Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, ‘transforming together’ has taken on many new meanings across the Trust. Leaders from Anglian Learning recently held their first event for the ‘Transforming together, through and beyond a global pandemic’ leadership programme.
The planned sessions will provide an opportunity for the Trust Leadership Group, comprising of Headteachers and Directors, to reflect on the past nine months, share achievements and discuss leadership development opportunities for 2021 onwards.
Dr Karen Edge of the UCL Institute of Education is leading this programme. Karen is a specialist in leadership within education. Through her vast experience and knowledge, she is facilitating thought-provoking sessions to stimulate discussion about innovations emerging during the pandemic and ways to continue to foster ambitious leadership and drive Anglian Learning forward.
During the first session, leaders recognised that whilst there had been many frustrations and challenges within our schools and communities as a result of the pandemic, there have been many accomplishments, new ways of working and important lessons learnt.
Jonathan Culpin, CEO said: “Anglian Learning are seizing the opportunity that has arisen from the very real pain of the pandemic to do something different and better as we go forward.
Duncan Cooper, Director of Secondary Education said: “We are committed to meaningful, efficient and energising sessions that support, celebrate and challenge all of us as leaders to clearly articulate our needs, worries and wins!”
Dr Karen Edge said: “I am excited to be working with Anglian Learning. Together we will dig deeply into the lessons learnt from leading schools throughout COVID-19. In reflecting on and sharing innovation and accomplishments from across all schools, the important lessons can be captured and shared to inform our individual and collective next steps. This programme creates a new way of learning with and from leaders across a Trust. It is truly a collaborative effort and I can’t wait to get started.”
Photograph of Dr Karen Edge