendell Park have put together resources to support families as we have conversations and stand up to the issues of racism and inequality. Each member of our school community is both different and equal. Everyone belongs.
Thank you to our wonderful children and families!
Beautiful pictures, paintings and messages of thanks and hope have started to appear on our school gates. Thank you to everyone for making us smile... your Wendell Park Team is very grateful. We miss you!
Update: WOW!!! more pictures and messages have appeared overnight. Thank you so much. A big thank you to some of the children in Year 3 and 4 who made a video for the teachers... we all loved your moves!
Further update: Thank you to the children in Year 5 and Reception for your wonderful videos. They really have made us smile!
A BIG thank you to Ms Spurway for rescuing as many of your lovely posters as she could after the torrential rain this week. They don't only make Wendell Park smile but we have spoken to other people who live in the area who love walking along Cobbold Road to see all of your wonderful messages. You are making your community smile :)
We have even made it into the news (click here)!
THANK YOU to Year 1 for their fabulous video - what great dance moves you all have!
Friday 19th June 2020
Please click here for the latest update for parents from Wendell Park.
Friday 12th June 2020
Dear parents and carers,
Sunday 14th June will be the third anniversary of the Grenfell tragedy which has impacted many in our school and wider community. It is a particularly painful and challenging time to mark the date, as communities affected by the fire are unable to get together and mourn the 72 people who lost their lives. The previous anniversaries have seen crowds assemble for a silent walk to Kensington Memorial Park however lockdown has prevented in-person gatherings from taking place in 2020.
At Wendell Park, we have previously recognised the event with green for Grenfell days and creating a heart with the whole school on the pitch which was sent to our colleagues, pupils and friends at one of the primary schools under the tower who lost friends and loved ones.
Grenfell United are focusing on: Remember. Reflect. Unite.
We can remember through an online remembrance event at 6pm and a 2 minute silence streamed on YouTube.
We can reflect on the Grenfell United Instagram page for local conversations.
We can unite by going green for Grenfell.
This year, we invite you to once again dress in green for Grenfell or to remember in your own personal way. We know that this will be a difficult time for some of our families. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us if you need support. Additional support information will be uploaded to the 'Parent Information' page of the website.
Monday 11th May 2020
Dear Parents and Carers,
You, like us, heard for the first time from the Prime Minister yesterday evening about the government's possible next steps to move the country forward from 'Lockdown'.
As yet we have no more information than you do about this plan. We expect to receive some guidance from the Department for Education in the coming days about what the announcement means for our school and at that point we can begin to make plans in accordance with that guidance.
In the meantime, our status is as it has been since the 23rd March 2020 - Wendell Park is only open for those children of Critical Workers who need to be cared for while their parent(s) are at work and for those children deemed 'vulnerable'.
We all have a lot of questions at this time. Please be assured that as soon as we have had the relevant guidance and new plans in place, we will be making contact to share the information with you.
As always, if we can be of any further support to you and your family, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Ms Howarth, Mrs Peters or myself.
Monday 20th April 2020
Dear Wendell Park families,
We hope that you are all staying safe. Ahead of online learning restarting on Monday 20th April, we wanted to share a little something we have been working on.
We have created a video of "Better When I'm Dancin' " in recognition that we are all here to support each other in these difficult times. Hopefully you will recognise some familiar faces!
The Wendell Park Team
Parents and carers,
School has prepared a list of websites and online resources to support online and home learning. These can be found on the new tab 'Online Learning During School Closure' or by clicking here: Online learning during school closure
Thank you for your support during this time.
The Wendell Park School Team
Thursday 16th April 2020
We hope all our Wendell families are doing well - we miss you all! Please see the attached link for an online book which has been released to support children understanding the current situation: please click here
Wednesday 1st April 2020
The Department for Education has updated information for parents and carers to include a section on keeping children safe online. It provides links to online resources that will help support parents and carers in keeping their children safe online.
Full details can be found in section 6.3 of the guidance for parents and carers on the closure of educational settings. (please click here)
Wednesday 1st April 2020
Hammersmith & Fulham Family Support have launched three new services to support families during the coronavirus outbreak - A 'Time to Connect' helpline, Home Learning guides and Virtual Sessions on Facebook. (please click here for the article giving more information)
Monday 30th March 2020
The government has released the attached information: Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people's mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. (please click here)
Information regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus)
Please click to find out the latest Public Health information regarding COVID-19 (updated 10.03.2020)
Please click for the latest information from the NHS regarding COVID-19
Department for Education Coronavirus Helpline
On Monday 2nd March 2020, The DfE launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)
Latest updates on COVID-19 https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
A UK wide campaign has been launched to provide clear advice on how to slow the spread of Coronavirus.
Please help to support the campaign which promotes basic hygiene practices, such as regularly washing hands and always sneezing into a tissue, to stem the spread of viruses.
Anyone who has travelled to the UK from the countries listed in the last 14 days and is experiencing cough or fever or shortness of breath, should to stay indoors and call NHS 111, even if symptoms are mild.
Further information is available from
Please click here for additional information.
Please click here for an enhanced version of the poster above.
- On Friday 25th May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force
- Information from thinkuknow to support parents with guides to social media
- The updated packed lunch policy and guidance was uploaded to the website on 24th November 2017