Thursday, 17 January 2008

Of the many people I spend time with, Mick Waters is like a breath of fresh air...

Whenever I spend time with Mick I realise that we are both trying in our own ways to build brilliant and to find ways of trusting, empowering and engaging talented practitioners to release their magic in classrooms with young people.

It's sad that so much of the national infrastructure conspires against this and prevents our colleagues from doing this. We must nurture the creative mavericks; those who are prepared to do things differently, to challenge the status-quo, to take risks, push the boundaries and break the rules. Our headteachers need to be encouraged and given permission to continue to be simply brilliant.

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