Message from CEO – 16 September 2018
Across our schools this week, many children and adults alike have been motivated, engaged and excited by learning.
On Thursday Pupil Premium Leads from each of our schools met at Dillington House. Colleagues celebrated the successes of the past year, set their hopes and aspirations for the coming year and began planning innovative new ideas. Teachers worked across hubs, formed new friendships and shared their learning and expertise.
At St Michaels Junior School pupils have been working on developing ‘Resilient Reader’ skills. Year 4 are showing great focus in the picture below.
St John and St Francis School have been thinking about perseverance. Pupils have demonstrated this value in a variety of ways, particularly in improving handwriting and presentation skills, tackling challenging mathematical problems and in establishing start of day routines.
The whole school at Court De Wyck have been engaged in a mini topic about a wonderful picture book called ‘Journey’ by Aaron Becker.
This beautiful book has captured the imagination of children across the school and as a result have used some wonderful descriptive language. There is a real buzz of excitement at Court De Wyck about this book!
The pupils at St Andrew’s Church School in Taunton have like many classes across the Trust been thinking about their class charter.
Year 6 pupils at St Andrews have also been having a wonderful time participating in climbing activities at Charterhouse.
Every day, teachers, TAs, leaders and staff make learning happen in our classrooms, schools and Hubs. You make learning happen because your children know they are loved and cared for, they know they are truly valued. You make learning happen by celebrating success – giving praise, sharing feedback and providing opportunities for reflection. You make learning happen because your curriculum is exciting, challenging, engaging. It sparks pupils’ interests with memorable moments of awe and wonder. It enables pupils to make connections. It supports and challenges children to expand their horizons, to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding: academically, emotionally, physically and spiritually.
Thank you for your amazing skill, dedication and commitment.