The Learning Rainforest Fieldbook

NPAT is very proud to see two of our schools, Simon de Senlis and Rectory Farm featured in Tom Sherrington's follow up to his much acclaimed The Learning Rainforest - Great Teaching in Real Classrooms.

The Learning Rainforest Fieldbook (published on 18 October 2019) explores how Tom's ideas can take shape in the real world of education.  He chronicles the journeys that a range of schools throughout the UK have been on in recent years in an endeavour to provide the broadest and best possible education for their children.  The sections on Simon de Senlis and Rectory Farm are an inspiring and entertaining read, capturing both the relflections of our teaching staff and sebsequent feedback from our children.

Erasmus+ KA1 Project

Our Erasmus+ KA1 project  'Enhancing Teaching and Learning Through European Training Opportunities'  is coming to an end. The project, realised over a period of 2 years, has seen 49 staff attending educational courses and visits in Finland, Italy, Sweden and Spain.


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Welcome Rectory Farm!

Today we are proud and excited to officially welcome Rectory Farm Primary School into our NPAT family. Rectory Farm have been working alongside NPAT schools for 18 months now,  and today marks the official date when they became an academy with our Trust.  What a special day for us all.

NPAT HR Strategy Team!

On Tuesday this week our NPAT Head Teachers joined together at the Holiday Inn to work on the NPAT HR Strategy, using immersion, ideation, synthesis and prototyping to clarify our thinking and help us to formulate our aims and actions moving forward.  We had a great day working together and have a draft strategy at the end of it - success!