Thursday, 16 October 2008

My colleague Elaine Bown had asked me to attend the Newly Appointed Headteacher's Conference at Oulton Hall...

This is always a great event and this year it was in a fantastic setting at Oulton Hall. Elaine had organised a wonderful programme with inputs from Chris Halsall, Vanessa Huws-Jones and Elaine on structure, support, mentoring, school improvement planning and needs identification. There was also a session on the creative curriculum by Sarah Creighton, Headteacher at The Hill Primary School in Barnsley and tomorrow Simon Camby, Headteacher at Brodetsky Primary School, is delivering a 'Headship for Real' day. Elaine had also organised a 'service providers market place' to allow our new colleagues to network and connect with some of the outstanding teams around them here in Leeds.

These are some amazing colleagues and it is a real priviledge to work with them as we build brilliant here in Leeds with another fantastic group of talented, brilliant, gorgeous, wonderful and new headteachers. I am only sorry that some new headteachers missed out on the opportuinity to network, connect and be inspired!

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