Today we are in Nottingham at The National Middle Schools Forum – the national organisation representing middle schools in England, held at the National College for Leadership of Schools and Children’s Services.
Nigel Wyatt, Executive Officer, National MIddle Schools Forum provides an overview of the event:
“Today we are celebrating 40 years of middle school education in this country – looking back at key messages from the past and looking forward to the next ten years. Forty years ago in 1970 the first LEA wide middle school systems open in Stoke on Trent and in Southampton – in as period of great optimism and hope for the possiblities this new type of school had to offer. Tim’s input will help us move forward as we seek to connect with that optimism from the past as we look forward to the next 40 years.”
Conference on 18th/19th October 2010
At the conference, they were celebrating 40 years of middle schools in this country – the first Local Authority wide middle school systems opened in 1970. They were also looking forward to their future development and thinking about the current challenges for school leadership, including leading learning in schools in the digital age.
This was a group of people who were up for a laugh, but also rose to challenges, because we threw lots at them, at a great pace, but they responded with alacrity.
Thank you, all, for a great day, and we look forward to working with you again, soon.
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