Rave reviews for the Summer Conference!

Last Friday we welcomed nearly 200 delegates to The Enterprise Centre at the UEA for our Quality First Teaching conference. The Enterprise Centre was a fantastic home for a varied programme of keynotes and workshops.

Mark Burns’s keynote address got the day off to a great start, a perfect balance of teaching and learning and inspiration. After coffee the delegates swarmed around the carbon neutral building with personalised agendas, directing them to workshops about Teachers as Researchers, Generous Professionals and Improv skills!

The sun shone on our members as they picnicked outside in the grounds and on the roof terrace. We had 5 star reviews of the imaginative, vegetarian lunch from the guys at Namaste, delicious samosas, not to mention the salted caramel brownies!

Post-lunch Richard Jackson brought the focus to our own mindset and how success can be attributed to how we think and how we take personal responsibility. Throughout the day the keynote and workshops were drawn by Rebecca Osbourne, a graphic recorder, so we could literally see the day unfolding before our eyes. We will bring you that graphic soon.

The feedback from the session was excellent with keynote speaker, the venue the organisation being rated as excellent or very good by 99% of delegates!

Thanks to all our speakers, workshop presenters, stand holders and of course members who made the day possible!

Thanks for creating a great day, your hard work was appreciated by everyone present and congratulations for another successful VNET year; Norfolk doing it for itself!

Clare Fletcher, Yare Education Trust

Thank you VNET for creating a culture, a learning community that makes people talk about learning and repels negativity during a time of uncertainty amidst the current landscape when budgets are tight and people are tired.

Selene Sawyer, Inclusive Schools Trust

I thought the VNET conference was excellent yesterday. It was reassuring in many ways as we could relate some of the ideas to our current context and provision and very inspiring in other ways hearing how some little tweaks and changes in mindset can easily be considered.

Headteacher , Mousehold Infant School