Our Chief Executive, Bernard McLeary pointed me towards an interesting article from The Economist magazine – ‘What works in education: the lessons according to McKinsey’ [Full text of report from McKinsey] It’s well worth a read. The findings are that the countries doing well by international standards (PISA) – Finland, Canada, Singapore, South Korea – all do some things in common. According to the consultancy outfit McKinsey they all do three things very well: 1. Get the best teachers 2. Get the best out of teachers 3. Step in.