A wirearchy for new professionals?
Looking further ahead, Denise and Richard were both enthusiastic about the idea of a wirearchy – an organising principle which encapsulates a more connected way of working, including collaboration, knowledge-sharing and professional trust.
Richard pointed to the work of Jon Husband in this field, highlighting the notion of the creation of a profession-wide wirearchy to disrupt the current fragmentation of the sector and drive a connectivity that will support the profession into the future.
New entrants to the profession would also benefit from the wirearchy approach with its clear emphasis on collaboration as central to development and improvement, Denise said. It’s a vision that BlueSky Projects is ideally placed to support.
“When people train together at the start of their teaching career, they are beginning a journey, it’s a time of great excitement and expectation and trainees become very close professionally. We then see them moving around the country, moving abroad, going to other schools but, inevitably, many lose touch.
“A wirearchy for these new professionals would help them build resilience and feel supported by like-minded individuals as they progress through their careers.”