Mark Wilson’s June Message

28 Jun 2019   |   Mark Wilson, CEO   |   Wellspring Academy Trust

Welcome to issue twenty-eight of our newsletter.

This is an incredible community that is making a real and positive difference to the lives of young people and their families.

I would like this month to celebrate the spirit of professional generosity that runs throughout our Trust and in particular celebrate a number of initiatives led by colleagues from throughout the organisation.

Springwell Leeds recently hosted a series of film screenings at its’ sites around the city. The film Resilience was advertised free of charge to all professionals and services involved with young people in the area. One screening drew over one hundred colleagues. This is a very powerful demonstration of professional generosity and advocacy for approaches to supporting and empowering young people.

Springwell Leeds recently hosted a Curriculum Conversation with Hywel Roberts that again drew in colleagues from around the city. The Academy also has plans to host a Teach Meet. By being outward-facing and collaborative, we give ourselves opportunities both to learn from and to influence others.

Associate Principal, Emma Beveridge recently organised a BrewEd event in Hull that was well-supported by members of our team.

Executive Vice Principal for Inclusion and Wellbeing, Charlotte Briggs in North East Lincolnshire authors a blog Teaching isn’t B&W https://teachingisntbw.home.blog/.

Teacher Lois Jowett has a YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4vNKID1eS5kvNCEaV4ascA, Instagram https://www.instagram.com/displaylady/ and also authors a blog Teacher Traumas https://teachertraumas.wordpress.com/.

Teacher Natalie Whitaker authors a blog https://ethicalbohoteach.home.blog/.

Director of Learning Dave Whitaker authors a blog  https://www.independentthinking.co.uk/

John Green, Jacob Lawton and Luke Mitchell author a podcast entitled Three Flat Caps and a Whippet – https://soundcloud.com/threeflatcaps/episode-1-nobodys-talkin.

By tweeting, blogging, podcasting, Instagram-sharing and other our community circulates ideas, shares learning and provides the means to strengthen us all as a community of professionals in common cause.

Once again, I urge you to join and to contribute… to the online community… through acts of professional generosity to share your viewpoint and expertise, not only with colleagues throughout the Trust but also with the wider community of educational professionals out there.

Wellspring is a force for improvement in the schools system as a whole. You have a very important contribution to make to it.

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