Monday, 12 July 2010

My colleague Cathy Morgan, Strategic Education Development Manager for RM Education, sent me this e-mail about the brilliant EVOLVE 2010 Celebrating Success in Leeds conference last week...

"Hello there Chris, I hope you are well & life is not too hectic. We had over 120 delegates at our 2010 Celebrating Success in Leeds last Wednesday so I thought I’d cheer you up with some positive news. It was a spectacular event & the feedback is amazing given the current climate where are few people receiving positive praise from schools. We are finalising the evaluation report but we know that 100% of delegates were satisfied, with 76% awarding grade 1 for the event as a whole – that’s ‘outstanding’ in my old language!

We broke with tradition and allowed mobile phones and games machines to be used by all – to promote the use of ‘Twitter’ and Augmented Reality. We demonstrated the latest Evolve site : and the statistics which show the international interest being shown in our wonderful butterfly collection. Stephen Heppell & Till Wright presented prizes to our e-safety competition winners and also awarded Swallow Hill Community College their EPICT ‘Whole School E-safety Awareness Certificate’ – the first in the Country!

We all had a brilliant day and have already booked Mr Heppell for the 2011 event on 6th July at the Met Hotel when our ‘Imaginarium’ will be even bigger! Best wishes Cathy."

We are incredibly lucky to have developed the relationship with RM which has brought enormous benefits to Leeds schools. Cathy and her colleagues have brought energy, enthusiasm and commitment and are adding real value to our work to build brilliant... whatever it takes!

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