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10 March 2023

This week has been a week of celebrating women through International Womens Day! We celebrate all of you for all your hard work for our children within our schools. You constantly inspire us and each other to continue to be the best version of yourselves. Thank you!

We've been shortlisted!

Great news, we have been shortlisted as one of the final four in the Employer Of The Year category in the MAT EXCELLENCE awards! 

It’s great to be recognised for all the work that has been going on behind the scenes to make us the best employer nationally. 

Well done to the whole team!


We have organised for this master class to be delivered towards the end of March. We would like to encourage as many of you as possible to sign up.

Sue has delivered training for us before, and we have received excellent feedback.

Please contact if you wish to join and we will send you the link.

Neurodiversity Celebration Week


Neurodiversity Celebration Week starts on 13th March, and is an ideal opportunity for pupils and staff to learn more about, and celebrate, neurodiversity.

The term neurodiversity refers to the differences between how people think, process information, behave and communicate. Types of neurodivergence include ADHD, autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia, and Tourette’s syndrome.

Some neurodiverse pupils may need additional support, while others may not. Every classroom is neurodiverse – because every pupil will have a different way of thinking, feeling, and learning. This should be encouraged and supported.

Celebrating Neurodiversity Celebration Week is a great opportunity to raise awareness of neurodiversity amongst pupils and staff, and encourage a more inclusive school environment.

In this toolkit, we’re sharing resources for pupils and staff, to increase understanding of neurodiversity throughout the school community.


What is Imposter Syndrome

Imposter syndrome, excelsior mat

‘Imposter Syndrome is a pattern of thinking that makes us doubt our accomplishments and makes us fear of being exposed as a “fraud”’ (Stress and Anxiety Coach)

‘If you experience feelings of inadequacy and self-doubt, you may be surprised to learn that you are in great company. Impostor Syndrome is typically associated with high achievers. So, if you feel like a fraud, the chances are that you’re more capable than you think. Real frauds don’t worry about things like this.’ (

However, there is a current debate about Imposter Syndrome…

Join in the debate on LinkedIn or Twitter

What it takes to kick imposter syndrome

Womens Health

Two interesting podcasts on Womens Health. For more info visit or Womens Health In Education

Discounts for You at Discounts For Teachers

You can find enormous savings with local and independent businesses through Discounts for Teachers. 

Technology Support

As part of our drive to use technology more effectively within the Trust, we will be sharing some top tips videos. They are really useful tools that are for everyone and not just for in the classroom.
This week’s top tip is 7 Tips in Microsoft Word you may not know about. Please check it out here:
If you want more help or support, please speak to your school digital champion. 


See whats happening on the National College website. This week is Leadership.



Plus take a look at the CPD resources on our own website. We are adding to it all the time! Check it out here

Current Vacancies

Staff Hub

In the Staff Hub you can find regular articles created with you in mind! Along with useful information and links to your most used sites.