Thursday, 18 June 2009

I moved on to Ninelands Primary School to see Jean Lumb, headteacher, and her talented team...

Ninelands Primary School is an outstanding school doing a brilliant job under Jean's inspirational, committed and passionate leadership. The cluster orchestra was rehearsing this morning and they were great. It was encouraging to see so many talented young musician practicing together and to see the real passion for music and the arts at the school. I had the opportunity to walk around the school with Jean to meet her colleagues and her wonderful children; from their really well resourced and developed Foundation Stage provision through to work on sustainability, an enterprise fruit and vegetable tuck shop, the Leeds Book Awards, sport and the arts.

It was fantastic to see the journey the school has been on since I first visited Ninelands about seven years ago. The school has been transformed by Jean's leadership, her energy and vision, her belief in and support for her team which has empowered and engaged everyone in building something truly exceptional and is releasing a real magic in this little piece of Leeds.

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