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03/08/20

Sir Frederick Gibberd College Retweeted
Miss Fleming

Splash down is less than an hour away! if you love space this is deffo something you should watch!! https://t.co/djIQ5wnSSw

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29/07/20

For our beautiful Gibberdians. Happy holidays 💙💛 https://t.co/u4oSJWqdaV

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24/07/20

School councillors have not let lockdown get in the way of their mission. The school council at Sir Frederick Gibberd College met online for their final meeting of the school year. https://t.co/cG8hQtiYOL https://t.co/Yjwff6FhQ1

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23/07/20

Creative challenges have helped young people to cope with lockdown. The school – which opened in September with the one cohort – has ensured students had a variety of activities to tackle which took them away from the computer screen. https://t.co/lkH1vkMFmi https://t.co/puEfAJKO2k

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22/07/20

Sir Frederick Gibberd College has been given the Safeguarding Initiative Award, recognising schools which have demonstrated exceptional safeguarding during the crisis. Full story: https://t.co/tF9flBNWIz https://t.co/KHWLi7sLKi

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22/07/20

Thank you to all our pupils, staff and families for an unforgettable first year. See you all in September. 💙💛 https://t.co/oo9FpW4c7G

21/07/20

Teamwork makes the dream work.

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21/07/20

Sir Frederick Gibberd College Retweeted
KatyT

Working within a team who support and appreciate each other is the best! I am cared for, inspired, taught and thanked everyday. thank you for trusting me to be part of your amazing team! Have a lovely break and I will see you in September! 💙💛 https://t.co/vwAUHvgvxS

17/07/20

Sir Frederick Gibberd College Retweeted
Dee Conlon

Mrs Leverington, Ms Tidd and Ms Tyler have been incredible and I am so lucky to have such an amazing safeguarding team who care so much about our children's wellbeing. https://t.co/Fg13uMighf

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17/07/20

This is where we should be right now... Soon my lovelies, soon 👍 Ms Tidd https://t.co/O7M80qoyIK

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15/07/20

Sir Frederick Gibberd College Retweeted
Your Harlow

SFG College: School councillors have not let lockdown get in the way of their mission. https://t.co/ZDzkGixuqw https://t.co/VLxMngqMPV

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15/07/20

I am proud to present this award to our amazing Headteacher, on behalf of Teach Well Alliance. She is truly an inspirational leader who genuinely cares for her staff and pupils. We are so proud of you. Mrs Leverington https://t.co/EDWjF1smep

13/07/20

You do say share a good story, share the love of books Mrs C! Well done L, we shall be displaying that in the library after Mrs C returns it 👍

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13/07/20

Loving our end of term bingo 👍 https://t.co/aelMaWWMad

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07/07/20

💙💛💙💛💙💛💙 https://t.co/gALQpPEIdz

07/07/20

Bring out the sun The hour has come My eyes shine brighter And my heart beats faster I hear the roll of the drum The hour has come Oh what a ploy To see my tears of joy I stand proud and numb The hour has come https://t.co/5Li0yHbf1P

06/07/20

1 day... 😬 https://t.co/5Li0yHsPTn

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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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