Wednesday, 20 January 2010

I started the day at Crawshaw School...

I met with Joanna Ruse, Headteacher and Jon Norden, Deputy Headteacher, who showed me around the school. I haven't visited the school for four years and it was great to see the school again; to visit some classrooms, see the new Building Schools for the Future pieces of the school estate and meet some of the talented team working with Joanna and Jon.

It was really interesting to visit maths, science, modern foreign languages, design, art, drama, pre-voc and their new hairdressing salon and meet some great colleagues whose passion, commitment, enthusiasm and experience is really making a difference for the young people at the school. It was also great to hear about the partnership the school has developed with the GAV School in Kangra in India which they will showcase in a 'Living Local, Thinking Global' celebration in April.

The refurbishment under the BSF Programme is going well and like the other schools where we are remodelling around a working school the flexible and creative way the school has coped with the upheaval is quite remarkable. The project should be finished later in the year and it looks like being another impressive project finished by our colleagues from Interserve and with some transformational strategic support from colleagues at RM.

It was a great way to start the day.

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