We need to continue to reflect, think, focus and stick to what really matters; leadership, vision, positive behaviour, discipline, focus, passion, engagement, creativity, partnerships, relationships, persistence, determination and hard work. We need to continue the conversations, build the relationships and the trust and not be distracted by those who argue that everything we have achieved over the last fifteen years was rubbish. Over those incredible years ordinary colleagues in so many places achieved the extraordinary and transformed outcomes, schools and lives!
We must have the courage to continue to tell our stories about this work and to build brilliant learning and brilliant learning places to deliver a vision for the future and for 21st century learning. And increasingly we must create the environment and the culture to inspire our children to become artists, inventors, scientists, doctors, designers, learners, mathematicians, teachers, storytellers, caregivers, consolers and big picture thinkers... whatever it takes!