A new year; no need for a fresh start

Happy New Year I know it must feel like a lifetime since you were dancing and singing, as you welcomed the new year in, some 12 days ago, but it’s worth offering that greeting, nonetheless – it’s just polite and the ‘right thing to do’. I do very much hope that the break did you some good. […]

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Happy Holiday Season

Happy Christmas all The longest of long-terms is now done. I send this knowing that for many this is just the start of a very busy period. That said, I hope that you can have a well-earned and decent break, over the next couple of weeks. Take the opportunity to kick back, relax and enjoy […]

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Jolly nearly there

Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, whether it’s an important religious festival for you or not, in fact, even if you want to hide under the duvet until it’s all over, there is something in the line… ‘tis the season to be jolly’. At this time of year, whilst we still endure a few more […]

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Winter warmth

I know that at this time of the year going into school or college, any educational establishment, can feel like dragging a heavyweight up the hill, in the snow and in the cold. It’s been a long old run since the half term already, and for many of us that’s on top of a long […]

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Spend wisely

Another week passes and we shuffle ever closer to the extended Christmas / New Year break. All of our staff, children and young people are putting their ‘backs’ into his long run in. We have lots to complete, lots to do and it’s a long one, that’s for sure, but we’ll get there and we’ll be in […]

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Our Professional Learning Day

I just wanted to take the opportunity to say thank you to all of our community for bearing with us all as we held our Inspire Learning Trust Professional Learning Day. It was a fantastic day, with professionals from across the Trust and from the full range of curriculum areas and professional services teams, coming […]

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Remembrance

I hope that week has been manageable. There has been so much happening across our schools and in the college. For many I am sure the weekend break will come as something of a welcome relief. Many of you will be marking Remembrance Day, either tomorrow at 11am or at a service on Sunday. Thomas […]

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A sense of pride

I hope that the return after the half term break has been positive. I know that when the clocks go back it can feel very different in schools and colleges. It won’t be long before we are arriving in the dark and leaving in the dark.   Those cold winter months do drag on somewhat. […]

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#HellloYellow

I hope that you’ve had a good working week. It’s a week when we’ve recognised, in our schools and college, World Mental Health Day, through the #HelloYellow campaign. For many years we would look to focus, at least for this particular day, on the issues of mental health. It seemed then to be something taboo; […]

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World Teachers’ Day

Had a good week? I hope so.  Did you take time this Thursday (5th) to say thank you to the teachers and staff in school or in college? I am guessing that, as always, some of you did and some of you didn’t but it didn’t feel that different to any other Thursday. Why do […]

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