Just a quick end-of-the-day post to follow on from yesterday’s event.
First – thanks to all involved in the day, notably the Innovation Unit and all our speakers on the day.
It was by turns an exciting, complex, useful, and encouraging day.
Exciting because the appetite to work together to do something new and ambitious was definitely there.
Complex because not only did we seek to identify the issues that will be important for the future of schooling (!) but there were a group of people in the room who don’t often meet -people from schools, business, technologists, academics, futurists and more. Together we had to find a way to talk about tough, nuanced issues together.
Useful and encouraging because the results of some really hard work were brilliant – we got a good sense of our themes, and about how schools want to work together. The feedback we have received so far has been very positive.
Now the RSA’s job is, having opened up the debate, to narrow it back down again and start talking about the concrete next steps for the network. You’ll hear more soon from us on this.
In the meantime, comment on your thoughts on the day, or on the Future Schools Network more generally.