Four finance mistakes academy trusts should avoid
Phillip Reynolds explains the big four finance rules academy trusts should be aware of The BBC’s screening of Panorama’s investigation into...
Education manager, Kreston Reeves
How can the government better support MATs?
With speculation rife that the national schools commissioner role might disappear, Michael Pain lays out what he thinks DfE priorites should...
CEO of Forum Strategy
When do practicals work well in science?
Do pupils learn more science when they’re taught in classrooms – with the teacher explaining concepts – or in labs, through...
Assistant Director, Blackpool Research School
Why the DfE’s plan to spend £2.3m on cost-cutting consultants is a great deal for schools
My twitter timeline heated up a bit last night when I saw quite a lot of negativity to the Schools Week...
Fellow of ISBL and chief operating officer of a multi-academy trust
GCSE 2018 Variability Charts: Are Your Results Normal?
GCSE results are out. Each year Ofqual produces boring-sounding variability charts. It sounds dull but they show how many centres, i.e....
Why inset days should be like a driving awareness course
Teachers should get excited about inset days – after all, they’re a luxury most professionals don’t get, says Karen Wespieser, who shares...
Director of Operations, Driver Youth Trust
When did ‘knowledge-rich’ and ‘enquiry-based’ learning become mutually exclusive?
‘Knowledge-rich’ and ‘enquiry-based’ learning are not mutually exclusive – the government is pursuing a high-risk strategy by allowing ideology to trump...
SANDRA LEATON GRAY
Senior lecturer in education, UCL Institute of Education
More exclusions are definitely NOT the answer
Jules Daulby hits back against the claim that the number of pupils being excluded from mainstream schools might be too low...
Director of education, Driver Trust
Beware the government’s sleight of hand on academy finances
The government’s new method for calculating school budgets obscures the true number of schools in financial deficit, explains Jon Andrews The Department...
Director for school system and performance, Education Policy Institute
Is this the real exclusions ‘scandal’ – leaving too many kids in mainstream?
How can the education committee claim the current level of school exclusions is too high, when no one even knows what...
Head of education at Policy Exchange