Within the month of January our students took part in the following activities:

  • Pupils from Year 7,8,9 were trained how to be ‘street doctors’ in event of knife crime
  • Year 9 and 11 had their parents evenings which were very well attended
  • Mr Amin supported James Oglethorpe Year 5 G and T maths groups as part of Gaynes Primary liason work
  • Year 10 completed the fast tomato careers exercise to signpost them towards colleges, universities and careers available to suit their interest
  • Year 10 had a mock interviews with business people supporting Gaynes
  • PSCHE topics covered were: Puberty, random acts of kindness, British values, sexting, exam stress, media impact on young people, self harm, post 16 options, body image, CSE, Human rights, radicalisation, The Holocaust, Knife crime, HHealthy relationships

Assembly topics covered were:

  • Values
  • Celebrating diversity
  • Holocaust memorial day
  • Cross cultural heroes

We visited the following places:

  • Year 11 GCSE Geography groups visited Walton on the Naze
  • Year 11 visited Queens College, Cambridge University
  • Year 10 visited Anglia Ruskin University

Gaynes took part in sporting fixtures / events:


Within the month of December our students took part in the following activities:

  • Gaynes celebrated achievement at an awards evening for Year 11 – 2015 – 19
  • A group of Year 10 pupils assisted at the Romford foodbank packing and sorting items that had been donated
  • Achievement assemblies were held celebrating attainment and effort for all year groups
  • All of Year 11 sat internal assessments
  • Year 8 listened to a presentation from the Met Police on the topic of ‘Malicious communications’
  • Gaynes hosted a resident’s tea party for three local care homes which included music, Christimas readings, Carols from Branfil Primary school choir and mince pies!
  • PSCHE topics covered were: Radicalisation, anger management, sexting, aids day, Hanukkah, safety when you are out in the local area, Christmas

Assembly topics covered were:

  • Human Rights
  • Self Awareness
  • Christmas

We visited the following places:

  • Year 10 foodbank trip to Romford foodbank

Gaynes took part in sporting fixtures / events:

  • U13 girls handball fixture
  • U15 boys handball x2


Within the month of November our students took part in the following activities:

  • Selected Year 11 attended small group Maths and English tutoring with London School of management education
  • Yea 7 Welcome evening took place
  • All of Year 11 attended a road safety awareness course – ‘safe drive stay alive’ at Hornchurch theatre
  • Gaynes anti bullying ambassadors raised awareness of bullying with Primary and Secondary school assemblies as well as participating in the Upminster school anti bullying march
  • All of year 9 attended a knife crime awareness workshop where students were educated by the police, St John’s ambulance and a charity educating students about the consequences of knife crime on families and communities
  • Year 9 and 10 participated in Holocaust presentations and workshops
  • Year 10 attended an Apprenticeship workshop to investigate opportunities and qualifications required
  • Gaynes hosted a Christmas Pantomime for James Olgethorpe., Branfil Primary Schools as well as Gaynes Year 7 and 8
  • PSCHE topics covered were: criminal responsibility, anger management, FGM, knife crime, Anti bullying week, road safety week, county lines, sexting, abuse, remembrance day

Assembly topics covered were:

Remembrance Sunday

Anti – Bullying week

Being responsible in the community

Acts of kindness


We visited the following places:

Gaynes students took part in a WW2 battlefields trip

Gaynes pupils took part in a STEM trip focused on the Aviation industry

Year 11 art pupils went on art trip to London


Gaynes took part in sporting fixtures / events:

Year 9 sports leaders took part in an event