Tuesday, 6 May 2008

My colleague John Ellard sent me this following the visit by colleagues from Stockholm...

"Hi Chris, Glad to see that you are back blogging. As I wrote to you by email- we had a fantastic trip to Leeds and the whole of the group from Stockholm was so impressed by what they saw. I can truly say that two places of real note hit me very hard when in your city- the commitment and progress which were apparent. I was so impressed by West Oaks SILC and the absolutely wondeful atmosphere we saw amongst staff, pupils and the Head teacher. Also of real note was the visit to South Leeds High and the remarkable improvements through difficult times that Colin Bell has led. Our colleagues from Stockholm came away with some wonderful impressions. I hope to hear from you soon Chris. Best regards John Ellard, ICG Sweden"

It was great to be able to showcase some of the best of Leeds. Thanks to all the schools involved, the colleagues who gave up their time and the team here at Merrion, led by my colleague Allyn Pazienza, who did a brilliant job organising and managing the visit.

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