A book that shares many features of the man who wrote it: frank, honest, disarming, sincere and utterly committed to the wellbeing of children's education. If, God forbid, we were to clone every school from one parent, you could do far worse than using the School That Vic Built as a template. If all head teachers bar one were to be banned, the last man standing should be this man. I have no idea how his integrity, enthusiasm, drive and commitment have survived promotion, let alone adolescence, but thank God it has. Every teacher and Head Teacher could do a lot worse than to read what he has to say, and think long and hard about what it means to them.