Welcome from the Head Student

Welcome to the TWGSB website. My name is Asa Kerr-Davis and I am honoured to be representing the school as the Head Student for the forthcoming academic year (2015-2016).

Since joining the school in 2009, I have seen it continue to develop, with the addition of new facilities - most notably the all-weather 3G pitch. I am now in Year 13 and studying History, Philosophy & Ethics, and French at A2, with a view to studying History at university next year.

The school endeavours to provide every student with an enjoyable and rounding experience, whilst providing a wealth of opportunities to get involved outside the classroom. The broad range of extra-curricular activities ensures that personal, physical, and emotional development is valued alongside academic excellence. A variety of departments offer these opportunities, from sports clubs to musical concerts, drama productions, and many more.

Additionally the school offers Bronze, Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh awards and, for Year 12 students, the opportunity to develop entrepreneurial skills by taking part in our annual, highly successful, Young Enterprise company as well as the fundraising Wings of Hope Achievement Award.

During my time at the school, I have taken a number of excellent opportunities which I consider to have been pivotal in developing my organisation, teamwork, and self-confidence. These include representing the school in football and basketball teams as well as performing in several school concerts. Educational visits throughout the school and subject-focused groups help to support each student in fulfilling their academic potential.

The Deputy Head Students this year are Ben Price, Joe Massey, Elliot Nicholds, Funmi Sobamiwa and Jessica Abbott. Together with the Senior Prefects, we are the students’ representatives to the Senior Management team, working with the School Council and the Sixth Form Forum.

This year I have chosen Calcutta Rescue Fund to be the Head Student’s charity. All of the money we raise will go towards providing medicine, health education and school support for children and adults living on the streets and in slums in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta), in India. The charity’s ethos of supporting people to have a brighter future echoes, in my mind, TWGSB’s emphasis on providing the skills and opportunities for pupils to succeed in their goals.

Thank you for taking time to read this. I hope that you find the school's website informative.

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