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28/01/21

Just read, gonna be okay, da da doo-doo-mmm Just read, turn that page, da da doo-doo-mmm Just read, gonna be okay, r-r-r-read Read, read, just, j-j-just read 💙💛📚 https://t.co/SOBhTKUReP

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27/01/21

Activity of the Week by Gibberdians: home made lava lamps 💙💛 https://t.co/sMw7t0tpPt

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26/01/21

Thank you SFG staff, you are amazing. https://t.co/5dzs0nR2s1

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25/01/21

Happy Monday 💙💛 https://t.co/BN4EHXMGtZ

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23/01/21

Sir Frederick Gibberd College Retweeted
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Happy ! 📚 Have you got a favourite book about Bletchley Park? Perhaps today is the day to start one of these! ⬇️ https://t.co/DZ0s8PXgTP

19/01/21

Our pupils have been exercising together online after their lessons. Well done Gibberdians, we are proud of you! 💙💛 https://t.co/dq0W5o6kjy

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19/01/21

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BMAT

BMAT are recruiting additional staff to support the mass testing for COVID19 across our secondary schools in Newham (London), Harlow & Epping (Essex) and Stansted (Essex). Full details and application info: https://t.co/GJjumrMOBP https://t.co/sp3KUgt9K3

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18/01/21

For Activity of the Week, Gibberdians are making breakfast. https://t.co/kKx41QKSNe

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18/01/21

ACTIVITY OF THE WEEK Have fun creating a healthy breakfast, try one of the recipes has posted in Teams. https://t.co/Ywmmu4sM6U

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17/01/21

Happy Monday, hope you have a good week 💙💛 https://t.co/zJbWDfbR95

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15/01/21

Why we teach origami: Develops hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills and mental concentration. Therapeutic, boosts mental health. Well done to one of our Year 7s for her perseverance and determination. Hard work pays off. 💙💛 https://t.co/UUnoUxs7jJ

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15/01/21

Sir Frederick Gibberd College Retweeted
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If your child is due to start primary school in September 2021 don’t forget to submit your application by Friday 15th January. https://t.co/LdmjRjxz1a https://t.co/br6yXyWAKj

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14/01/21

We are reading A book that will make us glad we read it. Happy reading Gibberdians. https://t.co/cebx8pL1EV

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11/01/21

Democracy in action at SFG is keeping our Gibberd Council going during lockdown. Your voice matters Gibberdians, one day that voice will change the world! https://t.co/YBGoRJhzzj

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10/01/21

After our online lessons both staff and pupils are encouraged to: https://t.co/Q0xRvFf6EY

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08/01/21

We will teach you in a room We will teach you on zoom We will teach you in a house We will teach you with a mouse We will teach you here or there We will teach you because we care 💙💛 https://t.co/vHCzX5rVkt

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08/01/21

January at SFG is Sir Frederick Gibberd month. We celebrate his life and achievements. Our town's architect was born on 7th Jan 1908 and passed away on 9th January 1984. We are glad he built Harlow otherwise we wouldn't be here today. https://t.co/VPi26gb1SK

06/01/21

Thank you to all SFG staff, teaching and non-teaching, for your care, dedication and hard work. Gibberdians you are so lucky to have such incredible adults looking after you. Mrs C https://t.co/TZzgkpJoYT

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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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