Friday, 12 November 2010


I started the day at the Leeds Governors Conference at The Village Hotel...

It was great to see so many governors had managed to find the time to attend this years' conference... the best attendance we have ever had! The day started with a session led by Rod Ash, chair of the governor's forum, who introduced brief presentations by Cllr Judith Blake, Deputy Leader of Leeds City Council and Lead Member for Children's Services, Nigel Richardson, Director of Children's Services, and me. We were followed by a session by Rosemary Campbell-Stephens from the National College for Leadership of Schools and Children's Services, who talked about diversifying the school leadership team.

It has been a privilege to work with school governors over the past ten years as together we have transformed the learning landscape and achieved outcomes that no one eevr believed were possible. I recognise that here is still much more to do but we have established strong, dynamic and creative foundations for the Council to build a truly child friendly city.

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