Are schools becoming more insular?
Thanks Peter for this post....the insularity of schools...primary and secondary(and FE?) is a direct result of a political ideology predicated on "marketisation, privatisation and digitisation" a familiar theme for those who have read "Liberating Learning" from Moe and Chubb the right wing economists from Hoover Institute at Stanford. The erosion of local accountability and local authority support,the academitisation process,free schools and the withdrawal of the network support of organisations such as NCSL and BECTA make it difficult to share.
I think Twitter and TeachMeets are part of the solution,as is membership of Naace,ALT et al but it is a struggle.
I think another reson is lack of time for teachers to share.....I know the footfall at recent FREE cpd events here in Manchester has been poor as teachers find it hard to get release from teaching and supply and transport cots add to that burden.
What can we do about it? Well ....Toshiba have supported over 120 Teachmeets with almost 10,000 teachers so teachers are willing and keen to share.
A bit of encouragement from ministers and DFE would help? ETAG.report