Thursday, 2 July 2009

I started the day at the RM Conference...

The 'Celebrating Success' Conference at the Queen's Hotel was a wonderful opportunity to showcase some of our best ICT and e-learning practice. The morning was focused on Foundation, Key Stage 1 and 2 while the afternoon looked at Key Stage 3 and 4 and Post 16. Two of the key note speakers at the event were Carol Allen, SEN Consultant and Claire Garside, Educational Consultant while Dirk Gilleard and I talked about the Leeds vision and Evolve, our menu of services, ideas and learning to support and guide schools in the effective use of technologies for learning.

The highlights of the two sessions were the brilliant presentations by Stephen Heppell who talked about the race for new learning across the UK and across the world. These wonderfully inspiring sessions were complemented in the morning by showcase sessions by colleagues and young people from Farsley Farfield Primary School, Alwoodley Primary School, Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Primary School, St Anthony's CE Primary School, Hugh Gaitskell Primary School, Windmill Primary School, colleagues from the South Leeds CLC and our National Strategies team. And in the afternoon by sessions by colleagues and students from Allerton High Business and Enterprise Specialist School, Ralph Thoresby High School, City of Leeds School, Mount St Mary's Catholic High School and Creative Arts and Media Diploma students.

It was an amazing day celebrating our unique and powerful partnership with RM.

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