June 2014 News Archives

Friday 27 June 2014

We celebrate National School Sport Week 2014 in fine style with two outstanding sports events for Reception and Year 7

With Wimbledon starting this week and the World Cup for football in full swing, sports fans, I am sure, have been in their element. The same must be true at Gildredge House where the more athletically-inclined have found themselves involved in even more physical activity than usual — and that is quite an achievement.

Friday 20 June 2014

Inspired by ICT for Education

As I was leaving home this morning, BBC Breakfast* featured a school which has introduced the computer game Minecraft into its classrooms in order to support more traditional subjects. This surely indicates that ICT in schools is as relevant – and potentially controversial – as ever.

Friday 13 June 2014

Sun shines brightly on launch of the Independent Learning Project 2014

Today saw the launch of the Independent Learning Project (ILP) for 2014. At Gildredge House we place a great deal of emphasis on students’ independent learning, which is why it appears in our ‘Gildredge 5’. In lessons teachers spend a portion of time encouraging students to think, act and pursue their own studies autonomously.

Wednesday 11 June 2014

Gildredge House is recruiting support staff

Gildredge House is recruiting again. After a very successful round of teacher recruitment in the Spring Term, we are now turning our attention to our support staff in readiness for September 2014. We have posted advertisements on our website for Lower School Teaching Assistants, Individual Needs Assistants in Year 7 (Secondary) and School Secretary.

Friday 06 June 2014

Work hard, play hard with Summer sports

This week we have enjoyed some sporting activities in the open air. There have been three Year 7 boys' cricket matches – one on Wednesday and two today, including a county cup fixture! - and yesterday saw the Inter-House Rounders Competition on the playing field.

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