At the Director’s Briefing for governors and headteachers (a very important event for governors to attend, by the way) on Friday a document was shared with us that the HGA has been asking for for some time.
This draft lays out the Council’s vision for education in the Haringey. Have a read, and send any comments to Jan Doust ([email protected]).
Apologies for the quality of the scan, but I wasn’t given an electronic copy and have to use my phone as a scanner. If the images are too small to read, click on them they should get bigger.
As well as emailing Jan Doust, please add any comments below.
As for my view of it, well, the reason “best education possible” is underlined is because it stood out to me as incredibly vague. The stuff about governors at the end is very good to see, we have a critical role to play (pun intended) which has been largely overlooked in the past couple of years.
Collaboration comes through strongly, and this is very important. Other than this though I don’t feel it’s specific enough to be a real rallying cry for school staff, governors, parents or pupils. Is there anything here that you wouldn’t expect Haringey, or any organisation working on education, to say? I would have liked something that was stronger about why it’s important for schools to stay with the LA (and come back to it in the future): democratic accountability, shared responsibility, place planning, economies of scale, excellent support and community links. These are not all in evidence now, but this is a vision, something to work towards.