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Stogursey Pupils Get Tech Boost
12 March 2021
Pupils at Stogursey C of E Primary School have had a straightforward return to school due to the success of the remote learning programme they have received during the COVID-19 pandemic and investment in laptops for nearly 1/3 of the schools pupils. The school has regularly seen 100% of pupils engaging with online learning since January and scored highly in the Department for Education’s Remote Learning Framework audit which was undertaken recently by staff.
Reading Boost for Spaxton Youngsters
18 March 2021
Spaxton Primary School have had a brilliant boost to their reading programme this term with four great initiatives helping instill a love of books in their pupils. An author visit combined with new books for the library supported by local business The Snug Bookshop and Morrisons, plus a Readthon to raise funds to revamp the library!
Red Nose Day Fun and Fundraising
22 March 2021
Children across the Trust raised funds for Comic Relief by donating to wear non-school uniform. Over £600 was raised! At Stogursey Primary RND posters were painted and cookies decorated, whilst at Spaxton Primary the children made a special effort to dress up as superheros! At Haygrove School students and families were invited to take part in a walk, run or cycle distance challenge.
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Students Across the Trust Return to School
8 March 2021
Schools across our Trust welcomed students and pupils back today as the restrictions of lockdown 3.0 are gradually eased. Haygrove School welcomed two full year groups back to school and will see all students back in their classrooms by Thursday 11th March. The staggered start to the week has been planned to enable the school’s COVID-19 testing centre, which has been successfully providing lateral flow tests (LFTs) since January, to provide over 500 students and staff each day with the first of the three lateral flow tests as recommended by the government in its ‘return to school’ guidance.
With no testing for the COVID virus required for younger learners and the requirement to wear masks applicable only to students in secondary school, our Trust primary schools, Spaxton C of E and Stogursey C of E, felt the buzz and excitement of a near normal school day for the first time in many weeks as their pupils arrived at the school gates accompanied by their parents or carers.
“It has been wonderful to see our schools busy again, and we are looking forward to welcoming everyone back over the next few days. We believe our risk assessment and planning processes will get everyone back into the classroom as quickly as possible in a safe and controlled manner that minimises risk. We hope that our students and their families will support a safe return to school by following the guidelines set by the government for a safe return to education for all. I know from our experiences over the last year that our Trust community always does its best to support whatever measures we have had to introduce during the pandemic, so feel confident that each of our schools will safe and enjoyable places to be as we move through the Spring and Summer terms,” said Mrs Karen Canham, CEO Quantock Education Trust
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
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.
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.