I have been primary teacher, Head and deputy Head in large and small schools, rural schools co-ordinator for two LAs (plus NQT adviser in one and cross-phase inspector in the other.) Work for my professional association included 8 years on Oxfordshire’s Education Committee as elected primary representative. I worked as a primary Ofsted RGI in the early cycles, also for Estyn. Following Ofsted I worked 55 school weeks over 14 years advising Swedish schools on peer assessment as effective accountability. Radically changing perspectives on life and living await children born today; they need fresh approaches to education and enduring values.