Government must act to support and protect supply teachers
Supply teaching is precarious – and costly – at the best of times. These teachers need solutions to see them through...
general secretary, NASUWT
“No, Minister.” Why Ofqual’s independence is no joking matter
There is room for improvement of Ofqual, but its independence is crucial to a functioning system, writes this member of its...
Professor Jo-Anne Baird
director, department of educational assessment, University of Oxford
Delaying 2021 exams is a good idea – here’s why
Pushing exams back a few weeks next summer is the best option. Arguments for more major exam reform fall into a...
chief executive, United Learning
Have changing attitudes made masks this season’s must-have?
Laura McInerney explores Teacher Tapp data showing evolving attitudes to face coverings in schools Dystopia is not what it was. Photographs...
co-founder, Teacher Tapp
Ministers can’t muddle their way through to summer 2021 exams
Schools needed a plan for next summer’s exams weeks ago. Without it, we are already risking another fiasco, writes Sarah Hannafin...
Senior policy adviser, National Association of Headteachers
Heightened risks mean more should be done to prevent exclusions now
The reality for excluded children is already dismaying and Covid could make it worse. It’s time for concerted action, writes Claire...
director of standards, Inspiration Trust and trustee, The Difference
I’ve had to tell 17 SEND pupils they can’t come to school – and I’m furious
Reading a recent report by ASK Research with the NFER about children at special education schools and colleges, I was grabbed...
Executive principal and SEND lead for Co-op Academies Trust
We’d planned the first day back at school perfectly. Then it rained
It would be no exaggeration to say the last few months rank up there with the toughest of my career. We’d...
principal of Charnwood College
Refusing to fund Covid costs will plunge schools like mine back into the red
Yesterday felt like the final straw for many school leaders up and down the country. Schools minister Nick Gibb said the...
headteacher, Exeter Road Community Primary School
While schools leaders continue to deliver, Westminster continues to fail them
Schools will do their job as they have throughout this crisis – now it’s time politicians do theirs, writes Paul Whiteman...
general secretary, National Association of Head Teachers
Government and teachers’ realities are increasingly worlds apart
Ongoing UCL research shows the Covid crisis has widened a chasm between teachers and government that threatens to become unbridgeable, writes...
associate professor, UCL Institute of Education