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Ignore the headlines: multi-academy trusts are showing great potential for maximising the talents of teachers, leaders and others, says Michael Pain There’s no doubt the academy system has...
Schools can be instrumental in addressing the discrepancy in the number of Muslim girls in the world of work, says Mehwash Kauser A report published in 2015 by...
Don’t be too sure that your view of education is the only right one, says Phil Beadle. You will miss the usefulness of what other people have to...
Following the news that MPs will no longer have to wear ties to work, Adam McNicholas considers the case for schools “Do I think it essential that a...
The evidence base for exam results is becoming less valid as the system moves back to wholly end-of-course testing, says Harry Torrance There are good reasons, rooted in...
Many white working-class boys say ability-based grouping dampened their aspirations, says Mary-Claire Travers White working-class boys in England are the lowest academic achievers at 16 for any socio-economic...
Amanda Spielman is starting to warm up in her role at Ofsted and it is exciting, if slightly alarming, to watch. Her inspector’s focus on curriculum is correct...
It is a matter of profound regret to me that examinations for two of this year’s A-levels, economics and maths, have been overshadowed by concerns about whether or...
Who owns your lesson plans, and who can make money off them? Education consultant Simon Foulkes has the answers You wrote a great lesson plan, but then you...
Setting the right balance on homework is a tight-rope walk for teachers, but Britain’s so-called ‘strictest school’ has a plan, explains Jo Facer Every school faces the challenge...
England’s government was unusual for not having really bothered about schools until about a hundred years after everyone else. While America and Germany, and just about everyone else...

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