National Middle Schools’ Forum Newsletter

June 2010 no 2

1) Book your place at conference now if you have not already done so ….

Full details and booking form from the ‘next conference’ page of the NMSF website – click this link:

2) Celebrating 40 years of Middle Schools

On the afternoon and evening of Monday 18th October we will be inviting ex-headteachers and leading figures from the middle school movement to join us – Full details are attached (and are also available on the home page of the NMS)

Please help us make this a successful occasion by circulating this invitation to ex-colleagues who might be interested in joining us for this occasion.

Further details from the NMSF website ( and the conference administrator:

Lesley Judge, c/o Greneway Middle School Garden Walk, Royston, Hertfordshire. SG8 7JF

Tel: 01763 243650      Fax: 01763 241499


3) NEW - Middle School Survey 2010

The last comprehensive survey of middle schools was completed in 1983 - please help us create a picture of middle schools today by completing Middle School Survey 2010 - just click this link

The areas for survey questions have been suggested by the headteachers on the Steering Committee.

The survey is web based and should be relatively straightforward to complete. We have tried to avoid questions that would require you to search for information – so, for example, we have avoided questions about the budget for this reason

The results will be launched at out Conference in October

4) NEW – Survey of benefits of capital expenditure

Thank you to those of you who managed to respond to the request for this information – I have been able to pass this on the capital expenditure team at the DfE.

Nigel Wyatt

Executive Officer