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CEO’s Blog: December 2021: “The mind’s ear.”

I was recently reading a chapter from Martin Amis’ semi-autobiographical “Inside Story”, and found a particular section entitled “the mind’s ear” fascinating.  We have all heard of “the mind’s eye”, an old and much-used phase that…

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CEO’s Blog: September 2021: The “thief of joy”?

There are many who find a good alibi far more attractive than an achievement. For an achievement does not settle anything permanently. We still have to prove our worth anew each day; we have to prove that we are as good today as we were yesterday. But when we have a valid alibi for not achieving anything we are fixed, so to speak, for life.

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CEO’s Blog: “The Pale Blue Dot”

Regular readers will know that I am “late to the table” with regards to reading for pleasure, and also that I’m no scientist by any definition of the term.  Yet, I enjoy reading the work of…

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Fradley Park Consultation Report

Section 10 Consultation Report Executive Summary Fradley Park Primary and Nursery School is a non-selective, non-denominational primary school in the pre- opening phase with a planned opening date of September 2022. The school will be part…

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Fradley Park Consultation

Statutory ConsultationFradley Park Primary and Nursery School, proposed to open in September 2022. Consultation Period: Closed Consultation Period: 12 noon Wednesday, 10th March 2021 – 12 noon Wednesday, 21st April 2021 Consultation Events We look forward…

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Rugeley John Taylor FAQ

.Below are some of the questions we have been asked about the new all-through free school Rugeley John Taylor. We will add to this list of FAQs over time, as we are committed to providing clear answers to your questions. You may also find useful information about John Taylor MAT and its schools on our website (under the “Free School Applications” tab) and on Twitter @JohnTaylorMAT and about Rugeley John Taylor on Twitter @JTRugeley.

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John Taylor High School selected to provide high-quality professional development to teachers and leaders.

John Taylor High School is one the 81 schools in England selected to be designated as a new teaching school hub.

Teachers across the country will benefit from vital developmental support and expert advice, allowing them to improve a broad range of vital teaching skills, under plans announced by the Department for Education today.

The teaching workforce will get best-practice and expert advice on how best to engage with pupils, lesson planning, and classroom management, as the teaching school hubs programme is rolled out across the country.

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CEO’s Blog: “The Shape of the Spoon”

As we move toward the end of the term, and the end of the calendar year, we will all be taking some time to reflect on what 2020 has meant to us. Writing in a personal capacity, as I do for these blogs, there have certainly been many lows as well as highs as I am sure you, my reader, will have experienced also.

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