Wot, No School? Authors

The authors are practitioners with many years experience in teaching, educational leadership and training. They are not “educationalists”. That is why they are able to challenge the received wisdom that schools are the only way in which young people can be educated. Both have a passionate interest in enabling all young people to develop their individual talents to the full.

Jonathan Langdale

Jonathan Langdale died on Christmas Eve 2006 just before the first edition was published. He was a former head of both junior and senior schools and subsequently, as a founding partner in The Schools’ Professional Development Partnership, delivered inspirational and motivational courses to teachers and governors He was also an inspector of schools. A writer/director of educational and training films, he is a published writer in the personal development field and was also a county level sports coach.

John Harrison

John Harrison is an innovative, independent training consultant for public and private sector employers and schools, also operating in the field of personal development. For some years he was responsible for the direction of an Approved Training Organisation (ATO) for engineering apprentices. He has worked in the USA and in the newly independent states of central Europe, but now works mainly in the UK.

Neither author was, or is, an 'educationalist'. That is why they were able to challenge the received wisdom that schools are the only way in which young people can be educated.

In the absence of Jonathan, it will fall to John Harrison to moderate the debate that will, it is to be hoped, be generated by the publication of 'Wot, No School'. Contributors to the Forum, therefore may need to be a little patient before seeing their messages appearing, but John will endeavour to post them within 24 hours whenever possible.