This week we were asked to attend The Oxford Head Teachers Conference in Stratford. ”Visions of Learning’ had a host of Guest speakers including
Hardeep Singh Kohli
Equally as comfortable in the kitchen as on the stage, Hardeep Singh Kohli is a Glaswegian entrepreneur , responsible for one of the most successful Indian restaurant chains in the city and an award winning stand-up comedian.
Tim Rylands & Sarah Neild, Camilla Batmanghelidjh and many more.
David Blunkett was also there with his dog Cosmo.
Labour party politician David Blunkett was born with a rare genetic condition that left him completely blind. From a deprived family in one of Sheffield’s poorest neighbourhoods, he beat the odds to become one of the UKs most popular and influential politicians. Leading the Sheffield City Council for 7 years before entering the Commons, David unified the Labour party in the 80s and 90s when he shadowed health and education.
After Labour’s election win, he was first in charge of education and employment. He thrived in this role and won big increases in funds for schools, while consistently insisting on improved standards of literacy and numeracy, by standing up to teaching unions.
Rising to become Education and Employment Secretary, Home Secretary and eventually Work and Pensions Secretary in Tony Blair’s Cabinet, David was promoted to Home Secretary after the 2001 general election.