Friday, 10 July 2009

I started the day early at the Partnerships for Schools (PfS) 'Building Schools for the Future' Open Day at Allerton High School...

It was great to visit Allerton High School again and to see what Elaine Silson, headteacher, and her talented team have achieved in this wonderful building. Tim Byles, Chief Executive, of PfS opened the session which is the first of a series of termly events sharing best practice nationally. The open day had attracted colleagues from across the country including Barking and Dagenham, Blackpool, Bournemouth & Poole, Derby, Durham, East Riding, Lancashire, North East Lincs, North Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Oldham, Redcar and Cleveland, Wakefield and the DCSF.

It was great to be able to talk about learning in Leeds and the vision locally with Cllr Richard Harker and Rosemary Archer and to listen to Fionuala McGlynn, General Manager of the Leeds LEP and Lawrence Seed, Senior Design Manager at Interserve Education talka bout translating that vision into reality.

I couldn't stay for the rest of the programme but feedback suggests that it was a brilliant session and that we should all get out more to see more examples like this, of brilliant learning places across the country.

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