An All Too Ordinary Education

Reflections on schools, teaching and education.

I’m not overly keen on personal blogs.  Or rather, I’m not too keen on the idea of writing them.  I thoroughly enjoy gaining a better understanding of the educational views of others by taking a look into their own school years.  So I love this from Lee Donaghy, and this from Laura McInerney.

But I feel that at some point I should share how my views have been shaped, even though my own journey through compulsory education wasn’t as interesting or exceptional as those mentioned above.  In fact, once I got to secondary school, it was all too ordinary.

My initial experience of education was through the church that my dad worked for.  It was a large, evangelical church which ran its own primary school.  It was a free school before free schools were a thing, so the funding came from parental contributions.  We were blessed with some brilliant teachers…

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