Employers take great pride in the civic activities of their staff. They recognise that people gain huge benefits from volunteering in a wide range of areas. Such activity has a major benefit to their approach to their career and enables them to obtain new knowledge and skills that contribute to their paid work.
‘What’s your philosophy of education?’ This was the question I was asked by a Stockport local authority adviser when I applied for my first headship. The year was 1987 and I had been teaching for eight years. To be honest I wasn’t sure.
Personal reflection on the most recent Blackpool Education Improvement Board (BEIB) Meeting on 27 April 2022
As the independent chair of the BEIB I committed to sharing more widely its work and keeping those in the town’s schools up to date with its actions and decisions. I hope you find this short personal report helpful in understanding how the town’s priorities are being supported by the work of early year settings, schools and colleges.