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Latest news and press releases from The Thinking Schools Academy Trust.

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Rakesh Vashisht, Head of Maths at The Victory Academy, has been selected as a winner for the Kent Teacher of the Year Awards 2017. The awards recognise the expertise and dedication that is the hallmark of outstanding teachers, support staff and volunteers and their contribution to a successful school.  The presentation ceremony will take place at Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel on Friday 19th May. Nominations opened in January with the deadline for proposals on the 8th March.  The award categories include primary, secondary,…

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Schools within our Trust all took part in Red Nose Day to raise needed funds with the help of their School Councils and Parent and Teacher Associations. The schools’ held ‘wear something red’ and ‘Red Nose Photobooth’ events, along with other events that they put on to raise money for the charity.  This year, the charity has raised an amazing £73,026,234, which keeps growing.  The money will help to transform the lives of those in the UK and the world’s poorest communities. It’s…

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School takes first prize for second year running, while also claiming runner-up spot.  Students and staff from The Victory Academy in Chatham are celebrating after performers from the school came first and second in the annual Medway Dance Fusion competition on Tuesday evening. Determined to follow up on their grand success winning last year’s competition, the school returned with two strong performances at Greenacre Academy, beating off competition from eighteen other schools to steal the top two awards. In front of a bumper…

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Isambard Brunel Junior School’s fabulous Year 4 choir took part in the Portsmouth Music Hub’s Mad Scientist concert at Portsmouth Guildhall this Monday 27th March. This annual extravaganza features schools from all over the city singing brand new songs written by the Portsmouth Hub’s award-winning composition team which includes our very own Mr Gilmour (Headteacher).  This year all of the songs were science based including a memorable digestion song about a toilet. Not only did the choir sing with the other schools, for the first time they sang…

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On Monday 27th March, 8 Year 6 children from Newbridge Junior School were invited to visit the Lord Mayor at the Guildhall in Portsmouth. They were given the opportunity to take a look around the Mayor’s Quarters and Suite which is rich in history with elegant original features.  After the tour they sat down and enjoyed a three course formal lunch!

Portsmouth 1 governs The Portsmouth Academy, Newbridge Junior School, Isambard Brunel Junior School, Meredith Infant School  and Penhale Infant School.

Medway Secondary governs Rochester Grammar School, Holcombe Grammar School and The Victory Academy.

Medway Primary governs New Horizons Children’s Academy, Cedar Children’s Academy, All Faiths Children’s Academy and The Gordon Children’s Academy.

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Year 10 and Sixth Form students at The Victory Academy in Chatham welcomed 21 inspirational Kent women to their school last Friday 3 March  to celebrate International Women’s Day. The visitors represented a wide range of different professions, from the Army and police, to the worlds of art and photography, and treated students to a series of workshops providing exciting insights into their careers. The workshops were designed to help break down the barriers that many women still face in entering the job market and…

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Students and staff across our Trust recently took part in World Book Day on Thursday 2 March, dressing up as their favourite book characters, reading books and themed workshops. Cedar Children’s Academy held a special assembly with staff reading extracts of their favourite books and All Faiths Children’s Academy paraded their costumes on stage, searching for ‘Where’s Wally?” pictures that were hidden around the school, an inter-house book quiz and an “Extreme Reading” competition. The Victory Academy Art department created Lady Cossington’s pressed…