WINK 2021/2022

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At Wildern, we know that students learn best when the partnership between home and school is firmly embedded. To this end, over each academic year, we devise parent knowledge evenings (WINK) that inform, guide and support parents with the upcoming year that their child is experiencing. These sessions include issues that affect children of a specific age and learning opportunities to support the learned curriculum.

Due to current guidance and regulations, we will be hosting some of our planned WINK events virtually. We will continue to monitor the guidance from the government and keep you updated on any necessary changes to the planned programme. 

Please see below for a programme of events planned. We hope you can join us or click on the title to find a link to the recordings.

Autumn Term 

Introduction to Year 10 Evening 

Virtual Event 

Introduction to Year 8 Evening 

Virtual Event 

Introduction to Year 11 Evening 

Virtual Event 

Introduction to Year 9 Evening 

Virtual Event 

Careers - FE and Apprenticeships 

Parents of Year 11 students: Come and join Jonathan Prest, principal of Barton Peveril Sixth form college, and Ian Henser, our independent careers adviser, to hear about the latest developments in further education, and the application process.

Tuesday 21 September 2021 


Careers - Experience of a Workplace

Parents of Year 10 students: Mr Fenner invites Year 10 parents to hear more about students' experience of a workplace in June. This session will provide an opportunity to hear about what students should be doing to source, finalise, and prepare for their experience of a workplace.

Wednesday 22 September 2021

Virtual Event 

Year 7 - How to support your child at Secondary School

Welcome to our virtual WINK evening.  You will find all our information about the curriculum and the structure of the school day in our Parent Handbook that has been shared with you.  Our WINK evening goes live at 6pm! 

Monday 27 September 2021

Virtual Event

Preparing for Exams

There will be information on the revision support and resources your son/daughter has access to (including how to manage exam stress) as well as opportunities to gain a deeper understanding of revision techniques and exam structures in subjects like English, Maths and Science.  Suitable for Year 10 & 11 

Tuesday 5 October 2021

Virtual Event 

How to supports your child's reading

Join staff and students at Wildern as we share some effective strategies to support your child with reading. Open to all parents and students of any year group - particularly suitable for KS3

Please see below for handouts from the evening 

Wednesday 6 October 2021

6pm - 7.30pm


Helen Dove works in Hampshire CAMHS with a variety of projects that seek to support young people parents/carers and professionals. The focus is on early help, self help, and health promotion. Helen is not a clinician or a manager, and therefore would be unable to take questions on these elements of the service. However, she will spend some time walking us through their hugely helpful website to show the resources that are available and so accessible for all. She will also share the latest projects that will be of use and interest to many. Open to all parents of any year group who are looking to be able to support their child with their emotional health and wellbeing.

Wednesday 20 October 2021

5pm -6pm

Love Languages 

Learn how to support your son/daughter as they embark on becoming a confident linguist; hands-on sessions to ensure language learning is as easy as un, deux, trois... Join us for vocabulary learning tips, key language websites and apps, and experience how we teach languages at Wildern. Suitable for parents and students of all year groups. No prior language knowledge required!

Wednesday 10th November 2021


The effective use of EdTech to support learning 

Find out how education technology can support your child in school and in self-study. From Google education tools like Google Classroom through to apps and online extensions discover how technology supports learning, revision as well as the range of assistive tools that can be used on Chromebooks during lessons. Wildern Trust is an EdTech Demonstrator for the DfE supporting schools in the south east region to use technology more effectively.

Wednesday 24th November 2021

Virtual Event 

Supporting your teenager 

Being a parent of a teenager can be tough. It can be rewarding. It can also be exciting, exhausting, frightening, full of pressures, decisions and endless seemingly unanswerable questions and challenges. This session aims to provide you with information and strategies to meet these challenges. Suitable for all parents

Wednesday 8 December 2021


Year 8 Pathways Evening 

An information evening to guide you through the pathways progress

Suitable for year 8 parents only

Wednesday 19 January 2022

Virtual Event 


Find out how you can support your child and yourself with all things e-safety to improve your understanding of the basics and more advanced features. 

Open to all parents and students of any year group. 

Wednesday 9th February 2022

Virtual Event 

How to Support Your child's spelling 

Find out how you can support your child to improve their spelling. 

Open to all parents and students of any year group - particularly suitable for KS3

Wednesday 2 March 2022




This session will outline what is covered throughout the MSS curriculum and how the RSE statutory requirements are delivered.

This is open to parents of all year groups.

Wednesday 23 March 2022

Virtual Event 


This evening will introduce the Chromebook scheme which will be opened to the current Year 8 cohort in the summer term.

Suitable for Year 8 parents only

Wednesday 4 May 2022


Main School Hall

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