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Manifesto 2024

Three policies to put sustainability at the heart of education

Leading our children and communities to the sustainable future all our futures rely on should not be left to…

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Cathie Paine
Policy

A good start: Labour’s school nursery policy needs more detail

Our experience shows Labour’s policy join up nurseries and schools has a lot of potential – but some very…

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Katie Oliver
SEND

Done with, not to: How to mobilise specialist knowledge for all learners with SEND

Unlocking the expertise of specialist settings is key to ensuring all learners with SEND thrive – if we can…

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Dr Neil Gilbride and Kay Rimmington-Singh
Mental health

Six Steps to improve wellbeing in primary schools

A data-informed approach supported by new technology has been transformative for our staff and pupils

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Rachel Jones
Election 2024

The Lib Dems following Scotland on curriculum is remarkably bad

The Scottish Curriculum for Excellence should be a warning to politicians of how not to reform a curriculum – not an…

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Daisy Christodoulou
Accountability

Personal development must be part of any Labour school report card

Without any formal assessment, provision of and accountability for this vital area of the curriculum are at best patchy

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Hayley Sherwood
Accountability

Scrapping one-word judgments is just the start of needed reform

We have reached a crossroads for school inspection and the election must result in a genuine ‘Big Listen’ to…

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Paul Whiteman
Manifesto 2024

Four policies for a long-term transformation of the SEND system

It will take time, money and leadership, but we need a vision and a plan to ensure specialist provision…

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Tom Rees

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The Knowledge

Instilling a joy of reading is key to closing the attainment gap

Understanding what texts young people are engaging with is key to tackling a post-pandemic decline in reading activity

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The Knowledge

How are schools dealing with rising parental complaints?

As a new study shines a light on measures that could support schools to mitigate against rising parental complaints

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Dai Durbridge
The Knowledge

What are key considerations when planning CPD?

It’s crucial to consider not just the what but also the how of professional development activity for maximum impact

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The Knowledge. How to ensure CPD has classroom impact

Opportunities to recombine learning in novel contexts are just as important as ‘chunking’ professional development in the first place,…

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The Knowledge. How can we close the political engagement gap?

A new study reveals inequalities in the development of political engagement and offers policies to close the gap

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Bryony Hoskins
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Work experience: the missing ingredient for social mobility

A new report sheds light on why limited access to quality work experience stops talent rising to the top

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Dr Elnaz Kashefpakdel
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How multi-academy trusts are supporting pupils with SEND

A new report shows collaboration offers crucial support for SENCOs – but it’s no substitute for government action

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What do we really know about ‘managed moves’?

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Setting, workload and pay, supporting TAs to work with pupils with SEND, and teaching consent

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