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30/05/20

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SFG College: Finding new ways to inspire pupils. https://t.co/Jdiyl5hWcA https://t.co/EkycaN7pmo

27/05/20

Northern Lights at SFG https://t.co/ncO2CVaeIk

24/05/20

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Wonderful project for half term. Place your request now! https://t.co/bhcXS0L1p6

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24/05/20

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Definitely something that may be worth signing up for if you are interested in hearing talk about being an astronaut and his journey into space! 🪐🪐🚀 https://t.co/kaesiHIw0I

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22/05/20

Cheesy jokes week 😆 https://t.co/l4E1qoWIDf

22/05/20

VIDEO The unique creation of the new building for Sir Frederick Gibberd College, in Harlow, has been captured on timelapse video over the last 12 weeks, as the modular building has been delivered to site in sections. https://t.co/HHKjLT4vgO Full article - https://t.co/wr8Nt31pxc

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20/05/20

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One day is simply not enough to thank the most wonderful humans I work with. you are magic 💙💛 https://t.co/1PdgsCdLY6

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20/05/20

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So it's . I would like to thank for encouraging myself and many others to be resilient, ambitious and constantly strive for greatness. You're a true inspiration! https://t.co/2SNHESyTm4

20/05/20

Mr Head has been incredible this year 💙💛 https://t.co/PBSEH2sxn0

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20/05/20

SFG Cheesy Jokes Week... Even the staff are at it 😆 https://t.co/mf3ZNC8Sh1

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20/05/20

Did You Know Wednesday Today's fact comes from Charlie in 7 Johnson https://t.co/qZiaGqmWyS

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20/05/20

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Disadvantaged children have been provided with digital devices and unlimited broadband by their school to enable them to learn at home. https://t.co/gYx4PDbGaq https://t.co/oo3YYN5ZE7

20/05/20

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Fantastic article in today’s about the work of Courageous Leaders https://t.co/L77TvXfnID

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19/05/20

SFG Cheesy Jokes Week 😆 https://t.co/rLUcKHYoEv

18/05/20

Monday Quiz Link https://t.co/wUbpOmCHeR

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SFG awarded for supporting young carers

SFG awarded for supporting young carers

Posted: 3rd April 2020

Our school has been awarded for our work to support young people who care for relatives at home.

Sir Frederick Gibberd College has been given a bronze Young Carers in Schools Award for its work to make sure students do not miss out on education because they are young carers.

The Young Carers in Schools programme helps primary and secondary schools to improve outcomes for young carers and celebrates good practice.

A young carer is someone under the age of 18 who helps to look after a relative with a disability, illness, mental health condition or drug or alcohol problem, or younger sibling.

Katy Tyler, learning mentor, underwent training to ensure any young person at the school who is acting as a young carer can be given the help and support they need.

She said: “We have worked hard to secure our bronze award. The assessors were so impressed with the work we are doing, they have encouraged us to now go for the silver award.

“At Sir Frederick, we have educated staff on what young carers are, so they know what they are looking out for, as it is not always obvious which young people are caring for others. We have created notice boards for staff and students to share information about young carers, started a lunchtime drop-in session once a week to give young carers an opportunity to take time out and be just children for a while and we have set up an email address so they can contact me with any concerns they may have.”

With schools now closed due to the Coronavirus, the school is making regular phone calls to ensure its young carers are coping at home.

Mrs Tyler said: “I am calling our children every other day to have a chat with them. We are talking about anything and everything, even just the weather to give them something other than their caring role to think about for half an hour or an hour. They cannot get a break at the moment, so our phone and video calls are really important to them.

“Our young carers are under even more pressure at the moment without the break of school.”

David Mirzai, schools development co-ordinator for Young Carers, said: “I had no doubts you would pass. It is great to work with you. Bring on Silver.”

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