Everyone should be asking candidates tough questions
The Headteachers’ Roundtable’s “Big 5” election manifesto gives a new vision of professionalism and trust, restoring confidence in education, writes Ros...
Founding member, Headteachers' Roundtable
Organising our thoughts about teaching – the work of Mary Kennedy
How we organise our thoughts shapes how we view the world and how we act. At Ambition Institute, we have found...
Associate dean, Ambition Institute
What CPD is really worthwhile investing in?
The Chartered College of Teaching believes strongly in the value of teacher professional learning. Yet the term encompasses a huge variety...
Head of learning design and accreditation, Chartered College of Teaching
£300,000 will not solve my school’s building woes
The paths in Andy Byers’ school flood, the science prep room is the size of two toilets and less than half...
Headteacher, Framwellgate School, Durham
Less accountability, more responsibility are key to better CPD
Raedwald Trust is taking matters into its own hands on recruitment, retention and workload, writes Angela Ransby, with a project that...
Chief executive, Raedwald Trust
Should all teachers complete a Master’s Degree?
It would be fair to say that Friday’s proposal by Universities Council for the Education of Teachers (UCET) that all teachers...
Director of education and research, Chartered College of Teaching
How to speak to young people about the future
The ‘raising aspirations’ discourse is dead, and I’m happy to have played a small part in its demise. Over the last...
DR SAM BAARS
director of research, Centre for Education and Youth
Turnaround MATs must look beyond short-term gains
Inspiration Trust’s data on exclusions have shocked some, while its actions to tackle the problem have riled others. Lead trustee for...
trustee, Inspiration Trust
In praise of the humble headteacher
Headteacher, Kate Frood has seen the education system transformed as her career has progressed. In an age of chief executives and...
headteacher, Eleanor Palmer primary school
Change management lessons for education policy makers
As our system continues to struggle to improve the achievement of learners from poorer backgrounds, Mel Ainscow argues the ‘what works’...
emeritus professor of education, University of Manchester