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GCSE Results 2023

To our wonderful JTFS Community, I would like to thank you all for your support during what has been an incredibly challenging term at JTFS.

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Castles and Cathedrals

My presentation to staff and students as we started term last week, was inspired by a visit to Northumberland over the summer which reminded me of a couple of blogs I had read some time ago.

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A Time for Optimism

There has been much to celebrate this half term with success on the sports field, numerous enrichment and charity events taking place — as well as students being awarded praise points, merits and Golden Tickets for effort and achievement in school.

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Let’s Just Take the Next Step

This last week has been one of the toughest that many headteachers and their colleagues will have faced. The rate of change is rapid; the demands on us, as educators, decision makers, leaders and human beings, are high.

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Leading By Laptop

It is so easy to say “Yes I am fine thanks” on an email; so much harder to look someone in the eye when you’re feeling terrible and say the same thing.

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Let Us Reset the Sail

I am really proud of the way in which the students have coped with remote learning. I am also incredibly grateful to the staff for the commitment to making remote learning work and for supporting students whilst facing their own challenges.

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