Northern House School Academy Trust - Conference Day (23rd November 2016)
message by Ian Barker, Chief Executive Officer
On Monday 14 November, staff, governors and directors from across all our schools gathered together for a conference day at our Solihull school.
As you can see from the photos, it was a well-attended event that gave everyone the opportunity to meet and speak with colleagues from other schools.
We heard from all the headteachers about the way in which our schools meet the many challenges that each day brings. Later in the day, the heads ran workshops covering topics of common interest to our primary and secondary staff, while administrators and governors attended their own networking sessions.
The day ended with a presentation on the many benefits that our employees enjoy, including salary sacrifice schemes, health care plans and a free counselling service.
The feedback from the conference told us that staff would like to follow this up with more focused training days on their own key stage phases or on their own subject specialisms.
School leaders are already planning in such INSET days for 2017.
Many thanks to all who attended and especially to those who prepared and delivered the sessions, and of course to our Solihull hosts.
meeting together, sharing together, working together, succeeding together