The week before I left the UK, two of my close friends held a christening for their daughter, Matilda. I am of the age now where my friends – many of who now have children, want to know more about the school system and the opportunities that will be available to them rather than hearing the slightly crazier stories in the life of someone who has worked in schools which they always asked about previously.
It’s hard not to be reflective at such events: what do we want for our kids? How will we provide for them? And, what will they want in the future?