Friday, 20 June 2008

I met three of my secondary headteacher colleagues at the Secondary SEAL conference this morning...

Joanna Ruse from Crawshaw School, Bill Pullen from Farnley Park High School and Annette Hall from Intake High School Arts College are three headteachers doing a brilliant job in challenging circumstances and at the same time recognising the critical importance of social and emotional well-being to the standards agenda. Their passion, commitment, understanding and leadership is helping to build strong and highly effective teams at these schools and most importantly is delivering better outcomes for young people. Outcome not simply measured by GCSE scores, important as they are, but across the five @Every Child Matters' outcomes to ensure that their students are happy, healthy, safe and increasingly successful... whatever it takes!

I look forward to seeing their GCSE results this summer and more importantly celebrating the journey the three schools have been on and helping them in the future as they move from satisfactory to good to brilliant learning places.

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