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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.

Knowledge Organisers

Knowledge organisers are a whole school resource we have introduced to support long term learning.

All Knowledge organisers can be viewed and downloaded here. They are filed by Faculty/Subject, Half Term and then Year Group.

A knowledge organiser is a simple, specific, (ideally) one page summary of the key knowledge of a particular topic. They specify what students will need to successfully learn. They can be used to get an overview of a new topic, be referred to during a topic for key points, spellings and meanings and used home to consolidate learning. Knowledge Organisers are being created for all year groups, in nearly all subjects. Teachers will share them with students each half term/term via Google Classrooms and set homework tasks which relate to them.

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At Glyn School, we have drawn on recent educational research to help us better understand how we learn. We understand that learning happens when we connect knowledge in our long term memory. This allows us to understand, store and retrieve it when needed. If knowledge isn’t secured in our long term memory, we need to keep going over it, or think about it a lot, which takes up space in our working (short term) memory. The problem with this is that our working memory is really limited and gets easily overloaded. Our long term memory, however, is thought to be unlimited. The more knowledge we can store in long term memory, the more thinking can be spent learning new things or applying our knowledge to new tasks. For more on the model of long term learning, please refer to this interactive digitised document.

One way we can transfer knowledge to our long term memory is through self-quizzing (or retrieval practice). It can take many forms, but essentially involves working to see how much can be remembered, without looking. It has been proven to improve understanding, increase recall and retention as well as reduce test-anxiety. It allows students and teachers to pinpoint what is known and not yet known, so that this can be targeted. Whilst teachers will set self-quizzing homework tasks, students will have all the resources they need to consolidate their learning at any time. Using any Knowledge Organiser with any of the suggested consolidation tasks here or as shown in our Homework policy. students will always have homework they can do. For more information about our expectations of students’ homework, please refer to the section on homework.

If you have any further questions about Knowledge Organisers or how to support your child’s use of them, please email R.Picken@glynschool.org.