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Ofsted chief unveils new blueprint for inspecting good and outstanding schools

OfstedlogoOfsted’s Chief Inspector has (Friday March 21st 2014) proposed a new way of inspecting the great majority of schools in England
In a keynote speech to the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) conference, Sir Michael Wilshaw argued that those schools currently judged good, by Ofsted (60 per cent) should no longer be subject to full routine inspections in the way they are now.
Instead, they should receive more frequent, but light-touch visits every two to three years by one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors (HMI) – or a serving school leader working as an associate Ofsted inspector – whose job would be to engage in professional dialogue with senior staff.
Read the complete press release HERE ………..


St Sampson’s Infant School in Cricklade is set to close.

Cricklade St Sampson’s Junior School governing body met on Tuesday 10th. and the infant school governing body on Wednesday 11th. December 2013 and both bodies voted unanimously to go to consultation on the motion for St Sampson’s Infant School to close and St Sampson’s CE Junior School to expand to become St Sampson’s CE Primary School, and the Junior School Governing Body also voted unanimously to go to consultation to expand the Junior School to form the new St Sampson’s CE Primary School.
Full details can be found at the St Sampson’s Infant School Website and the published letter to parents from the Chair of governors  letter to parents 13.12.13

 In this letter it is state that We ( The governors ) have now started working with Wiltshire Council and the Diocese of Bristol to make this procedure as quick as possible, and we envisage that the consultation process will start in the New Year. Please be assured that all stakeholders including parents, staff and the local community will be invited to take part in the consultation process which will include public meetings for views and questions to be raised. Continue reading


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Cricklade ‘s St Sampson’s Infant School plan to change their status to become a foundation School.

The Governing Bodies of Longleaze Primary School, Lyneham Primary School, Noremarsh Community Junior School and St. Sampson’s Infant School are jointly considering becoming foundation schools and acquiring a Trust whose proposed name is The North Wiltshire Learning Trust. This is a new type of trust being a mutual schools co-operative membership trust, which is the fastest growing type of trust school nationally. Continue reading

St Sampson’s Infant School, Cricklade, Wiltshire are looking for a committed Head Teacher


The Governors, staff and children at St Sampson’s Infant School are looking for a committed leader to continue to build on the achievements of our school. Successful candidates will be passionate about ensuring all children are given every opportunity to achieve within a caring, nurturing environment.

Full details can be seen HERE…..  http://www.tes.co.uk/job/head-teacher-57636/

A meeting was held between parents and governors of St Sampson’s Junior and Infant Schools, Cricklade, to discuss plans to merge the schools

A meeting was held between parents and governors of St Sampson’s Junior and Infant Schools, Cricklade, to discuss plans to merge the schools (From Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard).

St Sampson’s Infant School Governors are holding an Open Meeting on Thursday October 13th.

The St Sampson’s Infant School Governors are holding the Open Meeting at the School on October 13th. at 7.30 pm
This meeting was the result of parents and concerned teachers requesting that the governors explained their decision to amalgamate. The decision was taken in spite of the lack of support, and on the casting vote of the Chairman .
EVERYONE is welcome to attend so that Questions and Concerns can be discussed.

Governors of St Sampson’s Infant School are holding an OPEN MEETING w/b Oct. 10th.

In a letter in Friday’s book bags, Chris.R Higgins Vice Chair St Sampson Infant School has informed parents/guardians that the Governors will be holding an Open Meeting. The date has not been finalised as with nearly 20 people to re-plan diary commitments patience is required. It is hoped to arrange the meeting for the week commencing the 10th. October. It will take place in the school Hall.

During this  week, October 3rd.  Governor Clinics will be held at the school between 7.00 pm and 8.00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings at the Infant school where two governors will be available to discuss concerns . It is a drop in style sessions without a fixed appointment time.


Family Quiz Night – World Challenge Expedition – Saturday October 7th. at 7.30 pm.

Jon, Thea and Robert’s Family invite all to a Quiz Night at St. Sampson’s Junior School on 7th October at 7.30 pm, to join them in fundraising for their World Challenge  Expedition.

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St. Sampson’s Infant and Junior Amalgamation – is this the best way forward for our children’s education? – Letter to the Editor

Concerned Parents of St Sampson’s Infant School have been circulated with this LEAFLET as they wish to understand the decision of the Governors.

The leaflet has been sent to the Bugle for publication as this item concerns everyone,
They request that you read this document http://ow.ly/6GZBA
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