Message from CEO 1 October 2017
A short video on the Taunton HUB Development Day: Taunton Hub
It has been an uplifting week full of creativity, celebration and collaboration.
Across our schools, displays and high quality work evidence the exciting ways children, parents, carers and staff have been learning and finding out more about each other.
At Kingshill Church School, Reception pupils made these fantastic memory boxes with their parents and carers. Children then brought them into school to share the ‘memories’ inside each with teachers, TAs and each other.
Pupils in Year 1 created this super gallery of self-portraits.
This wonderful visual display of ‘The Learning Pit’ at St John and St Francis Church School, shows pupils the stages of a learning journey and enables them to track their own and each other’s progress into the pit and up the other side.
Teachers, staff and leaders have also been finding out more about each other – their strengths and skills – and worked collaboratively, drawing on these, to generate exciting plans for the future.
Staff at the most recent school to join our Trust, Wembdon St George’s Church School, spent the day together on Wednesday. With Head teacher, Judith Heale, and Assistant Director of Learning and Achievement, Paula Park, they explored how their curriculum, teaching, learning and leadership evidence the values and vision we all share.
On Friday, teachers and leaders across the Taunton Hub met for our Trust’s first Hub Development Day. It was fantastic to see the energy and commitment of teachers as, with support of our Taunton leaders, Jon Wood and our ADLAs, they explored our shared values and vision. It was wonderful to hear teachers and leaders’ vibrant conversations and ideas. It was inspiring to see their collaboration, the sharing of their many talents and skills and their passion for what has been and can be achieved together. Duncan’s short film captures the essence of the mutual support, warmth and the sense of family that shone so brightly throughout the day.
As a member of the Taunton Hub said on Friday, ‘Together, we are a sky full of stars.’