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30/09/20

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Year 6 Taster Sessions! We're offering online sessions to Year 6 students. To find out what is on offer and register your child please click this link - https://t.co/jAXGCkZX8f https://t.co/2quuwzskEr

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30/09/20

Wednesday Staff Shout Out: Awesome Mr Daly for always going above and beyond for our children. Thank you sir, you rock PS we love your lockdown hair 💙💛 https://t.co/TvaSuY0OOF

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30/09/20

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Good morning we support with all matters . Just for fun... how many do you or your know? You can download a copy here: https://t.co/HdEzUD4fEL https://t.co/C7DELacYWv

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30/09/20

At SFG we have been researching the physical effects of hard work... Findings are in: Hard work turns your tongue red and blue. 😉 https://t.co/DoSExtH6LI

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30/09/20

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Burnt Mill Academy

OUR ONLINE OPEN EVENT IS TOMORROW! We'll be holding a virtual open evening for 2021 admissions on Wednesday 30th September. For more information, to register your interest and to find out more about Burnt Mill Academy please visit https://t.co/0OTlly46I7 https://t.co/FeyTXc87Zq

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30/09/20

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I've shared this poem of mine many times, but man, I really feel it tonight. LET'S HEAR IT FOR TEACHERS, YEAH? https://t.co/xtimNKf87G

29/09/20

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28/09/20

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Imperial College Outreach

Looking for something to do in the half term? Stemettes have a series of sessions planned for those interested in STEM careers. https://t.co/dkk4pDVCY0

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28/09/20

I'll help you think I'll help you believe I'll help you dream And you will DARE Gibberdians 💙💛 Mrs C https://t.co/54OWCsunom

28/09/20

What do we offer? - exceptionally hard working, polite, kind pupils - small family feel, supportive environment - staff wellbeing and development a key priority For a virtual visit contact info.org.uk https://t.co/RdTJcCu2HN

26/09/20

We look forward to our family lunches in the canteen.

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26/09/20

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26/09/20

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Sir Frederick Gibberd College: Poetry Performances on National Poetry Day: https://t.co/NTRsi3HoWW

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24/09/20

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ONLINE OPEN EVENT - We'll be holding a virtual open evening for 2021 admissions on Wednesday 30th September. For more information, to register your interest and to find out more about Burnt Mill Academy please visit https://t.co/0OTlly46I7 https://t.co/cStT8yK1Yq

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21/09/20

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Mind in West Essex

Fancy joining us for an online yoga class? Funded by the classes form part of the Great British Week of Sport campaign, promoting the benefits of sport and physical activity To register email: fundraising.org.uk https://t.co/EdFdaIkSFn

19/09/20

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MHST Harlow

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19/09/20

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MHST Harlow

We are running another free online course for parents/carers this time focusing on Challenging Behaviour. If you would like help learning and implementing tried and tested strategies to help manage your child’s challenging behaviour and can commit to 6 online sessions 1/2

19/09/20

Check out "How To Get Into Medicine Live 2020 | Conference for Students in the UK" on Eventbrite! Date: Sun, Sep 20 • 09:00 BST https://t.co/X9dnAmHue2

17/09/20

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Harlow's newest secondary opens

Harlow's newest secondary opens

Posted: 13th September 2019

Harlow’s newest secondary school has opened its doors to its first cohort of students.

Sir Frederick Gibberd College has opened in response to the critical shortage of secondary school places in the town.

A group of 122 Year 7 students made history as they became the first to walk through the brand-new school’s doors on Monday.

Headteacher Dee Conlon told them: “This is an incredible day for us.

“Every time we do something new, we are making history. Today is a monumental day for you as you are the first set of Gibberdians to go through the gates in the history of this school.

“Welcome to your new home. I call it a home as I think of us as a family. Ultimately, one thing I want you to always remember is no matter what happens we truly care about you and your future. Everything we do is to get the best out of you in this school, not just in terms of exams and grades, but you as individuals.

“Welcome to the Gibberdian family.”

The day started with students practising their line-up before heading into school – a routine used by all BMAT schools by way of starting the day in an orderly fashion.

The first week was filled with assessments and orientation activities to help students and the newly appointed team of staff to settle into their new school.

Hollie Dietz, 11, said of the first day: “It’s going really well; the first lesson is going great.

“I wanted to come to Sir Frederick Gibberd as I felt a new school would be a new start for me. We are the first people here, so we are making history.”

New classmate Javin Nundloll, 11, was the first student to arrive. He said: “I just really wanted to get to school as I was excited for the new start and new beginning.

“I really felt emotional in assembly.”

Mrs Conlon said to students: “I have been waiting for this moment for four years. They say good things come to those who wait; you are my good things.

“We are a small school, but we are a great school. We are going to be the best school! Let’s go and show everyone how amazing we are.”

The school, based in modern temporary accommodation next to Burnt Mill Academy while a permanent building is constructed in Tendring Road, is part of the BMAT family of schools.

Mrs Conlon said: “We started this project in 2015; it was just a conversation about how we needed a new school in Harlow and was that something we could do as a Trust. The answer was ‘yes’.

“In September 2019, there was going to be a shortage of 120 secondary school places in Harlow. We have taken on 122 and we still have some on our waiting list.

“Words fail me that we stand here now on our opening day.”

The school will open a sixth form in the future.

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