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It was steady as it goes at the three main party conferences this year with education ministers signalling their intentions to reduce structural change The party conferences had...
What can we learn about the future of education from the party conference season? Little of substance I’m afraid. Nicky Morgan got the best joke – ‘Nick Gibb...
In politics there’s a thin line between ‘boring’ and ‘professional’. Over the four days of Liberal Democrat conference in Glasgow, however, the Schools Minister – David Laws –...
Rising workloads, stress levels and the pressures of greater accountability are deterring aspiring leaders from applying for headship posts Would you want to be a head teacher? Like...
Excessive workloads are preventing teachers from spending time on activities that would make them better at their jobs Education is enough of a national concern that there is...
There are encouraging signs that the new education secretary is interested in the potential of technology to improve learning outcomes. The use of technology to improve learning has...
Each week during the political conference season we will be inviting a commentator to give their views on what education policies they wish to see announced. Party conferences...
Labelling new education secretary, Nicky Morgan, as ‘continuity Gove’, initially seemed a smart move by Labour. But her Conservative Party Conference speech distinctly shifted the rhetoric and left...
The prevailing view among political commentators is that education isn’t a major issue for this election. If that’s true, the Conservative ministerial team aren’t letting it show. They...
Headteacher boards, the first attempt to move power to the regions, deserve the support of school leaders eadteacher boards (HTBs) are now up and running in each of...
Multi-academy trusts are on everybody’s lips, but don’t dismiss the federation option In an era of increasing school autonomy and declining local authority capacity, the need for schools...

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