This week the Colleges’ radiowaves reporters, Harvey, Rohan, Georgia and Anni, supported by Beth Smith, our librarian were invited to attend the national schools network conference in Birmingham to interview delegates and key speakers. The key interviews were with Lord Puttnam and Michael Gove, the secretary of state for education, asking some particularly probing questions of the latter. It was to their credit they raised two issues critical to the future of this college, the idea of a 16-19 free school specialising in mathematics and connected to that the prospect of post-16 provision at Catmose College; something which is now within the power of Michael Gove to grant. It is well worth listening to his response to these questions.
Lord Puttnam, always a keen supporter of education spoke well about what inspired him to create the national teaching awards which are aimed to recognise the best practice of teachers nationally.