Message from CEO – 19/11/17
The value of resilience, hard work and determination has been evident across our Trust this week.
Wilf, a year 6 pupil at Bishops Lydeard Church School, showed determination and courage, raising an amazing amount for Children in Need and inspiring many others with his story.
Wilf undertook his own ‘Countryfile Ramble’, completing a 6 mile marathon from Lydeard Hill to Staple Plain with the help of family and friends from school, Church and his local community. So far, he has raised an incredible £2,346. Congratulations to Wilf. Thank you to all who organised, took part in and supported ‘Children in Need’ events in our schools on Friday.
Staff at Churchfield Church School showed resilience and determination, in challenging circumstances, as a rigorous Ofsted inspection team carried out a two day inspection this week. On both days, teachers arrived at school having held Parents’ Meetings the evening before. I will share further information once the outcome of the inspection has been ratified.
EYFS colleagues have been working energetically to ensure assessment for learning data effectively supports the teaching, learning and progress of our youngest pupils. An important guidance document, containing new information for all EYFS leads and Heads to action, is available on SharePoint and has been sent to schools.
Resilience, hard work and determination are essential as we all work together to provide each and every child in our Trust with the very best education of mind, body and spirit. All are needed to provide every child with an environment for learning that is stimulating, engaging and inspiring. We all – leaders, teachers, Teaching Assistants and staff – draw on these to ensure each pupil has access to the highest quality teaching and makes excellent progress in reading and writing, in mathematics and across the curriculum. Applied every day, each week, across each term and throughout the year these things have the power to transform learning, pupils’ outcomes and, ultimately, enhance the life chances of our Trust’s children.