2010 Scottish Government Summer School on School Leadership: Recall Days
Gillian Hunt City of Edinburgh Council
Key Learning from the Summer School We have wrong-headed ideas We do wrong things righter We have organised uncertainty We need to get out there and see whatâ€™s happening
We have all the right ingredients but the problem remains Weâ€™re not responsible for all of it but to be the best of our part of it
Key Learning for us • We are a children’s service but are we one service? • Are we getting it right for every child in Edinburgh? – Our most disadvantaged 20% – Our looked after children • Our CONNECTEDNESS to get it right for every child in Edinburgh? • Can we ‘change one thing’?
Three Fields of Knowledge What we know What is known
•Our key priorities •The most disadvantaged 20%
•Children and Families Service Plan
•Looked after children
•No new initiatives required
•Corporate parenting •2007 Audit •Current practice •Current audit •Improving relationships
•We can be the glue
•Corporate Parenting and Improving Relationships •Attitudes •Hold discussion groups •Be a voice/champion •Connect people •Feed into existing work •Use tools
Collaborative problem solving Peer consultation Discussion groups
What next? • Timeline
– Final paper – Discussion groups “what actions can we take to ensure that we are all good corporate parents?” – What else can we feed into?
• Change one thing We’re not responsible for all of it but to be the best of our part of it
So…all the people in the Council are working to make my life better
2010 Scottish Government Summer School on School Leadership: Recall Days Gillian Hunt City of Edinburgh Council We have wrong-headed ideas W...