Is pupil enjoyment or ‘happiness’ key to effective learning?
Trying to motivate children to higher performance by making learning more enjoyable may have the opposite effect, argues James Croft The...
Director, Centre for Education Economics
How to tame the dragon of AI in education
Artificial intelligence isn’t a threat to education – it’s an opportunity, says Stavros Yiannouka, as long as we’re careful about how we...
Chief Executive, World Innovation Summit for Education
Primary-secondary transition: it’s more than drum workshops
Every month a school from the Research Schools Network – run by the Education Endowment Foundation and Institute for Effective Education...
Evidence lead, Aspirer Research School, Macclesfield
How to use specialist teachers effectively in your school
Specialist teachers should be woven into the DNA of your school, not tacked on as a patch, says Jules Daulby It...
Director of education, Driver Youth Trust
How should schools deal with claims of over-age students?
With media headlines alleging that a “30-year-old” had been spotted in a year 11 class, we asked a lawyer to explain...
Will allowing part-time teaching mean we run out of teachers?
Would more part-time and flexible working for teachers be a good or bad thing for teacher supply? Carole Willis looks at...
Chief Executive of the National Foundation for Educational Research
How to avoid project failures in the classroom
Back in 2007, Nassim Nicholas Taleb published The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable, a pretty wordy and convoluted...
Director of education, Evidence Based Education
The NHS has a ten-year funding plan, so why doesn’t education?
Next year’s spending review will be a golden opportunity for the government to set out a strategic direction for education and...
Chair, Commons education select committee
Silent corridors: what’s all the fuss about?
In response to recent heated debates over the use of silent corridors in schools, Tom Bennett wonders what all the fuss...
Government behaviour advisor and founder, researchEd
“Little extras”: A failure of presentation, not policy
Philip Hammond could have scored a win today by announcing new capital funding for schools – but he packaged it up...
Education policy commentator and former government adviser