5 reasons to be cautious about estimates of lockdown learning loss
Research estimating lockdown learning loss, published during the crisis, paints a grim picture of widening attainment gaps and long-term effects. But...
PROFESSOR GEMMA MOSS
Director of the international literacy centre, UCL Institute of Education
A results day guide to help schools navigate this year’s uncharted waters
Understandably, students and their parents may be unsure about how their grades are arrived at this year and what that means...
DR PHILIP WRIGHT
Director general, Joint Council of Qualifications (JCQ)
5 tips for school leaders with reluctant returners
If you are in the world of teaching, it’s likely you were once a child who couldn’t wait to return to...
Head of Education at Ellis Whittam law firm
SBLs are the quiet Covid crisis heroes – they deserve a pay rise, too
Responding to a national crisis like Covid-19 takes a team – a team made up of not just teaching professionals, but...
NAHT policy officer
New rules bring consistency and clarity to fair access routes
Changes to the admissions code make everyone’s roles and responsibilities clearer and give every child a real opporutnity for a fresh...
Head of governance and legal, Astrea Academy Trust
Our new network will drive special school improvement
Schools North East is the model for the new DfE-backed network to support business professionals in the special sector. Its deputy...
deputy director, Schools North East
Removing free travel will hurt those who need help most
Bailing out Transpost for London can’t be at the expense of young people’s access to education, write Andy Lewis and Sebastien...
ANDY LEWIS* and SEBASTIEN CHAPLEAU**
*deputy headteacher, St Bonaventure’s Secondary School and **community organiser, Citizen School
Results day: Ofqual must shift or ministers must intervene
A storm of dissatisfaction is brewing over results and if Ofqual don’t offer to change their position then ministers must make...
Sir Jon Coles
chief executive, United Learning
Edtech has come of age and there’s no going back
With the right planning and resources, online learning can be part of an offer that engages the whole community, writes Julian...
CEO, Academies Enterprise Trust
Five priorities to help trusts come back stronger
Running ‘trust diaganostics’ has revealed the common challenges all MATs face in unlocking improvement in the coming months, writes David Carter...
SIR DAVID CARTER
executive director of system leadership, Ambition Institute