Why visits to schools can sometimes be a bit rubbish (and how to make them better)

I’m very aware that not everyone will agree with the title of this post. I know there are many of you out there who cite that visiting some of our best schools was a Damascene moment in your careers, where you saw what actually can be done. And, do you know what? I agree. Often, …

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On beauty

What I’ve found so liberating over the past few years in education is thought. I’m aware that sounds rather abstract. This is what I mean: for many years the prevailing orthodoxy in education, at least in my experience, didn’t encourage much thought. And to think, to conjure other possibilities, one has to know. Much of …

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