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by Michael Ford last modified 26 Mar, 2019 01:16 PM
"Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don't know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!"- Anne Frank
Wide Public Support for RE in Schools

Wide Public Support for RE in Schools

by Michael Ford 29 August 2014

Research on attitudes to RE was conducted by YouGov on behalf of the Religious Education Council of England and Wales (REC) and published ahead of the first meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on RE.

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Double-Outstanding for Keevil

Double-Outstanding for Keevil

by Michael Ford 20 January 2016

Both Ofsted and the National Society have praised the school’s overall effectiveness, noting that "exceptionally strong leadership has ensured very high standards of teaching across the school."

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Sarum Academy Sees Impressive Sixth Form Success

Sarum Academy Sees Impressive Sixth Form Success

by Michael Ford 29 August 2014

Year 13 pupils at Sarum Academy have dramatically exceeded all previous A level results highlighting the continual improvement taking place in the church sponsored academy.

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Praise for Retiring Chapmanslade Head

Praise for Retiring Chapmanslade Head

by Michael Ford 29 August 2014

Chair of governors Tessa Kline recently spoke in glowing terms about Joss Jewell, head of Chapmanslade CE VA Primary School for 10 years.

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Double Outstanding for Broad Chalke

Double Outstanding for Broad Chalke

by Michael Ford 20 January 2016

Broad Chalke Primary School have gained Outstanding status in recent Ofsted and SIAS inspections.

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Outstanding SIAS for Bishops

Outstanding SIAS for Bishops

by Michael Ford 20 January 2016

Bishop Wordsworth Academy, Salisbury, has gained Outstanding status in its recent SIAS report.

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Academy's Standing Ovation

Academy's Standing Ovation

by Michael Ford 29 August 2014

A “delighted” audience at Sarum Academy gave a standing ovation following performances by pupils, La Folia and the Community Choir.

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Recorder Magic

Recorder Magic

by Michael Ford 29 August 2014

A report from Wilton and Barford Primary School

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A healthy week of fun

A healthy week of fun

by Michael Ford 29 August 2014

Children from Wilton and Barford Primary School enjoyed fun and healthy activities during their Healthy Schools Week recently.

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Celebrity Gardener Helps Heytesbury School

Celebrity Gardener Helps Heytesbury School

by Michael Ford 29 August 2014

ITV's Diarmuid Gavin recently helped set up a new garden at Heytesbury School.

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Academy Cadets “a credit to their Detachment Commander and themselves”

Academy Cadets “a credit to their Detachment Commander and themselves”

by Michael Ford 29 August 2014

Sarum Academy are “so proud” that the Wiltshire Army Cadet Force of the same name have passed their first inspection, and been graded as “up to standard”, having been open barely a year.

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School Leavers Celebrate the Olympics

School Leavers Celebrate the Olympics

by Michael Ford 29 August 2014

Hundreds of Year Six pupils from across Dorset and Wiltshire gathered for four days at Salisbury Cathedral to celebrate the move to secondary school and to participate in Olympics-themed activities and services.

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Big Thank You Winner Announced

Big Thank You Winner Announced

by Michael Ford 29 August 2014

School pupils across Wiltshire and Dorset submitted two types of design for a thank-you card to HM the Queen to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee. The competition winner was Amelia French, a Year 7 pupil from South Wilts Grammar School.

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Schools Compete to Say Thank-You *Updated

Schools Compete to Say Thank-You *Updated

by Michael Ford 29 August 2014

School pupils across Wiltshire and Dorset are being given a chance to submit two types of design for a thank-you card to HM the Queen to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee.

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Two Outstandings for Queen Elizabeth's

Two Outstandings for Queen Elizabeth's

by Michael Ford 20 January 2016

Queen Elizabeth's School, Wimborne, has received a second successive Outstanding in a recent SIAS inspection.

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Double Outstanding for Piddle Valley *Updated

Double Outstanding for Piddle Valley *Updated

by Michael Ford 20 January 2016

Piddle Valley Church of England Voluntary Aided First School, near Dorchester, recently received outstanding status in both Ofsted and SIAS inspections.

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Academy thrilled by BTEC (Business and Technology Education Council) success

Academy thrilled by BTEC (Business and Technology Education Council) success

by Michael Ford 29 August 2014

Vocational learning is a key part of the Sarum Academy curriculum and has gone from strength to strength in the last 12 months. A strong collaboration with the Edexcel exam board and regular monitoring visits have ensured that the learning experience for the pupils is high quality.

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Groundbreaking Times for Sarum Academy

Groundbreaking Times for Sarum Academy

by Michael Ford 29 August 2014

Pupils cut the turf at a ground-breaking ceremony at Sarum Academy, Salisbury today (Tuesday 15 May).

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Principal sets the record straight

Principal sets the record straight

by Michael Ford 29 August 2014

The Principal of Sarum Academy, Ruth Johnson, said today that she was disappointed by an “inaccurate and misleading local media report “ relating to the number of pupils on roll at her school.

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Bishop opens Seend's new extension *Updated

Bishop opens Seend's new extension *Updated

by Michael Ford 1 July 2015

The Bishop of Salisbury, Nicholas Holtam, opened Seend CE VA Primary School's new extension on Friday 31 March.

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Baptism practice at St Nicholas School, Porton

Baptism practice at St Nicholas School, Porton

by Michael Ford 29 August 2014

On Thursday 22 March, the children of Robins Class, St Nicholas’ Primary School, held a mock Baptism for one of the class dolls.

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New Education Centre in progress

New Education Centre in progress

by Michael Ford 1 July 2015

Work continues at the Church of England's new Education Centre in Avenue Way, Wilton.

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