Posts by: laura mcinerney

Experts
There’s going to be a general election on 8th June – but what does this mean for the much-anticipated grammar schools white paper? Editor Laura McInerney gazes into...
Experts
Education secretary Justine Greening announced today that a grade 4 will now be considered “a standard pass”, while grade 5 will be called a “strong pass”. So what’s...
News
The Education Funding and Skills Funding Agencies are merging and Peter Lauener is stepping down as boss of both, the government has confirmed. First revealed by our sister...
Profiles
Facebook may get stick for perpetuating “fake news”, but the social network also helps to keep the education innovator Andy Ratcliffe grounded in reality. His day job as...
Profiles
A year ago Kiran Gill was writing angry columns for Schools Week that kicked against the “no excuses” culture in schools that favoured the exclusion of children rather...
Experts
It’s time for our annual chief executive pay league, a story that gets people hot under the collar and frantically sharing the paper. Some people hate it. Each...
News
Ofsted has warned the schools community to be vigilant over phishing emails purporting to be from the organisation. The watchdog issued guidance today after it had been notified...
Profiles
Two months into the job and Amanda Spielman, Ofsted’s new chief inspector, has shot out of the traps as you would expect – with research in hand. Criticised...
Experts
Children growing up in poorer families are less likely to get finance jobs because they don’t “present” themselves well enough at interviews. That’s the gist of a survey...
Experts
People are getting their knickers in a twist this week about a bunch of separate budget-related things but keep talking about them as if they are all the...
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...