Sunday, 25 March 2007

My colleague Chris Bennett sent me a message this week which I wanted to share...

Chris wanted to tell me about Moira Stones, one of our brilliant learning mentors. Moira works at Carr Manor High School and Chris asked her to represent Leeds Learning Mentors at a meeting on behaviour and attendance at 10 Downing Street with the Prime Minister. Moira was not used to travelling alone but, thanks to the STEPS programme, Moira went to the meeting and wowed everyone!

So much so, that Jim Knight, the Minister of State for Schools, has now invited Moira to join a practitioners' group on pupil behaviour and attendance... to quote Jim Knight's letter "it's role would be that of an informal focus group, whgose members would have the opportunity to provide views and feedback direct from the front line, drawing on their personal experiences as individual practioners. I would consult the group, from time to time, on specific issues".

The membership of the group includes six headteachers, with two Dames and a Sir, and Moira!

Our brilliant, talented, gorgeous and wonderful colleagues are simply great!

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