Executive Principal’s Blog

Executive Principal’s Blog – 24 February 2017

It was a privilege to welcome Carly Simmonds, the Headteacher of Little Reddings Primary School, to lead the opening session of our staff training day on Monday of this week. Her sharing of best practice set the tone for a powerful day and further developed our understanding of the learning that is taking place in our local feeder primary schools. This enables us to review and develop our schemes of learning at Key Stage 3 and ensures that students build on their prior knowledge and really excel in their all-important public examinations.

It is becoming increasingly apparent that establishing excellent links with our local primary schools is the key to future success and we are delighted that another local primary school have the same view. Just before the half term holiday Hartsbourne Primary School in Bushey Heath formally requested to join the Bushey St James Trust and are currently going through a consultation process with their key stakeholders with this in mind.

Over the past 12 months we have been working closely with Hartsbourne and have seen some real mutual benefits of our emerging collaborations. Another very good school joining the Trust will further increase opportunities for all staff and students across our Trust and, as we continue to strengthen the links and develop expertise, capacity and best practice, benefit many young people in the local area for generations to come. Exciting times!

Don’t forget to click on the link to read about the rest of this week’s BMS News……..

Jeremy Turner
Executive Principal

Executive Principal’s Blog – 10 February 2017

EPB20170210As we draw to the end of another busy half term I would like to thank the staff at Bushey Meads School for all their hard work and commitment to ensuring that each and every student here achieves their true potential. Just this week another example of our students excelling at the highest level was provided by one of our inspiring Teaching Assistants Miss Booth and all those involved in her highly successful trampolining club. Do read the article in this week’s newsletter about their superb success.

As well as that our wonderful House initiative to bring in as many cans and other nonperishable food items in aid of our local food bank (operating out of St James Church in Bushey) has been a huge success. Just one of the many piles placed in the staff corridor is pictured here. Well done to all the students and staff at BMS – you have big and generous hearts!

Finally do enjoy a happy and well deserved rest over the half term period and we look forward to seeing you all again on Tuesday 21st February at the usual time of 8.30am. Don’t forget to click on the link to read about the rest of this week’s BMS News……..

Jeremy Turner
Executive Principal

Executive Principal’s Blog – 3 February 2017


As you BSJT_Logoare aware our school is part of an exciting, innovative and forward thinking Multi Academy Trust – The Bushey St James Trust. Currently comprising of Bushey Meads Secondary School and Little Reddings Primary School it was formed in February 2012 with the main purpose of developing links between primary and secondary phase education.



The philosophies that underpin the Trust are those based on partnership and collaboration and ensuring that all children receive the best possible education and all staff working in the Trust are well equipped to deliver this.



Our work in recent years across the BSJT is something to be immensely proud of and I would like to congratulate all our students, staff, parents and carers, as well as our hard working Governors and Trustees for their support. We not only have a superb learning community here at BMS, but one that is part of a wider context and continuing to share best practice across the local areacropped-logo12-2.png.


If you would like to know more about the Bushey St James Trust, do click on the link below to find out more about our work……




With best wishes for a good weekend and don’t forget to click on the link to read about the rest of this week’s BMS News……..LRLogotTransparent100px


Jeremy Turner

Executive Principal