Getting our Heads Together – Issue 9: It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe

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“It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe” Mohammed Ali

Well that’s Key Stage 2 SATS over for another year! Feedback from last week generally was that the reading content was manageable for more children than last year, however lots of you have said that the one Maths paper was hard. Well let’s wait and see the outcomes and we will do our best to support you with whichever curriculum area needs it next year once the results are out.

This leads me nicely to our activity at BEP HQ over the last couple of weeks. We are putting together our plan for delivering School Improvement next year within a much constrained budget from BCC.

The ‘contract’ finance is likely only to support ‘Schools Causing Concern’ so I am also working closely with ACTS and RSC to try and secure funding for whole city activity as we did this year with 
reading and RADY. It’s so difficult with all Government departments in ‘purdah’ to get answers to key questions, but believe me we are doing everything we can. Once we know anything I promise to let you know.

In the meantime, Secondary colleagues our thoughts are with you as GCSEs move into full swing!

My very best wishes to you all, 

Tracy

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