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Gatwick School celebrates rapid growth & success with visit from Parliamentary Lord

The Gatwick School in Crawley, part of Aurora Academies Trust, yesterday welcomed Lord Theodore Agnew, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education for a visit to this increasingly popular all-through school.

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Primary and Secondary Student Leaders with Lord Agnew and Mr Roessler Head of School

The Gatwick School in Crawley, part of Aurora Academies Trust, today welcomed Lord Theodore Agnew, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education for a visit to this increasingly popular all-through school.

Lord Agnew was given a grand tour of the building by the Head Boy and Head Girl of both the primary and secondary phases.

Lord Agnew is presented with bespoke commemorative TGS student Art by Mr McCarthy AAT CEO and Mr Roessler Head of School.

He was very impressed with the standards of teaching and learning in every classroom and actively engaged with the students.

Head of School Mark Roessler said,

“It was a real privilege to host Lord Agnew’s visit – staff and students alike were impressed with his enthusiasm and encouragement of learning”.

Aurora CEO Tim McCarthy added,

“It is heartening to see Lord Agnew taking the time to visit us and show his support for his Academies. This year sees our first Year 11 cohort sitting their GCSE exams and Lord Agnew was very keen to wish our students well and to inspire them to aim high in life, things we tell our students every day”.  

The Gatwick School opened in 2014 with just 44 students but will have nearly 800 students on roll in September.

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Local musician holds workshop with Crawley school promoting Anti-Bullying

Schools up and down the country recently spent time marking Anti Bullying Week. At OLQOH School in Langley Green, the 2019 theme was “Change Starts with Us.”

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Workshops at Our Lady Queen Of Heaven primary school were led by local musician Ollie Heath, who used the unifying and all-inclusive medium of music to get everyone fired up chanting values of team spirit, resilience, focus and respect.

The atmosphere throughout the day was electric, mirroring the type of experience you usually get in a sports arena, with Ollie using his guitar and loop station to whisk up on the spot beats, the type of which you’d usually only hear at an Ed Sheeran concert! 

Children and staff thoroughly enjoyed the special event with one pupil commenting, ‘today was an interesting, exciting and really enjoyable day which I will remember for a long time – thank you, Ollie.’

In response, Ollie said,
“when you hear an entire arena clapping and chanting in a concert, it’s electric and unifying. I use that same power to remind children how amazing they are and that anything is possible when people work together.

I’ve been coming back to Our Lady’s for years leading themed days and always have the best time! It’s an incredible school with phenomenal pupils, parents, Governors and staff!”.

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