Our Finance Director – Peter Mayo – took a trip to visit the Shard in London and was delighted to see a familiar pile of Gratnells trays at the main public entrance. The trays were being used by the Security team to hold people’s belongings as they went through the x-ray scanner.
essays for money is the tallest building in Western Europe, its façade transforming the London skyline with a multi-use 310 m vertical city of high-quality offices, world-renowned restaurants, the 5-star Shangri-La hotel, exclusive residential apartments and the capital’s highest viewing gallery, The view from The Shard offers 360° views from floors 68 to 72 and is open to the public. Peter says it’s well worth a visit (and not just to see our trays!)
Our next show will be the Education Show in a few weeks time. We’ll be on stand H10 so be sure and drop by and say hello. This is always an important show in our calendar to showcase both our primary and secondary science range – and a good chance for me to catch up with some of our UK customers.
We have some exciting things planned for our stand – and we are continuing to hold seminars as part of our Learning Rooms project. This year we have arranged for Kevin Bullock, Headmaster of Fordham Primary School, to speak about pupil engagement.
The Education Show runs from 14 to 16 March at the NEC in Birmingham. Further details on Kevin’s presentation are in our press release below.
PRESS RELEASE 20th February 2013
Former Education Advisor to Cabinet Office to speak at Education Show
Gratnells Learning Rooms sponsors Kevin Bullock, one of the country’s leading Headteachers and a former Education Advisor to the Cabinet Office, to speak on the topic: ‘High Impact Pupil Engagement’ at a seminar on the opening day of the Education Show on 14th March to be held at the NEC in Birmingham.
In his talk, which is CPD Accredited, Kevin – who is currently Headteacher of a Cambridgeshire outstanding-rated Ofsted primary school – will share valuable tips, techniques and insights relating to effective teacher/class interaction. “The aim of my talk is to encourage self-reflection and re-evaluation of current practice, whilst considering some simple but very effective tools and approaches to enhance classroom performance”, said Kevin from his office at Fordham Primary (CoE) School.
Kevin will be speaking between 11.00am and 11.45am in the Primary Theatre at the Education Show and will be available to answer questions afterwards at sponsor, Gratnells Learning Rooms’ Stand H10 where free information packs will be available for all delegates at Kevin’s presentation. Demand to attend this free seminar is expected to be high, so prompt attendance is advised to secure a place.
About Kevin Bullock: Kevin is one of the country’s leading Headteachers with a string of Outstanding Ofsteds under his belt, as well as Principal Consultant at KB Concepts. (www.kbconcepts.co.uk)
Currently Headteacher at Fordham Primary (Cof E) Cambridgeshire, Kevin Bullock, has been praised in three consecutive Ofsted Inspections for his inspirational and outstanding leadership as well as his effective and innovative approaches to organisational management.
In addition to his role as Headteacher and a vocational consultant in leadership management, Kevin has also worked in an advisory capacity with the Cabinet Office and D.C.S.F. and produces guidance documents on simple but effective approaches to school management.
In 2003 his school was highlighted by the Prime Minister’s Cabinet Office for its high standards and innovative approach to management. In the following year, Mr Bell, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Schools, highlighted the school for its outstanding Ofsted Report in his annual report to Parliament. Then in November 2006 and in 2010 it was judged Outstanding once again, achieving a hat trick of consecutive Ofsteds!
In February 2011 Kevin’s School became a National Leadership School, with Kevin becoming a National Leader in Education.
About Gratnells Learning Rooms:Gratnells Learning Rooms is an educational project supported by Harlow-based Gratnells, the leading manufacturer of school storage solutions. For more information on Gratnells Learning Rooms: www.gratnellslearningrooms.com