Posts by: laura mcinerney

Experts
I once cried on the tube in London. Tears dripped down my face, an inconsolable stream barely contained by my wet hands. I no longer remember what I...
Experts
There are two types of blind spot: one in your eyes, the other in the world around you. Education is suffering from both. Every eye has a punctum...
News
5. Dan Moynihan – Chief Executive of Harris Federation Harris academies have long been a source of intrigue for academy haters and advocates alike. Never having received less...
Experts
If someone had said this time last year that by the end of 2016 I would be on the same side as Nicky Morgan and Lucy Powell and...
Profiles
It’s been an 11-month wait for an interview with David Carter, the lead kingmaker in the new world of education. Since Schools Week started we’ve tracked the eight...
Experts
Earlier this week a very clear, very useful report was released. And no, it wasn’t PISA. Published on Monday, the ‘social and ethnic inequalities in post-16 choices’ report...
Experts
If you want to be an education secretary you should be privately educated, have no children, and have a July or August birthday, writes Laura McInerney, whose presentation...
Experts
If you’re looking for good assembly material, it’s worth showing pupils the greatest music video of the Nineties: Oasis’s Stand By Me. It shows a series of unconnected...
Experts
Everyone in England is familiar with the concept of the National Health Service. But have you heard of the School Health Service? A forgotten aspect of the 1944...
Profiles
Over the next fortnight, education geeks will be wetting themselves with excitement as the results from this year’s World Cleverest Kids competition comes to its climax. TIMSS and...
Experts
While the news headlines have been dominated by how clever (or not) England’s children were revealed to be in this week’s international maths and science league tables, our...