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22/07/24

Year 11 prom at Guildford County was filled with magic, finesse, and glamorous fun! The hall buzzed with music and dance, creating unforgettable memories and solidifying future connections. Enjoy the rest of the summer! pic.twitter.com/cO97QsVf6g— Guildford County Sch () July 22, 2024

19/07/24

And that's a wrap for another year! We hope everyone has the opportunity to enjoy special summer moments with friends and family. pic.twitter.com/pjwCwNDJNi

19/07/24

Sniff sniff! 😢 Today we say 'Tschüss' and 'Au Revoir' to two of our longest serving department members, Mrs Martinez-Wallas and Mrs Grandvuinet, who are off to pastures new! We will miss you. We wish all our students a safe and happy holidays! Team MFL 🇩🇪🇪🇸🇫🇷— George Abbot Languages () July 19, 2024

17/07/24

A fabulous few days with unexpected bonus weather, and spirits couldn't be higher! It's hard to say goodbye to these beautiful rolling hills. What an incredible week for our Gold DofE Explorers! pic.twitter.com/f0cakyryhz— Guildford County Sch () July 17, 2024

17/07/24

Have a listen to our CEO's end of year message - it's been a busy one! https://t.co/dltBBTig5N via

17/07/24

It’s been an incredibly busy end of term…follows us on Instagram to see what the students have been up to! 😅 pic.twitter.com/b1fxuubWLb— George Abbot School () July 17, 2024

17/07/24

Last week our annual GAbbot Fest raised over £4000 for Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity, and a huge thank you for the extreme generosity of our community and of course our creative, amazing stall holders! pic.twitter.com/49dF5GsH5J— George Abbot School () July 17, 2024

17/07/24

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17/07/24

Another first at GA this year, Y8 Colour Run! pic.twitter.com/XbpmqR1LOu— George Abbot School () July 17, 2024

17/07/24

We love these Phantom photos! pic.twitter.com/WZoyiBTVf2— George Abbot School () July 17, 2024

15/07/24

Our Gold DofE participants have arrived at their first destination, Sykeside Campsite in the Lake District. Tents are up, and the happy campers are ready for their adventures. The first day has kicked off with map reading, orienteering, and walking. pic.twitter.com/qu6pWhRVIs— Guildford County Sch () July 15, 2024

15/07/24

Join us for the GCSE Art, Photography, and Textiles Exhibition on Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th from 4pm to 6pm. Enter via the right side of the main building. This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase our students’ exceptional talent and creativity. pic.twitter.com/TxWb8eRXy9— Guildford County Sch () July 15, 2024

12/07/24

Anyone for Tennis? Some of our students were lucky enough to be able to experience the incredible atmosphere at this week. A fabulous day for all of them! pic.twitter.com/5xI3ZxQe5k— Kings College () July 12, 2024

12/07/24

Absolutely fabulous show from the GAbbot Dancers for the GAbbot Fest 🥳🥳 Bringing the entertainment for the whole school. And that’s a wrap on 2023/24 Dance performances. Could not be prouder 🤩 pic.twitter.com/wkKs5K46u7— George Abbot Dance () July 12, 2024

12/07/24

Let the games begin! The weather is looking promising for a day of activity! pic.twitter.com/laueLGk2sf— Guildford County Sch () July 12, 2024

11/07/24

When you eat your lunch with this view 😍Year 3 Cricket match with Miss Stillwell was a highlight! pic.twitter.com/W8VpXoetZB— Northmead Junior School () July 11, 2024

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Curriculum Purpose

Curriculum Purpose Statement

“Excellence with Integrity and Equity”

Our curriculum purpose framework provides a rationale for learning that helps us, as a trust, to focus our strategic thinking, our school improvement priorities and our allocation of time and resources.

In line with our values, we are clear that we want to provide all our young people with learning that inspires and which enables all to achieve excellence. In the pursuit of this we will be brave innovators, recognising the value of working together to improve outcomes for all. Furthermore, we are determined to pursue these ambitions with integrity – where the subjects studied are those that provide our learners with the best that has been thought and said and where they are prepared for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of the adult world.

We also believe that excellence should be complemented by equity: central to the work of our schools is the provision for our most vulnerable learners including the disadvantaged and those with special educational needs or disabilities. Empowered by this curriculum we will achieve outcomes that drive social mobility and give everyone freedom of choice throughout their lives.

 

Curriculum Principles

  • Across our trust, the curriculum will be designed to ensure our young people thrive, achieve and flourish. It will enable them to understand what it is to be human and equip them for life so that they become kind and model citizens. It will not only develop our young people academically but socially, emotionally, culturally, physically, creatively and spiritually. Our commitment to providing learners with a wide range of extra-curricular clubs and activities will add depth and breadth to our provision and allow our learners to follow their hobbies and interests outside of the formal curriculum. We will ensure that we engage our learners in an ambitious and high-quality careers programme that, in our secondaries, meets the requirements of the “Baker clause” and Gatsby benchmarks, encouraging them to be aspirational and ambitious so that they can secure a bright future and enjoy fulfilling careers.

 

  • Through our curriculum - and our commitment to evidenced-based pedagogy - learning is the foundation of every lesson. Our approaches to teaching and assessment will be based on the latest research.  We pay attention to how the brain and memory works. Our teachers plan learning so that it is clearly sequenced, presnt the curriculum so that it is intelligible to young minds and use assessment to expose learners’ thinking and to adapt their teaching. Excellence in learning for all is the outcome. These approaches are supported by trust-wide systems for teacher professional development and quality assurance that drive continuous improvement.

 

  • Our knowledge-rich curriculum will be designed to ensure the very best academic outcomes for our young people and at its heart will be our schools’ determination to achieve excellence with equity and integrity. We strive to bring advantage to the disadvantaged, where barriers to learning are successfully overcome and where there are no limits to the achievement and ambition of all our learners.

 

Please refer to the trust's Curriculum Purpose Policy Statement for more details and our schools' own policies regarding local curriculum arrangements.