An enthusiastic summary of the Education Reform summit: Sherrington’s ideas are good and progressive, but will they be implemented?
” You can mandate adequacy … greatness has to be unleashed” Joel Klein – via Sir Michael Barber
Ever since I attended the London Festival of Education at the IoE in November 2012, I’ve had a sense that education reform was there for the taking – it’s just a case of people getting organised and learning to express ideas coherently. Although it is possible to feel powerless in the system – especially one in which the Secretary of State and OfSTED have so much individual and institutional power respectively – there are lots of channels for making direct contact with policy makers. Through all the conferences and festivals and the connecting power of social media and blogs, the path towards a profession-led system is getting clearer; the policy makers are less remote and it is possible to make them listen – even if they don’t often do what you want…
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