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Exam reforms have prompted a Northampton school to construct a new extended enrichment curriculum for year 12 students The rushed reform of A-levels in England has presented school leaders...
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Rapid remedial action is needed: Try a three-pronged approach of raising expectations, earning the trust of staff and prioritising student achievement Raise expectations Failing schools can be desperately...
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A greater emphasis on pastoral care to remove barriers to learning has increased attainment at a 1,600-pupil academy Student welfare is a hot topic. January started with worrying...
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Rugby union is a compulsory sport in many independent schools. Are they putting themselves at risk by compelling under-16s to play the game? A school’s legal duty of...
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The Department for Education last week published the results of its Workload Challenge. It may have been launched with much fanfare, but the department’s reaction is little more...
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What do you do when you have a teacher with a PhD in astrophysics? Find a new method of learning so that pupils in other schools can share...
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The Claim Your College Coalition has put its proposals to the government for a College of Teaching open to everyone interested in education, with chartered membership reserved for...
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First, train your staff. Then plan your curriculum – and think about leasing. It makes it easier to budget When I started as a graphic design teacher we...
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The code discriminates against non-union staff who should be entitled to have a qualified person with them at any disciplinary hearing Business secretary Vince Cable recently announced that...
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There are valid reasons for concerns about reception baseline assessment. But don’t be intimidated: it’s a chance to pick a good option that works for your school Primary...
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The new framework for governance is missing any acknowledgement of the need for governors to engage with the complexity of issues that their schools face I was really...