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13/04/21

Looking forward to our celebration next week. https://t.co/QUSnRofOFA

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07/04/21

Free live lecture series from https://t.co/1mHvKkHfRM https://t.co/wkzRKh6qco

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06/04/21

Sir Frederick Gibberd College Retweeted
BMAT

BMAT have a vacancy for an Estates & Facilities Assistant working across our Primary and Secondary Schools in Harlow, Essex. For more information visit https://t.co/MNldj0Ml52 https://t.co/ifinsNm5Gg

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28/03/21

Sir Frederick Gibberd College Retweeted
Department of Health and Social Care

There are false reports that lateral flow tests can give you cancer. These rapid tests have been rigorously tested and are safe. The swabs are sterilised with ethylene oxide to ensure they are safe to use. It is one of the most commonly used sterilisation tools. https://t.co/lYWDRluMUh

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26/03/21

Daily walks in lockdown have inspired three teachers to take on a physical challenge to promote positive mental health to their children. https://t.co/KoYxhMOpw0 https://t.co/Erpsbrwa48

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26/03/21

Sir Frederick Gibberd College Retweeted
Alan Turing Years

Here is the new £50 banknote honoring WWII codebreaker and father of computer science Alan Turing! The note enters circulation on June 23, 2021, which is Turing’s birthday. https://t.co/ReFysZGZ6D

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25/03/21

Sir Frederick Gibberd College Retweeted
Your Harlow

New Harlow school SFG College already oversubscribed https://t.co/rPw18fYdkj https://t.co/2CnlSCTg4F

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25/03/21

Sir Frederick Gibberd College Retweeted
BMAT

BMAT has appointed a director to ensure children with special educational needs and disabilities achieve their full potential. Marios Solomonides takes up post of Director of SEND with a mission to remove all barriers faced by children within BMAT schools. https://t.co/jWIcjKLtxl https://t.co/hsWxgX4m7z

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25/03/21

Children have been using virtual PE lessons to take care of their physical, mental and social wellbeing. During lockdown, students from SFG continued to work on their fitness, despite not being in school to take part in physical lessons. https://t.co/Btby1iX4yU https://t.co/l24NLNnY6W

24/03/21

Our wonderful Mr Pilcher is featured in 💛💙 Having a field day: meet the teachers taking school trips to the next level https://t.co/YsISLxF8FL

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19/03/21

Sir Frederick Gibberd College Retweeted
BMAT

Sir Frederick Gibberd College in Harlow, Essex, have a vacancy for a Deputy Headteacher - Sixth Form (KS5 experience essential) For more information visit: https://t.co/KZ74sPZFMV https://t.co/1sAIjCCFZZ

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17/03/21

It has not been all about English and maths for Harlow students this lockdown. As the nation went back into lockdown, Sir Frederick Gibberd College launched its Activity of the Week initiative to give students extra-curricular tasks to focus on. https://t.co/lqai10Jtcq https://t.co/8SlASwnIfN

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16/03/21

Another first for our extraordinary school... A whole day of meetings with prospective Year 12 students. Cannot wait for September!!! https://t.co/HoH8dg5O1y

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15/03/21

And another one... https://t.co/IOaEokjF81

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15/03/21

Another competition for our Gibberdians... https://t.co/lOD544DA6a

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15/03/21

Our latest competition... https://t.co/ichMBrdQpC

11/03/21

Sir Frederick Gibberd College Retweeted
Dee Conlon 💙💛

Our brand new school is growing. We are moving into our state of the art building and opening an academic sixth form. Feel free to contact me if you wish to discuss the role and find out more about . https://t.co/Js6g39fPOW

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Outstanding Education

Supporting primary and secondary schools across Essex and North & East London, BMAT is a growing multi-academy trust with a singular vision: schools, teachers and pupils freed to succeed.

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Local Governing Board

The purpose of the Local Governing Board (LGB) is to provide support and challenge to the school on behalf of the Trust Board. It does this through providing strategic direction at a local level, promoting high standards and educational achievement. The school, through the LGB, is accountable to the Trust Board.

At SFG we believe in developing and embedding a model of outstanding governance.

“The purpose of governance is to provide confident and strong strategic leadership which leads to robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance.” The DfE Governance Handbook (2019)


 

The Local Governing Board comprises of at least:

  • The Headteacher,
  • 2 Community Volunteers,
  • 2 Parents/Carers,
  • 1 Teaching Staff,
  • 1 Non-Teaching Staff,
  • Any such members as the Directors appoint.

