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  • GLF is pleased to announce an English Teach Meet in January 2018

    GLF is pleased to announce an English Teach Meet in January 2018
    13th December 2017

    “Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.” – Henry Ford Our aim of the GLF English Teach Meet is to connect with, inspire and equip a large group of English teachers from across and beyond our Multi-Academy Trust. At the event we hope that all participants are able to share ideas, resources and strategies relating to the teaching of English in secondary schools. It is free to attend and you are welcome to present or listen. Please publicise the English TeachMeet with your colleagues and other schools. Please use #GLFEnglishPleasedToMeetYou when on Twitter to spread the word. #GrownLearnFlourish #TeamGLFEnglish Read More

  • Whyteleafe accepted as a Co-op Local Cause

    Whyteleafe accepted as a Co-op Local Cause
    4th December 2017

    I am pleased to announce that we have been selected for the next round of funding from the Co-op Local Community Fund, which will run until 27th October 2018. This will provide funds for the school to benefit all our children and allow us to develop our Pastoral/Nurture Room. There are two ways that the Co-op Local Community Fund raises money: 1. Every time members shop at the Co-op, 1% of what they spend on selected own brand products and services goes to the Co-op Local Community fund. Co-op members in the local community can choose which local cause receives their share. 2. All the local causes in the community get an equal share of the money the Co-op raises from the sales of carrier bags. I hope that all parents will consider supporting us by making Whyteleafe School their Co-op local cause and I would really appreciate it if you could ask friends and family to support us too. If you are already a Co-op member, you can immediately sign in to your account and select us as your local cause. You may have to search for us if you do not live near to the school. If you’re not already a Co-op member and would like to join, all you need to do is go to https://www.coop.co.uk/membership and choose to ‘Become a Member’. Once you have joined, you can then select us as your local cause. We will send out regular updates over the next 11 months on how the fund is progressing. Read More

  • Gymnastic Competition Reports

    Gymnastic Competition Reports
    30th November 2017

    Isla Mclaggan 6C - On the 23rd November 2017 there was a gymnastic competition at De Stafford School. As we arrived we were so excited. We started the warm up and we started marching across the floor like Olympic gymnasts. Next we were presented to the crowd. First we started on the vault, we had a practise and then the real competition was here. Dulcie went first, woosh! Then we all went afterwards, we were all amazing. On the floor, Lauren was fantastic and so were other people; everyone did it neatly and no-one made a mistake. Finally the results were announced and in third place from Whyteleafe was… me! Overall we finished 3rd. My best performer was Dulcie because she was flying over the vault and she did the floor routine like a professional. Maddie Evans 6C On the 23rd of November some of the year 5 and 6 children set off to DeStafford School for the gymnastics competition. All of us were nervous and didn’t know what to expect. Whyteleafe was the first for the vault and Dulcie went first. She ran, jumped, pointed her toes and stuck her landing perfectly. Everyone had two goes on the vault. Next off we went to the floor. Dulcie was first again and she did an amazing routine. Once everyone had finished, we went out of the hall and lined up for a march around the hall. Then the winners were announced and Isla finished 3rd. Whyteleafe also finished 3rd overall. A big thank you to Mr Reardon for taking us and Miss Banwell for coaching us. Also thank you to the parents for supporting us. My best performer was Isla because she came 3rd and also Dulcie because she did a fantastic routine and stuck to everything. Dulcie Thatcher 6C On the 23rd November 2017, it was the school gymnastic competition up at DeStafford School. There were four schools there. Whyteleafe, Hillcroft, St John’s and St Francis’. We all queued up for our go on the vault. Whyteleafe went first. I had a tremendous speedy run up, I put my hands onto the vault, pointed my toes and landed neatly. Everyone did really well. Next we went off to the floor. We all had a great practise before it was time for the real thing. I was first again and I was so nervous. I stuck my round off and did the roll perfectly. The rest of the routine was really good too (I hope). Now we nervously watched the other schools on the vault and floor and they were really good too. Afterwards we anxiously awaited the scores. We came back into the room for the march on and listened to the results. Miss Banwell announced that Isla had came in 3rd place in the district and that Whyteleafe finished 3rd overall. All we didn’t come first, we all enjoyed it. We went to our parents and congratulated everyone. I would like to thank Miss Banwell for coaching us and Mr Reardon and parents for supporting us. My best performers were Maddie Evans because she tried hard and Isla Mclaggan because she got a medal. Aimee Bacon 5R On Thursday 23rd November Whyteleafe School Gymnastic Team travelled to DeStafford School for the competition. The schools that were there were St John’s, St Francis’ Hillcroft and ourselves. We were first up on the vault. We started well! Dulcie went first and we continued in order until Chloe. Afterwards it was our time for the floor. We practised first and again it went Dulcie first and we all had a go until it was Chloe. Finally it was time for the scores. Isla came in third place and we all cheered. We all waited for the overall scores and we finished 3rd. Well done everyone. A big thank you to the parents for supporting, Miss Banwell for coaching us and Mr Reardon for being there. My best performers were Isla and Maddie for trying. Read More

  • Thank you from Caterham Foodbank

    Thank you from Caterham Foodbank
    23rd November 2017

    Thank you so much for your wonderful donation of harvest gifts to Caterham Foodbank. We really appreciate your support in helping us to continue doing the valuable work that we do, in helping those in need in our communities. Since the foodbank opened in Caterham, over 3,000 emergency food supplies have been given to people in need and nearly 40,000kg of food has been generously donated. Caterham Foodbank gives 3 days worth of non-perishable food to people in need. Thank you for supporting Caterham Foodbank. Kind regards Gill Bailey Project Manager Read More

  • Children in Need

    Children in Need
    22nd November 2017

    Thank you for all your support for this charity mufti event last Friday. A total of £421.70 was raised for children in need which is a fantastic amount. The school councillors helped organise the event and count the money which is a reflection of their dedication to helping support our school and promote the charity events. Mrs J Taylor Read More