Welcome to Thedwastre Education Trust
Thedwastre Education Trust is a local multi-academy trust in the heart of Suffolk. Our four village primary schools work very closely together to use the talents within all our schools for the benefit of our pupils.
We are a community of schools striving for excellence for our pupils, staff and communities, providing a broad and balanced education which enables everyone to reach their full potential.
We value every child, parent, volunteer and employee; we aim to ensure all are respected and children show respect to one another, learning to work collaboratively with their peers for mutual benefit. We have high aspirations for all pupils, staff and the communities we serve.
Our core principles are:
Excellence – We strive for excellence in education and have high aspirations for all children
Inclusive – Our schools are inclusive. We welcome diversity and support pupils of all abilities
Community – Our schools are routed firmly in the communities they serve
Collaborative – We actively encourage collaboration between our schools and actively seek out partnership with like-minded schools for the benefit of all
To see more about how our values influence our work, see the "join us" section of this website.
Woolpit Good Ofsted Report
We are delighted to report that Woolpit Primary Academy was judged Good in all areas and OUTSTANDING in Leadership and Management at it's recent Ofsted Inspection.
Inspectors were impressed with the rapid change that has taken place at the school and the way in which the Trust, governors and school leaders had worked together to ensure that the changes are sustainable. The report is testament to the hard work and dedication of the whole team at Woolpit. Well done to everyone involved.
The Trust has ensured that the school has been supported throughout the transformation process, including making resources available if needed. The Board have maintained a very close eye on the school and monitored the implementation plan throughout. We are confident that the school has a very strong future ahead and will continue to provide the very best education for all pupils at Woolpit.
The full report is available through the link below.
We were delighted to welcome back teachers from all schools in the Trust for a shared PD day in September. Our staff were working on further developing the approach to teaching and learning as well as opportunities to collaborate with subject leaders across all schools. Staff found the sessions extremely useful and it was great to see everybody on one place once again.
Over the course of this year we will further develop this work through shared CPD once per half term. This year we are focussing on metacognition to support the quality of teaching and learning in all Trust schools. We also run joint sessions throughout the year on specific areas such as safeguarding, on-line safety and writing moderation.
New School at Thurston opens to pupils
Thurston Primary Academy moves into new school premises
New Library at Thurston
New Library building installed at Rattlesden
A fabulous new library building has been installed at Rattlesden CE Primary Academy with support from the local community. The new library is a super addition to the school, providing a wonderful environment for children to develop their love of reading.
Rattlesden leads the way in Science
Trust secures funding for improvement in school buildings
We have vacancies for governors at Woolpit, Thurston and Great Barton. We would be delighted to hear from anyone interested in finding our more.