Hackney Headteacher Conference, Berkshire

| October 13, 2010 | 1 Comment 

An excellent, and engaging day today, with colleagues at the Hackney Headteacher Conference, with the theme  of  ‘Unlocking the riches of the curriculum’.

Alan Wood, Chief Executive, The Learning Trust and Director of Children’s Services, Hackney, reported on the remarkably positive developments across Hackney during the past year. He also spoke honestly, and yet confidently, about the challenges ahead for all education authorities. He encouraged delegates to look ahead and beyond any feeling of standing on the edge of a precipice.

Professor Mick Waters presented the morning session. Mick left the QCA last year. He now works with schools in the Black Country Challenge in the West Midlands.  He is also a patron of Heads, Teachers and Industry (HTI) and a trustee of the Children’s University.

Mick talked about how to build “a disposition” in children; the desire to go to school and to learn.

Thank you to Natasha Jahoor, Acting CPD and Training Manager/NQT Administator, for her coordination of this event.

The conference aims were:

  • To reflect upon current legislation surrounding the Primary curriculum
  • To  reveal how a curriculum could revolutionise learning
  • To enhance and strengthen curriculum potential around transition from KS2 to KS3
  • Inspire ways to personalise the curriculum to meet the needs of our community

and the opportunity to network across phases of education, sharing innovative ideas.

This is also a group of folk who know how to laugh!

We investigated the power of technology, but also how it fits in to a broad curriculum, to create real impact within a classroom, and outside it.

The mixture of analogue, and digital, is a key element that makes many of the things we cover, come alive. Getting outside with handheld and protable technologies, but also, bringing the outside world in to the school environment.

Category: 1) Events and Training days

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  1. SARAH BAILEY says:

    Greatly enjoyed your presentation- lots of inspirational ideas to take away and try out to enhance children’s imagination and power of language, impacting on their writing

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