How to make collaborative learning worthwhile
Everything that teachers do has a cost, a benefit, and (ideally) a valuable balance between the two. Often that cost is...
Head of teaching and learning, Evidence Based Education
There are no easy answers to school refusal
School refusal may be a little more understood that when it was identified in the 1930s, but we still haven’t come...
Parent of school refuser and founder of Square Peg
Top tips for managing transport in schools
Transport safety in schools is about a lot more than an annual service of the school minibus, says Surekha Gollapudi In...
Health and safety lawyer at Eversheds Sutherland
Ofsted’s evidence is so unfounded that their case for retaining grades collapses
Ofsted’s defence of its four-point grading scheme in its recent paper (Retaining the current grading system in education, April 2019) has...
EMERITUS PROFESSOR OF EDUCATION, UCL INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION
Which types of school are more likely to off-roll students?
It seems impossible that nearly 50,000 pupils disappeared from schools last year for no apparent reason. But this is exactly what...
Who needs coding when it’s pupil safety that matters?
Schools would be better using their limited edtech resources to help pupils to stay safe and develop as informed citizens, argues...
Researcher, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford
What does a ‘high quality’ ITE curriculum look like?
Successful ITE curricula are co-designed and co-taught across a partnership, says Jan Rowe Ofsted’s recent attempt to confirm what some in...
Head of initial teacher education, Liverpool John Moores University
Too many children are disappearing from school rolls
There are still too many unexplained exits from schools, at a level that cannot be in the best interests of either...
Director for social mobility and vulnerable learners, Education Policy Institute
SATs are the fairest way to judge pupil progress
Teachers and pupils should not have any reason to be stressed about SATs, and it is up to headteachers to ensure...
Head of school, Brenzett CofE Primary School
Keeping schools mentally healthy: sometimes young people just need to talk
Sometimes young people just want to talk, says Lisa Fathers, who explains how the devolved administration in Greater Manchester has trained...
Director of teaching school, Alliance for Learning
If schools want more money from government, they must use funds efficiently
The government’s scheme for providing financial advice to schools is helping them redirect more resources to the frontline, argues the academies...
LORD THEODORE AGNEW
Minister for the school system