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"Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit."
Skills for Life programmes teach children how to cope with everyday difficulties, how to communicate with and get on with other people and build self-awareness and emotional resilience. A new Skills for Life programme ‘Passport’ has just launched for 9 to 11-year olds. Howard Primary School has been using the Zippy’s (5 to 7-year-old) and […]
*This Cognitive Behavioural Approach can help young people regulate and understand their emotions on their own. Ridgeway Primary School puts the theory to the test: Welcome to The Zones of Regulation! At Ridgeway Primary School we have incorporated the Zones of Regulation across the whole school to support children to manage their own changing and […]
On a chilly Sunday morning in November 2018, eighteen Croydon teachers met for the first time at a bus stop in South Croydon. This was the beginning of their journey together with the Erasmus Project and one that they are still on. They all say – we took away far more than we ever anticipated. […]
Beckmead College In the Summer of 2016 we were involved with the IT design and implementation for Beckmead College which had a multi-million-pound new build main site and state of the art vocational workshops offering Catering, Bricklaying, Carpentry & Joinery, Motor Mechanics, Painting & Decorating and Multi-skills. We worked with Beckmead College, the local authority […]
Executive Principal, Jolyon Roberts, discusses the Trusts experience working with Octavo’s Schools Finance team who supported them in improving their finance systems and procedures. Pegasus Academy Trust, which runs six schools in the North of the London Borough of Croydon, has used the Financial services department of Octavo Partnership for both Responsible Officer visits and financial […]
What happens if you take 5 School Governors from Croydon, drop them in the town of Joensuu, Finland for a week and allow them to ferret around a number of schools to try to get under the skin of the Finnish education system. This film is a record of that trip, the revelations and surprises that it showed us not just about the Finnish education system but also what it said about our own back in the UK.