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01/10/20

Our Virtual Open Evening is now available! Please follow this link: https://t.co/TRjCx4UAQk or via our website https://t.co/z2M3dUDJOb

01/10/20

Available from 4.30pm, our virtual open evening will be available for viewing throughout October via our website https://t.co/z2M3dUDJOb

01/10/20

Virtual Open Evening goes live at 4.30pm! Link via our school website https://t.co/z2M3dUDJOb.

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30/09/20

Not long to wait until you can join our virtual open evening and get a closer look at our amazing school and see why we are outstanding. the link will be live via our website from 4.30pm tomorrow! https://t.co/z2M3dUDJOb https://t.co/xRIjkXvugG

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25/09/20

We can’t wait to show you our virtual open evening which start from Oct 1 at 4.30pm when you can take a closer look at our fantastic school. See you there - joining details on our website soon https://t.co/z2M3dUDJOb https://t.co/HsgD8KK1bG

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18/09/20

We can’t show you in person, but we would love you to see why you should choose our outstanding school. Virtual tours available from 4.30pm Oct 1 via our school website: https://t.co/z2M3dUDJOb. https://t.co/AvmpdgkHtr

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18/09/20

We can’t show you in person, but we would love you to see why you should choose our outstanding school. Virtual tours available from 4.30pm Oct 1 via our school website: https://t.co/z2M3dUDJOb. https://t.co/F0BsxXITda

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18/09/20

We can’t show you in person, but we would love you to see why you should choose our outstanding school. Virtual tours available from 4.30pm Oct 1 via our school website: https://t.co/z2M3dUDJOb. https://t.co/fsvGjLcChc

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18/09/20

We can’t show you in person, but we would love you to see why you should choose our outstanding school. Virtual tours available from 4.30pm Oct 1 via our school website https://t.co/z2M3dUDJOb https://t.co/pPTUZCeqfT

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18/09/20

We can’t show you in person, but we would love you to see why you should choose our outstanding school. Virtual tours available from 4.30pm Oct 1 via our school website: https://t.co/z2M3dUDJOb. https://t.co/SqSsgETJPT

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18/09/20

We can’t show you in person, but we would love you to see why you should choose our outstanding school. Virtual tours available from 4.30pm Oct 1 via our school website: https://t.co/FhPVKhXVWp. https://t.co/Wx7hsIuEmb

08/09/20

Tuesday 8 September brings the Year 8 (6.15pm) and Year 10 (7.30pm) Information Evenings. These will be virtual meetings, via GoogleMeet, for the first time. See you later...

07/09/20

The first full week of this academic year begins with 23 students sitting Oxbridge PPEs and all students engaged in House Art.

05/09/20

Retweeted From Glyn School P.E.

A fantastic morning for the first year 7 Rugby and Football trials. Thanks to all the boys and parents for a great morning.

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05/09/20

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Priest Hill looking glorious for year 7 Football and Rugby trials this morning. https://t.co/Y2NIMycZFG

03/09/20

A warm welcome to all students today, old and new!

Promoting British Values

Promoting British Values

Glyn School is committed to serving its community.  It recognises the multi-cultural, multi faith and ever-changing nature of the United Kingdom.  It also understands the vital role it has in ensuring that groups or individuals within the school are not subjected to intimidation or radicalisation by those wishing to unduly, or illegally, influence them.

It follows equal opportunities guidance which guarantees that there will be no discrimination against any individual or group, regardless of faith, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, political or financial status, or similar. Glyn School is dedicated to preparing students for their adult life beyond the formal examined curriculum and ensuring that it promotes and reinforces British values to all its students.

The Government emphasises that schools are required to ensure that key ‘British Values’ are taught in all UK schools.  The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy.

The five British Values are:

  • Democracy
  • The rule of law
  • Individual liberty
  • Mutual respect
  • Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

The academy uses strategies within the National curriculum and beyond to secure such outcomes for students.   The examples that follow show some of the many ways Glyn School seeks to embed British values.

Democracy

The principle of democracy is consistently being reinforced at Glyn School, with democracy processes being used for important decisions within the school community, for instance, elections being held for Head Boy and Girl and Prefects positions, Form and Sport Captains and Student Parliament members. The principle of democracy is also explored in the History and Religious Studies curriculum as well as in form time and assemblies.

The Rule of Law

The importance of laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced at Glyn School.  Students are taught the rules and expectations of the school which are highlighted by the student code of conduct and student expectations.  Students are taught the value and the reasons behind laws that govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken.  Visits from authorities such as the Police and Fire Service reinforce this message.

Individual Liberty

At Glyn School, students are actively encouraged to make independent choices, with the knowledge that they are in a safe, secure and supportive environment. Staff at Glyn School educate and provide boundaries for students to make informed choices, through a safe environment and an empowering education. 

Students are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised on how to exercise these safely, for example through e-safety and Form Time work.

Glyn School has a robust anti-bullying culture and has in place a comprehensive Behaviour for Learning Policy.

Mutual Respect

Respect is a strong part of Glyn School and is part of its Mission Statement & Values.  Students learn that their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others.  All members of the school community treat each other with respect and this is reiterated through its teaching and learning environments. 

Mutual respect is embraced throughout the curriculum by providing the opportunity for students to express their views in a safe environment with Glyn School’s ethos being ‘allow one voice – so that the thoughts and answers of all are respected’. 

Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

This is achieved through equipping students with the ability to understand their place in a culturally diverse society and by giving the opportunities to experience such diversity within the school community.  Students benefit from a number of international visitors, including students from other continents and cultures.  Additionally, students are actively encouraged to share their faith and beliefs within the school and celebrate festivities throughout the calendar year.  The Religious Studies curriculum, which is compulsory for all students up to the end of KS4, provides a broad and balanced education on a range of faiths, religions and cultures. 

Glyn School is part of the Global Learning Programme which is recognised by Ofsted for its contribution to students’ Social, Moral, Spiritual & Cultural (SMSC) and curriculum knowledge about global issues.  Glyn School has also been accredited with the International Schools Award – Intermediate and works in partnerships with schools overseas to teach students about life in other countries and develop them as global citizens.

Through our SMSC, PSHCE and RSE education we help students to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence; distinguish right from wrong and to respect English law; encourage students to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative and contribute positively to society; enable students to acquire a broad general knowledge of, and respect for, English public institutions and services and to appreciate and respect their own and other cultures.

Glyn School strives endlessly to ensure that its students leave with the strongest foundation of values upon which to build a successful life and a successful contribution to our Society.