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High quality collaborative professional development activities are being offered to school leaders in Guernsey

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Thursday 14 March 2019

Following feedback from Headteachers, the Education Leaders Forum (ELF) which meets throughout the year has recently been refocused and refreshed.

The new format will create regular opportunities to inspire leaders in education through a diverse range of guest speakers. These conferences provide leaders with high quality opportunities to remain upskilled leaders of education, abreast of latest educational developments and evidence-based practice in the field of Education and able to have the opportunity for high quality discussions with their peers.

The current chairs of ELF who were nominated and voted in by primary, secondary and further education leaders, Gary Hind and Liz Coffey, have been instrumental in supporting the format and identifying the focus for the first conference. The first meeting of the Education Leaders Forum under the new format took place this morning (Thursday 14th March) and focussed on the strategic leadership of the curriculum and how the Committee for Education, Sport & Culture can continue to develop the curriculum in Guernsey, to ensure that students are continually able to build on prior learning.

Three guest speakers presented to Headteachers at this morning's session: Professor Mick Waters, who was a driving force behind the development of Guernsey's Big Picture Curriculum; Ed Vainker, Executive Principal of REACH Feltham; and a member of his senior leadership team Jon Hutchinson. Reach Feltham is an outstanding all-through school from nursery to sixth form, and achieves exceptional results.

As requested by Headteachers, future conference topics will cover the leadership of teaching and learning, the leadership of assessment and the leadership of positive mental health and well-being in schools.

Elizabeth Coffey, Executive Headteacher, said:

'The conference this morning has provided a lot to think about and reflect upon, particularly with reference to our ongoing plans for the curriculum in Guernsey. The opportunity for school leaders to design and implement a curriculum that is right for our context is crucial as we move forward together.'

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