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Michaela Community School in Brent, London is one of the most talked-about
schools in the UK. In this follow-up to the best-selling book Battle Hymn of
the Tiger Teachers, their teachers further explain how their relentlessly high
expectations are helping young people to get great results and be successful.
Since opening in 2014, Michaela Community School has blazed a trail and
defied many of the received notions about what works best in schools.
In The Power of Culture, staff explore some of the things they have learned
since the publication of the original book and further develop the ideology that
lies beyond the headlines and social media arguments.
Andrew Neil — No other school would dare to write a book like this
Jeremy Paxman — This manifesto, written by people who do the job every day,
shows how we can rescue children from the idiocy which has seized so much of
the educational establishment
Dave Rubin — If we have any chance at fixing our confused world, it will begin at
schools like Michaela and with leaders like Katharine Birbalsingh.
Tom Bennett — Few schools have done as much to rock the landscape of
education as successfully as Michaela. It amazes and infuriates people around
the world. This isn’t just a book, it’s a bloody public service.
About the Author
Katharine Birbalsingh is the founder and headmistress of Michaela Community School. She is the author of two books, Singleholic (2009) and To Miss with Love (2011), and editor of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Teachers: The Michaela Way (2016).
She also hosts a blog, To Miss with Love, where she writes about the education system.
In 2017 she was included by Anthony Seldon in his list of the 20 most influential figures in British education.