Tuesday, 21 September 2010


I had lunch today with Dina Martin, headteacher at Firs Hill Community Primary School in Sheffield...

Dina is a National Leader of Learning, an energetic and enthusiastic headteacher and a real breath of fresh air. Her passion, commitment and inspirational leadership are clearly releasing magic and achieving extra-ordinary results at Firs Hill Community Primary School. Her school is a community resource, open early, late and at the weekends and her mission is to reach and change the lives of those children who are hardest to reach. Like me she believes that one of the best ways to safeguard a child is to teach them to read, to build their self-esteem and aspiration and to help their parents and carers as partners in learning. It was great to spend time with Dina; I must visit her school.

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