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What we're thinking... Spinnaker team blogs

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Take a little tour around the collective mind of the Spinnaker team as we share our thoughts and experiences.

Time and Space

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Perhaps it is a result of too much Sci-Fi, but the expression ‘time and space’ tried to capture the unlimited size and scope of the universe. However, in our real world, both are limited. Both sought after. Both somewhat fundamental for life.

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Hot topic

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Daily news reports remind us that we live in challenging times. We are facing big issues and religious faith is a very hot topic.

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The answer is always Jesus

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Since its start in 1986, Spinnaker has seen and gone through many changes. From one man and a van going around schools in Lambeth, we now have a team of 50 or so visiting more that 100 schools — some once a fortnight for nearly 20 years.

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A biased view

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Apparently the British Humanist Association (BHA) carried out a study into Ofsted inspections of independent ultra-orthodox Jewish (Charedi) schools. The study found that when inspected by Jewish inspectors, 71% of the schools were judged to be good or outstanding. However, when inspected by non-Jewish inspectors, only 22% were judged to be good or outstanding.

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What’s going on?

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After 30 plus years in primary education, the one thing that you can guarantee is change. It’s true! Schools seem to be always trying to keep up with change, anticipate change and manage change.

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