Save music education to beat the drum for ‘Global Britain’
After nine years of austerity, the Conservatives have promised a spending spree. But will it be enough to rescue music education,...
CEO, Youth Music
How much do teachers really need to know about the science of learning?
The last few years have seen an explosion of interest in the science of learning from the education sector. It is...
director of education and research, Chartered College of Teaching
Transforming Ofsted’s ‘stuck schools’ is a moral imperative
The challenges facing 400 ‘stuck’ schools are complex and unique to each, but getting stuck into overcoming them is what all...
Chief executive principal, Outwood Grange Academies Trust
‘No judgment’ can’t become Ofsted’s new ‘inadequate’
Rethinking the inspectorate’s approach to ‘stuck’ schools is a great idea but the policy isn’t without risks, writes Cassandra Young. This...
Head of school and SENCo, Brenzett CE Primary School
Government has a dangerous lack of ambition for teacher training
The teacher training core content framework is an unambitious document, writes David Spendlove. It’s the opposite of what the profession needs...
PROFESSOR DAVID SPENDLOVE
strategic director, initial teacher education, Manchester Institute of Education
What can parental engagement really do for schools?
My last research piece in these pages looked at the difficulties facing schools when addressing a whole-community issue (fitness and obesity),...
Director, Institute for Effective Education
Stuck schools need support, not a merry-go-round of headteachers
A small number of schools are failing to improve under the current system. For them, a new approach is needed, writes...
Her Majesty's chief inspector of schools
Evidence, not stereotyes, will help white working-class boys succeed
The underachievement of white, working-class boys has made the headlines again this Christmas. But what does it take the get them...
principal, Atlantic Academy
Should independent school heads ever be on the New Years honours list?
There’s something wrong with the honours system if it rewards independent school heads and omits more worthy recipients of recognition for...
Head of history, The Charter School
Schools deserve better than an inspectorate that’s come unstuck
The school inspectorate’s Fight or Flight report is a damning admission of its own failures, writes Mary Bousted. But it could...
Joint general secretary, National Education Union