Thank you

In considering what I might discuss this week it has been immensely difficult to avoid the momentous national ‘judgements’ and related political and constitutional discussions that have subsequently taken place. It would have been relatively easy to make some play over the Supreme Court judgement or the conduct of MPs in parliament; I have heard […]

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Being a teacher

Last week I talked about the positivity I felt having worked with some colleagues newly appointed to the Trust. This week, amongst other things, I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing some colleagues for key teaching roles within the Trust. That got me thinking about the teaching profession in general. There is something of a crisis […]

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Inspire Trust

Education is complicated these days. Long gone are the days when we had simple constructs. To a degree we knew we all knew where we were within those constructs. The central government directed the local government and the local government directed schools and colleges. We are now in a much more complicated educational landscape. That […]

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Sixth Form College rated GOOD across all areas in latest inspection

Rotherham’s only Sixth Form College, Thomas Rotherham College, has been rated GOOD for its overall effectiveness in its most recent Ofsted inspection.   A team of seven Inspectors visited the College for three days from 1st– 3rd October, collecting a wide range of evidence to provide the grading, which included; observing learning sessions, scrutinising learners’ […]

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The return to school

Thank you for all of your efforts this week. However much we prepare for the return of pupils it isn’t until they are in the building that we fully realise what is needed and what we need to do to support them in their learning. However much the pupils prepare it isn’t until they are […]

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Welcome back

I hope that you have all had a wonderful summer. We are all back and at it from the first thing this morning. It’s been particularly strange time, meteorologically, but it seems that that is something we are going to have to get used to. Looking into the future the climate seems to be on a course […]

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