Admission and induction informationCome along and collect your induction pack... Friday 17th May 2019 3.30pm - 5.30pm Venue: Waitrose store, Wichelstowe SN1 7BX In your pack will be information about uniform, transition, information evening for new families and most importantly one family will win a GOLDEN TICKET..... members of staff will be at the front of the store distributing information. We continue to be extremely grateful for the support Waitrose has given us in this pre-admissions stage. We would be delighted if you would be mindful of shoppers when using the car park. Please support the store if you can - why not make an evening of it, have a walk along the newly renovated canal and perhaps even visit either the Waitrose cafe or H and W for some refreshment!Read More
What really matters in educationPosted on: 13/05/2019
I officially started at The Deanery CE Academy three weeks ago and already the progress with the building and the amount that I have learnt about building a brand-new school has been mind-blowing. I have seen first-hand a very dedicated and committed body of staff that really take pride in what they do. As a result, the quality of finish is exceptionally high and I believe the hard work that has already been put in, will ensure that The Deanery will provide exceptional facilities and a wonderful learning environment for the children and staff. I feel so lucky and privileged to have started in April and be a key player in making the decisions about the direction of the school. I cannot wait to be able to show our new students and parents around the site when we open our doors on 1st July.
As well as an outstanding environment with world class facilities, we also have to deliver a rich and inspiring curriculum. Since becoming a teacher, I have been passionate about providing the best education for the students that I have taught. As a science teacher, I am committed to delivering a very hands-on, memorable and inspiring curriculum that opens the doors of opportunity. I am always delighted when children achieve their potential and then go on to really excel in their field of choice. Through my career I have also seen a lot of educational fads come and go and so it is important that whatever we decide has a reason and purpose. At the heart of The Deanery we have a number of core values as seen in our ALIVE model and so we refer to these to ensure that we make decisions that are based on sound research and add value to our students and staff. If there is no value, then why do it? So far, we have begun to look at various aspects of the school, including the format of the school day, its calendar, the timetable, induction materials and more. As we draft out these key policies and make these vital decisions, we ask ourselves what is the purpose?
There is still so much to be done and so over the coming weeks we will continue to work hard to ensure that we are ready to welcome our first students, their families and local community to come and see what an amazing school we have.