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20 Sep 2021

St George’s School Windsor Castle becomes a Round Square Candidate School

St George's School Windsor Castle has been accepted as a Round Square Candidate School, becoming part of a vibrant, international network of over 250 schools that connect and collaborate to offer experiences which develop global understanding.

20 Sep 2021

St George’s School Windsor Castle becomes a Round Square Candidate School

We are incredibly excited that we have been accepted as a Round Square Candidate School and look forward to being part of this vibrant international network. We can’t wait to collaborate with different schools around the globe and give our students and staff a chance to work with, embrace and respect different cultures and backgrounds. This is the start of a really exciting and inspirational journey for us.

We are implementing the Round Square IDEALS in every area of school life. Our students’ spirit of adventure is boosted by outdoor education opportunities and residential adventure trips for all year groups. Our own award scheme, the St George’s Award, brings into focus environmentalism and service to others, with students inspired to be active both in their communities and within the school itself.

Leadership and democracy are embedded and reinforced in our house system and through the Student Council which meets on a regular basis. Students are encouraged to undertake leadership positions throughout the school community.

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30 Apr 2021

St George’s - the first standalone UK Prep School set to be an IB World school.

Recognising the need to reimagine education and to prepare pupils to become Real World Ready, the school is embarking on a period of transformational and sector-leading change.

30 Apr 2021

St George’s - the first standalone UK Prep School set to be an IB World school.

St George’s School Windsor Castle is the first standalone UK Preparatory School set to become an IB World School, offering the Primary Years Programme.

St George's School Windsor Castle is a candidate school for the PYP. This school is pursuing authorisation as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy - a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education - that we believe is important for our students.

As part of a unique learner journey for the girls and boys aged 3-13, the PYP will be adopted as a high quality and progressive framework for Kindergarten to Year 6. Pupils will then move to a dedicated Years 7 and 8 centre for their Senior Prep Years, where the Pre-Senior Baccalaureate is studied as an assessment model for a range of leading senior schools.

St George’s School Windsor Castle, founded in 1348 to educate the choristers of St George’s Chapel, is rooted in a rich heritage but contemporary in outlook. Recognising the need to reimagine education and to prepare pupils to become Real World Ready, the school is embarking on a period of transformational and sector-leading change.

The Head, William Goldsmith, writes: “Our learner journey has been designed to reflect the style of learning that our girls and boys should have to flourish in the 21st century. We need to reshape the long-established system whereby pupils are assessed for answering the right questions. To thrive in the world now, young people need to develop the right knowledge and skills and crucially ask the right questions. Our new 3-13 pathway, which involves our candidacy to become an IB World School, nurtures children to develop curiosity, inquiry, focus on global thinking and develop international mindedness.”

This powerful and unique approach equips girls and boys with the right mindset and skills to succeed at senior school and beyond. The school is proud of its relationships with leading senior schools locally and nationally.

Dr. Christopher Stephens, Head of Bradfield College, a destination school for St George’s pupils, comments on the exciting development. “I am excited by the announcement of St George’s application for candidacy to become an IB World School as part of the ‘Real World Ready’ strategy. A successful contemporary education is one that prepares pupils for a life of learning. Developing skills and attributes, which will enable pupils to thrive personally and professionally, underpins the inquiry-based learning philosophy of the IB. The PYP will offer strong preparation for the PSB, which has proven to serve pupils extremely well as they prepare for GCSEs, the IB Diploma or A Levels.”







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03 Feb 2021

ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY- FIVE HEAD TEACHERS CALL FOR CHILDREN TO RETURN TO SCHOOL

ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY- FIVE HEAD TEACHERS CALL FOR CHILDREN TO RETURN TO SCHOOL VACCINATING ALL TEACHERS TO IMPROVE CHILDREN’S LIVES

03 Feb 2021

ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY- FIVE HEAD TEACHERS CALL FOR CHILDREN TO RETURN TO SCHOOL

ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY- FIVE HEAD TEACHERS CALL FOR CHILDREN TO RETURN TO SCHOOL VACCINATING ALL TEACHERS TO IMPROVE CHILDREN’S LIVES


This letter has been co-ordinated by William Goldsmith, Head Master of St George’s School, Windsor Castle and was printed in The Times today:


Sir, As Head Teachers, we are heartened by the progress that has been made with the coronavirus vaccinations and encouraged that the target of 15million people is likely to be reached by 15 February. This is saving lives, bringing light to a dark period for many and giving hope that pupils will be back in their schools without any further delay. To support this mission, we urge the Government to vaccinate all teachers and school staff, along with other priority groups of workers. The emotional and social wellbeing of young people is a significant concern to us, and every day we see the need for pupils to be in school; with each hour that passes the need to be back with their peers and teachers grows stronger. Teachers have demonstrated that they are ready for the challenge ahead; without neglecting anyone’s safety, reopening schools from 8 March should be the priority under any circumstance.


NOTES:


The majority of the signatories are Independent Prep School Head teachers. Some are leaders of state schools.


The letter is not making a political point, but a child and staff welfare one. The need to address the educational health, the mental health and the societal health of our children is acute and urgent, and there is a route to making a safer return to full time, in person schooling more likely to succeed, by vaccinating all teachers and staff from all educational settings as soon as possible. The signatories are in the attached PDF.


CONTACT POINT:


William Goldsmith is available for interviews during Thursday. Please co-ordinate with Clare Davis at this email address: [email protected] or call her on 07931 630093.


ABOUT WILLIAM GOLDSMITH:


William is the Head Master of St George’s School, Windsor Castle. He has held the post since January 2019. He is presently Vice Chair of IAPS the Independent Association of Prep Schools.

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