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Sir Frederick Gibberd College

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DAILY walks in lockdown have inspired three teachers to take on a physical challenge to promote positive mental health to their children. The colleagues from Sir Frederick Gibberd College, in Harlow, began enjoying walks after work during the pandemic to clear their heads and get…

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CHILDREN have been using virtual PE lessons to take care of their physical, mental and social wellbeing. During lockdown, students from Sir Frederick Gibberd College, in Harlow, continued to work on their fitness, despite not being in school to take part in physical lessons. A…

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A SCHOOL which is yet to move out of temporary accommodation and into its permanent home is already oversubscribed. Sir Frederick Gibberd College, in Harlow, has attracted many applications from students keen to join this September’s Year 7. A total of 465 students have applied…

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LAST year, YH was speaking to a parent whose son was just about to go into Year 7 at Sir Frederick Gibberd College (SFG). With other senior schools nearer, we asked what was the major factor? He answered, “The Head, Mrs Conlon” A year later,…

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READING is taken so seriously at Sir Frederick Gibberd College, it has its own lesson on the timetable. Time is allotted in each school day for students at the school, in Harlow, to focus on their reading. Students are read to by a member of…

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A SCHOOL’S campaign to take care of young people’s wellbeing during the pandemic has been rewarded. Sir Frederick Gibberd College, in Harlow, launched a wellbeing action plan as students returned to the school from lockdown. Knowing some students would have had little access to outdoor…

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AN imaginative teacher is putting together a documentary to ensure his students do not miss out on educational visits during the pandemic. While schools are unable to take classes of children on trips due to the restrictions, teachers are having to find new ways to…

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BMAT are hosting a series of online events to help you get into teaching. The Train to Teach events will be streamed live online, links to join are available on http://teach.bmat-trust.org/ Thursday 10th December 2020 7-7.45pm Friday 8th January 10-10.45am  Monday 18th January 5-5.45pm  Wednesday 27th…

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HUNDREDS of families will receive much-needed food hampers from their child’s school to help them to navigate the Christmas break. Essential food and Christmas goodies are being distributed to 895 Free School Meal families across BMAT’s Essex schools. Thanks to £11,905 from the Essex Half-term…

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YOUNG people learnt about the meaning behind the poppy as they used art to mark Remembrance Day. Year 7 students at Sir Frederick Gibberd College, in Harlow, completed an art project to mark the occasion. Students learnt the significance of different coloured poppies – red,…

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School councillors have started their term in office. TEN students at Sir Frederick Gibberd College, in Harlow, were elected as members of the school council in September after giving a speech virtually to their peers. Each academic year, students take part in an election as…

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IF THERE was further evidence that Sir Frederick Gibberd College is a creative hub for aspiration and excellence, then it is the decision to teacher Classics and Latin. As part of a series of interviews at the school, we spoke to teacher, Chris Pilcher about…

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THE HEADTEACHER of Sir Frederick Gibberd College is pleased with the school’s progress in its first year but has her mind firm set on the future. It cannot have been easy, starting a school, within another school, as yu wait for the new school to…

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IN SEPTEMBER 2018, we interviewed Hollie and Javin as they entered their new school Sir Frederick Gibberd College for the first time. It has been to say the least, quite a year. YH went down to see them again, as they settled into Year 8.…

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IT was heartening to see so many pupils return to school after (for most) six months away due to the Covid-19 lockdown. It was especially heartening to see so many pupils start their senior school careers as they enter Year 7. First off is Ella…

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School councillors have not let lockdown get in the way of their mission. THE school council at Sir Frederick Gibberd College, in Harlow, met online for their final meeting of the school year. The Gibberd Council has put together an action plan for September, listing…