12 July 2017
The Annual Governors’ Conference, organised by Lincoln Diocesan Board of Education, has been taking place in Lincoln.
The day was opened courtesy of an imaginative and thought-provoking time of collective worship offered by the children of St Michael’s Church of England Primary School, Thorpe on the Hill, Lincoln. Following a theme of peace, the children explained the significance of the symbols that are to be found on Jelly Babies. They reported that the sweets were originally known as ‘Peace Babies’, dating back to the period after the First World War, and they asked their audience to reflect on what peace means to them.
The opening speaker was The Rt Hon. The Baroness Estelle Morris (former Secretary of State for Education and a member of the House of Lords; pictured above with Paul Thompson, Deputy Director of Education). Estelle spoke on the power of effective governance in schools, reflecting on her time as a teacher and changes in education, before issuing a challenge to her audience. Part of this challenge was for all to consider the strengths of the diocese in terms of education provision, and how this is – and could be – celebrated and shared with others around the country.
The remainder of the day’s programme offered an opportunity to identify and discuss the opportunities for ‘success’ and possible ‘barriers’ to development, together with workshops.
For details of forthcoming courses and events organised by the Board of Education, please see here.