Wednesday, 7 October 2009

I was delighted to hear that Temple Moor High School Science College had come through it's recent OFSTED inspection so well and really pleased to receive this message from Martin Fleetwood...

"Dear Chris, I feel compelled to write to you to share with you an example of your vision of Team Leeds in action. The messages of support from Templenewsam Halton Family, as we went into OFSTED, were fantastic. Clive HOwlett, our School Improvement Partner, was equally fantastic and Cath Lennon ensured that our Joint Head of 6th Form and Deputy Leader of 6th Form were released for a sustantial part of last week. Amonst all this support was the truly outstanding service that Kevin Payne gave me and the Senior Leadership Team, in being contactable at a moment's notice and in staying with us into Wednesday to help in rehearsing our thematic responses. Our outcomes of overall satisfactory and good for the 6th Form are a way to mark on our journey to become an outstanding world class school. The journey made easier by the care and support of Team Leeds. Best wishes, Martin."

Martin's letter reminds us all that we are in this together and that together we are stronger, more effective and more connected around our young people, their families and their communities. We need to work together to ensure that everything we do is effective, efficient and demonstrates value for money; that every school in Leeds is full, that every school is good, improving and inclusive and that every young person and every one of our colleagues is happy, healthy, safe and successful... there can be no excuses, and we must all work with passion, enthusiasm, commitment, determination and energy however tough the going gets and whatever it takes!

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