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

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We are so excited to launch our new section of the website where we will share our research along with your thinking, teaching and learning innovations.    

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In 2021 World Book Day, just like everything else, was a bit different. Gone were the children’s dressing up competitions, reading extracts in school assemblies, and the festivities at the local library, though the message around books and reading was still as powerful and positive as ever. This year saw pupils who couldn’t make it into school due to Covid-19 receive a digital £1 World Book Day tokens to exchange for one of twelve special £1 World Book Day books or used as a discount voucher…

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We’re launching our Service Award Scheme! TSAT is underpinned by you, our team; your efforts reinforce our values, and your constant commitment supports our high standards and quality of the learning journeys our students take, when they join a Thinking School, and for that we truly thank all of you. Every member of staff, whether with us for a year or 30 years, is talented, valued and noticed during their time with us. Here at TSAT loyalty is genuinely having our, and our students’ best interests at heart, and for our longer standing team members, you have honoured that commitment year on…

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Cedar Children’s Academy have won a notable Mental Health Award for their admirable efforts to maintain wellbeing throughout their school. The school is very proud to have been one of only three schools in Medway to be awarded the Carnegie Centre of Excellence Mental Health Award for Schools. The award recognises the efforts of the school to provide an outstanding mental health and wellbeing provision for all of its children and staff. As we all know, 2020 had been a…

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Plymouth High School for Girls, or PHSG as it’s known, was founded to further encourage the growing popularity in the late 19th century to improve women’s rights and encourage girls to be ambitious in life.   PHSG are a long established and highly popular city selective school with determined and enthusiastic staff and students, and while many things have changed since their opening in 1874, their school motto, ‘non scholae sed vitae discimusn – meaning ‘For life, not school, we learn’, is as important and relevant today as it was…

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Welcome to Our Trust, the last edition for 2020. What is truly inspiring about the pages in this edition, is that they are full of our young people and our staff doing fantastic things, without any hint of the disruption or challenges of delivering education during a global pandemic. Read the full edition Stuart Gardner, MSc, NPQH, NLE Chief Executive Officer

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We are excited to announce that The Thinking Schools Academy Trust (TSAT) is opening a modern and innovative new-build secondary school; The Maritime Academy, and doors will open in September 2022. This investment is a huge vote of confidence in TSAT, which already has three secondary schools in Medway, proving its ability to consistently deliver a top standard education for our local community. The Maritime Academy is an excellent opportunity for our children in Strood, as it gives them a through education experience; moving seamlessly from…

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To celebrate inspirational black people and their achievements we launched our first ever Black History Month art competition. Talented students from all year groups across our Trust jumped at the chance to flex their creative muscles and submissions quickly rolled in; we were overwhelmed with so many fantastic and imaginative entries! After time to ponder some difficult decisions were made, our judging panel chose 3 overall winners – congratulations to you all! Our judges didn’t have it easy, there were so many fantastic pieces…

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The Kent Teacher of The Year Award is open for nominations! TSAT are proud to support the Kent Teacher of the Year Awards and nominations have now opened for the 2021 awards. Please head over to the KM Charity website to nominate someone YOU think makes a difference in your school! If there is someone at your school or in your team you would like to recognise, please do take the time to nominate them. Assistant Head of Maths at Goodwin Academy, Kirsty Gaythwaite,

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We are delighted to announce that Lee Miller, our own Deputy Chief Executive, is to be appointed an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to education. Lee, who was born and bred in Medway (attending Featherby Infant and Junior School and then The Howard School) started working in education in 2009 as a school business manager at a large secondary school (now The Portsmouth Academy). He joined Thinking Schools in 2013 when the school did likewise, as only its third school.…