Headteachers meet at annual conference

Over 90 headteachers and education professionals gathered in Prudhoe for the Northumberland County Council Headteachers' Summer Conference.

Tuesday, 27th June 2017, 10:44 am
Updated Tuesday, 18th July 2017, 7:46 am
County Hall, Morpeth, headquarters for Northumberland County Council.
County Hall, Morpeth, headquarters for Northumberland County Council.

Andy Johnson, interim director of children’s services at Northumberland County Council, introduced a short presentation which highlighted the way forward for schools across Northumberland.

Workshops throughout the day were tailored to the headteachers’ requirements and covered areas as diverse as primary assessment and progress, special educational needs and disabilities, key developments in numeracy and literacy, support for vulnerable Learners and preparing for Ofsted.

A final keynote address highlighted some of the challenges facing schools in Northumberland, and how the council can support schools in meeting these challenges.

Mr Johnson said: “We had a fantastic turnout at the conference. We work closely with our headteachers across the county and these termly conferences provide us with the perfect opportunity to share ideas and best practice.”

Coun Wayne Daley, deputy leader, said: “We are committed to delivering the best possible education for our young people across Northumberland. Our headteachers help us to deliver this, so by working closely with them we can ensure they have the information and support they need.”