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  • Profile: Rachel Snape

    Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” Arthur Ashe’s words are Rachel Snape’s motto – or Rae as she prefers to be called. “When we started Cambridgeshire Festival of Education, we had a lot of people ask us why we were doing it in Cambridge. Why not Peterborough or Wisbech?”

    5.00 Oct. 8th, 2019 | Features

  • What next for school accountability?

    Peer review has finally made it on to the political agenda as evidence of its benefits grows, writes Dr Kate Chhatwal, but as politicians catch up, there’s evidence its benefits could go much further than schools alone. Conference season, with a possible snap election around the corner, has brought renewed interest in school improvement and

    5.00 Oct. 6th, 2019 | Opinion

  • Making trustees trustworthy again after WCAT

    The deeper scandal of Wakefield City Academy Trust is that it could all too easily happen again. All that’s required to avoid this is some scaling up and a bit of legal tidying, says Martin Matthews. So what’s the hold-up? What about the trustees? That is surely one of the key questions raised by the

    5.00 Oct. 5th, 2019 | Opinion

  • Taking primary teacher effectiveness to the next level

    What do teachers in effective primary schools do? It’s a question teachers, teacher trainers, school leaders and policymakers alike would like a clear answer to. Now, research from the Effective Pre-school, Primary and Secondary Education (EPPSE) project, can help to answer it. EPPSE is the UK’s first major study to focus on the effectiveness of

    5.00 Oct. 7th, 2019 | Opinion

  • Book Review: Teach Like Nobody's Watching

    Teach Like Nobody’s Watching is a book based on a deceptively simple idea: that teachers need to do the right thing in the classroom for the students in front of them. Hardly revolutionary, one might think, yet Mark Enser unpicks its hidden complexities in an extremely readable and accessible way. Enser’s style is undoubtedly engaging

    5.00 Oct. 6th, 2019 | Reviews

  • Julia Skinner's edu-blogs of the week, 30 September 2019

    Performance management – time for a new approach? @HoyleRosemary   There seems to be a change of tone in some areas of educational performance management, or appraisal, or whatever other names it has had in the past. This fact of teachers’ working lives seems to be undergoing a transition to a different approach. Looking for

    5.00 Oct. 5th, 2019 | Reviews

  • Profile: Michael Pain

    Michael Pain was walking through Lincoln’s Inn – one of the four Inns of Court in London – 12 years ago when he saw a judge in his seventies trudge past looking “absolutely fed up”. “He looked like he had been in court for 50 years. I thought: ‘That’s not for me’. He looked tired,

    5.00 Sep. 24th, 2019 | Features

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