Mosaic jumped at the opportunity to strengthen its relationships with head teachers and the teaching profession recently when it was invited to deliver a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) workshop at the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) annual conference.
The workshop, facilitated by Kim O’Reilly, Head of Operations, and Annalisa Lockett, West Midlands and Lead Regional Manager, from Mosaic, focussed on the best ways to inspire students, raise their aspirations and ensure they achieve success through Mosaic’s primary school programme.
“When schools and external agencies work in collaboration in this way, we can affect exciting changes to young people’s aspirations for themselves, their skills, and then their future success.”
It was one of three workshops opening the conference which was themed Aspirations, Inspiration and Success.
Mosaic’s attendance at the conference followed the Government’s announcement in April 2014 that Mosaic’s programmes have been included in new statutory guidance for those providing young people with careers advice in schools and this was seen as another positive step to integrate Mosaic’s work with education.
Kim O’Reilly, Mosaic’s Head of Operations said: “It was a real honour to be asked by incoming President of the NAHT, Gail Larkin, to deliver a workshop showcasing Mosaic to a range of head teachers from the Association, and as part of their Annual conference.
“Mosaic is committed to working closely with head teachers and teaching teams at our host schools but also to discuss the value of our work with those from other schools. Good relationships with the profession are key to our success with young people we support through our mentoring programmes.
“When schools and external agencies work in collaboration in this way, we can affect exciting changes to young people’s aspirations for themselves, their skills, and then their future success. We would like to wish Gail Larkin every success in her new role and we look forward to continuing to work with the NAHT.”
A primary school head teacher who attended the workshop said: “I attended the session on Mosaic this morning and was very impressed by the whole project. It reflects very much the sort of ideals that brought most of us at the conference into teaching in the first place: the desire to make a difference in the lives of young people, particularly the least advantaged and those who face barriers of some sort.”