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12/07/21

Our Creative Arts students are incredible! Art, Music, Drama, Food, DT...do watch our video...even the music is home grown Glyn student talent! https://t.co/zIssky8EmY https://t.co/vHZorfymsC

12/07/21

Do take a look at our weekly Newsletter! https://t.co/9aLtngb1is

12/07/21

Parents and Carers - if you did not receive the Glyn Newsletter on Friday 9 July, please check your junk! Please then move the email to your inbox, which will resolve the issue for future messages. Apologies - new parental messaging system gremlin!

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08/07/21

Open Evening postponed to Thursday 16 September 2021. We hope this new date will allow prospective families onto the school site, and we look forward to meeting you then! https://t.co/unlBiA4Dy7

02/07/21

Vacancy - are you an inspiring and experienced Careers Advisor looking for a position in an ‘Outstanding’ school? https://t.co/1pWEIld3Ed

02/07/21

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

29/06/21

Joining Glyn School in September 2021? Please see our Transition Experience video! https://t.co/eeYSfosABR

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28/06/21

Wishing our Glyn School Wimbledon Ball Boys all the best as the Championships begin today https://t.co/D9IqPD316k

23/06/21

Reminder! Mufti Day Thursday 24 June - own clothes, voluntary £2 on the gate for Glyn PSA, remember your face covering...remind your friends!

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21/06/21

Library book returned 19 years late - 995 hours of detention? We hope he made it in The Rock Business! https://t.co/bSiAVVOXPI https://t.co/pGGIKI8iTE

15/06/21

With regret, Glyn School Open Evening for prospective Year 7 entry has been postponed until Thursday 16 September 2021. Further details on our website: https://t.co/8z3j0dapL7

11/06/21

Friday 11 June train disruptions/cancellations, including West Ewell and Epsom: https://t.co/gTY3K8q8LK

11/06/21

Good afternoon Due to significant problems with the signalling system near London Waterloo, train services running across the whole South Western Railway network may be cancelled, severely delayed or revised.

28/05/21

Do take a look at this week's Glyn Newsletter - so much good news! https://t.co/XVuFlZIFZV

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26/05/21

Retweeted From UK University Search

✨ TWO DAYS TO GO ✨ We can't wait to welcome you along to our South UK University & Apprenticeship Search Virtual Fair! Don't miss out on the chance to get expert advice from universities, colleges & apprenticeship providers. Register now 👇 https://t.co/m4SWcOyAth https://t.co/wbbBCImYEv

25/05/21

Retweeted From Jon Chaloner 💙

💯- always interesting for staff to hear from former students who remember the way you believed in them. https://t.co/bJ0GutMmlK

20/05/21

Fabulous career opportunity for teacher of Business Studies & Economics! https://t.co/aAkaJrHLdZ

20/05/21

Exciting vacancy for Business Studies & Economics Lead Practitioner! https://t.co/ri0cGK9MhU

04/05/21

Hello! Any ideas how long Schoolcomms will be down, please? Do I stay at school and hope it comes back on, or go home?...do I stay or do I go now?!?

Archived Careers and Guidance Newsletter Items

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'The Parents' Guide to' - Free resources to support Parents and Carers with students’ next steps

This month, 'The Parents' Guide to' have produced a variety of resources to guide Parents and Carers through helping their teenage children to think and prepare for their next steps after GCSE or Sixth Form.  We have summarised these resources below:

Applying to University

Resources to support those applying to university in the 2021/2022 academic year:

  1. 'The Parents' Guide to' Personal Statements: Download here
  2. Ideas to help teenagers choose the right university course: Read more
  3. The 'Ultimate University Shopping List' with links to recommended buys: Download here

Thinking About Apprenticeships

Resources to support teenagers in making a decision about whether Apprenticeships could be the right choice for them:

  1. Apprenticeship levels, entry requirements and possible qualifications: Download here
  2. Is an Apprenticeship a good choice for all teenagers?: Discover more
  3. How has the pandemic affected apprenticeships?: Learn more

Talking About Next Steps With Teenagers

  1. Qualification levels from Year 11 to Year 13 - different types of qualifications and where they can lead: Learn more
  2. Board game to discuss Post-16 options: Download here
  3. Board game to discuss Post 18 options: Download here
  4. Virtual Work Experience, with regularly updated opportunities: Discover more
  5. Starting a business: Read more

Preparing For Results Day 2021

  1. Awarding academic grades without exams: Learn more
  2. Awarding vocational and technical qualifications in 2021: Discover more
  3. Preparing for GCSE Results Day 2021: Read more
  4. Sixth Form Results Day 2021 flowchart: Download here

Experience opportunities and the Volunteer Police Cadet Scheme:

