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Data can inform starting points but should never be used to cap expectations of learners, says Jaz Ampaw-Farr. “Based on data, I believed I would never succeed.” As...
Those against data collection in early years are missing the point, says Jan Dubiel. How else will early years’ practitioners know how they (and the child) are doing?...
I wrote a grumpy thing this week. Twice a year, when the Chancellor announces their budgets in the Commons, Schools Week’s designer and I huddle around a screen...
Last weekend, The Sunday Times published a lengthy article about Michaela, the north London free school that styles itself as “the strictest school” in the country. As one...
Don’t think that the new levy is all about big business, warns John Deaville. All schools, regardless of size, will feel its impact. Most people are – at...
Putting more money and resources into current mental health provision is a pointless exercise if the children who need help are rejecting the system, says Sarah Newton. The...
Official statistics show there are more than 14 million parents with dependent children in the UK. About 12 million of those have school-aged children. If you were a...
Last week, Sir Michael Wilshaw sent a stern letter to headteachers who failed to stop a mass fight among pupils at their four schools. The leaders ought to...
There is an accountability gap in the new education landscape that council scrutiny committees could help to fill, just as they do in health, says Su Turner. Accountability...
The apprenticeship levy will be a game-changer for many young people, especially those who get little benefit from being stuck in a classroom, says Mark Dawe. But first...
Until we make it acceptable to discuss race, the crucial conversations required to drive change will simply never happen, says Ndidi Okezie. One of the barriers a black,...

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