Thursday, 1 October 2009

This afternoon I went to Carr Manor Primary School for the launch of Black History Month here in Leeds...I had been invited because the brilliant 'Primary Colours' team were working in the school and releasing their usual magic with the children. Primary Colours was set up by Marcia Hutchinson and is one of the leading providers of high quality, culturally inclusive resources, helping schools to embed cultural diversity within the curriculum. The team includes Creative Director Pete Tidy, Shazia Azhar, Katherine Platt and John Ashton.

It was great to be back at Carr Manor Primary School and to see how the school continues to develop its brilliant provision through the Children's Centre, the extended services work and the focus on real excellence. Linda Bowles is an inspirational headteacher and she has developed and nurtured a quite exceptional team of talented, brilliant, gorgeous and wonderful colleagues. You just have to walk the school to see that they are releasing a powerful and wonderfully rich curriculum mixture focused on literacy, numeracy, ICT, the arts, sport, personal and social education and rooted in a great learning environment, fantastic relationships and a real understanding of what really matters; quite simply, primary provision at its brilliant best!

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