Southbroom Academy Launched
On Friday 25 April, staff and children at Southbroom St James invited a host of parents and guests from the locality. More here
Charities react to funding gap for trainee RE teachers
Tales of hardship prompt trusts to respond to ‘rank discrimination’.
Press release [TBU]
Case studies [TBU]
Full report [TBU]
Memorable Times at Durweston
Art exhibitions, country walks church visits and creative writing all enrich this school community's life. More details
After clarification with the DfE, SIAMS has restarted. The protocol, available here, says that inspections of VA Secondaries and Secondary Deemed VA Middles may last over two days. In reality, they are likely to be about a day and a half. Queries to Derek Holloway
Congratulations to Baden-Powell and St Peter's Junior School, who won an award for their Music Department in February. Original tweet here
County finalists for the 2014 Environmental Youth Award include Dilton Marsh CE Primary. The winner will be announced at the 2014 Royal Bath and West Show. Brief details here Photos here
Winterslow meets an Archdeacon
If you've seen the 'Rev' sitcom, you may wonder if Archdeacons ride in taxis and wear gloves. Poppy, Hannah, India and Aimee in Year 3 at Winterslow Primary met one, and said...
'Beyond ZeeTee': a one-day conference
Friday 13 June, Civic Centre, Trowbridge.
Free of charge to those working in Wiltshire;
£50 for those attending from outside the county. Book online Email the organisers
Promoting progression in understanding key Christian Festivals; revised by Education Advisers for the Dioceses of Salisbury and Bath and Wells. Input from the Dioceses of Exeter and Truro. Page here
8 Bible-themed Journey Days
Eight story-based workshop days to help primary schools deliver high quality cross-curricular RE, supported by their local churches. Click here for the page
Have you enjoyed the stories? Barnabas in Schools is holding a KS2 creative writing competition, celebrating CS Lewis' classic Chronicles of Narnia.
Theme: ‘My favourite character or scene from a Narnia story and why.’ Full details
All Sown Up!
Two Wiltshire women, whose business started on Twitter, aim to inspire a new generation of flower growers. ‘Our Flower Patch’ provides resources to aid parish-school links and help primary schools teach National Curriculum subjects in a practical way. www.ourflowerpatch.co.uk
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