Professor Julie Mennell, Vice Chancellor, University of Cumbria
About Our Schools takes the reader on a thought-provoking and insightful journey through education policy, positioning and practice in examining the interdependencies, levers and drivers within the school system and the classroom. Most of all, however, the book focuses on the prize of ensuring we have an equitable, engaging and outcome-led approach to equipping our young people to positively impact upon their and our future society. In doing so, the authors reinforce the importance (and difficulties) of working beyond short-term political gains and boundaries, and towards deploying a multi-partner and holistic view of the purpose of benefits of education.
Whether you are a practitioner, student teacher, civil servant, community worker, policy-maker or education leader, About Our Schools will both challenge and inform you.