Principal Teacher Conference – appreciative inquiry

Just before Christmas we sent out invitations to all of our Principal Teachers for our inaugural PT conference to be held on the 23/24 February. It was gratifying that on returning after the break that over 30 people had alrady put their name down for the event.

The event is entitled “Principal Teachers: Leaders of Learning” and starts at 3.30 on Friday afternoon and finishes at 4.00pm the next day.

I met this afternoon with Maragaret Wright of Resolution, Scotland, to discuss Appreciative Inquiry. We are considering using this as an introductory activity to set the scene for the rest of the conference.

“Appreciative Inquiry is about the search for the best in people, their organizations, and the relevant world around them.”

We certainly believe there is much to gain from adopting such an approach towards our lives and our work.