Message From CEO – 26 February 2018
As we move into the second half of this academic year, it is a moment to reflect on the progress of our shared aim – our aspiration to raise pupil outcomes significantly across our Trust in 2017-18.
This week, as every week, there are examples of teachers, staff and leaders working with skill, creativity and commitment to deliver this.
Pupils at Staplegrove took part in a series of exciting, workshops to develop their skills in dance, knowledge and understanding of Chinese culture and Chinese New Year.
Y5 pupils at Cheddon Fitzpaine used ‘Conscience Alley’ to build their poetry analysis skills.
Y6 pupils at St John and St Francis took part in practical challenges to develop their ability to estimate measurement.
There are training opportunities supporting the development of all staff as we reach to achieve our aim. Over the next few weeks these include our Academy Leaders’ Day on the 9th March and Teaching Assistants Inset Days on the 21 and 23 of March. Trustees are also meeting on Tuesday to review the progress we are making, Trust-wide.
What is possible, in terms of raising pupils’ outcomes, was demonstrated by Kingshill Church School this week. Jan Thomson received a letter from the Minister of State for School Standards, Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP, regarding the school’s 2017 KS2 results:
“ I would like to congratulate you, your staff and pupils on the very high level of progress that pupils in your school have made. This means that your school is amongst the top 2% of schools in England in terms of pupils’ progress.”
This is a fantastic achievement. Congratulations to Jan and all at Kingshill. Thank you all for the time, skill and commitment you are giving to supporting our aim. Every person in our Trust is vital as we work together to reach to raise pupils’ outcomes significantly across our Trust by July 2018.