Five things that work in teachers’ early-career development
Nearly a quarter of teachers leave the profession in their first three years. Cat Scutt believes a focused programme of professional...
Director of education and research, the Chartered College of Teaching
Without more money, the EHCP dream will become a nightmare
How much does it cost to educate a child? Schools are allocated roughly £5,000 per pupil, depending on location. But is...
Contributing editor, Schools Week
No school should be forced to rely on Amazon wishlists
Most schools are now too poor to buy all the necessary learning resources, which Patrick Hayes believes is a shocking state...
Director, the British Educational Suppliers Association
Governors are the unsung heroes of the school system
Unpaid volunteers, school governors are now often giving up as many 20 full days a year to make sure children get...
Chief executive, the National Governance Association
Banning the hijab in schools is a liberal act
Banning the hijab is actually a liberal act, suggests Dr Alka Sehgal Cuthbert I consider myself a liberal. For instance, I...
DR ALKA SEHGAL CUTHBERT
Author, educator and researcher
5 ways schools can support high-mobility learners
Schools could do considerably more to support in-year admissions and high-mobility learners, explains Rob Webster The lives of many vulnerable children...
Senior researcher, UCL Centre for Inclusive Education
How to close the vocabulary gap in the classroom
Building children’s vocabularies opens doors to harder, more rewarding curriculums and lifelong learning, writes Alex Quigley, but it needs careful focus...
Director, Huntington Research School
Schools need more protection against vexatious complaints
There may not be many of them, but one or two unreasonable parents can make running a school very tough indeed,...
The OECD’s PISA gender reporting reinforces unhelpful stereotypes
The OECD’s analysis of the gender gaps in education simply regurgitates centuries of educational bias, and it’s wrong, writes Markus Meier...
Education professor, Universidad Externado de Colombia
Are police officers in schools a force for good?
Hundreds of police officers are now based in schools but we don’t know enough about the work they do, or the...
Dr AMANDA HENSHALL
Senior lecturer in education and community, the University of Greenwich