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TSAT’s annual leadership conference is always an excellent opportunity for Trust Leaders to catch up, share best practice and refocus on the key priorities for the Trust. This year was no exception and it was a pleasure to welcome new faces and potential new leaders to our Trust. One of the major themes of the conference was the embedding of cognitive thinking throughout the organisation. I had the pleasure of leading two sessions on this theme during the conference, the first to the Trust…

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On Tuesday 27th September all the Curriculum Leaders based in Medway met for the first time at the new Quaterdeck at The Victory Academy for the formal launch of the 9-1 project. The session was introduced by Stuart Gardner, our CEO, and led by Janina Villalta, Vice-Principal at The Victory. The aim of the meeting was to establish direct contact between the leaders of all curriculum areas to take forward a Trust wide project – meeting the challenge of 9-1. We were really pleased to…

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Following the decision by the DfE not to allow Chatham Grammar School for Boys to go ahead with plans to move to co-ed education, a spokesperson for Thinking Schools Academy Trust, the sponsor of Chatham Grammar School for Boys, said: “The Trust applied for the school to become co-educational because we believe it would serve the needs of all students in the local area, and be in their best interests. There was much support for our proposal, especially from those who wanted the choice…

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A New Beginning for Cedar Primary School The Governing Body of Cedar Primary School have resolved to become an academy and have approached the DfE to allow the school to join the Thinking Schools Academy Trust. TSAT is a family of schools which work collaboratively, helping each other to secure the best outcomes for all pupils. Following a presentation to the Governing Body from the senior leaders of TSAT, the Governing Body felt that, by joining TSAT, the school would be well supported to…

Ella Martin is a KS2 teacher at New Horizons Children’s Academy and is TTL hub lead for Chatham. “My experiences growing up in Medway and then attending Cambridge University ignited a passion for tackling educational inequality. Therefore, when I graduated from studying Politics, Psychology and Sociology, I joined Teach First as I fully align with their vision to make a fair education for all. For the last 6 years, I have worked in various schools across Chatham and Gillingham in Upper Key Stage 2 and…