A massive thank you and a heartfelt apology
Good Morning All
It was fantastic to see so many of you at our Families of Schools event last Thursday; the buzz in the room was great. I am now in the process of trying to ensure that we have captured all the new partnerships and of course I will be contacting those of you who offered to help or asked for us to set up the official ‘partnership’. I will also give you feedback on the overall evaluations of the session in future weeks.
I do however have an enormous apology to make, a wonderful colleague Andrew Steggall, HT at Moor Hall had prepared an update for you at the session on how he has used the Families of Schools document in his already high performing school. With the issues we were having with the technology I totally omitted to include his spot. This was very remiss of me and I am very sorry. Andrew has very kindly not punched me on the nose but offered to put in writing what he was going to say and I will send it out next week and include it on our website. It is well worth reading. Thank you Andrew for being so gracious about it.
To finish I thought I would leave you with a quote from David Wood’s slides:
“Betterment is a perpetual labour…Better is possible. It does not take genius. It takes diligence, it takes moral clarity. It takes ingenuity. And above all, it takes a willingness to try.”
Atul Gawande, ‘Better: A Surgeon’s Notes on Performance’
Have a good week and ring or email if you need anything
Unfortunately we could not provide each school with both a KS1 and KS2 document at the event, but the documents, presentations, and forms to request or provide support are now available on the BEP website for download.