Category Archives: Leadership

Celebrating India Fortnight 26/2- 9/3

A Celebration of India Fortnight - 16th Feb - 9th March 2018

We will be running a variety of activities during the fortnight from 26/2 until 9/3 to celebrate the languages, culture, politics and religions of India.

The activities are as following:

  • MFL- KS3- starter activity- learn a new language- to be led by pupils in each class
  • Music- Kumar sisters to play in assembly
  • Citizenship- exploration of Indian politics
  • PE- cricket on both Tuesdays.
  • Sports leaders (Year 10) to teach Kabaddi to KS3 pupils during Wednesday lunchtimes
  • Dance- Year 8 as scheme of work, taster through year group clubs to be led by older pupils.
  • RS- exploration of Indian religion
  • Science society to deliver to Year 7/8 classes- biology- vegetarian diet/ ivory trade, chemistry-   chemicals in curry, physics- light and its effect on flag colours
  • Maths- study of Indian mathematicians.
  • D&T lunchtime Samosa making session; Indian inspired jewellery
  • Art- paper cuts club to produce shadow puppets
  • English- Hinglish with KS5

AGGS was Represented at the 2015 McKinsey Leadership Academy

FF-Mckinsey-programmeOn the 10th and 11th July Eleanor attended the 2015 McKinsey Leadership Academy at Wellington College in Berkshire.

She was selected following a rigorous application process, competing with students from over 250 schools in the UK and Ireland for a place on this prestigious training programme.

The two day residential brought together 100 high-achieving Year 12 students with McKinsey & Company professionals and Future Foundations facilitators for an intensive programme of experiential workshops, presentations, challenges and one-to-one mentoring.

The Academy enables participants from across the UK and Ireland to learn about leadership by working in small teams in a fun informal atmosphere, giving them a toolkit of approaches and an action plan for the coming year.

Over the next 10 months Eleanor will be supported by McKinsey to design and run a personal leadership project which impacts her community. She will be invited to return to Wellington College for a graduate reunion next year and given the chance to win a scholarship and work experience at the firm’s London offices.

The McKinsey Leadership Academy is funded by McKinsey & Company, a world-leading management consultancy firm who work with companies, governments and not-for-profit organisations to help them tackle their biggest challenges.

The programme is run in partnership with Future Foundations, an award winning training provider whose programmes inspire young people to achieve their full potential and become leaders in their own lives and in society.

Future Foundations’ are currently recruiting students aged 15-17 to participate in Global Social Leaders between 8th-19th August 2016. This is a transformational 12 day residential for young people from across the world who are driven to make social change on a global scale. Meet young leaders, exchange ideas, learn different leadership models and plan a project to make a positive impact in your local community. For more information about GSL and to apply for 2016 visit the FF website.

Head Girls

The elections for the new team of Head Girls took place in school last week. The role of Head Girls in the Sixth Form is an integral one as they are required to be ambassadors of the school as well as displaying leadership and managerial skills. They also need to be a good listener, innovator and organiser, as well as balance the demands of their studies. In total there were 24 students in Year 12 who stood for election and each had two minutes to give a  speech about why they should be elected. All candidates delivered thoughtful and passionate speeches and left voters with a difficult decision to make. Students in Year 12, along with members of staff at the school, voted for who they wanted to represent them. The turnout was extremely high, with an impressive 204 votes being cast.

The new Head Girls are:


Congratulations to the new team!