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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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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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