Recovery? School leaders need it as much as their students
Leaders have a chance to rest and reflect over Easter. Ministers should do the same and come up with a plan...
Could Accelerated Reader be holding children’s reading back?
The ubiquitous algorithm to improve children’s reading is a blunt tool that could be doing more harm than good, writes Shivan...
English teacher, St Joan of Arc Catholic School
Action is needed now on school ventilation
We can’t allow complacency to set in as we battle Covid. Ventilation remains a major issue for schools and now is...
PROFESSOR AZEEM MAJEED
Head of department, Primary Care and Public Health, Imperial College London
Is the teacher regulator a sledgehammer to crack a nut?
The regulator may be ‘stronger and clearer’, but if it’s leaving teachers feeling like empty husks then the balance is still...
Barrister and Co-Director , lawyersforteachers.co.uk
The policy of MAT expansion needs careful scrutiny
If successive ministers can’t even agree on how to define a large MAT, there should definitely be more debate about their...
Chief executive, National Governance Assocation
MAT growth: Five lessons from staff to get everyone on board
Staff buy-in is an important part of increasing the scope of MATs. A new survey reveals encouraging trends and work to...
CEO, Confederation of School Trusts
Research: Could more education happen outside the classroom?
Research and a recent project shows how all schools can make greater use of outdoor spaces for the benefit of their...
Chief executive, The Centre for Education and Youth
Will shorter summer holidays become a 2021 reality?
The legal powers and precedent make shorter summer holidays a possibility. The question for ministers and schools alike is whether they...
employment and education specialist, Shakespeare Martineau
Teaching School Hubs ensure the recovery will be school-led
It’s a change that has garnered little attention, but the new Teaching School Hubs could transform the way we improve teaching...
regional director UK, Education Development Trust
How to ease the transition back to school for young carers
As schools reopen, young carers’ needs and concerns remain high. Feylyn Lewis sets out ways schools can support them in the...
DR FEYLYN LEWIS
Research fellow, school of education and social work, University of Sussex
Lockdown lessons: Schools deserve better than back to normal
Announcements and noises off don’t inspire confidence that ministers have learned the lessons of lockdown, writes Kate Chhatwal A whole year....
CEO, Challenge Partners