Brexit: We need to proceed to the exit responsibly
Not all the advice that schools are giving and receiving about Brexit is correct. Worse, some of it is potentially harmful,...
Head of governance and legal, Astrea Academy Trust
There’s more to free schools than just warm-strict discipline
The recent GCSE results have vindicated free schools for their tireless efforts, says Unity Howard. But there’s more to the movement...
Director, New Schools Network
The ‘Forgotten Third’ deserve the dignity of a new type of qualification
In spite of decades of curriculum and qualifications reform, a third of 16-year-olds in England are not awarded a ‘standard pass’...
FORGOTTEN THIRD COMMISSION CHAIR
Gavin Williamson’s AP free schools promise won’t work unless…
The news that alternative provision (AP) will be a major focus of the free schools programme under the new government is...
ALTERNATIVE PROVISION LEAD, CENTRE FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE
Does the government’s school funding pledge actually stack up?
Back to school week often signals new beginnings and a renewed optimism for the year ahead. Seemingly, in the spirit of...
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, EDUCATION POLICY INSTITUTE
What does Gavin Williamson’s leaked education plan mean for schools?
A leaked government document offers a glimpse at what the new education secretary wants for schools, but there’s no guarantee he’ll...
Political editor, Schools Week
Can statistics tell us if a school is inclusive?
Provision for SEND pupils is in the news again, but the story isn’t as simple as it seems, warns Karen Wespieser....
Director of operations, the Driver Youth Trust
GCSE results 2019: Centre Variability – How Normal Are Your GCSE Scores?
GCSE results are out. Each year Ofqual produce boring-sounding variability charts. They sound boring, but they show how many centres, (schools...
FORMER EDITOR OF SCHOOLS WEEK
Pearson: We apologise for not being clear on BTEC changes – but it’s the right call
This week, tens of thousands of students receive their results for their Level 2 vocational qualifications and GCSEs. Our BTEC Tech...
Cindy Rampersaud and Derek Richardson
Senior Vice President and Vice President at Pearson
Six ‘quick wins’ for Gavin Williamson
With an election looming, the new education secretary will need some quick announcements up his sleeve that will actually help schools,...
Head of education, PLMR and former DfE media adviser