News and Events
17 December 2020
All our schools found creative ways to carry out Christmas celebrations despite the restrictions imposed by COVID-19! Spaxton C of E School filmed their nativity in the local community centre and then provided parents with CD copies to take home and enjoy.
Haygrove School's music and drama departments produced a wonderful Christmas Concert of performances by students from all year groups and a Panto featuring members of staff! Both were viewed online by students in their tutor groups at the end of the last day of the school term.
Stogursey C of E Primary filmed their younger pupils in locations around the school which were edited together into a traditional Nativity, including songs which were sung outside. You can watch their performance here.
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Children In Need
13 November 2020
Money has just kept coming in from Spaxton C of E Primary School’s fundraising efforts for Children in Need 2020! The school are now finally ready to donate the incredible sum of £1814.65! With only 74 students, that means an average of £24.52 raised for every child at this rural school.
Lest We Forget
11 November 2020
On the 11th day of the 11th month, our Trust schools paid tribute to Remembrance day. At Haygrove School, Ms Gregg made a speech before representatives from each year group laid a cross in remembrance and Mr Reid read the Exhortation. Students then stood still for a 2 minute silence with year 10 student, Morgan, performing The Last Post. At Spaxton, children and staff created a poppy display over their school entrance to remember the lives lost. At Stogursey, each class paid respect by holding a 2 minute silence to reflect on the importance of remembrance day.
Trainees Begin at Haygrove School
20 October 2020
Haygrove School has welcome six trainee teachers to work alongside existing staff to teach lessons across the school. The trainees are part of the Quantock Teaching Alliance and train in partnership with the University of Exeter.
Weekend Expedition with Haygrove Pupils
14 October 2020
Students from Haygrove School have been working towards their Bronze DofE Award through a new initiative supported by the Police, The School Liaison Officer and Young Somerset based at Kilve Court. 58 students, all working in separate Expedition Group Bubbles, completed a two day expedition over the Quantock Hills and surrounding area, covering over 20 miles in two days The students are now in the process of completing their other sections and will be awarded their full Bronze Duke of Edinburgh later on in the term at the schools presentation event.
The first QET conference 'Building Character, Shaping Futures' took place on 24 October 2019 at the McMillan Theatre, Bridgwater. Two prestigious guest speakers, Mr Andy Wolfe (Deputy Chief Education Officer for the Church of England) and Professor Dame Alison Peacock who is a prominent educationalist, public speaker, writer and Chief Executive of the Chartered College of Teaching, inspired staff from the QET partner schools with their thoughts and experiences and students from all the schools took part in an opening performance demonstrating their talent and teamwork.
View photos from the conference
Famous Actor Advises Students
3 March 2021
Actor Robert Emms, known for his roles in Chernobyl (2019), War Horse (2011) and Broken (2012), generously gave his time, advice and experiences to our year 9, 10 and 11 Drama students today during a live lesson.
Follow this link to the Haygrove website to read more:
Fantastic Forest Day for All
25 September 2020
On Friday 25th September, Tom Ridout from You-Do Forest School lead a whole school Forest School day at Spaxton C of E Primary School. The children worked in groups and completed a carousel of nine different activities, including making wands, wooden snails and clay hedgehogs. The children had a thoroughly enjoyable day with a boy in year 1 saying it was the best day ever! It was great to see the children developing great teamwork skills and showing resilience when they found some of the activities challenging. Forest School is now going to become a regular feature at Spaxton, using our wonderful outside space to its full potential.
A New Prefect Team for Haygrove School
06 October 2020
Thirty-one students from Haygrove School’s year 11 cohort have stepped up and taken on leadership roles by becoming part of the prestigious Prefect Team. Tasked with acting as role models for younger students and representing the school at key points through the school year, being a school prefect is the culmination of a student’s involvement in the range of leadership opportunities offered by the school.
Congratulations to the New House Captains
06 October 2020
Pupils at Stogursey C of E Primary School have voted for their new House Captains for the coming school year. Each of the seven candidates gave speeches during school assembly and every child then submitted their vote via secret ballot. Captain Oakley will represent Murray House and vowed to bring courage to the role. He said, “It doesn’t matter whether we win or lose as a House. We must show people what we can do.”
Criddle Captain Abi declared that House events needed to be more varied and include the arts and music in addition to sports and promised to encourage as many members of Criddle House to get involved as possible.
Connie, who takes up the role of Farah House Captain reassured her fellow house-mates that she was a good listener and intended to represent her house fairly – even if she personally did not always agree with the majority!