Tuesday, 4 December 2007

Message of the Week Fourteen

Another great week full of fantastic people, great places, wonderful celebrations and important launches...

I visited John Smeaton Community College with colleagues from the Leadership Team, attended part of the council's corporate leadership team's awayday at Monk Fryston Hall and attended Headteacher Forum at the David Lloyd Centre. I also visited three small primary schools, Calverley Parkside, Pudsey Lowtown and Summerfield, where colleagues are working hard to drive up standards and release the magic.
We launched the Family Support and Parenting Strategy at Primrose High School where colleagues put on a wonderful display of the services supporting parents, carers and families across Leeds. We also launched the Deaf and hearing impaired team's DVD 'Inspired to learn' which featured the amazing story of Sam Green and her daughter. It was a truly inspiring and tear-jerking story of brilliant support.
The other highlights of my week were the Big STEPS celebration and the Foundation Degree ceremony at Leeds Trinity & All Saints. Both inspiring events with wonderful colleagues also have achieved brilliant results.
Sadly I finished the week with another terrible migraine which lasted 36 hours. Sorry to anyone I let down by not being around on Friday!

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