Surrey Police - Work Experience

I wanted to update you on some exciting upcoming opportunities with Surrey Police. Firstly, I wanted to let you know that Surrey Police offer Work Experience. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19,  it has been placed on hold at the moment, however, we hope to open this back up soon, potentially during the Autumn.  In the meantime, if you are interested in Work Experience with Surrey Police, or you would like to find out more, please email us via workexperience@surrey.pnn.police.uk

Additionally, I would like to draw your attention to the Volunteer Police Cadet Scheme, which is open to young people aged 13-17. We currently have vacancies for both Cadets and Adult Leaders (who help to run the sessions).  If you are interested in the Volunteer Police Cadet Scheme, or you would like to find out more, please visit: https://vpc.police.uk/

If you have any questions, or would like further information or support, please email us at PositiveAction@surrey.pnn.police.uk


Careers 1WorldSkills UK have put together a series of Spotlight Talks to ensure that young people continue to have access to high-quality careers advice during these turbulent times. Spotlight Talks are designed to inspire young people of all backgrounds to consider technical and vocational routes, highlighting the opportunities and career pathways available. 

There are a wide range of talks which cover the areas below.  There are number of Spotlight Talks in each area:

  • Design and Build  - This content is designed to introduce young people to some of the most exciting developments and inspirational stories from leading employers in the Design and Build sector. With case studies from Apprentices for Fire and Security to an engaging interview with architectural start up founder Gabrielle Omar, it will definitely engage and inspire.
  • Armed Forces  - This content is designed to introduce young people to some of the most exciting developments in career opportunities from our Armed Forces. Hear from multiple inspirational role models, including Engineers in the Royal Navy to Mechanics in the Royal Air force.
  • STEM - This content is designed to introduce young people to some of the most exciting developments and inspirational stories from leading employers in STEM sectors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). From case studies from the award-winning Apprenticeship programme, to an engaging interview with the lead Structural Engineer on the Shard, Roma Arawal, it will definitely engage and inspire.
  • Digital - This content is designed to introduce young people to some of the most exciting developments and inspirational stories from leading Digital employers, including the British Esports Association (competitive video gaming) and successful Youtubers, Grant Hinds and Kimmy Kimani.
  • Employability and Public Services - This content is designed to bring inspirational role models to young people. It will focus more on the skills and characteristics that make people successful and, in particular, the employability skills needed to start a career that is right for you. It features a diverse range of speakers, from BAME Apprentice of the Year 2020, Kimmy Kimani, to Sam Rapp, a dyslexic poet, on celebrating her neurodiversity, this content has something to inspire everyone.

Please click on the links to access inspirational careers advice for the benefit of young people, employers, and the UK economy.

In October, there will be a further series of Spotlight Talks with a focus on Digital Skills on 13 and 14 October.  To register your interest, please click on this link.


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Year 11 Students - Medicine Application Timeline - Getting Ready

We have been made aware of an upcoming event, hosted by Education Projects Group, for Year 11 students who are aspiring Medics.

This free event is a live online event that will be hosted on Zoom or YouTube Live.  Please be aware that places are limited and will be booked on a ‘first come, first served’ basis, so please register for a place as soon as possible.

Overview of the Event:
This event will be delivered by NHS Doctors and current Medical Students.

  • Welcome and introductions.
  • Applying to medical school timeline.
  • Is medicine right for me?
  • The importance of Work Experience.
  • -Balancing school and applying to medical school.
  • What you need to do this year.


Event Name: Medicine Application Timeline - Getting Ready
Location: Online
Date: Saturday 21 August 2021
Ages: Current Year 11 students (going into Year 12 in September 2021)

If your child is interested in taking part in this online event, please register via the following Google registration link: https://forms.gle/Dud254nM1dozd3uF7


Why Would Anyone Want to be a Volunteer?

If you have not yet volunteered for a good cause, you may question why people would give up their free time for no financial reward. If you were to ask volunteers why they do what they do, their answers would be as diverse as the sectors in which they freely give their time: a tie to the cause through personal or family experience, developing skills for a potential future career, exploring other cultures, improving social skills, connecting with others over a shared passion, doing good for the environment, paying back to a cause which previously helped them or someone close to them, seeking company from like-minded people to overcome loneliness, developing a sense of self-worth, a desire to stay mentally and physically active (perhaps through sponsored walks) to improve their own health. The benefits of volunteering are many fold.

How Can I Become a Volunteer?

If you are new to volunteering, speak to your immediate and wider family and trusted friendship groups to let them know that you would like to help, as they may already know of a good cause that would suit you and your interests. You may also like to speak to staff at school, many of whom regularly undertake voluntary work. We can also put students in touch with other students who are already involved in a variety of good causes; in particular, our Head Boy, Kye 12A, has been very active with the Breck Foundation for several years.

There are several websites which detail volunteering opportunities in your local area and a good place to start could be the Surrey County Council website which has a section devoted to volunteering. You can access those pages via this link: Surrey County Council Voluntary, Community and Faith Sector

With the summer holidays fast approaching, perhaps now is the time to give volunteering a go?

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