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An Inspirational Inset Day

On Friday, 4 January our teachers had a really inspirational INSET led by Professor Danny Doyle, Doctor of Research, Head Teacher and  Head of the SHAPE Teaching Alliance. His speciality is developing boys’ writing and his research has a focus on socio linguistics.

The teachers from Chinthurst School joined us to hear this hugely entertaining speaker who was described by Ofsted as a creative and dynamic leader.  The activities were fun and engaging and everyone left the training armed with great ideas and a reinforcement and reaffirmation of what we deliver well.  This is the second visit Professor Doyle has made to the school to share his amazing curriculum knowledge and he commented on how enthusiastic and receptive the staff were.

Professor Doyle’s school has a remarkable academic record and he was able to share his ingredients for success and his passion to drive up teaching standards.

From a personal viewpoint, his reminder that teaching is transformative, a vocation we are all privileged to be a part of, made it an apt and enthusiastic start to 2019.

Mrs Annette Wright
Deputy Head

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