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Which is the best style of schooling: “traditional” or “progressive”? Schools Minister Nick Gibb fights on the side of the former. He can hardly make a speech without...
Teacher recruitment and retention is not a government problem – it’s schools that need to embrace new technologies and adopt a servant-manager mentality, says David Cobb The debates...
The answer to schools’ behaviour problems is not to create more unregulated provision – accountability is key, says Jackie Ward Behaviour tsar Tom Bennett has – after much...
Tom Bennett’s report on behaviour misses the opportunity to talk about how edtech can help schools to manage behaviour, says John Roberts Tom Bennett’s behaviour review is spot-on...
In the United States, two brothers are considered king of the national sport, American football. Peyton and Eli Manning have sweated, toe-to-toe, often fighting one another for 20...
The government are proposing to make SATs for 7 year-olds optional and bring back the reception test. So far, so exciting. But there are a few other nuggets...
The secure-fit model of writing assessment is on its way out and teachers will not be sorry to see it go, says James Bowen A proposal to move away from...
We now await the government’s grammar school white paper. There is a tussle of views: will it be before the pre-election campaign period starts or will ministers wait...
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...
To define “high challenge” is almost impossible, says Heather Fearn. Teachers must use their expertise to ask themselves what actions will best move their class forward “further, faster”...
The Department for Education has announced plans to run wellbeing trials in schools, but we should beware of too much talk of a “mental health crisis”’ in schools...

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