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Do take a look at our latest Glyn Newsletter dated Friday 24 January 2020


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!


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

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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.

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Great to see Glyn Parliament in full force today!

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Glyn School GCSE PE in full flow ✏️📖


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:


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.


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


Do take a look at this week's Glyn Newsletter - a very busy week, indeed!

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It's all about to begin!


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.


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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With the Glyn School Mock Polling Station due to close shortly, how have students voted? Results this space!


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!


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.


Do take a look at this week's Glyn Newsletter!


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.

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