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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...
It’s been a bumpy year, with school leaders left wondering who to watch for the next flurry of activity, says Matthew Clements-Wheeler. As I write this, my daughter...
This year has brought some much-needed clarity to the issue of multi-academy trust governance, says Naureen Khalid, as well as some  more predictable back-and-forth on parent governors, governor...
Stuart Kime carefully picks out his favourite pieces of research for 2016. He enjoys them all, but the publishers of academic journals and the funding streams of higher...
There have been a few low points, but champions for pupils with SEND still emerged this year, says Anita Kerwin Nye. Many of the same variables have impacted...
It hasn’t been easy, but Liam Collins is determined to keep “the positive energy up”. I wanted to be more positive this year. So I wrote a list,...
The best books 2016 had to offer, chosen by Schools Week features editor, Cath Murray.   1. Don’t Send Him in Tomorrow by Jarlath O’Brien   The beautifully...
If someone had said this time last year that by the end of 2016 I would be on the same side as Nicky Morgan and Lucy Powell and...
This morning, results from this spring’s key stage 2 assessments were published for over 16,000 primary and special schools. These are important as they are the first school...
The content of our textbooks is fine – to a point. The books do what they are sold to do: teach children what they need to pass the...

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