It really is good to talk, reckons David

A HEADTEACHER is sharing his expertise with colleagues from across the country.

David Baldwin, head at Wallsend’s Churchill Community College, is among a handful of school leaders talking at this year’s National College’s annual leadership conference.

More than 1,500 headteachers and other school managers are at the conference in Birmingham, due to end tomorrow.

Mr Baldwin will present a workshop entitled ‘Collaborating on a New Model of Leadership’.

The aim is to look at the innovative work of the North Tyneside Learning Trust and the way it is working with Trust Schools, employers, further education, higher education and North Tyneside Council to raise achievement.

Mr Baldwin said: “I am delighted to have this opportunity to share my experience to benefit the wider education system.

“We are extremely proud of the work we are doing in North Tyneside and its innovative approach is making a significant difference to young people.

“It’s a great privilege to speak at such a high profile event.”

Steve Munby, chief executive of the National College, said: “With a rapidly changing education landscape, the quality of school leadership has never been more important.

“This event will give delegates an opportunity to hear from top class speakers from the world of education, business, sport and the arts and to take part in workshops showcasing successful approaches to real leadership challenges.”