SEND

I’ve had to tell 17 SEND pupils they can’t come to school – and I’m furious

Reading a recent report by ASK Research with the NFER about children at special education schools and colleges, I...

Jess Staufenberg
DOMINIC WALL
Opinion

Refusing to fund Covid costs will plunge schools like mine back into the red

Yesterday felt like the final straw for many school leaders up and down the country. Schools minister Nick Gibb...

Jess Staufenberg
PAUL GOSLING
Opinion

Social and emotional learning could be at risk just when it’s most needed

Pupils need social and emotional learning more than ever – but a focus on safety and virtual learning could...

Jess Staufenberg
Will Millard
Features

Amarjit Cheema, chief executive of the Perry Hall Multi-Academy Trust

Amarjit Cheema is not a “top down” academy boss who believes in dictating how her schools or communities should...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
Features

A look inside the only grade 1 UTC

If Lord Kenneth Baker could take a blueprint for the beleaguered university technical college (UTC) and multiply it across...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
Features

St Peter’s Catholic Voluntary Academy, Middlesbrough

Zahida Hammond, headteacher at St Peter’s Catholic Voluntary Academy, an 11-16 school in Middlesbrough, looks bewildered when I tell...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
News

School hopes fresh air will help clear exam minds

A Surrey school plans to keep its windows open during exams after a physics teacher showed carbon dioxide levels...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
News

Failing schools more likely to improve under LA control, new study claims

Schools with poor Ofsted grades were more likely to improve if they stayed under local authority control than if...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
News

Nick Gibb is ‘persuadable’ to SEND-specific teacher training route

Schools minister Nick Gibb has said he is “persuadable” to an initial teacher training route (ITT) focused only on...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg