Message from HEP Chair Ed Vainker

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Message from HEP Chair Ed Vainker

Published: Friday, October 1st, 2021 at 11:53 AM

Message from HEP Chair Ed Vainker

Published: Friday, October 1st, 2021 at 11:53 AM

HEP would like your feedback –

HEP is delighted to share a message from Ed Vainker.

A huge thank you to everyone who came to the Lensbury on Thursday for the AGM and partnership meetings. It was great to see so many familiar faces after so long.

I was delighted to be confirmed as Chair of HEP and look forward to supporting Cormac in the months and years to come.

We took the opportunity of being together to thank our three founding directors and chair, Caroline McKay, John Norton and Victoria Eadie. They have given remarkable service to our community - playing a central role in getting HEP started and continuing to make sure it is focused on young people in Hounslow and getting schools working together and collaborating. A huge thank you to them for all they have done.

At the AGM Cormac reported on HEP's performance and we had a discussion around a ‘SWOT’ of HEP - looking at its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. Colleagues shared reflections and these have been captured and will be used by Directors to start to map out our next three year strategy, which we will consult with you on in the coming months.

For colleagues who could not attend, we would love to capture your feedback, which you could do by clicking here, or by contacting Cormac to arrange a short discussion.

There was a theme around the future of the system and questions about structures in the coming years, which many of us (though not all) feel urgency about exploring. We resolved to host an open discussion in the next couple of months for colleagues interested in exploring this in greater depth.

With very best wishes for the rest of term, yours, Ed

Ed Vainker
CEO, Reach Foundation

What our members say

Ofsted Inspection Training – "Four days well spent! Supporting the development of our school under the guidance of a skilled trainer with a wealth of experience across the primary range was invaluable."

Primary Subject Networks – "The content in the sessions covers all aspects of high quality practice in Maths and it makes me reflective on my practice in class and how I lead and help develop other teachers."

Primary Subject Networks – "Meeting other subject leaders and sharing, makes me feel better about what we are delivering and that we are on the right track."

Develop your A level Teaching – "It was really nice to be able to talk to other A level German teachers as there aren’t very many and we could share our experiences."

Contingent Talk with Books – "Such a worthwhile project for Early Years, which you can see working right in front of your eyes. Well-planned and organised project, fantastic expert who inspires us all."

Get Hounslow Reading – "The biggest impact has been on our teachers’ enthusiasm for reading/books and their knowledge of high quality texts, finding innovative ways to engage readers through displays, book talk and story time."

Secondary Subject Networks – "There are so many useful takeaways from the meeting to help improve teaching and learning and they are things which can easily be put into place after the meeting."

Get Hounslow Reading – “There can be no doubt of the enthusiasm of Hounslow teachers and impact of their hard work on growing a Reading for Pleasure practice in their schools over this academic year. Many teachers said that the time to talk and share practice was what they valued most highly.” Charlotte Raby – Programme Facilitator

Secondary Subject Networks – “I really enjoy the content and the supportive group of fellow geography leaders discussing ideas in a non-judgmental, relatively informal way. The group certainly helps each other and fundamentally discusses relevant topics which are benefiting me.”

Get Hounslow Reading – "Very informative and helpful. A lovely chance to reflect. Excellent, enthusiastic delivery which would inspire anyone! You are very knowledgeable and sessions are well-organised. Thank you!”

Challenging Behaviour Training – “Great training, thank you for all your expertise and advice. I learnt lots of things about different ways that can affect pupils’ behaviour and how to deal with different situations."

Deep Dive Subject Leader Training – “Thank you for the very detailed and thorough subject leader checklist. It is an extremely useful and much necessary exercise. It's been an eye opener. Thank you”

Develop your A Level Teaching – “A much appreciated forum to apply pedagogy to a subject specific domain, with such rich professional talk after the keynotes in the Economics breakout session.”

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