We believe that the current UK education system is preparing students for the 20th century, not the 21st.
We need to be radical because we face radical challenges in the world.
The global workforce is increasingly mobile and children in school today will need to compete against people from all over the world to find work.
Industries are converging and these same children will need to have a much wider range of skills than even is required today.
Wilder forces – climate change approaching a ‘tipping point’, population growth and severe water shortages – may significantly alter a world which has already changed remarkably from even twenty years ago.
Unprecedented progress in communications and technology has made a decisive break with the last century. This has huge implications for teaching and learning.
Successful organisations are agile, flexible and resilient and will demand enterprise, innovation and risk-management to be wired into our young work force.
A fundamental re-imagining of the system is required. A re-imagining of the curriculum, the teaching methods and the very institutions that exist to educate our children today.
Having witnessed the transformational impact School 21 is having on its students, the trust aims to share this innovative approach to education with a wider audience in order to build momentum around the need to rethink the current education system.
We need to respond today. Because today matters.