An enjoyable visit to Walderslade Girls’ School

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I continued my tour of Medway Schools by visiting Walderslade Girls’s School this morning.

I first met with the Head Teacher Mrs Louise McGowan who showed me around the school where I was able to visit and talk to pupils and Teachers in their lessons,

I also saw the four houses of the school competing in a rowing machine competition in the school hall.

It also gave me the opportunity of discussing School and Education matters with the Head Teacher.

I have pleasure in taking this welcome from the School website:

Headteacher’s Welcome

Mrs McGowan

A very warm welcome to Walderslade Girls’ School. As one of the few all girls, non-selective High Schools in the Medway district we are proud to offer a fully inclusive, wide ranging and holistic education for all our students. We are a non-denominational school but hold very dear the principles and values that are common to many faiths. We are first and foremost a close community where every girl is known as an individual, where staff and students work together sharing mutual respect and where the pursuit of excellence permeates everything that we do.  The nurture and care for all our girls is made possible by the fact that we are, by comparison to others, still a relatively small school. We offer 160 places in each year group from Year 7 to 11 and encourage as many girls as possible to continue their education in our joint 6th form.

We are extremely proud of our results at both GCSE and A Level. Our 2012 results were the best ever recorded and place our school alongside the top performing high schools in the county. However, we are not content with resting there. We seek to improve year on year to enable all our girls to achieve the highest grades and equip them with the skills and attributes that are necessary to live a happy, healthy and successful life. We want all our girls to enjoy coming to school. We strive to ensure academic success but also offer a range of wider curricular activities and experiences to educate the whole child.

Although our curriculum and teaching methods are progressive, we hold on to certain traditions; we have high standards of discipline, uniform and stewardship, instilling the importance of good manners and respect. We have excellent support systems in place and above all, a staff who genuinely care for all the girls and strive for their success.

Many visitors to the school remark on the friendly atmosphere and how happy the girls are. Come along and see for yourself!

Louise McGowan

Headteacher

I am looking forward to being invited back in the future.

The photograph shows me with the Head Teacher Louise McGowan , the new Head Girl Taylor and the new Deputy Head Girl Louise.

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