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For the past few months, our children in Year 6 have been preparing for SATs. These end of year assessments test children’s abilities in arithmetic, mathematical reasoning, spelling, reading comprehension and grammar. The results of these tests will be published and our school and children…18 May In School Blog
On a recent tour, showing prospective parents around the school, I was asked what I felt Coleridge’s greatest strength was. I answered, that while we have high expectations for our children academically, we place equal, if not greater, importance on the development of the whole…06 Dec In School Blog
Working in education is one of the most rewarding jobs you could wish for, especially when you see the positive impact that your work is having on children and families. However, juggling all the challenges thrown your way can sometimes leave you feeling overwhelmed and…12 Sep In School Blog
Today we held internal interviews for a new middle leadership role. These positions don’t come up very often; when they do I am always impressed with the number of applicants and the aspirations of our staff team. Today was no different. Candidates were given an…09 Jun In School Blog
On Tuesday 17th January, I attended a meeting at Rhodes Avenue Primary school. The meeting was organised by a group of local parents who have joined together to campaign against the cuts that are facing all schools across the country. The turnout was hugely impressive…19 Jan In School Blog
The run up to the American election and the subsequent victory for Donald Trump have left many people feeling astonished and dumb founded – myself included. Democracy and freedom of speech are important values; they afford everybody a voice and an equal chance to have…16 Nov In School Blog
It is no secret that many state schools – ourselves included – are in financial difficulty. Shrinking budgets and rising costs threaten to impact upon what schools are able to offer their students. Coleridge is not a profit-making organisation; student welfare, safety and education is…07 Oct In School Blog