Trust Talk

The official blog of The Midland Academies Trust. Follow us for weekly updates on culture, curriculum, assessment, teaching and much more.

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  • 14/12/20

    2020 and the power of collaboration

    We plant seeds that one day will grow. We water seeds already planted, knowing that they hold future promise. We cannot do everything, and there is a sense of liberation in realising that. This enables us to do something, and to do it very well. It may be incomplete, but it is a beginning, a step al...
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  • 07/12/20

    Lessons from lockdown - closing the digital divide

    Our Trust approach to edtech reflects our preoccupation with teacher expertise and our commitment to simplicity in lessons. But a global pandemic has shown us that there always remains more to do.
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  • 29/11/20

    Developing a culture of gratitude

    Cultivating a culture of gratitude is one of our approaches to building the characters of our pupils and helping them to be a better version of themselves. 
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  • 23/11/20

    The fool's gold of assessment

    The last decade has seen an explosion in ‘data-mining’ in education. Arguably driven in part by external factors, school leaders have increasingly been in search of the elixir of the ‘right kind’ of data – the combination of assessment information which will unlock the...
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  • 16/11/20

    Simplify, then add lightness

    The title of this week’s blog is taken from Colin Chapman, legendary founder of Lotus Cars. He famously articulated a design philosophy at odds with the prevailing wisdom of the time - rather than adding more power to make his cars faster on the track, he concentrated on what he could take awa...
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  • 09/11/20

    We are family

    At the Midland Academies Trust, in the words of Sister Sledge, we are family!  We really are that close, and together we are stronger. 
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