Adam Jezard - Parent Trustee
22/05/2017 - 21/05/2021
Health & Safety/Website/Development Links
For 10 years I was deputy primary education editor at the Times Education Supplement, where I provided teacher resources and edited and wrote news and features for TES Primary magazine. My wife was a primary teacher, latterly in Sunninghill.
My degree was in drama, theatre and television, and cinema and its history are my passions. Currently I edit technology and other supplements for an internationally known business information group.
I believe our children will be best served by providing them with a rounded education that involves thinking skills, a knowledge of real history, mathematical understanding and an interest in evolving technology.
The future world of work will involve flexibility, a willingness to learn throughout their lives, and the support of an education establishment that does not tell them they've finished with it at 16 or 21.
The teaching of children is also likely to move beyond the classroom and may include features such as more distance-type learning, assisted by technology, as the role of teacher evolves over time. Supporting staff in making such transitions will be important to the success of such strategies.
The needs of employers will be changing constantly, so I think part of our role is also to make companies understand they will need to develop a broader appreciation of the types of talent they will need, and that they too have a role in funding the training of young people for their businesses.
Crucially, we need to ensure our government, of whatever colour, understands it has to fund education properly and that in the world beyond the EU there is no substitute for giving all our children the best start possible by encouraging creative thinking and imagination in both children and teachers.