Posts by: cath.murray

Profiles
Sue Bailey is not your average assistant head. Her colleagues are in awe of her, and it’s not just for her (apparently legendary) baking skills. Over her 41-year...
Supplements
What every child requires is a great teacher. Download the Headteachers’ Roundtable Doorstop Manifesto Our challenge was to provide a straightforward, useful document for everyone to use, on the...
Supplements
The Teach First innovation unit offers a year of support, including a salary, to out-of-the-box thinkers who get through to its final round for the annual Innovation Awards....
News
Here’s a countdown of the most popular opinion pieces from 2016, as voted by you, the reader. (Minus the top 10 “explainers” which you can read separately.) 10. D&T departments...
News
At Schools Week we like to tackle complicated topics by getting people who really understand them to explain them to the rest of us. It seems our readers enjoy...
Experts
The best books 2016 had to offer, chosen by Schools Week features editor, Cath Murray.   1. Don’t Send Him in Tomorrow by Jarlath O’Brien   The beautifully...
Profiles
Sarah Wild does not want to be known as the crazy lady with the goats. So let me put the record straight: Sarah Wild, headteacher of Limpsfield Grange...
Profiles
Ofsted is not something Jarlath O’Brien talks about to his staff, he tells me, as we sip tea in his office, foliage framing our conversation. He goes a...
Experts
Men at the recent WomenEd conference admitted they were scared to talk about gender. Are white people just as scared to talk about race, asks Cath Murray This...
Quiz
Are you up with schools bureaucracy? Can you tell the difference between a national schools commissioner and the chair of the education select committee? Take our quiz to find out.  ...
News
The Children and Families Act came into effect in September 2014, with a revised special educational needs and disability (SEND) code of practice and a programme of implementation...