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Transition: Keep the Learning Flowing

Ensuring curriculum continuity across Year 6 to 7 is a challenge; trying to establish a causal link to what has or hasn’t helped you be successful can be an even greater challenge.  Part of our vision in establishing a cross phase Trust was to try to ensure continuity in teaching and learning across the primary secondary divide; what should be a gap, over the summer holidays, can be a huge chasm. Continue reading


Going All the Way #SaturdayThunk

Working in a cross phase Trust means we are better placed than most to understand and build a pupil’s learning journey going all the way from early years to Sixth Form.  A number of staff are now working with each other, across the phases, to take transition to a different level.  No longer a series of activities or events – part marketing, part social and part learning – but a coherent curriculum plan from Early Years to Year 8 and beyond. Continue reading

Powerful Transitions #SaturdayThunk

The fiddle and faff curriculum that plagues some schools in the early years of Key Stage 2 or Key Stage 3 can start with poor transition processes from the previous key stage or phase.  Over the past few weeks hundreds of thousands of students have moved across a transition point, Ofsted raised concerns about “the wasted years” and St. Mary’s new Year 7s have enjoyed their “Friendship” Dynamic Day. Continue reading

Leadership: Being, Knowing, Doing (New Book)

Liminal Leadership


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