After weeks of planning, the Educating Northants 21 conference is over and as a member of the steering group, I thought I would feel a great sense of anti-climax. However, to my surprise, that has not happened.
Collaborating with Educating Northants
Representative, egalitarian, non-partisan and proudly local. We were delighted to play our own small part by sponsoring the 2019 and 2021 Educating Northants Conferences which celebrated teaching, learning and leadership in Northamptonshire. We also look forward to many such future collaborations.
Local Leaders Local Leaders
Something special has happened in our county over the past few years. This ‘something special’ was unlooked for and definitely not predictable. In fact, if you were a betting person, you would have put money on the opposite to the ‘something special’ happening.
The general justification for taking 2 great songs and blending them is usually explained as: “People like mash ups because it’s a different way of hearing tracks they love”. Was EN21 the Edu-conference version of this?
Meet the Leaders in Northamptonshire Education
A movement of local teachers and educators who believe in Northamptonshire and are optimistic and aspirational for its future. The group represents teachers and children across schools and settings in the county, from nursery through to colleges and the university.
Director, Meraki Education. A senior leader and founding member of #EducatingNorthants Jay joined the advisory board in 2019 and has been a keen advocate of our work to support the wellbeing of local teachers and leaders ever since, through a partnership with the University of Northampton. Jay provides leadership, coaching and strategic development services to the education sector.
Esther Gray is currently working as a Deputy Headteacher at Kingsthorpe College in Northampton and also a curriculum writer of the reformed NPQs for the Teacher Development Trust. Before that, she worked for two years as an education consultant for Waterman Learning. She has been teaching for over twenty years, in Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire schools, and is currently a trustee for the Skylark Education Partnership, the first trust in the country for students with medical needs.
As well as a Principal, Carly is a regional leader for #WomenEd and a co-founder of #EducatingNorthants, a grass-roots educational movement in Northamptonshire. Carly has been an educator in Northants for twenty years, including Assistant Principal at Brooke Weston Academy and Deputy Headteacher at Northampton School for Girls. From 2017-2019 Carly worked on a freelance basis as an advisor to schools, local authorities and MATs and as a researcher for the DfE. Carly is also a governor, a Chair of Trustees, a blogger and a regular speaker and attendee at education events and conferences.
We are proud sponsors of Educating Northants Conferences
This year’s event (2021) was a CPD feast of live chats and talks from those connected to and within education in Northamptonshire. The consistent theme each year is ‘everyone is welcome’…. welcome to be part of the conversation during the conference, and to watch, learn from and share the grassroots content from the county’s amazing teachers & leaders.