Posts by: laura mcinerney

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...
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...