News and Events
Keep up to date with the latest CFGS news and events, and get a taste of what life is like in our school community.
A letter from Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission regarding the inspection of LBTH SEND provision.
CFGS as a school is not being inspected, however if you would be able to take some time to complete this survey it would be appreciated. Thank you.
Information on Centre Assessed Grades 2021 for Students and Parents/Carers
Following our letter to you in March, we are now in a position to share the full guidance with you as to how the GCSE and A Level grades will be assessed this year, in light of the cancellation of the exams. Please find below the full guidance from JCQ (the joint council for qualifications) that we recommend both and you and your daughter read.
Teachers will continue to collect evidence in support of your daughter’s CAGs over the course of this half term, and where necessary up until the 16th June; the deadline for uploading the CAGs is 18th June. It is therefore important that your daughter continues to maintain excellent attendance, and a positive work ethic over this period. We hope that you find the guidance helpful.
16th November marks the start of Anti-Bullying Week. We support the national theme of ‘change starts with us’ and we are proud of our CFGS students who are respectful, considerate and ‘upstanders’. This means that we report any concerns to an adult and then support the person if they have been targeted.
We look forward to the assemblies and discussions that will be happening in school.
KS3 Students mark Remembrance Day in Art, Design and Technology
Key Stage 3 Art, Design and Technology students marked Remembrance Day and created paper poppies in response to the artwork “Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red” made by artists Paul Cummins and Tom Piper. 888,246 ceramic poppies progressively filled the Tower's famous moat between July and November 2014 and each poppy represented a British military fatality during the WW1. Please click HERE for more information.
Black History Month @ CFGS
Subjects from across the school have contributed to Black History Month at CFGS this year. Staff wanted to respond the Black Lives Matter protests in the summer in a positive and constructive way. The History Department has developed two stand-alone lessons which teach the historical context behind the Black Lives Matter movement in the USA and the UK. This has been complemented by a competition for students to design a new memorial where the statue of Robert Milligan once stood outside of the Museum in the Docklands. The History Department have responded to calls to decolonise the curriculum and are developing new enquires that will be taught throughout the year at Key Stage Three. ADT have explored the work of artists such as Chris Ofili, Kara Walker, David Adjaye, as well as a project examining the Benin Bronzes. The MFL department have run a variety of activities exploring difference countries across the world that speak French or Spanish. Other departments such as English, Maths, Drama and Science have also run activities in lessons. The student led Diversity Ambassadors also created an assembly that was shared across all year groups examining some of the key themes of BHM. Please click HERE to see the images created.
Spotlight on Maths
In November we held a Year 10 Maths Enrichment event with the AMSP (Advanced Maths Support Programme). Our students participated in a range of activities, including a game called ‘How much is too much?’ that required students to draw on their knowledge of probability, along with their reasoning and problem solving skills, to work out the best strategies for approaching the game. This enabled students to see how Maths is used in real life contexts; they certainly enjoyed the challenge!
Year 10 Creative Writing Competition
GCSE English students were invited to channel their creative instincts whilst in lockdown as part of the faculty’s first Year 10 Creative Writing Competition. Students chose to write either speculative fiction set in the near or distant future, or reflect on how Covid 19 can be taken as an opportunity to improve social equality in our society via non-fiction essay writing. Of the many excellent entries, MS in 10E was selected for first prize, with a spine-chilling short fiction piece. Congratulations M! Commendations to our outstanding joint runners-up: NA in 10A and SA in10E, and all who took part.
CFGS’ Virtual Sports Day
Last week CFGS held it’s whole school Virtual Sports Day. While it was a little different to our annual Sports Day, it was a great success! The Head of PE received numerous entries including staff, students and their families who have also sent in lovely messages about how much they enjoyed the day, and how wonderful it was being able to complete the challenges with their families. Well done everyone!
Please see further details regarding the Virtual Sports Day HERE.
CFGS Debate Mate Finalists
Congratulations to two students from the Debate Mate club run by Mr Ghafoor and Mr Haley. They have been selected as finalists in the competition, with speeches that give us much food for thought. See what they have to say. Well done!
Year 7 Finalist
Year 8 Finalist