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02/04/24

Learning Partners Academy Trust welcomes Glebelands School, Cranleigh into its team of secondary schools. As the schools grow in number, they grow in strength. Schools that join the trust are chosen because ..... read more https://t.co/RNGbH71XcX pic.twitter.com/OWU4BV3FqI

02/04/24

Our Geography visit to Iceland was filled with awe-inspiring moments! Erupting volcanoes, majestic waterfalls and cliffs, our staff and students immersed themselves in Iceland's rugged nature, gaining valuable insights into climate change. Truly a remarkable learning adventure! pic.twitter.com/JlPyiKanOV— Guildford County Sch () April 2, 2024

30/03/24

A heartfelt thank you and farewell to our outgoing senior team, and a warm welcome to our incoming seniors! We are incredibly proud of all our amazing leaders. Stay tuned for more official photographs coming your way soon!#weareguildfordcountyschool pic.twitter.com/rfOXz0jGzC— Guildford County Sch () March 30, 2024

30/03/24

Wrapping up Spring term in style! House Dismissal Assemblies filled with celebrations, achievements, and County spirit. From music to sport, drama, learning, and fun - it's been a whirlwind of activity! Enjoy Easter break and let's keep the momentum into next term! 🎵⚽🎭 pic.twitter.com/u4gzSPimAq— Guildford County Sch () March 30, 2024

28/03/24

2 weeks until the walk20 mile practice completed last weekend.Huge well done and thank you to Mr Conquer who is walking the wight in aid of our onsite charity Eikon #eikonhttps://t.co/DJZPpnnr6Z pic.twitter.com/LmYBvxF2VC— Fullbrook () March 28, 2024

28/03/24

Have a read of our trust Spring parent/carer newsletter here - https://t.co/3fIEA5CISV pic.twitter.com/jn6mAKrmW6

28/03/24

Thank you to the Friends of Loseley Fields who kindly gave all the children an Easter treat to take home today. Even our school rabbits Comet & Star got one! 😜🐰Wishing everyone a Happy Easter & a lovely break.#PTA pic.twitter.com/VDoLZnyUQW— Loseley Fields () March 28, 2024

28/03/24

Latest newsletter has dropped! It is packed with updates about this term and preparations for the Summer! Happy Easter Northmead 🐣https://t.co/uvAVx3KQc2 pic.twitter.com/OJdns2p7iz— Northmead Junior School () March 28, 2024

28/03/24

The team out again planting over 100 plants! pic.twitter.com/UdZQWMLbT3— George Abbot School () March 28, 2024

28/03/24

It's been a busy few weeks for our netballers with both our Year 5 and 6 teams in action! All the girls have played brilliantly with one receiving player of the tournament! Well done girls! pic.twitter.com/a5e0IxhU9k— BoxgroveSchoolSport () March 27, 2024

27/03/24

It's been a busy few weeks for our netballers with both our Year 5 and 6 teams in action! All the girls have played brilliantly with one receiving player of the tournament! Well done girls! pic.twitter.com/a5e0IxhU9k— BoxgroveSchoolSport () March 27, 2024

27/03/24

An amazing day for our House Winter Sports & Art event! From sun to snow, our students showed sportsmanship, resilience, and creativity. Huge thanks to all participants and our dedicated staff for making it a success rain or shine! pic.twitter.com/bBy58vSufC— Guildford County Sch () March 27, 2024

27/03/24

Our students thoroughly enjoyed the Fullbrook Careers Fair yesterday. Lots of great engagement from the students with all the exhibitors and they left feeling motivated.📷#Inspired2Achieve pic.twitter.com/syzqqG1qgf— Fullbrook () March 27, 2024

27/03/24

We need your help.Our Year 10 and 11 girls football team are in the national final (YAY)We are looking for a sponsor to help cover the associate cost of the girls kit and travel. If you're able to help please email: info.surrey.sch.uk#StudentSupport pic.twitter.com/3avNf24JGw— Fullbrook () March 27, 2024

27/03/24

The sun is out and we are ready for a great day of House Winter Sports. Wrap up warm and remember your waterproof! Let the games begin 💚❤️🤍🩵💜💛#weareguildfordcountyschool pic.twitter.com/NatV3BpWSJ— Guildford County Sch () March 27, 2024

27/03/24

Spectacular evening of Music and Dance with , including with these fabulous Big Band players rocking their black and purple. Let's do it again tomorrow! pic.twitter.com/OjVLhXUlse— George Abbot Music () March 26, 2024

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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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