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Adjustments to our interim reporting structure

Posted on 13 Oct 2016 by School2

I am sure that many of you will have seen my letter in yesterday’s Week Ahead about the adjustments that we have made to our interim reporting structure this half-term. These changes will enable more effective self-assessment and reflection on pupils’ own attitudes to learning, promoting personal development as well as addressing the slow creep of grade inflation, something that I am sure you have noticed in [...]

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Our new Enrichment Programme

Posted on 29 Sep 2016 by School2

Phew! What a busy few weeks since my last blog … an ISI compliance inspection; a Year 7 residential trip to France; the annual iaps Headmaster’s Conference; a governors’ presentation on the quality of pupils’ achievement and a visit from the new headmaster of Bede’s. Not to mention the usual round of trips, sports fixtures, lessons, activities and enrichment along with a brief pause for [...]

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What a wonderful start to the new academic year.

Posted on 15 Sep 2016 by School2

What a wonderful start to the new academic year. The weather has been more than generous and all children, old and new, have started the year wonderfully well. There is a happy buzz in the school and plenty of smiles to go round. During the summer holidays I promised myself that I would read Carol Dweck’s ‘Mindset’: the concept of growth mindset has been a hot [...]

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