Why @oldandrewuk should win the @tes lifetime achievement award

Filling the pail

Earlier, my attention was drawn to the TES and nominations for the category of lifetime achievement award. The TES explain the criteria:

“This award will reward someone who has made a significant contribution to education. It could be a well-known figure or a local hero.”

Entry requires one nomination and three independent testimonials. As someone who lives in Australia, I am probably not the right person to nominate or testify for a U.K. award and so I thought I would highlight Andrew’s case in this post so that others may choose to take it on.

Firstly, Andrew’s work has had an huge material impact on teachers in England. Andrew was prominent in the campaign that forced Ofsted – the English schools inspectorate – to abandon its prescribed teaching style, giving freedom and flexibility back to teachers and schools. This campaign also changed the terms of debate and when a…

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