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There can be no reverse gear on academy freedoms

A growing body of policies and recommendations threaten to curtail the very purpose of academy trusts just when the…

JL Dutaut
MICHAEL PAIN
Covid

Anti-vaxxer threats show how alone headteachers are… again

Ignore the ‘liability notices’ about Covid vaccinations, writes Vic Goddard. The real liability is our government, who keep putting…

JL Dutaut
VIC GODDARD

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Covid Latest

Covid

Union demands more ‘robust’ rules as sports event held amid Covid cases

Unions want stricter Covid curbs after one school with 33 cases sent pupils to a sports event while others…

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Covid

‘Abhorrent’: The schools caught up in the anti-vax crossfire

Police increase presence at targeted schools as councils demand extra powers to deal with protests

James Carr
James Carr
Covid

School cancels post-vaccine remote learning day

Teddington School had asked pupils to work from home on Friday for the benefit of students ‘not feeling 100%’

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Covid

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
Covid

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
Covid

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

Review of the week

Latest Reviews

Penny’s Podcasts, 20 September 2021

Penny Rabiger’s podcasts cover child development, SEND best practice, the value of play, some edu philosophy and practical tips…

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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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Latest Research

Research

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**
Research

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
Research

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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