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22/10/21

Wishing everyone a great October half term holiday. School re-opens at normal time of 8.40am on Monday 1 November - see you then!

21/10/21

Mufti Day - Friday 21 October in aid of the Glyn PSA. Own clothes and voluntary donation of £2 at the gate. Students - do check your blazer pockets for anything you might need, such as Oyster cards or ID badges!

21/10/21

Telephone Lines Down Thurs 21/10 - with regret, our phone lines are down. Please email the school via glynmail.org

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15/10/21

Surrey Police engagement today at Glyn School. Many thanks to for coming to visit. https://t.co/yaoIatEdxa

14/10/21

We are delighted to welcome Year 11 students and their families to our Sixth Form Open Evening this evening - Thurs 14 Oct - from 4.30pm to 7.30pm. Do come along to see our outstanding Sixth Form provision.

13/10/21

Wednesday 13 October - we look forward to welcoming Year 6 pupils and their families to our Open Morning today from 9.30am to 11.00am. Sorry that there is no parking on the school site. Do come along to see our outstanding school.

12/10/21

We look forward to welcoming Year 6 pupils and their families to our Open Mornings from 9.30am to 11.00am Tues 12, Weds 13 and Thurs 14 October (sorry that there is no parking on the school site). We hope you can come along!

08/10/21

We are extremely proud of our Sixth Form curriculum which offers more subject combinations than many other schools, allows for mixing of BTEC and A Level courses, and offers courses not available at other schools, such as Law and Economics. Come along to our Open Evening!

08/10/21

Ewell Village Road Closure - a sink hole has opened up on the junction of Chessington Road and Kingston Road, near the Spring Tavern. The road is closed. Traffic from Ewell West is being diverted through Longmead Road into Epsom. Some bus routes will be on diversion.

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30/09/21

It's China Week in the canteen and the food looks simply wonderful! 吃好喝好! https://t.co/jnky9KVxEn

29/09/21

With regret, our telephone lines are down. Please email any student absences to: attendance.org

24/09/21

We are delighted that we have more and more activities happening at school again each week! Do take a look at our Glyn Newsletter: https://t.co/JUrK1g2BvC

23/09/21

Thurs 23/9 We have been made aware that an incident has taken place earlier today in Blenheim Road. Road closures on Blenheim Road and Almond Road are in place and a number of other roads are closed in Epsom. This may affect journeys home today.

23/09/21

We look forward to welcoming families to our Open Mornings, for entry into Year 7, on Tues 12, Weds 13 and Thurs 14 October 2021. Please see our website for further details and booking form: https://t.co/8z3j0dapL7

23/09/21

We look forward to welcoming current Year 12 students and their Parents and Carers to the Information Evening this evening - Thursday 23 Sept - from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. There will be some parking on the school site.

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16/09/21

No booking required for our Open Evening today (tickets for Headteacher talks handed out on arrival). Simply turn up! Current students and staff will be waiting to show you our outstanding school. https://t.co/9f93OyoyLX

16/09/21

We are delighted to welcome Year 6 families to our Open Evening TODAY from 4.30pm to 7.30pm. Whilst not compulsory, please consider wearing a face covering - thank you. We are delighted to be welcoming families onto the school site!

15/09/21

Less than 24 hours until our Open Evening! Year 6 pupils and their families are welcome to see our school on Thursday 16 September from 4.30pm to 7.30pm.

Homework

Homework

At Glyn School, we believe homework is an essential part of learning. It has huge potential to support our students in being able to ‘know, remember, understand and do more’. It plays a crucial role in supporting students on their journey to independence and being able to self-regulate their own learning. 

Homework is set with a clear purpose, referencing one of the following three themes:

Homework Theme Purpose
Self-quizzing To practise or rehearse learning.
Preparation for Learning To prepare for the following lesson.
Consolidation for Learning Make sense of previous learning.
Enriching the Learning Fouc on depth, breadth or engagement.

The nature of the homework tasks set will vary significantly between subjects, year groups and topics. However, research suggests the most effective tasks are: frequent, short and focused on knowledge, which is integrated into lessons.

One homework, which will be set for all students, across all subjects, is self-quizzing. This is where students use resources (such as Knowledge Organisers), to practise retrieving knowledge of facts, concepts and processes from memory. Students can rehearse and reinforce core knowledge by self-quizzing what they ‘know, remember, understand and can do’. This will ensure they are fluent in the core building blocks of the curriculum, which are essential to succeed. This model of homework allows us to support students’ learning in the long term. Students can practise self-quizzing in their exercise books, on lined paper or on Google Suite documents, depending on what has been set by their teacher. 

Teachers will support student self-quizzing by modelling what it looks like in each subject. They may use some generic self-quizzing techniques, which are shown in these teacher walk through videos. In these walk through videos, teachers model how to self-quiz through a variety of tasks such as, making flashcards, using the look - cover - write - check approach and creating mindmaps, which you can also refer to when supporting your child with their self-quizzing homework. There are further self-quizzing techniques, which can be found in our Homework Policy appendix. 

Homework is integrated into our curriculum planning and the frequency of setting homework is determined by each Faculty/Subject to best suit their curriculum at each Key Stage, which is listed below:  

Year Purpose Suggested Weighting
7

Literacy (reading) and Numeracy only

(Other subjects only set self-quizzing work)

L&N every week/Other subjects as required
8

Literacy (reading) and Numeracy only

(Other subjects only set self-quizzing work)

L&N every week/Other subjects as required
9

Literacy (reading) and Numeracy only

(Other subjects only set self-quizzing and Enriching the Learning work).

L&N every week/Other subjects as required
10 Preparation for/Consolidation of Learning Often
11 Preparation for/Consolidation of Learning Often
12 Preparation for/Consolidation of Learning Often
13 Preparation for/Consolidation of Learning Often

To support students' independent learning at KS5, the following applies:

  • At KS5, students should reinforce every hour of learning in the classroom with an hour of independent study. This may be directed by a teacher as preparation for/consolidation of learning homework. But if no homework is set in a lesson, then students at KS5 must spend their independent learning time allocated to that hour in class on self-directed tasks, such as the ones featured in Appendix 2 in the Homework Policy, which can be found here.

Homework Setting and Submitting:

Homework is set via the Google Classroom platform. Google Classroom will enable you and your child to see any assignments set for Homework. These will be set as an assignment with a title that indicates that it is a homework assignment, rather than a classwork task. Homework may be completed on Chromebooks in a Google Suite document or as a hard copy, as specified by the teacher. 

Once the student has completed the piece of homework on or before the due date set, they will need to log on to their Google Classroom and ‘submit’ their work.  This will signify to the teacher that the homework has been completed. The following link provides a ‘how to’ guide to support students with their homework submission and this will be shared with all students. Parents and Carers can become the guardians of their child’s Google Classroom and receive summaries of work set and submitted and ongoing deadlines. Please follow this step by step guide on becoming a Google Classroom guardian. Should you experience any difficulties, please email GlynGoogleClassroomsHelp@glynschool.org for set up support.

For further information about the Homework Policy for 2021-2022, please see the policy here. 

For more information on how students can become Great Learners please see this digitised document.

To view our Homework Policy please click on this link.