It’s always valuable to get those challenges of your chest and gather different views, but I’m a man of action. I’ve left groups in the past because they had become a talking shop rather than a chance to plan change.
That’s one of the reasons that, as well as being CEO of a technical education provider, I’m a Trustee of the Edge Foundation. Yes, it develops excellent research and brings together networks of exceptional projects, but it also drives policy change and works with projects and providers on the ground. Thinking and doing, a model for our education system, you might say.
So it was a great pleasure to bring together some amazing schools, colleges, training providers, researchers and universities at Edge’s Tech Education Roundtable this week. In two short hours, we had set the education world to rights and I wanted to share five key messages from that discussion.