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20/05/22

Retweeted From Northmead Junior School

Outdoor Classroom Day 2022 has been wonderful. Thank you sunshine ♡ Ask your child what they learnt whilst enjoying the sun and our beautiful grounds today. https://t.co/wU3oTMRfbc

20/05/22

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Sniff sniff! Goodbye and good luck to our lovely Year 13 linguists! https://t.co/dAfSslJDul

19/05/22

Retweeted From Kings College

This week, Y8 had their second day with learning about student life and support at uni. They’re also now experts at Rock Paper Scissors after learning how to win using probability and psychology! Students also had a go at bandaging in the First Aid Society Taster. https://t.co/D4IuCN7Ud3

19/05/22

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Making friends at GA https://t.co/MS3mT4xFoe

19/05/22

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Don't forget to sign up to as your Appropriate Body & provider for September 2022. is one of our fantastic regional delivery partners and we are excited to be working with so many schools across Hampshire and Surrey. https://t.co/V6FLnY4fdK https://t.co/cHH7tw9Q1Y

19/05/22

Retweeted From Schools Alliance for Excellence

SAfE is delighted to be working as part of the to pilot new models of locality-based professional accountability; for the benefit of all children and the whole school community. Take a look at the programme website for further information https://t.co/eMjnV7zljs https://t.co/KjnjD1LJTn

19/05/22

Retweeted From George Abbot School

Fascinating hearing about the Y12 Gov+Politics trip to parliament yesterday. Students getting to experience the from the public gallery and tour of the

19/05/22

Retweeted From George Abbot PE Dept

Lovely day for a bit of cricket in PE today! ☀️🏏 https://t.co/PpIfNsFj1k

19/05/22

Retweeted From George Abbot PE Dept

Well done to the yr9 cricket team who got their first win of the season against this afternoon. 🏏👏☀️ https://t.co/c2KlFDThBM

19/05/22

Retweeted From George Abbot Languages

Rounding off the 'Home and Town' topic with Year 7 French with a research project on French-speaking towns and cities! https://t.co/ojBhjmv1QA

19/05/22

Well done to all at Fullbrook. https://t.co/hru0IvROkr

19/05/22

Retweeted From George Abbot School

Starting off the day with House Cricket! 🔴🟠🟢🔵🟣🏏🏏🏏🏏🏏 https://t.co/2oUf7Ewapw

19/05/22

Retweeted From George Abbot PE Dept

Good win for the yr7 boys cricket team as they travelled to this afternoon for a friendly before next week's Surrey plate game with 👍🏏 mom Brandon and Josh G

19/05/22

Retweeted From George Abbot PE Dept

Well done to yr9 Gryphon who were house cricket winners this afternoon 👏 https://t.co/CzUFTmbaGL

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Looking out on the horizon

22nd November 2021

As I sit at my desk admiring the autumnal colours outside the window I have a moment of gratitude for the seasons we are gifted and the pleasure of being able to work in such a vibrant county.  For many colleagues across the country, I know they aren't quite so fortunate to look at the stunning horizon that I have today.

Looking out on the horizon is something we in education have innately built into us.  It is at times difficult to always know what is on the horizon as we navigate whatever is the latest policy decision.  However, this year we have been blessed in the school improvement team with the ability to move at pace towards the horizon.

I have had the pleasure of working with each and every primary school in our trust as well as working alongside secondary colleagues to help get to the nitty-gritty of teaching and learning.  This term alone, we have delivered a vast professional development offer which has engaged over 170 of our colleagues.  I have been astounded at how engaging and receptive colleagues have been whilst we have really delved into the pedagogy of teaching and learning.  Staff have all learnt from each other and are starting to build strong support networks in primary subject specialisms.  This in turn is driving up standards whilst ultimately sharing the workload, ensuring that the children in our trust get the very best we can offer and staff are supported.

Primary schools in our trust have been working this term on identifying areas of strength in their quality first teaching and areas which they may wish to strengthen.  Colleagues have engaged fully in evidenced-based research and we have attended some very engaging professional discussions around what makes the biggest difference to the pupils in our schools.  More to follow in the coming months.

Whilst our primary schools have very much been focussing on teaching and learning of reading, we have also paired that right back to our work on phonics.  We have carried out an audit of various providers and schemes and all schools will be rolling out phonics training for all staff so that our youngest readers have a solid basis from which to build future reading skills.  

I do hope that staff and governor colleagues manage to get into schools during the festive season to see the great work that has been going on. It always brings a smile to my face and a tear to my eye to see our youngest pupils don their tea towels or angel wings and belt out Away in a manger- usually out of tune and tie!

Kathryn Krynicki, Director of Primary Education, Athena-GEP

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