Inspiring Futures through Learning News
Ashbrook School Open House Event
To the parents/guardians of children starting school in September 2020.
Holmwood Open Event
Is your child starting Reception or Nursery in September 2020? We have a number of exciting events coming up for you and your child to take part in. You’re welcome to attend as many or as few as you’d like, to discover what makes us special and all that we can offer at our vibrant, happy school!
Olney Infant Academy success in Junior Strictly Come Dancing
On Saturday 27th January sixteen Year 2 children represented Olney Infant Academy in the Milton Keynes Junior Strictly Come Dancing Competition at The Ridgeway Centre in Wolverton. They had only three weeks to learn and master the Cha Cha Cha and the Waltz but all their hard work and enthusiasm paid off and they were awarded 2nd place in the competition. Not only this, but they are also through to the Finals at the Derngate Theatre, Northampton on Saturday 23rd June.
Well done to all the children involved, they made us extremely proud and we wish them all the best of luck for the Final!
Ofsted give Fairfields the thumbs up for opening
We are pleased to confirm that Fairfields Primary School has completed its Pre-opening Ofsted inspection and deemed ‘ready for opening’ in September 2017. This means that Fairfields Primary School has met all the regulatory requirements with flying colours.
Matthew Shotton, Headteacher commented: “My team and I have been working incredibly hard to get the School and Nursery Class ready to welcome our first cohort of children and their families to our brand new purpose built school. We are delighted that the external agencies confirmed our belief that Fairfields Primary School is ready for opening in September.”
We are a school dedicated to the community of Fairfields and look forward to opening our doors in September. For further information and to apply for a place visit www.fairfieldsprimary.co.uk
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Heronshaw School Consultation to join the IFtL Family
Inspiring Futures through Learning (IFtL) has a close working relationship with Heronshaw School, an Ofsted ranked ‘Outstanding’ Infant School in Milton Keynes, built over many years. From this close relationship and a shared commitment to providing exceptional educational opportunities to all, Heronshaw School’s Governing Body have expressed their interest in converting to academy status and joining Inspiring Futures through Learning Academy Trust.
We believe Heronshaw will be an asset to the IFtL Family of Schools, with many shared values and a commitment to striving for excellence for all in everything we do. Following their expression of interest in joining IFtL, the school and the IFtL team will now work together through a due diligence process to ensure all parties are fully informed about the relevant educational, legal, financial and operational positions of the school. It is hoped that this work can be completed in order that Heronshaw joins IFtL before December 2018.
If you would like to feedback on the proposal, please click on the link below to complete the brief survey www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Heronshaw
We are incredibly excited about this opportunity, for the future of IFtL, and its family of schools and exceptional employees which make us great.
NASBTT appointment for Emma Hollis
IFtL are delighted to announce that Emma Hollis, our Head of Teaching School and Staff Development, has been appointed as the Executive Director of NASBTT (The National Association of School Based Teacher Trainers). This is a prominent, national role in which Emma will work closely with policy makers in government to help shape the future of school-based training provision.
The National Association of School-Based Teacher Trainers, NASBTT, is a membership organisation which contributes to the raising of standards and the development of high quality learning and teaching for pupils/children in schools by promoting high quality in programmes of initial training, education and the professional development of teachers, which are devised, delivered, managed and assessed by a school or partnership of schools. NASBTT currently has 164 members, representing some 86% of the schools-led institutions undertaking postgraduate school-led Initial Teacher Training.
NASBTT sees an exciting role for schools-based ITT in the future, with MATs and other school partnerships increasingly playing a lead role in the development of ITT provision.
This is a part-time seconded appointment starting on the 1st April and Emma will continue to work for IFtL for two and a half days a week. This joint role will ensure that our Trust is kept at the forefront of educational developments at policy level and we are delighted to support Emma in this exciting new position. Congratulations, Emma!