At the workshop active readers recorded the following top of the head reactions in their workbooks just after they had read the Barnsley Learning History:
This is similar to what I want to achieve in my Local Authority
Absolutely compelling read; ….as it unfolded it started to generate ideas for me about what I think we could do – or just confirm some ideas I’ve already had. I want to go back over it and form a jobs list!
This is all about ‘heat’ and what has been done is excellent. However there are some elements of serendipity that help.
The story is inspiring – by virtue of what has been achieved. However it took a long time – 20 years. A very enlightening read – a number of issues & challenges simply summarised and themed. I agree that the case is relevant but I feel some key areas are underplayed. (e.g when and why did the Dir of Finance take responsibility!!!)
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