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21/06/24

What have you fitted in before midday today? pic.twitter.com/LwVKIV26ye— Northmead Junior School () June 21, 2024

21/06/24

Year 3 have arrived for a glorious day at Butser and are enjoying hearing about the Stone Age differences already. pic.twitter.com/Hf7es2cnGd— Northmead Junior School () June 21, 2024

21/06/24

Our DofE Silver adventurers have arrived in the Peak District and are raring to go! They'll be honing their skills and getting prepped for their exciting expeditions ahead. ☀️ So far, the weather's on their side! pic.twitter.com/xg7VqWBgvJ— Guildford County Sch () June 21, 2024

20/06/24

What an incredible day in London at the Yoto Carnegie Awards! Our County Shadows loved the vibrant atmosphere and joyous celebration of literature. Meeting the librarian from Matilda was magical, and we even picked the winner! pic.twitter.com/i5KN45TSCQ— Guildford County Sch () June 20, 2024

20/06/24

Our DofE Silver adventurers have arrived in the Lake District and are raring to go! They'll be honing their skills and getting prepped for their exciting expeditions ahead. ☀️ So far, the weather's on their side! pic.twitter.com/12uiEPNzUo— Guildford County Sch () June 20, 2024

20/06/24

pic.twitter.com/b5AdlavdMW— Northmead Junior School () June 20, 2024

20/06/24

Our 25 County Shadows are excited to attend the Yoto Carnegie Awards at the Cambridge Theatre, home of Matilda the Musical! We’ll join over 50 shadowing groups to celebrate a fantastic day of children’s literature and find out the winners! pic.twitter.com/WgC1qGmspi— Guildford County Sch () June 20, 2024

19/06/24

It's National Thank a Teacher Day. We salute and celebrate our teaching community every day. Their importance and relevance in our young people's lives cannot be underestimated. pic.twitter.com/mTKzlTmC7R

18/06/24

It was brilliant to see so many come together for our coffee morning—an engaging session on learning strategies and building connections. Huge thanks to everyone who made it valuable! and our Home Link. pic.twitter.com/YbDJJ4OcI3— Guildford County Sch () June 18, 2024

17/06/24

Congratulation to our amazing Year 11s for completing their GCSE today - and exam season is DONE for Team Music! 🙌🙌— George Abbot Music () June 17, 2024

17/06/24

These superstars are our year 5 & 6 girls cricket team who recently came 2nd in the Godalming Open Dynamos cricket competition. They play superbly and did the school proud. Well done team Loseley! 🦸‍♂️⭐️#Cricket pic.twitter.com/JGGwGyub1i— Loseley Fields () June 17, 2024

17/06/24

AUDITIONS ARE TOMORROW EVERYONE! We are excited..... pic.twitter.com/cdkgCOxIDy— Tormead Drama () June 17, 2024

15/06/24

Wow!! What absolutely fantastic swimming in the final! 2nd place 🥈 as well as winners of the Presidents Award for the highest placed state school. Well done Calder, Ethan, Finley and Max we are so proud of you🌟 A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who supported the boys. 🌟 pic.twitter.com/JtZVoNFDO1— Boxgrove School () June 15, 2024

15/06/24

pic.twitter.com/aktJ4oXDUi— Northmead Junior School () June 15, 2024

13/06/24

The place to be this Summer! Now open to the wider community. pic.twitter.com/7meuepVc32— Boxgrove School () June 13, 2024

12/06/24

Euro 2024 Fever Hits the Sixth Form! ⚽️ The common room is now a vibrant display of colors and flags. Huge shoutout to our sixth form interior designers for bringing the Euro 2024 spirit to Guildford County School! pic.twitter.com/BL2faA4RmC— Guildford County Sch () June 12, 2024

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3rd March 2023

Well what a term it is turning out to be! I can distinctly remember starting January with a renewed energy and my usual warm feeling that the spring term was always my favourite in education. For a very long time now, I have considered the spring term the ‘working term’ and by that, I mean that I often feel it is the term with least distractions. Pupils are settled into school, Christmas is out of the way, and we can crack on in schools with teaching and learning with fewer interuptions before the relentless summer term which is packed full of exams, sports days, trips, visits, parent meetings, reports etc. How wrong I was this year! Three of our schools within the trust have had an Ofsted visit this term, creating much diversion for all involved.

Working in the central team allows me the privilege of visiting all of the trust schools and seeing exactly how hard staff are working at the ‘chalk face’. This week I have visited a number of schools and while busy worrying about my own workload, I was grounded by the work that school staff were doing on a daily basis. Despite it being a national strike day, schools were still a buzz with children, as you endeavoured to meet their needs. Children happily came to speak with me dressed as a plethora of different characters to celebrate World Book Day, I was even mildly amused to see a teacher dressed as a T-Rex delivering a hockey lesson. This reminded me why we do what we do, these are the days that children remember for a long time to come.

Whilst visiting schools to talk about the infamous financial situation and planning for next year, a common theme has come across in all of your schools and that is around the SEND provision and funding in our schools. Yesterday, the government announced its SEND and Alternative Provision improvement plan, a link to which can be found in the heads section further down in the bulletin. We will have to see how this plays out on the ground, which I suspect is going to take some time. In the meantime, please know that Governors and Trustees are very aware of the challenges you all face and are giving the issue much time and consideration and are fighting your corner hard. Please do get in touch with any hard data you have where you feel the lack of support or funding is negatively impacting your school and the education you provide.

Keep doing what you are doing, it is making a difference!

Kathryn Krynicki, Director of Education, Learning Partners

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