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Awards, re-unions and a request to OFSTED

Splendid evening at the Nottingham Post Education Awards on Wednesday. Delighted to see Laura Wainman from the Rushcliffe Sixth Form receive the Science Student of the Year Award. What a smart young woman. When the comperes Dino and Pete from CapitalFM heard she was also a fencer they - not sure which of the two - said "Good decision. Give the prize to the woman with the sword". It made me smile. Laura clearly has bright future ahead. And then, to cap it all, Steve Lewis was named Head Teacher of the year. A good night for the Trust. On a personal level I'm also pleased to say that the person who won the Inspirational teacher award was appointed by me at Bramcote Park 15 years ago. Where's all that time gone? Well done Richard Bateman.

The event was held at the Crown Plaza and I was delighted to be served by Ebenezer who left Farnborough last summer. He did well in his exams and was some rugby player. He's now at College and working as a waiter as a part time job. Had a lovely chat with him. A fine young man. And Farnborough produces a lot of them

I've spent the afternoon calling into lessons at Arnold Hill. Lots of good things happening. They are in that tortuous period when they await the call from OFSTED. I saw so much to suggest things have improved so much over the last two years. I hate to say it but I do hope the inspectors arrive next week. The sooner the better. Come on guys. Arnold Hill is well worth a look!

This week's blog is a bit of a ramble. I hope my 3 readers have found it worth a look.

Phil Crompton