Maybe I am alone on this one
, but I rather like the article (though my DS does not go to KES! )
I rather like the way Mr C. stands up for what he believes, reiterating what his school manages to achieve, either in term of providing AP for children of disadvantage backgrounds or in term of working with local junior schools.
If I am not mistaken (plz do correct me if I am!)
, he is not only the chiefmaster of KES, but also the head of KE foundation in Birmingham. This charity is involved in education at eight schools across the City, and besides the two indies, these 8 schools includes also
- five free grammar schools
- Sheldon Heath Academy, which used to be a failing school (but with potential watever that means!
In this article, I do not think Mr C. is just advocating for Indies as he says that 'they are not the cause of education's problems, nor are they the only solution'. He seems to have been extremely irritated by what he heard at the conference at the Sutton Trust and he felt the need to react.
We certainly need people of this calibre in the education world! I hope he will still manage to remain active once retired (at a reduced pace of course) . The former head of Five Ways is still active as it was him who was giving the explanation to parents concerning the MAT. So retirement does not necessarily means a full stop to beneficial activities in the local community!
As for his conclusion, it is a good, punchy and effective one! ( I feel like hearing my English teacher )