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Longwood Primary Academy and Nursery won the Employer of the year at the prestigious 2018 Tes Schools Awards

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Longwood Primary Academy and Nursery won the Employer of the year at the prestigious 2018 Tes Schools Awards London, 22 June 2018: Longwood Primary Academy and Nursery has won the Employer of the year award at the prestigious 2018 Tes Schools Awards. The awards, celebrating their…

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12th Annual Mike Baker Lecture an Outstanding Success

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The 12th Annual Mike Baker Lecture was an outstanding success on Tuesday 19th June at Inner Temple. The packed audience were captivated with both speakers Roy Blatchford and Geoff Barton. David Birch tweeted “It was excellent – optimistic and passionate about the need for leaders…

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Barton, general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, will call for a more humane approach to judging schools.

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Giving the Mike Baker Lecture for the National Education Trust, Barton is expected to say: “Our accountability system mercilessly flogs schools to jump through hoops, with careers hanging in the balance on the basis of a single set of results, and schools stigmatised as failing,…

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Learning without Labels published

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If we are to improve educational outcomes for all, one of the things we need to do is move away from the notion of ‘labelling’ children and their families. Rather, we need to focus on the needs of such pupils, never forgetting their greatest need…

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Battle Primary Academy recognised by Minister

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NET are delighted that Battle Primary Academy in Reading has been commended by the Minister of State for School Standards after coming in the top 3% nationally for pupil progress. Full details can be found here: http://www.netacademies.net/minister-of-state-for-school-standards-commends-battle-primary-academy-for-excellent-academic-progress/

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NET Academies seeking Trustees

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The National Education Trust is looking to add some additional expertise to its Academy’s Board of Directors. If you think that you might be able to support NET’s vision of excellence as standard, then please read the details in the link below. http://www.netacademies.net/trustees-needed-for-the-net-academies-board-of-directors/  

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NET Director of Policy and Research on recruitment

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Net Director of Policy and Research, Marc Rowland has been exploring the theme of teacher recruitment in specialist schools for Schools Week. To read his thoughts, follow the link below. Special-school recruitment: the crisis no one is talking about

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NET academy pupil recognised in mental health charity awards

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NET are delighted that Cerys Kenny, along with her school Longwood Primary Academy, has been recognised by the children’s mental health charity Place2Be. More details of this fantastic achievement can be found below.   Congratulations! 11-Year Old Cerys Kenny Presented with Award by HRH The Duchess…

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New report published on schools and social cohesion from LMKco

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In their new report, “Can Schools make our society more cohesive?”, LMKco argue that schools are already too stretched to take on new responsibilities. However they remain uniquely placed to mend broken bridges between communities. They should therefore build cohesion through existing activities and work with partners…

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NET Supported EEF project published

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The NET supported ReflectED programme was developed by Rosendale Primary School to improve pupils’ metacognition—their ability to think about and manage their own learning. The report, written following the completion of the Education Endowment Foundation funded project, can be found here: ReflectedED Report

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