Archive for November 13th, 2007
I always enjoy the opportunity to talk at conferences for Head teachers. It gives me the opportunity to be contentious and challenging at times, whilst, hopefully amusing and motivating too.
Today, I was invited to present to the Area Heads Conference at Coombe Lodge. It was a pleasure to speak to these heads from schools in South Gloucestershire who are quite remarkable for the frequency and consistency with which they meet.
As, often, they gather to discuss business matters, I took them on a creative journey instead.
What a responsive, humorous bunch.
Coombe Lodge is a great setting. It has many Myst like qualities and got us thinking of simile and metaphor to describe the ambience of the place.
Try visiting OWL, the Online Writing Lab, for lots of useful stuff, including their section on metaphor.
Thank you to Mike Lloyd for organising the event, and to Eileen Whiting, John Taylor, Sue Hadden, Carol Warrant, David Cahill, Tim Ruck, Ken Carruthers, Chris Thomas, Jackie Le Couteur, Keith Ledbury, Kay Pettifer, Carol Cruickshank, John Ridley and the other heads from the group for a great session.
I look forward to working with some of you again soon.