Picking up on Janet Down’s previous post on Andreas Schleicher arguing for collaboration between schools, it’s good to note that the Shadow Education Secretary is now realising the importance of collaboration too. His speech at the Education Innovation conference today was impressive; well-researched, thoughtful, and persuasive. I thought he came across very well; someone who genuinely is interested in listening to the voices of teachers and pupils. I thought he was honest particularly in his concession that the Labour Party doesn’t have a good track record in delivering high quality ICT and vocational training, something he clearly sees as paramount issues. I would agree with him there.
Watch it for yourself here: