Headteachers work in a pigsty

Jane Anderson, RadioWellbeing owner/director, and Karen Burn, of Hunting Hall Farm.
Jane Anderson, RadioWellbeing owner/director, and Karen Burn, of Hunting Hall Farm.

School leaders from across the county will be preparing for Ofsted inspections in a converted piggery in north Northumberland.

Next month, in a special collaboration between RadioWellbeing Education Services and Hunting Hall Farm at Beal, headteachers will be able to attend The Inspection-Ready Headteacher in a convenient local setting.

The well-established course looks at the increased focus on the leadership role of headteachers under the current inspection framework and teaches them how to perform better during the inspection interview process itself.

“The Piggery Resource Centre is just right for the kind of work we do,” said Jane Anderson, director of RadioWellbeing Ltd. A feature of our training is that we place as much importance on the learning environment as we do on the training itself.

“The Piggery with its log burner and picture-book farmyard views meets our criteria perfectly. Making people comfortable and relaxed encourages the right conditions for proper learning.”

Karen and Tom Burn, owners of Hunting Hall Farm and the Piggery Resource Centre, are also excited.

“We are delighted,” said Karen. “School visits have been a regular feature here since we converted The Piggery into the lovely space it is now.”

She added that they have been looking at ways to work with school staff as well and that RadioWellbeing fits perfectly with their plans for the future.

Headteachers interested in the training day should contact jane@radiowellbeing.com while schools interested in visiting Hunting Hall Farm should contact kburn.hunting hall@btinternet.com