Sam Strickland, Schools Week
The book is hugely compelling and engaging. The introduction goes straight for the jugular and actually leaves you feeling angry. Not angry in a ‘I hate the world’ sense. Angry in a ‘this isn’t right and we really must do something about it’ way. The book really taps into the inner moral purpose of why we do this job and why supporting working-class children is so important.
If you are looking for a book full of waffle, self-indulgence and verbose language, this is not the book for you. If, like me, you want a book that will really make you pause, think, reflect and arm you with practical approaches, it is money well spent.
Very few educational books have made me angry at the start and then filled me full of energy, drive and enthusiasm. The Working Classroom does that incredibly well. It is a genuine accomplishment.