18 October 2019.
Over 100 North East school staff attended our first ever Commercial Services Showcase Event, held at Ushaw on 2 October 2019.
The event was the first of its kind and was very well received by delegates:
Thank you great day, I think. it was hugely successful and reminds me of the amazing support available in DCC.
Michelle Charlton, Business Manager, Whinfield Primary, Darlington
Information presented was very up to date and useful. I was able to attend the elements that I knew were relevant to me and my school. The keynote speakers were excellent and very thought provoking.
Helen Wilson, Head Teacher, Middlestone Moor Primary
The event aimed to promote the traded services we offer to schools and academies, while also providing delegates with an opportunity to hear from nationally renowned keynote speakers Tom Martell (EEF) and Martin Robison (Educationalist and Author). Delegates also benefited from several informative and practical workshops and were able to receive first-hand support and advice from our staff about issues within their schools and academies.
About the creating a culture of certainly workshop:
Rob provided detailed evidence of what he had changed in his school and journey he had been on. Honest and highly engaging – I found this session to be thought provoking and effective.
L Snowdon, Head Teacher, Bournmoor Primary
About the OfSTED inspection workshop:
Really good to hear feedback from a Head Teacher who had actually been inspected under the new framework. I left the workshop feeling that I have most things in place – a great idea to draft a script about school context and what has been completed since previous inspection.
Lisa Jenkins, Head Teacher, Aclet Close Nursery
Following the success of 2019’s Showcase Event this is likely to become an annual event for schools and academies from across the North East.
The Commercial Services Showcase Event was sponsored by:
- Corona Energy
- Coupe Line
- EDF Energy
- John Butterfield Plant Hire
- Makepeace Motors
- MGL Group
- Pinkney Building Contractors
- Premier Traffic Management
Photography by students from Durham Sixth Form Centre