#CelebrateEd: A culture of collaboration and evidence

Launched last term, CelebrateEd is a celebration of education in the North of England and part of the Ednorth collaboration of schools. Teacher Sean Harris reports from the initiative’s first annual meeting and looks at their aims and ambitions for the months ahead…

“Bright, fierce and fickle is the South. And dark and true and tender is the North.” So wrote Alfred Tennyson in 1847 in his serio-comic narrative poem The Princess: O Swallow.

I am not for sparking political debates of a North-South divide – there are already enough hotly contested dialogues happening in the forum of education. Neither does the teaching profession need any further fiery arrows...

However, writing in the Guardian in June, Bridget James reminded us: “The focus on what is happening in education is kicked down the dusty road. We’ve been seeing unprecedented cuts for a decade. The sector is on its knees.”

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