Archive | September, 2012

Our Visit to the Harrogate and Rural Teachers Alliance

Check out the Harrogate Cluster website Day two saw half the leadership group provided an opportunity to further digest and clarify the plethora of information we received from the National College of School Leadership on day 1. In the morning session we sat in on a meeting of the HART alliance. The alliance consists of Read More

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European Tour Report : 2012

The Country Education Project is currently facilitating an Education Leaders Overseas Tour to England, Scotland and Denmark where the group of 20 leaders are involved in a range of visits and forums.

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Visit to the Staffordhire Rural/Remote Cluster

The third day saw half the group visit some of the most remote schools within England – one of which is the highest school within the country. All schools within this cluster of schools provide a primary school education and have enrollments varying from five students through to 60 students. Two of the schools have Read More

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A Visit to Mill Hill and St Chad Schools

The professionalism, passion and intellectual clarity that underpinned the two schools, Mill Hill and St. Chad’s Primary, was inspiring and motivating. More information on Mills Hill and St Chad schools can be gained by clicking on the following links: Mills Hill Primary School St Chad Primary School The contexts of the two schools: Mills Hill Read More

Visit to Salford Cluster of Schools

On Day 2 half of the Tour Group visited schools within the Salford area of Manchester. Within Salford there area a number of schools involved in a Teaching School Cluster – two of these schools we visited on this day. Check out one of the schools information: St Patricks Catholic School St Patricks Roman  Catholic Read More

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Think Piece #1: Clustering to Enhance Learning

One of the key messages from this years CEPs Education Leaders Tour to the UK and Europe is the importance of clustering (or in some cases referred to as Alliances) within identified communities to enhance and improve learning opportunities and outcomes for children and young people. Whether these schools are located within large population centres Read More

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A Day at the National College of Leadership

The first day of the CEP Rural Educators Leaders tour began in Nottingham at the National College of School Leadership. We were privilege to have presentations from a range of key people (Maggie Farrar, Richard Jones and Toby Greany) from the college.

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From the Executive Officer

Over the past couple of months there has been much interest from rural learning communities as to the potential that clustering provides in supporting rural education provision into the future, especially in light of the state governments Learning Communities Framework being developed which centres on local autonomy and flexibility. Across the developed world there is a Read More

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Small Schools Conference 2012

Last week a number of educators from small schools across the state were involved in a two day conference which explored the theme: “Small Schools on a Large Scale: Innovate and Flourish” This was the first small schools conference for some years and it was pleasing to see the large numbers of people attend from Read More


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