Smiles All Round on Withington’s Gambia Trip

Withington Girls School’s Sixth Form Gambia volunteers under the shade of a baobab tree

Sixth Formers from Withington Girls’ School have enjoyed an action-packed trip to The Gambia where they immersed themselves in a mixture of thought-provoking volunteering work and fun sightseeing activities. . . . → Read More: Smiles All Round on Withington’s Gambia Trip

Withington’s Winning Ways

Withington Girls’ School 2016 successes (thumbnail)

Withington Girls’ School has been celebrating a series of wins in a wide range of pursuits – and the Manchester-based School has also just been ranked as the top school in the North in the latest Sunday Times Parent Power league tables. . . . → Read More: Withington’s Winning Ways

What is Russian Maths?

Parents often ask me what “Russian Maths” is and how is it different from maths taught in England, after all, the numbers are the same. Yes, the numbers are the same, but the methods of teaching mathematics are very different.

Teaching of mathematics in the UK was influenced by Jean Piaget’s cognitive development theory. . . . → Read More: What is Russian Maths?

New Headmistress at WGS

Sarah Haslam, a new headmistressat Withington Girls School

Withington Girls’ School is to have a new headmistress with the start of the academic year in September 2016. Mrs Sarah Haslam, previously the School’s Deputy Head, is looking forward to taking up her new role. . . . . . → Read More: New Headmistress at WGS

Alderley Edge 100th Music Festival – WGS Crowned Choral Champions!

Withington Girls’ School’s Choir at 100th Alderley Music Festival 2016

Withington Girls’ School’s Choir debut performance at the Alderley Edge 100th Music Festival hit the right note with judges as entries in two classes earned the WGS choristers a coveted first prize. . . . → Read More: Alderley Edge 100th Music Festival – WGS Crowned Choral Champions!

Siemens to help girls get curious about STEM

To mark International Women’s Day (IWD) 2016, Siemens will launch a new education project to challenge gender stereotypes. The SeeWomen (Girls in STEM) project will inspire and motivate young girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). . . . → Read More: Siemens to help girls get curious about STEM