Thursday, 23 April 2015

INNOVATION CHALLENGE

Bradfield School' team, working with PEGL, won the Innovation Challenge at this year's 'Get Up To Speed' event held yesterday at Magna.

CUTLERS' AMBASSADORS AT GET UP TO SPEED 2015!

The Year 10 Cutlers' Engineering Ambassadors were involved in planning and managing this year's 'Get Up To Speed' event at Magna.

GET UP TO SPEED WITH ENGINEERING AND MANUFACTURING 2015!

I was at Magna in Rotherham yesterday to attend 'Get Up To Speed 2015'. This brilliant event attracted record attendances and was was specifically designed for young people and their families and teachers to see some of the fastest vehicles, innovations and people on earth first hand, hear from and talk to those involved in their successes and learn about how their success has been achieved and the fundamental role design, engineering and manufacturing have played in that success.

Friday, 17 April 2015

ANYONE FOR COFFEE?

Where do the weeks go? I can't believe that it's Friday again...another week has flown by and I am constantly reminded that I don't do enough to stay in touch with friends and family and this great story reminds me about the things that really matter...

"A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was...

SCHOOL CHOICE AGAIN!

Another round of school allocations where parents and carers are unhappy with the school they have been given for their child, reminds us that we need develop a coherent systemic approach to help every school become a great school. And importantly, we need to develop learning leadership. beautiful systems and intelligent accountability!

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

AT WESTFIELD SCHOOL AGAIN!

I visited Westfield Sports College in Sheffield again yesterday morning to see Andy Ireland, the headteacher, and Gary Simmons, the deputy head teacher. Their vision, passion and commitment has helped us to drive the development of 'Made in Sheffield' over the last three years.

Monday, 13 April 2015

WHEN NOTHING IS SURE, EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE!

It's sad that education hasn't really featured in the election to date and that people seem so much more interested in other things when education is the key to success in everything else.

Friday, 10 April 2015

THERE'S STILL NO MONEY!

With the election less than four weeks away, headteachers and governors understand that no-one will be offering increased public expenditure over the next Parliament and that the era of school budgets being protected is well and truly over.

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

A GREAT SCHOOL FOR EVERY CHILD AND YOUNG PERSON!

Why isn't it writ large in every party manifesto that we must work to create a great school for every child and young person, whatever it takes... because, if we can't, can someone tell me whose children should go to the schools that aren't great?