Thursday, 20 May 2010

I moved on again to meet with the Heads of Service from our Learning Environments and Planning team...

They are a great group of colleagues whose work in so many areas has transformed the learning landscape here in Leeds. Their passion, commitment, enthusiasm and hard work connects with so much that is brilliant about Education Leeds and learning in Leeds. We talked about the opportunities and the challenges that lie ahead as we continue our relentless and uncompromising focus on improving outcomes for children and young people. Everyone agrees that whatever the future holds we must ensure that all our young people in Leeds are happy, healthy, safe and increasingly successful... whatever it takes! We must continue to work to improve, develop and re-imagine our learning places at the heart of their communities working with powerful communities to release potential and magic. And together with our partners we must concentrate our energy and efforts where the needs are greatest and target and commission additional work to address the wicked issues of child poverty, low aspiration, poor parenting, teenage pregnancy, young people who are NEET and poor outcomes at 19.

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