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A message from the Trust Posted on: 31/01/2020

A message from the Trust

The Christmas break already seems a distant memory and January has been a long and busy month. To help make the return to work something to look forward to (even more), the second trust staff quiz took place on 10th January at the Cricket St Thomas Golf Club. Fourteen staff teams from all of the schools took part, tackling rounds on a range of topics from identifying the fiendish pictures of Mr Burr and Mrs Rogers in a range of national costumes, to sport, religious leaders, film, ‘linkee’ and the most popular and highest performing round by far, where teams had to identify different chocolate bars by tasting tiny samples. With dazzling compering from Mr Burr and his able assistant, Mr Heath-Coleman, combined with the technical expertise of Charlie Main, our hosts are waiting for a call from Channel 4 to commission a series. Despite some fierce competition (some extremely fierce, particularly in the ‘linkee’ round), the team from Holy Trinity proved victorious by a narrow margin from last year’s winners from Priorswood. With staff having clearly got a taste for competition (and chocolate), we now have a rounders match and BBQ set to take place at Holy Trinity in the summer term. If you catch sight of staff members limbering up and practising their rounders swing, you will know why. It’s always good to have something to look forward to and we are delighted to be able to offer something back to our hard-working staff who take such trouble to give our children something to look forward to each day at school.Categories: 1 CategorySchool News
More Brilliant TA's Posted on: 1/05/2018

More Brilliant TA's

Another round of the Redstart Teaching Alliance Brilliant TA programme has come to a close with some fantastic feedback from delegates. TA’s from across the area were invited to attend the four day course which covered areas such as personal and professional conduct, teaching and learning, knowledge and understanding and working with others. The sessions were held at Redstart Primary School in Chard and Maiden Beech Academy in Crewkerne, which gave delegates a mix of age ranges to observe during their learning walks. The course feedback was extremely positive with many delegates finding meeting TA’s from different schools beneficial, especially those staff working in very small schools. The delegates commented on their increased confidence in working with children and with other staff and found it useful to discuss different strategies for SEN children. Other benefits included sharing stories and how others resolve situations; developing new ideas to use in the classroom; taking strategies back for their own practice; seeing different structures set up in classrooms and how these work, and managing different behaviours. Course organisers commented 'We were so pleased to welcome another enthusiastic cohort of delegates to the programme and look forward to finding out how the course will impact their teaching going forward'. The Redstart Teaching Alliance is planning to expand this successful programme next year.  For details of how to register for a place please email [email protected] Categories: 1 CategorySchool News

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