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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.

Curriculum Intent

School Curriculum Values

Our intent is to educate all of our students to their maximum potential. We seek to inspire our students not just academically, but as healthy, well rounded young people who will contribute positively to the society they will function in. Our values shape the intent for many aspects of the broader curriculum that our students experience.

The basic features of the school’s curriculum follow the guidance outlined in the Academies Funding Agreement. It ensures that a broad and balanced curriculum is provided to our students, incorporating English, Maths and Science qualifications along with the provision of religious education at Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 and with regard for guidance on relationship and sex education issued by the Secretary of State.  

The broad context of the students attending Glyn School means we believe that our curriculum should be financially sustainable and shaped in a way that is right for our students. To this end, our curriculum balances a core curriculum aligned with our values, alongside students’ freedom to choose what is right for them. Curriculum allocation and mapping supports outcomes in English, Maths and Science, which significantly impact on the life opportunities of young people. Teaching contact time in these subject areas reflects this.

Promoting British Values

Glyn School is committed to serving its community, which we recognise is multicultural, multifaith and ever-changing. The curriculum plays a vital role in promoting and reinforcing British values. We enable students to acquire knowledge of, and respect for, British public institutions and services and to appreciate and respect their own and others’ cultures. Students benefit from a number of international visitors, including students from other continents and cultures. 

Our curriculum provides a mechanism through which we seek to confer cultural capital on our students. We want their education to be rich with ‘the best that has been thought and said’. “A curriculum exists to change the pupil, to give the pupil new power. One acid test for a curriculum is whether it enables [all] pupils to clamber into the discourse and practices of educated people, so that they gain the powers of the powerful.” (Counsell) However, we recognise that historic and present-day imbalances of power have denied many people an equal voice. Our curriculum design will consider cultural capital within these parameters and its ongoing review will attempt to address these imbalances by amplifying the voices of all people, including those with ‘protected characteristics’. Therefore we will use the curriculum to build students’ cultural capital, but also to engage them in a debate about whose knowledge is powerful; to see the curriculum itself as a curated interpretation of knowledge and one which should be challenged and refined to reflect the lessons society continues to learn. 

The RS curriculum, which is compulsory for all students up to the end of Key Stage 4, provides a broad and balanced education on a range of faiths, religions and cultures. Through many aspects of our curriculum, Social, Moral, Spiritual & Cultural education (SMSC) provides a focus. We help students to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence. We encourage students to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative and contribute positively to society; Form times and Assemblies are also utilised to explore issues of RSE and contemporary moral issues. 

A Knowledge Engaged Curriculum

Ours is a broadly ‘knowledge engaged’ curriculum. We hold that ‘knowledge or skills’ is a false dichotomy because they are intertwined and interdependent. The knowledge in our curriculum has been selected for its value; “the best that has been thought and said.” It is, in itself, important because it takes students beyond their own horizons and imparts cultural capital. 

It is also important because when knowledge is understood through increasingly complex connections, it is applied in skilful performances. ‘Skills’ are tethered to the knowledge domain of each subject’s discipline. They are not easily taught discreetly or generically and are rarely transferred between subjects without sufficient expertise. We draw on cognitive psychology to ensure that our broad curriculum design ensures students learn, in the long term, by knowing and remembering more and practising lots, with feedback. 

This approach is supported by our use of Knowledge Organisers. They are a curriculum planning tool, which allow us to specify content and coherently sequence it. They identify the key portable knowledge and vocabulary, which should be revisited, through spaced out, interleaved practice. Knowledge Organisers sit at the heart of Learning and Teaching at Glyn School. They will support our students in becoming Great Learners who engage in ongoing self-regulation of their own learning.

To read our Curriculum Policy in full, please click on the below section link:  

Learning and Teaching Policies and Documentation - Curriculum Policy