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04/04/20

A great opportunity to widen your horizons and emerse yourselves in the wonder of Musicals. Andrew Loyd Webber is releasing a musical every Friday for 48 hours for people to watch. https://t.co/EEfFo9xYnS

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03/04/20

. Today is about community, and those that are vulnerable and potentially quite lonely. Why not create something that will bring a bit of joy to them, share your results with us. https://t.co/FHaJscZMeO

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02/04/20

. Today we will look at enrichment. Try visiting a virtual museum, maybe create a project based on what you see. https://t.co/boF0IrG09B https://t.co/pVNcQrMDtg

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01/04/20

Feeling concerned and anxious? Why not chat it through with some professionals https://t.co/wafFYFlyAw

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01/04/20

. Today we got one that focuses on wellbeing. Take a look at this excellent website https://t.co/kXielFY1c0 https://t.co/5MU28IkfjR

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31/03/20

. Today have a chat with someone that you are at home with. The art of conversation. https://t.co/yKykVyJAlp

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30/03/20

. Day 4. Messages that will mean a lot to those in the NHS. https://t.co/ihZVf94Jyb

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27/03/20

Day 3. Staying in touch helps you to keep some normality to life. Whether it’s on the phone or via a video link, let’s spend today catching up with those we love . Don’t forget to share with us!! https://t.co/b2dMrdAuyd

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26/03/20

. Day 2. A national competition about kindness, that has a monetary reward if I win. Don’t mind if I do... Don’t forget to share your efforts with us!!! In a world where we can truly be anything, choose to be kind 🙏🏻 https://t.co/BxZRTmfdyr https://t.co/7Md081VZTH

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25/03/20

- something to occupy your time and allow you to be creative. Day 1. We would love to see examples of your work/efforts as these challenges continue, just remember to https://t.co/rtFoWzvIFb

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22/03/20

The message is clear, wherever possible... https://t.co/R2aVS5WG3G

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22/03/20

Retweeted From Gavin Williamson

From tomorrow, schools will be closed except for children of critical workers and the most vulnerable. We must ensure NHS staff are able to access school places. Don’t take a place you don’t need. Be responsible. Keep your kids at home. https://t.co/B4QZJG7kY4

20/03/20

The government has released more details around the provision for childcare that schools are being asked to provide as part of the national effort to combat the COVID-19 outbreak. Please see our latest update here: https://t.co/PgSe54eX5r

19/03/20

Moving forward until further notice, the school will only be open to children of designated 'key workers' and those with additional needs. For further details and updated information for parents please follow the link: https://t.co/KDvyoiYDP2

19/03/20

School is partially closed again today. School is open to years 10, 11 and 13 students only. Please follow the link for more details: https://t.co/c7L7kLBgiR

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18/03/20

Schools may be closing you say? Well these cabinets aren't going to build themselves! GCSE technology students (and Mr Toye!!) still hard at work post 5pm with no sign of stopping. https://t.co/hIgZS394mj

18/03/20

School is partially closed again today. School is open to years 10,11 and 13 students only. Please follow the link for more details: https://t.co/XvJq533q7P

17/03/20

Please be advised that Year 12 parents' and carers' evening on Thursday 18 March has been cancelled. Please see website for more details: https://t.co/ByyQs04vqb

17/03/20

School is partially closed today. School is open to years 10,11 and 13 students only. Please follow the link for more details: https://t.co/ByyQs04vqb

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16/03/20

U18 Regional Rugby Success - Molly 13M who plays open side flanker, was a part of the Sutton & Epsom team who won the South East Regional match this weekend. This puts the team in the top four in the country. honoured to have her here at Glyn. Well done, Molly. https://t.co/xZn5MM4eMD

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 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 has 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’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 though 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 and curriculum knowledge about global issues.  Glyn 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 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.