Why reinvent the education wheel, when a solution already exists?
It’s great that we’re talking about alternatives to GCSEs and A-Levels, but we don’t need to start from scratch – there’s...
Principal, Impington Village College
Should headteachers let children miss school to take part in social action?
Should school leaders let children miss school to take part in social action? Sarah Hannafin shares her advice… There has been...
NAHT Senior Policy Advisor
How can we build a rich music curriculum?
The school minister’s plans for music will not come close to resolving the real issues surrounding the subject, says Emily Crowhurst...
Head of 4-18 music, School21, east London
Can teachers really remember how many hours they’ve worked?
As a psychology A-level teacher, one of my favourite teaching topics was the fallibility of witness testimony. A classic study, devised...
Co-founder, Teacher Tapp
How teachers are really using research
Not all research is top-down from senior teams, says Tim Cain. Teachers are finding out for themselves how research can influence...
Professor in education, Edge Hill University
Character or attainment: which would you choose?
Parents and teachers value the character development of young people more than exam results, but may need support to recognise that...
Research fellow, Jubilee Centre for Character & Virtues
Children shouldn’t be able to skip RE
High quality religious education should be a fundamental part of every school’s offer. It’s too important for young people to miss,...
Senior policy advisor, National Association of Head Teachers
What the new Ofsted framework says about the curriculum
Ofsted doesn’t need a new inspection framework, says Frank Norris. But as it’s here, he urges “all colleagues to analyse each...
Director, Co-op Academies Trust
The Early Career Framework will stop us throwing new teachers in at the deep end
Clare Sealy explains why the new early career framework is the best bit of edu-news she’s seen for some time Education...
Headteacher, St Matthias School, east London
Don’t underestimate the importance of school culture for retaining teachers!
Support for new teachers needs something more intangible than a framework; the right environment is vital too, says Cat Scutt The...
Director of education and research, the Chartered College of Teaching