Posts by: laura mcinerney

Supplements
When I wrote my last general election supplement in 2015, I never thought I’d be doing another over two years. But that’s the world we live in now,...
Profiles
There’s something about Mary Myatt that rings of a Hollywood star. Perhaps it’s her exquisite style. She is bedecked in beautiful materials and natty jewellery. Or perhaps it’s...
Experts
The editorial last week led to more responses than any other in schools week’s history. One headteacher board member responded to the criticism – and here, editor Laura...
News
A leaked copy of Labour’s draft manifesto reveals the party’s plans for schools. Schools Week exclusively saw an early copy of the manifesto. The party will sign-off on a...
Experts
Headteacher boards are the most baffling and stupid part of the schools system. They are also corrupt, self-serving and secretive. Think that’s unfair? Prove it. Only you can’t....
Profiles
Jonathan Simons has been the pantomime villain of education circles for the past five years. As director of education at Policy Exchange, the think-tank started by Michael Gove,...
Experts
A snap election during the summer term is about as welcome as a major football tournament. Both tend to disrupt pupils, who are usually more attentive to football,...
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...