On 12th December, 93 delegates from 55 schools were due to meet at Staffordshire University to share great practice around improving outcomes for Disadvantaged youngsters… Then … The SNOW arrived. However, 38 delegates from 29 schools still battled through the snow and temptations of a snow day to join us for what was a fabulous morning. It was all about you sharing your great work..and … We heard from a foster-carer about the impact of RADY on a child in her care, Deb Barnes shared with us some excellent work on Character Education, Ali Palmer told everyone about the fantastic Book Clubs for Schools programme, we did some ‘myth-busting’ and to top it all off Professor Mick Waters gave a wonderful keynote to inspire us all. Mick sent us this in an email following the event :
I was so delighted to have been chosen to join you. I was genuinely impressed with the whole morning and very humbled by some of the conversations I listened to in terms of the real effort people are making to the benefit of the disadvantaged youngsters.