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Welcome back to Term 4,  I can’t quite believe we are over the half way mark for the academic year already! I hope all readers had a great half term. As promised to my children and for those wondering following my post before the break; we played lots of Star Wars Monopoly and went for a couple of long walks together as a family (much to my youngest’s dismay)! The first week of Term here at Thinking Schools Academy Trust was certainly not a…

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There has only really been one topic of conversation around the “education dinner table” this term and that has been the proposed new Ofsted framework. I say “proposed” and indeed it is currently in consultation, until April 5th. I would encourage you all, as important members of the teaching profession to review the framework, but how many of us really believe there will be many fundamental changes post-consultation? There maybe a few tweaks but I would be surprised if there is significant change.…

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As we draw to the close of another Term, I naturally enjoy taking the time to reflect on the last six weeks. I have spent a lot of this term at Isambard Brunel Junior School in Portsmouth. The school has recently had some leadership changes and I have been delighted to also spend some time supporting the Y6 Maths interventions, whilst also scrubbing up on my times tables and how to “do” fractions! A huge well done to the Year 6 students who…

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I would like to open this blog by wishing you all a very restful half term as we come to the close of Term 3. I cannot believe how quickly this academic year has already flown by, and all of the amazing achievements our staff and pupils have made. I have decided to begin a CEO blog as an opportunity to give those within the Thinking Schools Academy Trust and also those external to us, a real insight into the challenges and successes…