Wink Logo 2020

 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 a number of our planned WINK events virtually for the Autumn term. 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 for the Autumn term. 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 7 Evening 

This event is designed specifically for Year 7 parents.  Suring the evening we aim to give you an overview of the Key Stage 3 Curriculum as well as some ideas about hoe to support your son or daughter as they begin to tackle the challenges of Year 7

Virtual Event 
Introduction to Year 9 Evening  Virtual Event 
Freshers Fair Virtual Event 

Careers and Experience of a Workplace

Year 10 Broadcast

Year 11 Broadcast 

Virtual Event 
Year 7 Evening - How can you support your child at Secondary  Virtual Event 

Supporting Your Teenager 

This evening will explore attitudes and behaviours of teens as well as providing top tips in how to support and communicate with teenagers.  This evening was hugely popular last year 

Virtual Event 

New Technologies & E-Safety 

This evening will cover Google Education tools like Google Classroom as well as some tips on e-safety and how students can use their Chromebooks to support learning.  

Wednesday 18 November 2020

Virtual Event 

 Pathways - Year 8: 

An information evening to guide you through the pathways process
Suitable for Year 8 Parents only

Tuesday 19 January 

Virtual Event 

 Love Languages - all year groups

Learn how to support your child as they embark on becoming a global citizen: 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 20 January 2021

Virtual Event 

 Coping with exams - Year 10 

There will be information on the revision support and resources your child has access to (including how to manage exam stress) as well as opportunities to gain a deeper understanding of exam structures in subjects like English, Maths and Science.  

Wednesday 21 April 2021

Virtual Event 

Chromebooks - Year 8 

Wednesday 5 May 2021

Virtual Event 



Year 8 Pathways WINK Handout
Year 8 Pathways FAQ's