CEO's Blog - 7th May 2021
Heads and HMIs
This has been another exciting week for Rivers CofE Academy Trust with the appointment of substantive heads in three of our schools. It will be wonderful to watch these appointees, who have already shown such enthusiasm and creativity in their acting roles, flourish in their new positions.
This week, we held a productive session with HMIs and other experts, including heads from our schools and other trusts, to identify the changes that need to be made to the current curriculum and to begin designing a progressive curriculum for the future. We met in NWPA’s large, airy, COVID-secure dining hall and the buzz of excitement at being together in person contributed to the overall invigorating atmosphere of the day.
CST’s recent presentation, The Case for Collaboration, states: “The strongest trusts facilitate knowledge building through professional development, with a view to improving curriculum and pedagogy.” I am proud to be able to say that the expertise, experience and research carried out by staff across the trust is currently informing the design of an outstanding curriculum to ensure that pupils leave our schools well equipped for the next stage of their education.