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24/01/20

Do take a look at our latest Glyn Newsletter dated Friday 24 January 2020 https://t.co/v2caWcK1he

24/01/20

Years 7 and 8 Glyn PSA Disco this evening (Fri 24 Jan) from 7.00pm to 8.30pm for those who bought tickets in advance - have fun!

22/01/20

Retweeted From Glyn School P.E.

Some really exciting rugby from sees the score 10-0 with two unconverted tries

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20/01/20

We're celebrating the 200th after-school lecture by Mr Matthews today. An amazing achievement and a fantastic contribution. This afternoon, it's Our Earth - An Historical Journey. https://t.co/W3ZU698zHR

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17/01/20

Great to see Glyn Parliament in full force today! https://t.co/96UifOvJPa

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11/01/20

Retweeted From Glyn School P.E.

Glyn School GCSE PE in full flow ✏️📖 https://t.co/y3lDxCBybI

07/01/20

We have an amazing new video about our school (with thanks to Mr L:awrenece) including fabulous aerial views!. We are incredibly lucky to study and work here! Do take a look: https://t.co/MymzSVQ0sA

06/01/20

Happy New Year! Students return to school on Monday 6 January by 9.50am for a 10.00am start with Period 2, Week 2. Students should make their way straight to their Period 2 lesson. Thank you.

16/12/19

Tuesday 17 December is Mufti Day and Students' Christmas Fair! Wear your Christmas Jumper and bring a bit of small change - all for charity!

13/12/19

Do take a look at this week's Glyn Newsletter - a very busy week, indeed! https://t.co/GqquSlOoUi

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12/12/19

It's all about to begin! https://t.co/EHLvh4xpCa

12/12/19

Thursday 12 December - hope to see you at the Carol Concert this evening at St Mary's Church in Ewell Village from 7pm to 9pm. A warm welcome awaits.

12/12/19

Thursday 12 December - see you at the Carol Concert this evening! A warm welcome awaits at St Mary's Church in Ewell Village from 7pm to approximately 9pm.

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12/12/19

With the Glyn School Mock Polling Station due to close shortly, how have students voted? Results tomorrow...watch this space! https://t.co/BmdZbFr6wo

12/12/19

The Polls are open! Glyn School's Mock Poll has begun, with polling booths, slips, official counters, as near to the real thing as possible. How will the students vote? Will it reflect the National vote? Results later today!

10/12/19

Great numbers have signed up to the Duke of Edinburgh award at Glyn School…63 Bronze, 30 Silver and 9 Gold. Look out for news on what people are doing for their volunteering, physical and skill sections.

06/12/19

Do take a look at this week's Glyn Newsletter! https://t.co/qFZul5Z9BO

05/12/19

Year 13 Parents and Carers evening this evening, Thursday 5 December. A warm welcome to families.

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04/12/19

Retweeted From The Beacon School

Artist in Residence at The Beacon School Jonathan Braybrook, who is an art teacher at School came to the Beacon School to take up the role of Artist in Residence on Wednesday, 2nd December. He led a master class for our A-Level students in fine art portraiture. https://t.co/18G9n8sCRL

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.