In Dare to be Different Will Ryan uses his many years' experience and his wide range of school contacts to present his take on the current state of primary school education.
By utilising headlines and reports from the national press and analysing their influence upon a hypothetical school, he is able to highlight the changes which have required implementation since 2010 and their impact upon head teachers and staff. His views on these changes will resonate with those who despair at education's increasing reliance on data, the shrinking of the curriculum and the -˜one size fits all' approach.
Following his well-thought-out analysis, incorporating evidence from educational and various other sources, he then offers a wide range of ideas and strategies to meet -˜real life' situations.
Laced with humour and good practical advice, Dare to be Different deserves to become required reading material in staffrooms for years to come.