Why you must beware of enormous effect sizes
How do you know which interventions will actually work in your school? You need to look beyond the effect size, says...
Director, Institute for Effective Education
Not all multi-academy trusts reduce autonomy
Some multi-academy trusts encourage autonomy, says Claire-Louise West. She ought to know: she works in one . . . It’s almost...
Executive headteacher of Cordwalles, Pine Ridge and Lorraine Schools, and Pine Ridge Children’s Centre
The broken promise of autonomy for heads in multi-academy trusts
The death of autonomy in schools risks becoming education’s mis-selling scandal, says Tony Breslin Headship is changing fast. The growth of...
Chair of governors, Bushey Primary Education Federation
Great academy sponsors can be transformational. Here’s how we can find more of them
The weakest schools will continue to fail unless we have MATs and leaders with the moral purpose ready to take them...
SIR DAVID CARTER
Executive director of system leadership, Ambition School Leadership and the Institute of Teaching
Can we get some clear messaging from Ofsted on exclusions?
Ofsted is giving mixed messages to schools about exclusions, and it’s only going to push the problem underground, says Mark Lehain...
Director, Parents and Teachers for Excellence
Ofsted could do more to reward schools for being inclusive
Amanda Spielman can make Ofsted a force for good by ensuring that in the new framework, no school can be outstanding...
Chief executive, National Association for Special Educational Needs
A lack of sponsors? Simple, ditch compulsory academisation
Today’s annual report by HMCI Amanda Spielman covers a lot of ground, but let’s pick up here on one important section...
Curriculum and inspections specialist, Association of School and College Leaders
Ofsted’s two-in-one annual report
This year’s annual report is notable for the skilful way in which the politics was managed – although the biggest challenge...
Director, Public First
Why is Ofsted silent on the school funding crisis?
If Ofsted is happy to rely on anecdotal evidence for off-rolling and school readiness, why does it refuse to speak out...
General secretary, National Association of Head Teachers
If we don’t know when teaching interventions have failed, we’ll never improve
In theory everyone thinks it’s a good idea, but why are schools not embracing evaluation more fully when its impact can...
Director of education, Evidence Based Education