Blog week ending 17th January

Posted on: 16/01/2020

Year 7 Science students are expanding their knowledge of body systems.  In this lesson students explored PLUCK (heart, lungs and liver) as they are currently studying the breathing process.  Students were increadibly ‘hands-on’ in a bid to understand the topic! 



Year 8 Food Technology students impressed us with their pasta making skills.  Despite being a simple recipe, the preparation requires technical ability and precision to produce such a range of uniform pasta types.



A Level Art student Luna is pictured creating her paper dress proto type garment for her personal investigation unit " Evolution of Japanese Garment Design".   Our A Level students will be working on their practical exam pieces from 20th January.


SIMS Parent App is available online or via the new Parent App on your smartphone or tablet and provides access to your son’s/daughter’s latest information.

What will you find in SIMS Parent App

  • Student Reports - available via the Parent App only
  • Attendance Information
  • Access to update your contact details, so we always have the most up-to-date information in case of emergency 
  • Behaviour Information
  • School term, inset dates and contact details available at the click of a button

If you have more than one child at school, you will have access to this information for all your children, from the same app. 

To get started with the SIMS Parent App and view a ‘how to’ video please refer to our website here


Calling for nominations in the Kent Teacher of the Year Awards!  The 2020 Kent Teacher of the Year Awards celebrate the dedication and expertise of school staff across the county and reflect the invaluable contribution that educators make to all sectors of society. 

Last year we were extremely thrilled for Garry Simmons, our Head of Geography and of Year 13 who won Secondary School Teacher of the Year for not just our region but for the county!  For Mr Simmons, to have been nominated by students and to read their comments was, in his words, ‘a career high’.  For all our staff, to have their hard work and expertise recognised in this manner is extremely rewarding.  We will be gathering nominations from students for this year’s awards but if you would like to submit a nomination for a WGSG staff member who you believe goes that extra mile, you can submit a nomination online by visiting  The deadline is 11.59pm on March 1.


Forthcoming – next week, on 21st January is the Y9 Option Evening and later in the month on the 30th January is the Y10 Parents’ Evening.  The letters giving further information and reply slip have been sent home but can be viewed on our website under ‘Correspondence’ by clicking here

The PFA have announced their WGSG Monthly Draw Winners for December and January – congratulations to all our winners!  Please collect your winnings from the school reception.

December 2019, 1st Prize (£100) - L. Lampton

December 2019, 2nd Prize (£50) - N. Farmer

December 2019, 3rd Prize (£20) - N. Nnamani

January 2020, 1st Prize (£30) - A. Baker

January 2020, 2nd Prize (£15) - S. Hillsdon

More details and to purchase tickets, please see our PFA page on the website here


Rubie L of 11O, Louisa  T of 9H and Amazine-Grace of 11H are all members of Kent County Netball Club which recently played host to the Australian Wanderers, a team with members from across Australia who travelled to the UK for a series of friendly matches on a cultural exchange programme.   The girls welcomed the Australian players into their homes and club for the duration of their visit. 

Rubie won MVP (most valuable player) and had her hair braided as a present from the team (pictured below).  The Australian team had run a series of fundraisers to finance their trip - hair braiding being one of them.


We’re in the local paper!  It was a lovely surprise to open The Dartford Messenger and see that they had run an article on our recent visit from Professor Robert Winston.


Best wishes,


Michelle Lawson


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