Chris Waterman, commentator, satirist and co-author of Animals’ Tails
I had to smile when I got to the 39 steps. I read John Buchan’s novel at secondary school and the hero, Richard Hannay, sets an example to his readers of an ordinary man who puts his country’s interests before his own safety. Mick Waters and Tim Brighouse are extraordinary men who have always put the interests of children first.
As the authors tell us, About Our Schools is not meant to be read from cover to cover. Instead, it will become the go-to guide to education in England. A guided tour – with expert guides – through education policy and practice. I hope, and expect, it will be on every student’s reading list when they start teacher training and will be kept as an essential reference book.