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Secrets to a good peer review…

Inspection & Improvement Fri, 10 Aug 2018 09:16

The secret to a good peer review is a great team. In any review there’s always a lot to do, both individually and collectively, in a very...

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Putting collaboration on the agenda

General Fri, 03 Aug 2018 11:15

We have a strong history of collaboration in Yorkshire and Humber and I’ve plenty of cause to reflect on this; at the time of writing this...

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School’s out for summer....

Education Fri, 27 Jul 2018 10:00

I’ve been thinking about education a lot recently as the end of another academic year approaches. As well as being the director of...

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Harnessing our collective...

Safeguarding & Child Protection Fri, 20 Jul 2018 13:15

Highlighting the impact of neglect on young people is clearly presented in Ofsted’s ‘Growing up neglected: a multi-agency response to older...

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Developing the leaders for tomorrow

General Fri, 13 Jul 2018 13:16

As a proud participant in ‘cohort 2’ of the national DCS programme in 2010, I wouldn’t have predicted I’d be writing a blog as Principal...

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Annual conference round up

General Mon, 09 Jul 2018 15:56

The ADCS Annual Conference 2018 opened on Wednesday 4 July in a very sunny Manchester. As always, the first 24 hours or so of the conference...

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Supporting our neighbours

Inspection & Improvement Fri, 29 Jun 2018 10:56

Last week’s blog by Steve Crocker, Chair of the ADCS SPI policy committee, got me thinking about improvement in children’s services. Over the...

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Co-operating to improve outcomes...

Inspection & Improvement Fri, 22 Jun 2018 10:08

As directors of children’s services there is a temptation to look at our neighbours as, in some ways, competitors. We tend to want to achieve...

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As with so much in life you learn a...

General Fri, 15 Jun 2018 09:47

As with so much in life you learn a lot from your children. It was only when my eldest son wound up his Everquest game by selling his virtual...

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Getting behind SLI

Inspection & Improvement Fri, 08 Jun 2018 11:54

As in all other regions the North East ADCS group has been investing considerable time developing a regional sector-led improvement (SLI)...

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