Thursday, 1 July 2010

This lunchtime I went to another induction event at the Derek Fatchett Centre...

These sessions always inspire me as I meet great new colleagues who have made that decision to join the best education team anywhere and now are to be part of an outstanding children's services arrangement which will serve the children and young people of Leeds!

This small but perfectly formed group of young colleagues bring creativity, imagination, ideas and experience and they certainly are talented, brilliant, gorgeous and wonderful additions to their teams. They were totally committed, totally engaged and not at all cynical about the future... or why join us at a time like this? We talked about our mission, our job, our opportunity, our challenge which, as we move into the new children's services arrangements, is to continue to develop the leadership and culture that will build on what we have already achieved. We must all continue to release colleagues potential, magic and passion and target their hard work to our priorities to make a real difference for our children and young people who need us most, which after all is why we all work here!

It was great to talk to these colleagues who reminded me to stay positive and keep the faith!

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