Inaugural Heads’ Meeting

On Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th February we welcomed all Chatsworth Schools Headteachers to our inaugural Heads’ meeting. At Chatsworth we view sharing best practice and professional development as key activities. To that end all our Heads were invited to share the initiatives taking place in their schools with other attendees, as well as attend sessions on marketing, preparing for inspection, development planning and finance. Highlight of the day was the session run by our guest speaker – Vicki Smit, Headteacher at Hawleyhurst School. She delighted her audience sharing some of her activities and detailing her holistic approach to education and how she places learning, creativity and the building of self-worth at the centre of her school’s life. Forest school in central to the approach at Hawleyhurst. Vicky has kindly agreed to help us develop our own over the coming months.