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A Good Education published

Congratulations to Mrs Margaret White (1979), Deputy Head Academic at St Faith’s School in Cambridge, on the publication of her new book A Good Education.

Published by Routledge, A Good Education presents a ‘four-dimensional’ model, directly considering the essential elements a good education should include. Through forging this framework and outlaying its origins, implications and practice, the book explains how a good contemporary education can be defined and implemented. From the premise that such educational essentials are neither the preserve of the elite nor a minimum standard, Mrs White focuses on every pupil's worth, identity, interactions and development, drawn from over twenty years’ experience of teaching and school leadership

Mrs White studied Natural Sciences and Education whilst at Jesus, returning to the College in 2011 when her husband, Professor Ian White, was elected to the office of Master.

Since publication, A Good Education has garnered excellent reviews. Sir Anthony Seldon, former head of Brighton College and of Wellington College and now Vice-Chancellor of Buckingham University, comments: "Margaret White has spent a lifetime in and reflecting upon schools. She has written a wise and fresh book that all those connected with education, as parents, teachers, governors and administrators, and above all politicians, can read with profit and delight."

Anna Vignoles, Fellow of Jesus College and Professor Education at the University of Cambridge, states: "Margaret White has carefully distilled the wisdom of her decades of teaching and leadership experience into an insightful and very readable book. She has some key messages for students of education, teachers, leaders and parents alike as she sets out her vision for what constitutes a high quality and broad primary education."



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