On 29 April, a group of our pupils were treated to a visit to the Diverse Academies’ head office team to meet with the trust CEO Chris Pickering and members of the leadership team there. The children came to see a display of their work, which was recently installed in Mr Pickering’s office at the Diverse Education Centre, Retford.

During the course of the morning, the children had the opportunity to find out more about the role of a CEO and how a number of other members of staff work to support their teachers in the classroom.

Mr Pickering said, “The pupils were a delight to meet. They listened intently when I spoke to them about a range of topics and had some very thoughtful questions about how schools work. They should be very proud of themselves and I am delighted to have their fabulous work on my office wall.”

The visit ended with a tour of the trust headquarters and a photo opportunity as the children saw their work in-situ. Thank you to Mr Pickering and his team for inviting us over – all the children found it very interesting and were proud to see their hard work rewarded.