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26/11/20

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Extra-Curricular Sport is back! https://t.co/J61DDZqltq

26/11/20

Reminder: INSET Day - Friday 26 November 2020 - school closed for all students.

26/11/20

Do take a look at this week's Glyn Newsletter! https://t.co/xAKFoVNWW0

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26/11/20

Looks chilly in Swanage! Year 13 conducting their geography field work today. https://t.co/i4FBv4Ep48

23/11/20

Friday 27 November is a Staff Training Day (INSET) so will be closed to all students on that day.

23/11/20

Do take a look at our Glyn School Newsletter! https://t.co/Mu0q7pcYkv

23/10/20

Do take a look at this week's Glyn Newsletter - cricket and sailing successes, plus other uplifting news: https://t.co/wy77UMfd5E

22/10/20

Reminder that Friday 23 October is a Mufti Day - donations of £2 at the school gates to the Glyn PSA gratefully received. Monies raised provide extra resources for the benefit of our students. Thank you.

16/10/20

Do take a look at this week's Glyn School Newsletter! https://t.co/B4rAkvn2vS

09/10/20

Our Sixth Form Virtual Open Evening will be held on Thursday 15 October 2020, so please check our website on that date. Sadly, no tours or visits this year, but do join us virtually on 15 Oct!

09/10/20

Do take a look at this week's Glyn Newsletter! https://t.co/1XgfSPFkVH

02/10/20

Do take a look at this week's Glyn School Newsletter! https://t.co/sBAm7KwZQi

01/10/20

Our Virtual Open Evening is now available! Please follow this link: https://t.co/TRjCx4UAQk or via our website https://t.co/z2M3dUDJOb

01/10/20

Available from 4.30pm, our virtual open evening will be available for viewing throughout October via our website https://t.co/z2M3dUDJOb

01/10/20

Virtual Open Evening goes live at 4.30pm! Link via our school website https://t.co/z2M3dUDJOb.

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30/09/20

Not long to wait until you can join our virtual open evening and get a closer look at our amazing school and see why we are outstanding. the link will be live via our website from 4.30pm tomorrow! https://t.co/z2M3dUDJOb https://t.co/xRIjkXvugG

Great Learners

Great Learners Overview

Our common goal is for our students to reach their potential. At Glyn school we believe that the best way to achieve this is to support our students to become Great Learners. 

What is a Great Learner?

  1. Great Learners are independent and can self-regulate their learning by knowing what works. They can plan and organise their time and materials and stay motivated without teachers or Parents and Carers having to work hard for them. 
  2. Great Learners are exam ready because they are well prepared, with lots of time to lower stress so they can perform at their best and feel proud of their achievements. 
  3. Great Learners have a deep knowledge and understanding of the subjects they study. They enjoy and develop a lifelong love of learning. 

Therefore, the gold standard of Glyn School’s curriculum is our students’ ability to self-regulate. Self-regulation is the ability to manage our own behaviour and aspects of our learning. It is the determining factor in students’ success, leading to significant additional learning gains, which increase as students get older. 

Please click on the picture below to view our interactive L&T 7 Principles:

At Glyn School, we understand that we cannot teach our students to be independent through student-led, self-directed learning. Our students need to be directly and explicitly taught about their own thinking and be shown and guided to use tools to learn effectively and independently. Only once our students have been guided to be sufficiently proficient, can their teachers fade. 

In the academic year 2020-21 we are launching the Great Learners programme. Every Half Term Tutors, teachers and students will focus on one of our Learning and Teaching 7 Principles. Students, Parents and Carers can access and use the resources in each of the sections below as the year goes on. 

  1.  Desirable Difficulty
  2. Impactful Feedback
  3. I do, we do, you do
  4. Responsive Teaching 
  5. Independent Practise
  6. Language and Literacy
  7. Positive Climate - underpins all school life, both in and outside of the classroom.  More can be found on this principle under the Behaviour and Expectations webpage.

Over the last few years, teachers at Glyn School have been using recent educational research into how we learn. This has, in turn, changed how we teach. We want to share our learning about this model of learning and teaching with our students, so that they can choose and use effective learning strategies. For more information on how students can become Great Learners please see this digitised document.

Desirable Difficulty

What is Desirable Difficulty?