Message From CEO – 10 March 2019
World Book Day is a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and most importantly, it’s a celebration of reading. This is the 22nd year of National Celebration and across our Trust children participated in wonderful, memorable events.
Thank you everyone for making World Book day such a success, and such memorable day for children across our schools.
Year 3 at St Saviour’s Church Junior School have created some fantastic homework project displays this week. Class 3 hosted some Indonesian visitors, puppets Semar and Cepot, to tell the class about West Java.
Freshford Church School have won an incredible environmental award by Bath Life Awards 2019. The judges announced that the school’s “strong environmental ethos is as integrated as it is inspirational. Highly impressive…”
Headteacher, Andrew Wishart responded, ‘I am intensely proud of the inspiring and determined hard work of our children, parents and staff in their shared mission to make our school the most energy efficient and sustainable community that it can be.’
There have been 3 more Team Teach courses held at St Mark’s Church School, led by Rachel Rooke and Lisa Hibbard. Both St Vigor and St John and Bishop Lydeard took advantage of whole school training whilst St Andrew’s and St George’s joined together in another successful course. Please contact St Mark’s if you would like to book access to this excellent training.
On Friday Head teachers and members of the support team gathered at Dillington House to continue our curriculum development work. There is a real passion from all our leaders to ensure that the curriculum in each of our schools remains unique to the context of the school, its community and the needs of children.
Kirsten Dexter, from Fiveways Special School gave a very informative presentation about effective strategies to support positive behaviour and engagement for pupils who find school life difficult.
A number of schools have undertaken a SIAMS inspection this term. Both Bishops Lydeard Church School and St John and St Francis Church School have improved on their previous inspection outcome and achieved a Good judgement.