Thursday, 18 March 2010

I moved on to the Conference for Support Staff at Weetwood Hall...

The 'Be the Best You Can Be: A Positive Approach to Learning and Staff Development' Conference was organised by Sue Roe, our Consultant for School Staff Development, who had agreed to let me to provide an input at the start of the day.

The conference was packed with colleagues from schools across Leeds and I talked to them about Building Brilliant and releasing potential and magic! The keys to brilliant are :
  • people;
  • places;
  • leadership;
  • teamwork;
  • attitude;
  • culture;
  • performance;
  • ownership.
I stayed for the case study by Sue Robson and Sally Gowland from Bay Primary School in Bridlington. Sue and Sally are two incredible colleagues who talked about their journey to establish their 'Endeavour Room' at Bay Primary School. The 'Endeavour Room' is a nurture facility based on the theory of attachment, children being able to talk about their anxieties and worries, having positive role models and removing barriers to learning. It's based on our 'happy, healthy, safe and increasingly successful' approach to learning here in Leeds. They also showed us the 'Endeavour Room Rap' video performed by children who Sue and Sally had nurtured, supported and worked with. It was brilliant!

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