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Rising strong after lockdown – supporting the whole school community

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Trust Leader, Matt, and Headteacher, Anna, share how their recovery programme has reduced parents’ concerns, created a welcoming environment for pupils and strengthened their community of schools.

7 ways we’re maintaining bubbles to continue learning

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As cases of COVID-19 rise, Chief Executive of Star Academies, Hamid Patel, shares the protective measures his schools have taken to successfully avoid sending an entire year group home when an outbreak occurs, while ensuring all pupils and staff are safe.

Back to school – what’s the first week been like?  

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It’s that time of year again… teachers across England are starting to welcome their pupils back to school. But with lots of new safety measures in place, this year it feels a bit different. We asked teachers what their first week has been like...

Reading Together Day - making up for lost time

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English Hub leader, Carl, shares his favourite books and how important reading is not only to him, but also his pupils and his own children. This Reading Together Day, everyone is invited to share their favourite books, and what they'll be reading together during the summer...

Overcoming the nerves of returning to reception

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On 15th June, Reception teacher, Mel Mycroft, welcomed her pupils back into her classroom. Mel describes her first week in school – the similarities, the differences, the nerves on Monday morning and the children’s happy faces by Friday. It’s been a very different first week back at school…