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In the last edition of Trust, I wrote about school trusts as an insurgent mission. This is a bold mission, requiring spikiness and limitless horizons. It involves collective action – leaders who are brilliant at leading their organisations and building trust, but who are also civic leaders who work with other civic actors for wider social good.
In Robert MacFarlane’s ‘Mountain of the Minds’, he tells the story of cartography through the ages. MacFarlane describes how explorers were able to codify their growing knowledge of the world through the form of maps. These maps became increasingly accurate and sophisticated through the centuries, enabling others to understand new territories better, and follow in the explorers’ footsteps.
The Government is also proposing to tighten up the definition of what constitutes “full time” education, in an attempt to ...