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

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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.


A reminder that school is closed for all students on Friday 29 November for INSET. See you on Monday!


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LAST ORDERS FOR CHRISTMAS TREES! Premium Nordmann Non-Drop. The deadline to order a Christmas tree is Tuesday 3 December 2019. Please order via ParentPay, or email


“We are delighted to be celebrating the success of Accelerated Reader! We have been awarded Champion School status and our success story has been published on . Fabulous! Read more here:


Applications to join will close this Friday. Make sure you submit your application form via:


Another busy day at Glyn!..House football, final of the Tony Cooper Spelling Bee, Baskeball match v Southborough Sch and representative from the charity CRY to speak to students in Years 10 and 11 assembly


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Are you interested in getting into ? We have places for early years, primary, secondary and the assessment only route. Please get in touch with us & visit our website


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Overall Winner of House Music this year is Asher 11A with a note perfect performance of 'Fantaisie Impromptu'. Totally amazing performance!

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And 7 Merton win best form!

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House Music Final in full swing and slightly festive at the moment!


We hope families will come along to our House Music Final on Thursday 21 November from 6.30pm to 8.30pm - it is always a very popular evening, with lots of talented student musicians, and Mr Cooke as MC!


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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, understand and do more, well.

It plays a crucial role in supporting students on their journey to independence and being able to self-regulate their own learning. Effective Homework can lead to significant accelerated student progress and has been shown to have the highest impact on secondary school age students.

Homework will be set with a clear purpose, in one of these four areas.

Glyn Homework


The nature of the Homework tasks will vary between subjects, Year groups and topics. The most effective tasks are those which are frequent, short and focused on knowledge which is integral to lessons.


Homework will be set in line with the policy designed by each Faculty/Subject to best suit their curriculum at each Key Stage. For the frequency of each subject’s Homework please refer to our Homework Policy.


Unless stated otherwise, tasks will adhere to the following guidance.

Homework duration guidance

Key Stage

Length of task


Up to 30 minutes


Up to 45 minutes


Up to an hour

Setting Homework

Homework will be set via Google Classroom as an assignment, which indicates that it is a Homework in its title. It is the responsibility of the student to click ‘submitted,’ even if the work does not require a document being uploaded on Google Classroom and will be checked in the lesson. 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 for set up support.

One core consolidation of learning Homework, for all students, across all subjects, is self-quizzing. This is where students use resources, such as knowledge organisers, to practice retrieving knowledge from memory. Students will receive a self-quizzing book from their Form Tutor. Teachers will set self-quizzing tasks, for students to complete in their self-quizzing book. Completion will be acknowledged through reviewing students’ self-quizzing books and through completion of quizzes, which test their knowledge.

Teachers will model to students what effective self-quizzing looks like in each subject, but there are several self-quizzing techniques, which can be found in our Homework Policy  and in these teacher walk through videos

Self-Quizzing is proven to lead to Great Learning. For more information on how students can become Great Learners please see this digitised document.


Homework Policy 2019