John has been writing to me every term, since I started in Leeds six years ago, to tell me his top ten primary schools. The places he has worked as a supply teacher where he has seen brilliant headteachers, fantastic colleagues and great children.
What I like about John and his letters is that they give me an interesting and very different perspective... the schools not on their best behaviour because the Chief Executive o Education Leeds is coming but as seen from inside the staffroom and the classroom and I haven't known him to be wrong when I check it out with my colleagues.
This time the top ten are as follows:
- Fountain Primary School;
- Meadowfield Primary School;
- Swinnow Primary School;
- Scholes Primary School;
- Victoria Primary School;
- Holly Bush Primary School;
- Chapel Allerton Primary School;
- Bracken Edge Primary School;
- Christchurch CE Primary School;
- Miles Hill Primary School.
It's a great list and as I said in my letter back to John, it is brilliant to know what fantastic places our primary schools are and what a wonderful job colleagues in these schools are doing to ensure that our children are happy, healthy, safe and increasingly successful.