Bill Lucas explains how Justine Greening could set teachers free to teach
A few years into my teaching career, Tim Brighouse, then my local authority’s chief education officer, gave me a secondment opportunity to develop the English language element of the Oxford Certificate of Educational Achievement. It was an act of trust in a young teacher which I have never forgotten. It unleashed levels of motivation, commitment and research capability which I had not known I possessed. It introduced me to my now friend Philip Pullman, similarly seconded. It gave me confidence to start writing for teachers; I now have more than 40 books to my name.
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