Mark Taylor is vice principal, East London Science School, London. He teaches History and Classics and has responsibility for co-ordinating performance management at the school. He is London Convenor and regular speaker/chair of the IoI Education Forum.
What is the truth?
"I have been doing the Battle of Ideas for a couple of years, but never before have I felt so heartened and so alive as the day ended. The spectacle of so many fascinating minds, none too proud to agree, none too modern to disagree, all at work on the most important questions of this rocky period: it's enough to make you believe there's hope for the species, yet."
Zoe Williams, columnist, Guardian; author, What Not to Expect When You're Expecting