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03/02/23

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Don't forget to sign up to as your Appropriate Body & ECF provider. Fantastic secondary regional delivery partners working with so many schools across Hampshire & Surrey. Thank you Robert Mays https://t.co/V6FLnYlQCk https://t.co/eGpwH1nOGN

03/02/23

Another brilliant netball result to share. Year 10 played Christ's yesterday, and after a very tight & competitive game came away with a 21-13 win. The team dug deep, played brilliantly, and showed great team spirit. 🤩 https://t.co/J90FphGIEL

03/02/23

What a busy day Year 3 have had. Our Egyptian creative day has seen us making fimo shabti’s, hieroglyph carvings and clay cartouche’s https://t.co/zT1eLQD2wO

03/02/23

I was very fortunate to meet great teachers at different points in my (state) education, and I am certain that without them I would not have had the life experiences and opportunities that I’ve been given....Read more....https://t.co/MCbaB5EoSw https://t.co/h02WKleWXH

03/02/23

What a week some of our Y8s have had ! With two days spent on campus, students explored the uni, got a taster of student life and tried new subjects and societies. The week ended with a graduation ceremony in school – well done everyone! 🎓👏 Thanks https://t.co/Ephlu3CLsV

03/02/23

Fluency Friday saw us finding our number bond friends and playing games (I mean working very hard) with our dominos. Maybe we could teach you these at home. https://t.co/j7sPQ3mDsD

03/02/23

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Train to Teach Today! Join us this afternoon Thursday 26th January 2023 from 13.00-16.30 to find out all you need to know about routes into primary/secondary teaching. Train locally? South Farnham SCITT is for you! Visit our website https://t.co/vrGaUNIcfZ today! https://t.co/Pc1B6jjuu4

03/02/23

The Y11 Prom Committee are holding a Valentine's Cake Sale on Thursday 9th February to help raise funds for their prom. Cake donations (home made or shop bought but must be nut free) can be dropped off to Mrs Tipping's office on Thursday morning. https://t.co/KX8vpReVSq

02/02/23

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Are you looking to apply for teacher training starting in September 2023? Not sure where to start or have questions? Join us for a virtual information event. Please visit our website to book a place. https://t.co/1Av81QtWhD

02/02/23

Another 🏆! Big day for 👏🏻 https://t.co/INUbBwugec

02/02/23

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02/02/23

🏆 well done boys! 👏🏻 🏀 https://t.co/rnFy7LCOgO

02/02/23

Our caretaker has created the most brilliant bins for the children to put their fruit and vegetable peelings directly into on the playground. Here is one of our purple planeteers with Pip the puppet, showing you what they look like. https://t.co/cUudNHZ1Vx

02/02/23

This week's Y7-11 assemblies have been delivered by Mr Clouston about the students' classroom experience and how the changes we've made since September have had a positive effect on their learning. https://t.co/nh6wrOD8Ng

02/02/23

We still need a few more exam invigilators to join our team. The work is causal, with morning and afternoon sessions you can fit the work around existing commitments. Please see the website for a full job description & how to apply. https://t.co/CCDmQqPOiq https://t.co/5dEo1bRYQz

01/02/23

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Happy Reading Everyone!

4th November 2022

Welcome to the end of the first week back. The half term break seems a distant memory now as we all gather the momentum required to survive Autumn 2.

The half term though was not without event in the educational world with us gaining our 5th Secretary of State in as many months. Gillian Keegan has been appointed to lead education, so we await news of any policy initiatives.

Whilst the political world of education has been changing, Ofsted were also busy over half term, releasing their latest report on secondary reading and the importance it has in our pupil’s lives. I was pleased to read in the report all of the things that we recently discussed with secondary reading leads in our trust. Our reading leads are ahead of the game in terms of identifying what already happens in our schools and where we need to focus next.

Reading is and will remain a key priority across all our trust schools. Our primaries have been on a journey of developing the teaching and learning of reading, knowing that nationally, 25% of pupils leave primary school below age related expectations for reading. The impact of this for these pupils is far reaching as they continue to struggle to access the curriculum.

The key findings in the research which was based on how six high- performing secondary schools provided targeted support for pupils in reading include the following:

  • Leadership of reading needs to be ‘at senior level’ Ofsted found in each of the six schools, leadership of reading was led by a deputy head or literacy lead who were part of the senior leadership team.
  • Test children’s reading. Schools need to understand the importance of accurately identifying pupil’s reading needs through screening and diagnostic testing across the whole of year 7.
  • Train staff on early reading. In the six schools, staff had external training to teach reading and some had intensive training courses of phonics and reading fluency. The schools also utilised the expertise of primary teachers, with two employing primary-trained teachers to teach struggling readers and train staff.
  • Secondary schools employed a skilled librarian -schools told Ofsted about the importance of having “highly skilled” librarians to help purchase books and direct pupils to “books they found interesting”.
  • Support for reading stops at Year 9, why? Ofsted found schools did not “always know the longer-term impact of help” because the assessment and monitoring stopped at the end of year 9. However, several pupils told inspectors they felt “less enthusiastic and motivated to read for pleasure” in key stage 4. A wider analysis of recently inspected secondary schools found the lack of such support in key stage 4 was widespread.
  • Staff need to be aware that a significant number of pupils lack the basics with 25% of pupils nationally leaving primary school below the expected level, 1 in 4 pupils need support.

Happy reading everyone!

Wishing you a great half term ahead

Kathryn Krynicki, Director of Education, Learning Partners

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