Monday, 17 May 2010

My colleague Pauline Potter, Headteacher at Seven Hills Primary School, sent me some great news this morning...

"Good morning Chris, I thought I'd share with you something good that happened last Friday. Four of our pupils won prizes in the Morley Literature Festival short story competition, and one won a prize for a Morley in Bloom poster competition. I was privileged to go to Morley Town Hall, along with the Chair of Seven Hills School council, where the Mayor of Morley presented prizes to our children. The pupils were wonderful, talking about how our school council works, asking questions, and generally being the delightful people we are so proud of. Whatever happens, the work remains the same. Encouraging the best from every child, making sure they have a great time whilst learning, and promoting success wherever possible. Have a good week! Pauline"

Pauline's right and her passion, enthusiasm and commitment is contagious. We must all remember that whatever we are struggling with; political change, financial pressures, children's services re-organisation, contracts finishing or ash clouds, our continuing challenge is to eradicate the redundant, the obsolete, the irrelevant and the things that don't make a difference and to continue to raise our game and build brilliant learning places where we deliver outstanding provision. Every school in Leeds, every early years setting, every classroom, every workshop and every learning space has to have the WOW factor where talented colleagues work to release the magic so that every child, every young person and every colleague can be happy, healthy, safe and increasingly successful... whatever it takes!


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