Posts by: laura mcinerney

News
Robots should replace hundreds of workers at the Department for Education, a think tank has suggested, claiming the government is over-staffed with a “frozen middle” of managers unable...
Experts
My memory of early evening, Friday November 14, 2003, is hazy. My brain seems to think it was raining, and a Met Office report concurs. “Bands of heavy...
Experts
This week Jonathan Slater, the head of the education department, said that if the bottom 75 per cent of schools became as efficient as the most cost-effective 25...
Experts
Many people believe you cannot put a price on education. They are wrong. For each child doing their GCSEs in 2013, the taxpayer paid somewhere between £47,000 and...
Experts
There is a division running rife through the Schools Week office and it’s not just which radio station we should play as we work. It’s the split between...
Profiles
According to documents squirrelled away on the Charities Commission website, the new (and not uncontroversial) Chartered College of Teaching aims to “advance education for the benefit of the...
Experts
Where, exactly, is the line of “this has gone too far”? That’s a question teachers have to consider almost constantly. When is a pupil “too” loud? When is...
Experts
For the past two years Schools Week won love for publishing annual tables of schools getting great outcomes for pupils from lower-income families. But this year we have...
News
A fifth of sixth form colleges have already sent formal proposals to convert to academy status, the academies minister has revealed. Lord Nash (pictured above) made the announcement in...
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...
Profiles
On an unremarkable road in Hall Green, on the outskirts of Birmingham city centre, sits a small brick hut that is the front to Robin Hood academy. Beyond...