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Research: Can schools actually tackle extremist ideologies?

New research sheds light on schools’ role in stemming radicalisation – and the challenges they face in doing it…

JL Dutaut
DR BECKY TAYLOR
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Including Jewish teachers just requires a little faith

Accommodating time off for Jewish festivals isn’t just good practice, writes Madeleine Fresko-Brown, it’s a teachable moment for an…

JL Dutaut
MADELEINE FRESKO-BROWN

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Teacher survey on remote learning: 5 things we learned

Pupils in the poorest areas covered only two-thirds of the material while learning remotely as their peers in the…

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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Covid absence falls to 1.5% after self-isolation rules relaxed

But absences due to suspected or confirmed cases remain similar to the end of last term

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Minister condemns ‘intimidation’ of schools after vaccination death threat warning

Vaccines minister says schools should ‘not be afraid to speak to the police’

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Covid

Create ‘voluntary third session’ in school day, says children’s commissioner

Dame Rachel de Souza issues report in response to ‘Big Ask’ consultation

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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‘I simply can’t go on. I’m exhausted’: The heads planning early exit

Covid a factor for majority of those planning to leave early in next five years

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Freddie Whittaker
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Covid vaccines for children: what schools need to know

The government has published guidance today on how the vaccine roll-out in schools for 12- to 15-year-olds will work….

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John Dickens

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My secret #edtech diary by Al Kingsley

Too late by some 18 months and never quite sure of its intended audience, this diary nonetheless reveals interesting…

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Jon Hutchinson’s blogs of the week, 13 September 2021

This week’s top blogs look at leadership and strategy, curriculum and generative learning, and the frameworks for early careers…

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The magic in the space between by Ian and Hilary Wigston

Just like the best mentoring, this book is less a how-to manual than a thought-provoking catalyst for change, writes…

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Research: how can coaching lead to school improvement?

New research shows coaching can lead to school improvement, write Rachel Lofthouse and Trista Hollweck, and hints at best bets to make that…

JL Dutaut
RACHEL LOFTHOUSE* AND TRISTA HOLLWECK**
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Five research insights that shone a light on 2020/21

JL Dutaut selects five contributions to our regular research column that have informed and elightened our year   Are…

JL Dutaut
JL DUTAUT
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Research: How long actually is the school day?

After repeated calls to extend the school day, Gavin Williamson has admitted knowing little about it. Teacher Tapp has…

JL Dutaut
LAURA MCINERNEY

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