Yesterday at 08:00 the first joint meeting of the Stan’s Cafe Partner Schools Network was convened at Billesley Primary School. Under discussion were ‘British Values’ as set out by OFSTED and the British Government. Our schools are required to teach these values and give evidence of that teaching. Our gathering of four Headteachers and an Religious Education Teacher spent an hour identifying how they could address this problem and help each other in doing so. It was great to see the Network in action for the first time and to find everyone so galvanized. Watch this space. Action will follow.
In truth action did follow immediately. I immediately retired to a Cafe and bought a full English Breakfast and ruminated on how Stan’s Cafe could help its partners in this tricky field.