Maggie Farrar, education consultant and former director of the National College for School Leadership
In About Our Schools Tim and Mick bring to life, with passion and purpose, the lessons of history and the potential and promise of tomorrow. This book is a masterclass in how our education system shapes and reshapes itself over time, and who better to learn it from than these two giants of the education world.
Eavesdrop on their personal memories and recent conversations with a stellar cast of educators and politicians, where nothing escapes their scrutiny – equally warm in their praise and excoriating in their criticism. I cheered mightily at many sections.
Tim and Mick love our schools and those who work to improve them, and this heartfelt hope and optimism is imprinted on every page. For those who see these times as a ‘hinge of history’ and seek a COVID legacy that leads to the transformation of our schools, I urge you to read it. This is an education manifesto like no other.
The authors say this is a book to be dipped into. I say it is much more than that. About Our Schools is a book that will keep our ‘reservoirs of hope’ full at times when we most need it. Buy it, read it, act on it, and keep it close.