Monday, 13 September 2010

I caught up with two old colleagues this morning...

I met Peter Hall-Jones, who used to be headteacher at Little London Primary School, and Jonathan Crossley-Holland, who used to be Director of Children's Services in Sheffield. These colleagues have moved on from their key and successful roles in the public sector to do some brilliant work in the private sector. What is deeply encouraging is that they have both created new careers having made a personal choice and taken control of their lives. They are both sources of real inspiration as we face the challenges with savage public sector cuts, changes in Government policy, the transformed schools landscape and the end of grant funding for many of our brilliant projects. There is, after all, life after Education Leeds and creative opportunities for talented, creative and passionate people. It's true, whatever you decide to do, the future is bright.

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