Thursday, 12 November 2009

I had lunch today with members of the School Teachers Review Body who were visiting Leeds as part of their national programme consulting and listening to local opinions...

They had visited Carr Manor High School yesterday and this morning they visited Carr Manor Primary School. In both schools they spent time with the headteachers and groups of teachers to discuss a range of issues from headteacher pay, system leadership, leadership competencies and responsibilities, pay and conditions, relationships between schools, Education Leeds and the City Council, SEN responsibilities, Mathematics shortages, other hard to fill posts, teacher's working time and pay and conditions. We also raised issues around the need for complimentary pay structures to recognise Higher Level Teaching Assistants, classroom assistants, support staff and the partnership working by multi-agency teams across Children's Services.

They said that they were really impressed with Leeds; with Carr Manor High School and Carr Manor Primary School, our headteachers, our teachers, our colleagues, our realationships, our creativity, our ideas and our partnership working. Congratulations to everyone involved for showing Leeds off to it's brilliant best!

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