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Posted on: 19/06/2019

All Heads Day June 2019

Today we welcomed the Executive Headteachers and Heads of School from our Trust Academies (and Associate Schools), to our half-termly 'All Heads Day'.

The day was centred around current themes that were identified by our school leaders at the residential conference held last month . One of our Heads of School opened the day with a reflection that allowed us to recall the difference that we have individually made to a child. She gave us a wonderful strategy that helped us to focus on the difference that we make to this and every child, on even the most challenging of days.

We shared the work that Kate from our central team had undertaken on supporting schools with improving attendance and we will be continuing this as a focus at our next All Heads Day in September.

Our leaders went on to compare and share their school development plans, in order to support one another's schools and helped to plan our twilight training and school to school support programme for next academic year. More details to follow...

The main focus of our day was on child and adult mental health. We were delighted to welcome the Home School Link Worker from one of our academies, who delivered an excellent presentation on running mentally healthy schools. We considered how to identify and support child mental health and the impact and strategies that are required to support children with attachment disorder or who have witnessed domestic abuse. We went on to use 'edu-dating' in order to share strategies for supporting the mental health and wellbeing of ourselves and our staff teams.

The day concluded with a focus to the Trust's new approach to assessment and support for further enhancing local governance.

If you would like any information about our current work with school leaders, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Written by Amanda Johnston
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