Anti-racist dogma shouldn’t replace real curriculum thinking
A perfect storm of competing pressures threatens to shortcut critical thinking about curriculum, writes Alka Sehgal Cuthbert For some, Ofsted’s emphasis...
English teacher, Civitas and co-ordinator, Don't Divide Us
Catch-up: follow Barrow’s lead on summer provision
It’s possible to deliver summer catch-up without burning out the teaching workforce. We’ve been doing it for years, writes John Woodcock...
Lord Walney, non-aligned peer in the House of Lords
Reopening: Managing teachers’ reasonable objections
Jenny Arrowsmith sets out what school leaders need to know to properly manage staff’s reasonable concerns about returning next week There...
senior partner (employment), Irwin Mitchell
Research: How to ensure more disadvantaged students succeed
Rebecca Wheater looks at a new PISA 2018 analysis that sheds light on the conditions for disadvantaged pupil’s academic success Recent...
research director of International Large Scale Assessments, NFER
Three traps the edtech strategy must avoid at all costs
The Covid lockdowns have provided a golden opportunity for government to work out a well-thought-through strategy for edtech, writes Mark Anderson...
former teacher and head of education, Net Support
Schools teach and care. We ought to value both
The return to school without exams presents a golden opportunity for schools to practise what they value, write Rebecca Boomer-Clark and...
REBECCA BOOMER-CLARK* and JAKE CURTIS**
*director of academies, Ark, and trustee, Jamie’s Farm and **deputy CEO, Jamie’s Farm
Once open, schools must stay open for good
This lockdown has been a nightmare. The government must throw everything at making sure schools stay open, writes Qais Hussain The...
year 12 student, St Mary’s Menston Catholic Voluntary Academy, Leeds
Boris Johnson’s ‘big bang’ is a big risk
The prime minister’s decision for a ‘big bang’ full reopening on 8 March makes no sense, writes Mary Bousted Throughout this...
joint general secretary, National Education Union
Can you really find research to back up any opinion?
Counter-intuitively perhaps, being research-informed does not negate engaging in debate. Cat Scutt explains why The Chartered College of Teaching has recently...
director of education and research, Chartered College of Teaching
Why we shouldn’t rush to scrap GCSEs in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic
We need a debate about the future of education post-Covid-19, but that shouldn’t mean a rush to abolish things like GCSEs,...
Group director of assessment research and development, Cambridge Assessment