LGB Members hold office for a period of four years, and thereafter renewable on an annual basis. Any LGB Member can hold and vacate office in accordance with the terms of their appointment. LGB Members retiring at the end of their term of office are eligible for re-appointment at the discretion of the board which appointed them.


 

Members

Helena Mills - Chair

Appointed October 2020

 

Owen Jones - Deputy Chair

Appointed September 2019

Owen is the Education Lead at Hope Not Hate Charitable Trust's Education Unit. He works closely with communities, especially young people, delivering workshops to Schools and Colleges across England & Wales to teachers and pupils to develop their understanding of how discrimination and prejudice work.

He has a BA in Economics and an MA in History from the University of Leicester. Owen is passionate to improve social mobility. He has been a great leader for change.

Dee Conlon - Headteacher

Appointed September 2019

Dee Conlon started teaching as a maths teacher in North London almost 20 years ago. She continued her career in East London before joining BMAT as a senior leader in 2012. She has 12 years of middle and senior leadership experience and is committed to improving the life chances of young people through education. She has won awards for her contribution to education and to her community. Dee has been instrumental in ensuring that the comprehensive intake at Burnt Mill Academy was provided with the correct curriculum and interventions to improve outcomes, ensuring all, particularly the most disadvantaged, were given every opportunity to exceed expectations.

Dee Conlon has a degree in Mathematics from a Russell Group University, a Post Graduate Diploma in Maths Education and the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH). She is an Ofqual external expert in Mathematics where she uses her professional expertise to help shape and improve the education system. She is also a registered coach with DfE’s Women Leading in Education programme and volunteers her time to coach female leaders in education.

Amy Croucher - Company Appointed

Appointed September 2019

Amy Croucher was a student at Burnt Mill Academy. She joined a programme BMAT made available to their former students, who are aspiring Teachers. This programme allowed Amy to experience her future profession. She hopes to build upon the knowledge and skills she gained, so that she can dedicate her career to ensuring all students have the best possible experience in education. Continuing school, Amy went to Sixth Form and studied; Psychology, Sociology, Food Technology and Finance. Amy is currently working towards her degree in Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire and hopes to fulfil her dream career as a teacher after she graduates.

Sue Forman - Community Volunteer

Appointed September 2019

Sue’s original career path was in the City of London, where she worked for almost 40 years. The majority of this Management Career was on the Operations side of Investment Banking in the Global Emerging Market environment.

She is still an MCSI with the Chartered Institute of Securities & Investment & Institute of Financial Planning regulated by the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority). She has also been a Financial Consultant for a large Insurance Company and has owned her own business for 18 years.

She has also worked in education for almost ten years as a Bursar which included all aspects of HR & management of the school budget.

Foriwaah Amponsa - Parent

Parent elected - September 2019

Having acquired a degree in Law, Foriwaah pursued a successful career in retail banking management for a reputable high street bank before accepting a challenge to work for a bank in Ghana. On return to the UK, she connected with her passion to help children and families by completing a  Masters programme in social work at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust.  Since completion, she has held different posts in referral and assessment teams across several Boroughs as well as the multi-agency safeguarding hub (MASH).

Foriwaah has varied experience in safeguarding; in-depth understanding of relevant legislation, procedures and applicable techniques  that underpins child protection. She  possesses an array of transferable skills gained from working with children and families over the years and has managed cases of varying complexities. She is keen to support SFG in implementation of safeguarding principles and to offer advise where required.

Andrew Hobbs - Parent

Parent elected - September 2019

Andrew was raised in Jersey, Channel Islands. He spent much time exploring the coastline, and was always interested in Natural Science studies. From Jersey’s rich and varied coastline, an appreciation of all the different coloured rocks and minerals evolved, and this lead to a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Geological Technology at Luton University. Completing this 2 year course, Andrew transferred into the second year of Luton’s Universities Geology degree course. Andrew organised his own honours project, and gained his Geology Honours degree. From his honours project, an incidental observation was made, that lead to further research, and a Master of Philosophy Degree entitled “Dislocations in Plagioclase Feldspar” at Hertfordshire University where he met his wife, a Harlow girl. Andrew then settled in Harlow, in a series of jobs ultimately leading to employment as a Scientist for over a decade now.

Andrew works in chemical purification separating out chemicals to ultra-pure levels. Despite Harlow’s flatter topography Andrew manages time to climb, and has interests in sailing, has an allotment, and is committed to fully supporting and encouraging his children, one of whom is in SFG’s founding year. Andrew cares deeply for child welfare, education and opportunities, and aspires to help SFG provide the very best experience possible for all of its schools pupils.

Kristie Fleming - Teaching Staff

Staff elected - September 2019

Katy Tyler - Company Appointed

Appointed September 2019

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