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Trust children stand proud as they celebrate the 75th Anniversary of VE Day. Isolation during these times has limited so many of coming together to recognise and celebrate VE Day 2020.  Therefore, it is wonderful to hear that children attending TSAT schools have taken part in their own social distancing celebrations. The children have emerged themselves with support from staff and the trust’s catering company, Chartwells, to provide children with a mouth-watering buffet, very much in keeping with the street parties that many would…

We are committed to keeping our staff safe and supporting them whilst at work; whether in school or at home, so we have been working with the Trade Unions to ensure you are fully represented at this time. Please take a look at our joint letter signed by all parties involved who have committed to action points ensure your safety and wellbeing. TSAT Joint Union statement 20/04/2020

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Meon Junior School has been awarded the top prize at the Portsmouth Tidy Schools and Recycling Superstars Awards 2019. The School was recognised as the overall winner at the Awards, in recognition of all the brilliant initiatives put in place by the School’s Eco Council. The Tidy Schools and Recycling Superstars Awards recognises ‘Tidy Schools’ in several categories, as well as an overall winner of the ‘Recycling Superstar Competition.’ Portsmouth City Council has run the competition for the last 28 years. To win,…

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Welcome to our Easter 2020 edition of Our Trust. What a historic term it has been, none of us could have imagined that as we returned to school in January we would be facing a global pandemic and countrywide shutdown before the end of the Easter term. Please click here to read the full article Stuart Gardner, MSc, NPQH, NLE Chief Executive Officer

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Kirsty Gaythwaite in the running to win Pearson National Teaching Award for Outstanding New Teacher of the Year. At a time when schools are doing more than ever to support their communities, teachers across the country have discovered they have been shortlisted for Education’s Oscars. Selected from thousands of nominations, Kirsty is one of 87 extraordinary teachers, lecturers and school staff who have been entered for the prestigious Pearson National Teaching Awards. Kirsty Gaythwaite was nominated for a Silver Award in the Outstanding New…

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Thinking Schools Academy Trust is working alongside catering company Chartwells to provide packed lunches to more than 1,800 students in Medway, Portsmouth and Kent. The Government’s announcement to close schools across the country last Friday to all except a handful of children as part of the fight to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19) means many students who qualify to have free meals at school are instead now having lunch at home. Thinking Schools Academy Trust, a family of 17 high-performing schools with…

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Students and staff at the Portsmouth Academy are celebrating the Academy’s accreditation as an “Advanced Thinking School” by the University of Exeter. The Academy, which is part of the high-performing Thinking Schools Academy Trust, is one of only seven schools in the country to receive the prestigious Level 2 “Advanced Thinking School” accreditation. The report by the University of Exeter’s Graduate School of Education, issued as part of the accreditation process, noted that attainment has “steadily increased” at TPA, since its initial accreditation…

Students from all 17 schools across the Thinking Schools Academy Trust sung in harmony as they called for all to #BeKind through a special performance of This Is Me from The Greatest Showman The performance, recorded across all 17 schools and cut together into one video, spread positivity and the importance of being kind. It was orchestrated by Head of Performing Arts at The Victory Academy, Sasha Sherwood, and Director of Education for Chatham, Mandy Gage. The prominent vocals in the video were…

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Inspectors praise Outstanding personal development at All Faiths Children’s Academy All Faiths Children’s Academy in Strood, Rochester has been rated Outstanding for Personal Development and Good overall by Ofsted in a glowing inspection report. Ofsted praised the academy, sponsored by the high-performing Thinking Schools Academy Trust, for its efforts to enhance pupils’ personal development, though an “ambitious”, “rich and diverse curriculum”. The inspectors highlighted the wide range of opportunities provided for pupils to learn about the world around them and how to become responsible…

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Some useful resources for all pupils that are studying at home:   CHILDLINE: Childine is a free, private and confidential service where you can talk about anything. Whatever your worry, whenever you need help, they are there for you online, on the phone, anytime. www.childline.org.uk   THINKUKNOW: THINKUKNOW is an education programme to help protect children both online and offline. www.thinkuknow.co.uk   CEOP: CEOP is a law enforcement agency which helps to keep children and young people safe from sexual abuse and grooming online. They are…