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A message from Matt Dunkley CBE:

4 October 2019 weekly update

4 October 2019

This week, Matt shares his thoughts from his attendance at a recent newly appointed Headteacher welcome event and extends an invitation to the next round of Headteacher Briefings.

Dear Colleagues

Newly appointed Headteacher welcome event

Earlier this week my colleagues and I from KCC, The Education People and KAH, met with newly appointed Headteachers as part of a planned welcome event. It was a pleasure to meet with them to share information and to see their enthusiasm and trepidation in equal measures as they start in their new role as leaders of education in Kent. I very much understand the pressures and challenges which Headteachers face on a daily basis balanced against the very real rewards of improving life chances and outcomes for the young people in Kent. I wish them all well on their journey.

Headteacher Briefings - November 2019:

I would like to invite all Headteachers to my termly Headteacher Briefings which are now co-produced with KAH. I and KAH look forward to discussing with you and sharing views on the new Ofsted Inspection Framework with feedback from colleagues who have just experienced it; an SEND action update; the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) Project with Kent schools and School Funding consultation overview. I do hope you are able to join myself and KAH colleagues at these briefings:

  • Monday, 11 November - 9am for 9:30am start to 12pm - Ashford International Hotel
  • Monday 11 November - 1pm for 1:30pm start to 4pm - Canterbury Cricket Ground
  • Wednesday 13 November - 1pm for 1:30pm start to 4pm - Oakwood House, Maidstone
  • Monday 18 November - 9am for 9:30am start to 12pm - Brands Hatch Hotel, Dartford

To reserve your place please email confirming your name, school and the session you are able to join.

I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at these briefings.

Matt Dunkley CBE
Corporate Director
Children, Young People and Education