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

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In celebration of Antarctica Day in Term 2, RGS students flexed their creative minds to design an original flag which they felt represented the icy continent. There were a number of really detailed and creative flags submitted but this one was chosen as it clearly met the competition brief, as outlined by UK Polar Network. The winning flag (above) was by Saniya Nair and it was taken to Antarctica by a group of research scientists to be flown to Antarctica. The Flag was held up next…

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Stephen Morgan MP visits The Portsmouth Academy as he begins his physical visits back in schools again since lockdown. Schools and education are a priority for Stephen so he has been communicating with the local schools to see how the back-to-school approach is getting on. A former Newbridge Junior pupil himself, Stephen Morgan is a frequent visitor of our Thinking Academy Schools in Portsmouth. READ MORE: Stephen Morgan wows with Q&A at Newbridge School TPA’s principal Mrs Grey was thrilled to be…

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Plymouth High School for Girls; how it started, and how it’s going. The Principal of PHSHG, Simon Underdown gives the lowdown on why he chose to join our Trust. Hi Simon, so why did you start thinking about becoming part of a MAT? I wanted to take some decisive action to be sure that we secured the future of our school.  Schools thrive when people are focused on providing the absolute best learning environment and we do this with; financial security, astute site and amenity management and high-quality professional learning and collaboration.  I was convinced that…

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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…