Opinion
  • Our collective effort will make a full autumn return possible

    Working together, teachers, leaders and government will make a success of this critical return to full education provision from the autumn,...

    NICK GIBB

    minister of state for school standards
  • A surprising convergence shows teachers’ desire to rebuild better

    New survey data shows divergences in the experiences of schools according to deprivation and some important convergences about what needs to...

    GEMMA MOSS

    professor of literacy and director of the International Literacy Centre, UCL Institute of Education
  • EYFS reforms mark a welcome change of emphasis

    Alison Peacock welcomes reforms that show respect for teacher expertise in their content and the way they was arrived at The...

    ALISON PEACOCK

    CEO, Chartered College of Teaching
  • Outdoor play is key to reopening and recovery

    Getting children back in school doesn’t have to mean a rush into the classroom and access to outdoor play and learning...

    MARGUERITE HUNTER BLAIR AND ANITA GRANT

    chief executive, Play Scotland and chair of trustees, Play England
  • Investment and reform should level up our co-curricular offer

    A developed co-curricular should be an entitlement in every school. A few rule changes could make an extra into a game...

    Benjamin Cox

    chair, Row UK
  • How can we ensure teachers receive effective feedback?

    Good feedback can be a powerful way to help teachers to become (even) more effective, writes Rob Coe We know effective...

    Rob Coe

    director of research and evaluation, Evidence Based Education
  • Arts are not an extra but key to recovery

    Lockdown has reaffirmed that the arts are vital for every pupil’s wellbeing and engagement, says Jo Barber Lockdown highlights the powerful...

    JO BARBER

    associate assistant headteacher, Aspire AP
  • Lockdown diary. A week in the life of…

    Amid confusing and contradictory government announcements, Vic Goddard opens his lockdown diary to reveal sleepless nights and a need for assertiveness....

    VIC GODDARD

    co-headteacher, Passmores Academy
  • Extra flexibility, but RSE is more vital than ever

    Flexibility around the implementation of relationships and sex education does not mean it has been delayed. So you best be prepared,...

    LUCY EMMERSON

    director, sex education forum, National Children's Bureau
  • What does reopening look like across our school system?

    Teacher Tapp data finds the “Big Thaw” is leaving many children out in the cold In early March, a Big Freeze...

    BAZ RAMAIAH

    research and programmes lead, Teacher Tapp
  • Racism exists. End of story. So do something about it

    Tackling racism is more than a duty. It is the promise of education, says Olayinka Ewuola The senseless killing of George...

    OLAYINKA EWUOLA

    chair of governors, Cobourg Primary and governor, Goodrich School, south London