Trust is part of living in social groups. If we lived in a constant state of distrust, then we wouldn’t be able to achieve anything. Conversely, being able to trust others means that we can create wonderful, exciting and creative collaborative ventures.
Mike Berrill (Principal of Biddenham International Sports College) said on Monday 29th June at Beauchamp that evidence for the change to two-tier would be difficult to produce either way (we agree, because there is no overwhelming evidence for change), that the decision isn’t really about evidence, and that we need to think “transformation” rather than “tinkering”.
In effect, Mike was asking us to trust him…and the other Heads…and the Local Authority…because they have a dream and we don’t…
Well actually we do have a dream…and it isn’t a fantasy of brand new shiny schools with shiny happy pupils…it is a nightmare of underfunded and chaotic change.
Many parents have lost trust in those with positions of responsibility in this debate, especially those in unelected positions of power who have been manipulating behind the scenes and unduly influencing the right to free speech.
The only hope we have left is that our elected representatives can see through this appalling non-consultation process and vote with the interests of their wards.