Another Busy Week

Early start on Monday for our Corporate Management Team in Glasgow. CMT covered a wide range of issues including corporate risk, staff pay, leadership and Glow. I then had to dash back home for a 4.30 S2 parents evening. I used to organise these events when I was an assistant head and I always enjoy the experience of sitting on the other side of the table as a parent. Still not convinced schools have got the right model for parental consultation but the constraints on teacher’s time mean that pragmatism rules.
Tuesday was a morning in Dundee followed by a drive to Edinburgh for a key partners dinner hosted by our Board as part of the organisation’s outreach work. The dinner was followed by a discussion on the major issues in education and how LTS can improve the leadership and support that we provide.

This morning was a Board meeting in Edinburgh then off to the airport for the 1410 flight to Bristol. Before boarding I managed to have a chat with Stephen Heppell about the enhanced role he is going to play before and during our Learning Festival in September. At Bristol took a hire car the 90 miles south to Torquay and am now sitting at the annual NAACE Conference in the Riviera Centre listening to a discussion on the future of the association.

In the morning I am giving a presentation on Glow. Still need to finish writing it! After my presentation I am phoning into a Glow Executive Board which is discussing how best to organise Glow mentor training. Then it’s back up the M5 to Bristol and a flight back to Edinburgh and the drive home. Would have liked to spend more time at NAACE but this week is just too busy.
Friday morning will be a later than usual start but it’s back to Glasgow to meet Anne Eastgate and Andy Pendry to look at how BBC Jam can support learning and teaching in Scotland.

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