Friday, 22 June 2007

It's been an incredible week... full, as always, of exceptional people who are making a real difference for children and young people here in Leeds...

I have dashed from a regional Artsmark Celebration to St Gregory's Catholic Primary School, from Blenheim Primary School to Fieldhead Carr Primary School, from the Primary Schools Celebration Concert to lunch with the BEST in West! Everywhere I go I see little pockets of brilliant practice... FAB Friends, Wake Up and Shake Up, early years, special needs, multi-agency work... you name it we have it at its' best here in Leeds.

Interestingly we also had some independent verification of this when we hosted a visit by colleagues from the University of Utrecht who were bowled over by our primary and special school provision. I also had it from the most important people ... the young people themselves... the wonderful Youth Council wanted to help us improve our provision but were also highly complimentary about some of the best of Leeds practice and provision.

It's a great place to be and we need to continue to work to ensure that all our young people are happy, healthy, safe and increasingly successful.


Oaf said...


I am humbly chastened, nay mortified.
I have just sat down to read the ECM update and realise my comment about Tea with Tony was foolish and unkind, especially as it was not Rosemary Archer who had the tea.
The article does not, however, make it clear where Rosemary was.
Perhaps she was having canapes in another room nearby.
I can only blame Mrs Oaf, who has been recently adding copious quantities of cheap British Sherry to many of her tea time recipes.

Still, 'Tis Friday and all things seem possible.
How about a delving look into what you get up to on Saturday and Sunday?
You could call it 'Something for the weekend'
You give us tantalising glimpses, such as Les Miserables, but what does Mrs Chris think?
Whats a typical weekend like at 'Chez Chris?'

My weekend will consist of collating the schools summer assessment results, and drinking much beer It must be in that order apparently.

Toodle Pip


Anonymous said...

Again, I ask who IS the Oaf?

Oaf said...

They seek him here
They seek him there
They seek him almost everywhere
Is he in heaven?
Is he in hell?
The elusive O - A - F

Where ever you find injustice, the Oaf will be there, fighting oppression and supporting Chris.

Actually, the clue is in the name, and I just have too much time on my hands.


Chris'Blog said...

We all have too much time on our hands. What we need is to use it better.