Why exploration of MAT and LA-level pupil exits data is important
The Education Policy Institute was right to publish pupil exits data for MATs and councils, argues its research chief Natalie Perera....
Executive director and head of research, Education Policy Institute
Can schools be expected to solve the obesity crisis?
Setting aside the moral question as to whether this is what schools should be doing, how easy is it to actually...
director, Institute for Effective Education
Challenges weigh on undervalued school business leaders
Survey results show a bleak and unsustainable situation for the school business leadership community. Hilary Goldsmith calls for action in the...
School business leadership consultant
Case studies will help to show the benefits of flexible working
The fifth #WomenEd unconference highlighted the need for flexible working to become standard in schools, says Vivienne Porritt. But she admits...
co-founder and strategic leader, #WomenEd
‘Unexplained exits’ stats have potential to be problematic, misleading and damaging
Last week, the Education Policy Institute published new research examining unexplained pupil exits from English schools. While the EPI was very...
Chief executive at Consilium Academies
Teachers are losing their religion and breaking the rules
Teachers are less religious today than they were 50 years ago. In some ways, this is no surprise – the profession’s...
Project assistant, TeacherTapp
An early verdict on the new Ofsted framework
Ofsted has been inspecting schools under its new framework for little more than a month. It is probably too early to...
Lead PGCE tutor & schools history project fellow, Leeds Trinity University
Changing the educational set menu
As the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE) publishes its second Reflecting Realities report, Sonia Thompson reflects on what it...
Headteacher, St Matthew's C of E teaching and research school, Birmingham
What next for school accountability?
Peer review has finally made it on to the political agenda as evidence of its benefits grows, writes Dr Kate Chhatwal,...
Chief executive of Challenge Partners
Making trustees trustworthy again after WCAT
The deeper scandal of Wakefield City Academy Trust is that it could all too easily happen again. All that’s required to...
National leader of governance
Taking primary teacher effectiveness to the next level
What do teachers in effective primary schools do? It’s a question teachers, teacher trainers, school leaders and policymakers alike would like...
UCL Institute of Education