All our schools should have the chance to be excellent

It was so refreshing to revisit one’s belief that we should be offering our children joy in learning, encouraging their creativity and their awareness of the world around and outside school and that they should be listened to (“Our schools have to change”, special report).


As a retired teacher, I was cheering every word, but I did have one reservation. The freewheeling schools that Peter Hyman refers to – his own School 21 and others abroad – could come across as “special”, whereas there are already many schools where the ideals that all dedicated teachers live by are not ignored, despite the constraints forced upon them.


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