BEP Blog – Issue 61 – 1 October 2018

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Good morning everyone,

Well, we have barely caught our breath from the conference and yet we are already onto our next key school improvement event!! PRIMARY FAMILIES OF SCHOOLS. This is aimed at every Primary, Infant and junior school in the city both academies and maintained schools. It is free and just 2 hours long and results in significant school improvement for all schools who get involved. We are trying to get a rep from every school to attend. Last year’s feedback was sensational but the event will be even more powerful IF YOU ARE ALL THERE. Please, please make this a priority. I promise if you are all there you won’t be disappointed.

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It was totally wonderful to see so many of you and your staff at our conference last week. We had over 250 people on day 1 and almost 500 on day 2. I know from your emails how much you got from both days. I loved and laughed out loud at Mick Waters, was inspired by the leadership of Sarah-Jane Marsh, I cried at John Timpson and the amazing work he has done and continues to do and I listened in awe to Birmingham Headteachers telling their stories. I was then inspired by Sir Kevan Collins to ensure we check what really works in school improvement and finished Day 1 with the inspirational Will Gompertz and his view on making children question.

Our series of half day and whole day conferences on day 2 were also fantastic and you gave them some rave reviews. I was in the ‘leading an outstanding reading school’ led by James Clements and it was FAB! Thank you to everyone who supported us by attending and presenting I am so proud to work for you all and we are already gearing up for next year!!

Have a good week everyone and you know where we are if you need anything.

My very best wishes to you all


Director of Continuous School Improvement, Birmingham Education Partnership