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Labour’s manifesto shows that it wants to do an awful lot in education. But look for specifics and you’ll struggle, says Kiran Gill If the polls are to...
The authors of the Conservative education manifesto clearly spent a great deal of time and trouble choosing their words very, very carefully. First, I want to see the...
Coming last in the publication of your manifesto has its advantages. Other parties have shown their hand. You can tweak your messaging accordingly, exploiting the weaknesses of your...
This manifesto is essentially about making schools cheaper to run and easier to control. The only saving grace is there’s no target on grammar schools. Let’s run through...
There is a strange sense of relief in hearing a policy you have criticised for years finally be scrapped. I have long since argued against universal free school...
Many academy heads seem to have swapped local authority and government bureaucracy for strict trust controls, says Christopher Toye One of the main drivers used to persuade schools...
An encounter in the school canteen convinced George Duoblys of the need for a philosophy GCSE. It would help pupils’ attainment, well-being and critical thinking, he says –...
The reality of budget cuts for many teaching assistants are proposed new contracts and a loss of up to £4,000 a year, says Megan Charlton Teaching assistants may...
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...
The editorial last week led to more responses than any other in Schools Week’s history. Here, one headteacher board member responds to the criticism – and our editor...
Those in charge of multi-academy trusts are not power-mad, says Alison Critchley – but government needs to be clearer about how trust governance should be structured If you...

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