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Education Datalab’s recent report on post-16 education has got it wrong, says James Kewin. It is a myth that the best way to improve the life chances of...
An autism diagnosis doesn’t mean other special needs are being missed – it’s just the first step in the process, says Malcolm Reeve. Between 2010 and 2016 the...
If primary and secondary leaders better understood each other’s phases, children would be better prepared for the move from key stage 2 to 3, says Allana Gay. School...
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...
The consensus on the need for compulsory sex education has never been stronger, but it’s understandable that campaigners are impatient, says Freddie Whittaker As pressure mounts on the...
As the debate rages once again between “traditional” and “progressive” curriculums, and between formal and informal methods of teaching, I wonder whether we are doomed to revisit these...
The growing sense of a crisis in schools prompted his new book, says John Tomsett. It seems that a day does not pass without a new report on...
Kids should be exposed to all kinds of books (and that includes Mills & Boon), says Joy Ballard. As a teacher, I know that instilling hard-to-reach and reluctant...
Forget the pap: kids should have access to good quality books to get them to read, says Katie Ashford. In the past I have gone to great lengths...
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...
What would have seemed more likely at the start of the year, asks Natalie Perera. Brexit, more grammars or a new prime minister? Twelve months on and you’ve...

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