Inevitably we spent ages talking about teaching and learning styles, the massive professional development issues, recruitment and induction of staff in this fairly transient teaching population and the changing role of leadership. With Professor Stephen Heppell with us how could we not also vitally discuss the complete integtration of technology for learning throughout the country, as we move towards the concept of 'Campus Cayman' - a learning country.
We also have a good number of professionals within our system who can offer the benefit of what the past two years has been like for them and identify what we learn from them, especially as we move towards our new secondary campuses in particular.
This is particularly true of our School Leaders who helped lead the charge from one massive secondary school to the creation of four small schools on one campus - the 'schools within schools' model. Whilst there is no doubt that over the past eighteen months it has transformed the learning and school experience for stuidents, staff and parents, the staff have much experience to offer as we develop this model further on the new campuses. Many developments take place around the world without using their own professional resources - we mustn't make the same mistake.
These conversations are so stimulating, and given the holistic approach we have taken as a country, this confirms my belief that I really do currently have one of the best jobs around in education - no question!.