CHTA Business Managers event re: cashless catering solution

Many schools in Croydon have been through a huge number of changes since the central school dinners contract ended some years ago.  Various caterers have been appointed as well as payment providers and cashless till companies like ‘Cunninghams’ or ‘NRS’.  However, now many of these systems in primary schools in Croydon are approaching end of life and Croydon schools are looking around for a new solution.  A number of Croydon schools have been trialling a new to market system that has ...

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CHTA Annual Conference and AGM 2015

Nearly 70 Croydon Headteachers met at the East Sussex National for the Eighth Annual Conference and AGM.

The two-day programme included a 2-hour session with Alistair Smith on modern learning methods, a demonstration of the new CHTA website by Vicky from Smarter Reach, an afternoon session with Bill Watkin from SSAT, “Making Sense of Change”, information from Octavo, a talk and Q&A session with Clive Gilbert of Morley’s on Education and Business Skills and a session ...

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Local News Roundup…

Objectors could seek judicial review on controversial South Norwood Oasis Academy Arena school decision – Croydon Guardian, 4th March 2015

New head at John Ruskin College pledges to maintain Croydon school’s ‘outstanding’ reputation – Croydon Advertiser, 1st March 2015

Kenley Primary head to retire after 37 years in the classroom – Croydon Advertiser, 27th February 2015


In other news:-

Schools ‘fail to stretch most able’, says Ofsted – BBC News, 4th March 2015

One-third miss first ...

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The Octavo Partnership Launch: 12th February 2015

The Octavo Partnership will hold a launch for schools in the Spring term prior to their official go-live date of 1st April. Headteachers, Business managers and Chairs of Governors will be invited to attend one of 3 sessions on the day to find out more about Octavo’s vision for education support services in Croydon and beyond.
Date:                     12 February 2015
Venue:                 Community Space, Bernard Weatherill House
Sessions:             Morning, lunch-time and after-school

Look out for more details in the weekly schools bulletin ...

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Professional Development Links

Simon Trehearn, Deputy Principal at The Quest Academy has suggested the following links that may be of interest:

New study reveals that fewer students are the victim of bullying

I urge everyone to have a read of this first one – ’10 Silver Arrows: Ideas to penetrate the armour of ingrained practice’.
Your ’10 arrows’ focus on:
1.       Behaviour Management
2.       Questioning
3.       Literacy
4.       Marking and feedback
5.       Straight teaching
6.       Assessment
7.       Gifted ...

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