And just like that, the first half term of the 23/24 academic year is upon us, or has just passed us, depending on which part of the glorious North East you’re lucky enough to work in.
What a memorable (we’re being polite with that word) start to the academic year we’ve had. We could insert a concrete joke here, but we won’t…because it’s a bit of a grey area.
We can all appreciate the opportunity to get our glad rags on, let our hair down, and celebrate excellence, which is exactly what happened for attendees of the Consilium Academies awards.
The ceremony was held at The Queens Hotel in Leeds on Friday 13 October – but this event was far from bad luck! Students and staff from Thornhill Academy and Consilium Evolve were delighted to attend.
You know it’s going to be a good day at school when bestselling author and renowned podcaster Damian Hughes is set to visit. If only we had this opportunity when we were at school!
For pupils at Dame Allan’s Schools in Newcastle, this became a reality when the visiting professor recently delivered an empowering lecture on how to achieve sustained high performance.
We’re approaching the end of another week, which means it’s time to celebrate another huge Ofsted win for our community!
This time, praise goes to Prosper Learning Trust who are delighted to share that Thomas Bewick School was inspected by Ofsted on 19 and 20 September, and were graded as a ‘Good’ as a result.
What an incredible day yesterday was… we’re still reeling from all the knowledge, insight, laughter, and, to be honest, all the love! The Annual Summit really does so well to prove why we have the best (yes the best) school community in the country.
Prove us wrong. Spoiler alert: You can’t.
The North East has once again proven itself in the eyes of Ofsted! This time, it’s pupils and staff from Evolve, part of Consilium Academies, who are celebrating an Ofsted report that’s bursting with praise. And we’re right there celebrating with you.
The two-day inspection, which took place in September, included no recommendations for improvements. Wow, what a statement. That’s when you know you’ve really impressed them!
Mental health is a hot, hot topic right now. And so it should be. More needs to be done to strengthen and protect our communities from mental health challenges – especially our young people.
We’re currently living in a time whenat least one in six children aged 7-16 are likely to have a diagnosable mental health condition – an average of five children per classroom. That’s a truly frightening statistic.
Have you said ‘hello’ to MELISSA yet?
No, this isn’t a new neighbour or colleague, but is instead a bus which enables healthcare staff to engage with North East communities in a fun and exciting way. Now that’s an idea we can certainly hop onto!
There ain’t no party like a political conference party. Over the past three weeks, we’ve had the pleasure (is that the right word?) of hearing about all the ways in which the UK political parties plan to improve (again, is that the right word?) our education system.
You tell us.
In this day and age, it’s never been more important we look after our wellbeing, which makes Thornhill Academy’s latest endeavour even more special!
The co-educational secondary school, based in Sunderland, recently announced the opening of its new Wellbeing Centre – a dedicated space designed to provide essential advice, support, and guidance to students and their families.
We are positively THRILLED to announce that our Annual Summit is only SIX DAYS AWAY!
Well, to be exact, it’s five days, 20 hours, 14 minutes, and 31 seconds away at the time of posting this article. But hey, who’s counting?
Ooo, Harry Watts Academy got an OOO… an ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted Outcome! The specialist academy, based in Sunderland, had an Ofsted inspection July 13 and 14 and recently received the highest possible rating. But wait, it gets better. All the key areas of quality of education, behaviours and attitudes, personal development, and leadership and management were similarly evaluated as… ‘Outstanding’!