After his family’s loss of Andrew, Kenneth Newton Wright was determined to ensure every child had access to the best expertise available and recognised the critical role of staff development in providing a quality education. Kenneth became a kind of a self-taught specialist, with a vision and the knowledge to make it happen. From the very start MacIntyre’s ambition was to be a learning organisation, and the focus on having skilled and well-trained professionals has remained central throughout its development.
“The members of the Governing Council, chosen by the knowledge they hold (…) Governors are psychologists, and professional people (…). Staff will be trained, and there will be a staff training centre in the village”
– Keith Warren Price in a letter to potential supporters, Circa 1967