A busy week of Primary Futures activity

This week has certainly been one of those weeks! All the travelling reminds me of the year I had as NAHT President  when I seemed to spend my life on the road! It all began early on Tuesday morning when I set off from Wakefield Westgate to Haywards Heath for a meeting with the comms team at NAHT HQ regarding website development and media messaging. It’s crucial that the Primary Futures message is given the coverage and profile it needs to ensure it remains a high priority. The meeting was very positive as we shared lots of ideas and possible future strategies. I’m really encouraged by the great support we are receiving from HQ. They really get it!

From Haywards Heath it was back on the train to Victoria, the underground to Euston then the train to Harrow and Wealdstone to visit Priestmead Primary School ahead of a major PF event next week when we are welcoming 36 volunteers and Nicky Morgan the Secretary of State. What a fab school! I had a guided tour and spent time chatting with Sash Hamidi the headteacher. Great to meet a kindred spirit! We looked in detail at the plans for next week and discussed how PF can make such a difference in raising aspirations and broadening horizons. In order to ensure that high profile PF events like this are really successful a tremendous amount of planning and preparation is necessary to ensure that it not only runs smoothly but also so those in attendance take away that positive message …………… and then share it! There will be a full report on what promises to be a great day later this week.

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By Steve Iredale

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