Feature, News

The battle for the future of assessment: ‘We must hasten slowly’

Commissions, reviews and reports on the future of assessment and exams are springing up everywhere. Schools Week investigates …  ...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
Features

Interview: Annamarie Hassall

Annamarie Hassall became chief executive of the National Association for Special Educational Needs last week. The former DfE adviser...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
Features

Interview: Anne Longfield

The former children’s commissioner Anne Longfield has unfinished business, particularly around child poverty. She tells Jess Staufenberg why she’s...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
Features

Interview: Nadine Bernard

Nadine Bernard, headteacher at Van Gogh primary school, landed her first headship at one of the most infamous academy...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
Features

Civil servants spend too much time in a room with other civil servants

After four years in the job, Jonathan Slater was unceremoniously sacked as permanent secretary of the Department for Education....

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
Exams

Next year’s exams could be statistically contentious if we don’t act now

Clear conversations about next year’s exams are needed right away, writes Sharon Witherspoon The last two years have been...

Jess Staufenberg
Sharon Witherspoon
Opinion

Ahead of results, let’s remember how hard everyone’s worked

Both the workload and the level of responsibility staff have shouldered in providing accurate results need to be duly...

Jess Staufenberg
Julie McCulloch
Opinion

Our proposals on home education need not be intrusive

MPs understand that if council powers are used inappropriately it will negatively impact relationships, writes Robert Halfon This week,...

Jess Staufenberg
Robert Halfon
Opinion

Here’s how to solve the ‘hyper problem’ of interrupted learning

Delivering ‘more but faster’ is not what the evidence advises about improving learning, writes Tim Oates The development of...

Jess Staufenberg
Tim Oates