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04/03/24

Fridays are GASP Motor Project in our Learning Support space. A selected group of Year 9 and 10 Students explore motor mechanics, engineering, and foster connections. Our Formula One team is making great progress with their sports cars ! Take a sneak peek at their work! pic.twitter.com/ZLCIii5ELY— Guildford County Sch () March 4, 2024

04/03/24

Excitement is building for "Wind in the Willows" . Dress/Tech Sunday, the cast and crew have put in tireless efforts. Opening night is just around the corner – can't wait! 🎭 pic.twitter.com/FLuV0EbTMo— Guildford County Sch () March 4, 2024

03/03/24

🎓 Year 12 students gained invaluable insights from City expert Jane Vessey on Finance, Investments, and Trading careers. Thank you for your wisdom and advice, Jane! #weareguildfordcountyschool pic.twitter.com/vCfGtS1xkt— Guildford County Sch () March 3, 2024

02/03/24

Last half term we had a fun packed week where our curriculum was brought to life. This included a VE themed day in YR 6, Stone Age day in YR1, YR2 marching around dressed as Romans & YR4 turning galactic for their Space Day! pic.twitter.com/ODvfdfM8XF— Loseley Fields () March 2, 2024

01/03/24

Today atWoodkirk Academy Lincoln Minster School Waltham Toll Bar Academy George Abbot School HoeValleySchool Ewell Primary School pic.twitter.com/CYdrMYgo3c— Onatti Productions () March 1, 2024

29/02/24

We are looking for an enthusiastic and creative teaching assistant to join us in our vibrant and ambitious primary school.For more information please visit:https://t.co/v4eBpzpq1M#Farncombe pic.twitter.com/2qOgYXOvP7— Loseley Fields () February 29, 2024

29/02/24

Year 12 Geography crew at Slapton Ley field centre are conducting field research on infiltration rates, soil characteristics, and carbon content in woodland and arable land. They also simulated storms to study runoff and infiltration impact. A hands-on learning pic.twitter.com/ssPS9t6p1z— Guildford County Sch () February 29, 2024

29/02/24

'How to earn 11 marks on the NEA2 Practical!' Mrs Hancock spent a couple of hours working with her students looking at equipment and techniques to boost grades when presenting food. Well done to those who attended, some fantastic products plated. pic.twitter.com/IfV7t5i4w2— George Abbot School () February 29, 2024

29/02/24

Great to see so many enthusiastic pupils at George Abbot School today. Thank you so much Carrie Dunn for an inspiring day of events all about the history of women's football and becoming a sports journalist. pic.twitter.com/gEsEcs1qvQ— Guildford Book Festival () February 28, 2024

28/02/24

Our stunning set for “Wind in the Willows” is in the final stages of production and getting ready for next week. A huge thank you to the art department, Mrs. Nicole, and our amazing Year 12 Students for all their hard work. The show is almost here! Have you bought your ticket ? pic.twitter.com/LfXsPwOmgN— Guildford County Sch () February 28, 2024

28/02/24

Year 12 Geography squad in Slapton hands-on learning! Analysing beach sediment, investigating size variations, roundness, and sphericity to understand beach dynamics. Rain didn't stop their Totnes exploration either!#weareguildfordcountyschool pic.twitter.com/9xsQ9uFv5D— Guildford County Sch () February 28, 2024

27/02/24

Deeply honored to have Sophie Power, esteemed GB ultra runner, speak at our Year 13 assembly. Her captivating tales of resilience left a lasting impression, inspiring students to overcome obstacles. Grateful for her insights & eagerly await her future endeavors. pic.twitter.com/LVtKeXLOG6— Guildford County Sch () February 27, 2024

27/02/24

Year 12 Geography field trip to Slapton off to a great start! Team trekked 8K along the bay, explored North Hallsands, analysed beach pebbles at Beesands,and delved into the historical significance of the 'swimming tank'- a UK Sherman tank recovery, linking History with Geography pic.twitter.com/3jvUBGvOl4— Guildford County Sch () February 27, 2024

27/02/24

Great game tonight for the Yr8 netball team. A close game with the girls showing great versatility and playing a range of positions. Gabbot managed to just come away with the win. Shout out to Bella and Sophia for girls of the game pic.twitter.com/SFEqnb9GCu— George Abbot PE Dept () February 27, 2024

27/02/24

A pleasure to have Holy Trinity, Worplesdon, St Joseph's, Bushy Hill and Boxgrove join us for our first orchestra rehearsal. The hall was full of such talent and enthusiase. We can't wait to hear the music Lilja has written and arranged, on stage at G Live in March! Well done ☺️ pic.twitter.com/G2MvmIVgs3— Northmead Junior School () February 27, 2024

27/02/24

Great game tonight for the Yr8 netball team. A close game with the girls showing great versatility and playing a range of positions. Gabbot managed to just come away with the win. Shout out to Bella and Sophia for girls of the game pic.twitter.com/SFEqnb9GCu— George Abbot PE Dept () February 27, 2024

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In the night, the light shines brightest

2nd December 2022

As we shift from November to December, it is abundantly clear that our children, and definitely our staff, are often arriving to school in the dark and walking home in the gloom of early evening. The uniqueness of the British latitude, coupled with Greenwich meantime results in greater hours of darkness as we approach the shortest day of the year. Despite this celestial reality, as I visit schools, I am struck by the unrelenting light and positivity we are providing our children, families and communities.

There is nothing stronger than the hope that passionate education provides. It has a transforming effect on the individual. At a time when we could perceive an ever-constant band of pressures, to walk our classrooms and witness our young people performing, debating and exploring knowledge is wonderful. Yes, we are approaching the glitter and carols season. This festival of schools' lights and cheer does much to shine through the realities of the longest term, mock examinations, colds and sniffles, and children's fatigue.

We need these lights and rituals to keep ourselves going. However, it is not the seasonal goodwill I wish to extol here, but the inner light of the education profession. To work in schools is a special thing. It is a privilege. It is a chance to make a difference. Making a difference is not easy. It is not twee or heart-warming. It is not all 'get into teaching' government advertisements. It requires soul, dedication and graft. It is this I witness as I am lucky enough to tour our schools. Classroom after classroom, front reception, library, exam office, SEND centre, science prep room... all the nooks and crannies that make our schools the special places they are I find staff doing wonderful things. Wonderful things like, putting children first when exhausted. Supporting colleagues when you are feeling behind yourself. Most of all, making time for young people again, again and again. Helping put shoes on for PE once more. Going over exam questions again after school. Conducting mock university interviews. Ringing home to praise a young person for trying their best. These are the unglamourous, true heart of education professionals. I see this everywhere I go.

In my privileged position, I sometimes feel colleagues are too close to identify this light. This difference. As we enter the final weeks of this term, let me assure you - it is shining brightly. It is making a difference you cannot see. Shine brightly.'

Jack Mayhew, CEO, Learning Partners

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  • December 13, 2023 Can you believe it's Day 12 already? Today a beautiful arrangement of Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas by our sixth form choir in 2016 - my favourite arrangememt of this song! pic.twitter.com/GfijizPWxi
  • December 12, 2023 Can you believe it's Day 12 already? Today a beautiful arrangement of Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas by our sixth form choir in 2016 - my favourite arrangememt of this song! pic.twitter.com/GfijizPWxi
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