RADY network at Staffordshire University

RADY network at Staffordshire University

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.
My biggest passion is as an advocate for disadvantaged youngsters and my most rewarding days of work are helping school leaders to effectively support the most vulnerable learners. As a qualified and experienced teacher and senior leader I have a proven track record of improving outcomes for young people. Since starting to work independently two years ago, I have worked with well over a hundred schools across all phases to support effective school improvement that makes a difference to young people; headteachers speak highly of my forensic analysis of a situation and ability to identify key steps to bring about positive changes. For information: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/ofsted-inspectors-list provides a list of Ofsted inspectors completing inspections on behalf of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills.