Put down your mobile phones and learn poetry
At a time when so many youngsters are glued to their Xboxes and mobile phones, communicating by grunts, emojis and abbreviations...
Author, broadcaster and founder of Poetry Together
Recognising success boosts students’ confidence
Students are more likely to commit to a task if they are confident that they can complete it successfully. What can...
Associate dean, Ambition Institute
How you can dampen the effects of publication bias
Too much research literature is skewed towards positive representations, says Baz Ramaiah Imagine that you’re planning a holiday. A quick survey...
Teacher success manager, Teacher Booker
What makes some schools stand out
What we can we learn from exceptional schools, and how can they support and challenge each other to improve. Josephine Valentine...
DR JOSEPHINE VALENTINE
Chief executive, Danes Educational Trust, and senior partner, Challenge Partners
It’s easy. You too can be a graduate school
A ruling by the Advertising Standards Authority will allow many more organisations to use the title “graduate school”, explains Viv Ellis....
Professor of educational leadership and teacher development, King’s College London
Government efforts to reduce teacher workload have failed – it’s getting worse!
Today’s release of the OECD’s five-yearly TALIS survey of teachers and leaders is a chance to confront reality. The dire situation...
Director for School Workforce, Education Policy Institute
The importance of early language development
Many conversations in education these days seem to come back to the idea of early language development as fundamental to successful...
Director of Derby Research School
6 ways trusts can boost teacher retention
Crunching the data from seven years of School Workforce Census let us identify the best ways that trusts can support career...
SIR DAVID CARTER
Executive director of system leadership, Ambition Institute
We must equip youngsters for increasingly rapid change
Why are we educating the young for the low-paid, low-productivity present, instead of the workplace challenges of the future? ask Estelle...
BARONESS ESTELLE MORRIS and LORD DAVID BLUNKETT
Former New Labour education secretaries
Gypsy, Roma and Traveller children need support from schools
Pupils from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller backgrounds have the lowest school attainment of all ethnic groups, says Patricia Stapleton. School leaders...
Policy manager, the Traveller Movement