Against a background of public sector budget cuts, new Academies and Free Schools, milestones, raised floor standards and a constant stream of announcements about the curriculum we must remain positive. Over the past ten years, we have seen the learning landscape transformed and achieved outcomes that no one ever believed were possible. Of course, there is still much more to do to achieve brilliant outcomes consistently across all our schools and to establish strong, dynamic and creative foundations to build a truly world class education system delivering world class outcomes for children and young people.
The key to the future is to create a culture of excellence working across a collaborative and cooperative network of brilliant learning places where we can share great ideas and enable colleagues to learn together. We must above all continue to question, to challenge, to dream, to imagine, to experiment, to explore and to discover.