New rules on exam readers could become a headache for schools
A change in the rules on reading assistance in exams for pupils with special needs could cause a jump in the...
SEND Consultant, former SENCo and local authority SEND manager
The children’s commissioner is wrong about children in care and school Ofsted grades
Exclusively sending vulnerable children to ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ schools is narrow-minded, unattainable and not in the best interest of the pupil, argues...
Headteacher, Christ the King Catholic Primary School, Reading
Dear Gavin Williamson, it’s time to invest in teachers’ development
The new education secretary must prioritise targeted investment in teachers and school leaders, argues Melanie Renowden. At Ambition Institute, we know...
Interim chief executive, Ambition Institute
Schools can no longer close the gap for disadvantaged pupils
Over the past year, disadvantaged children have fallen even further behind their more affluent classmates in terms of GCSE attainment, which...
Director of social mobility and vulnerable learners, Education Policy Institute
How a trust-wide knowledge-rich curriculum can drive improvements
Implementing a trust-wide curriculum for primary schools wasn’t easy, but two years on we’re reaping the benefits, writes Rowena Hackwood. Notwithstanding...
Chief executive, David Ross Education Trust
Let teachers embrace a career that values lifelong learning
The Chartered College of Teaching is two-and-a-half years old. What does the future hold for the organisation? Dame Alison Peacock explains....
DAME ALISON PEACOCK
Chief executive, Chartered College of Teaching
Brexit could give schools space to get on with the job – we mustn’t waste this opportunity
Whoever is lucky enough to be education secretary under the new prime minister is going to have to perform a tricky...
MARK LEHAIN and JONATHAN SIMONS
Members of the Parents and Teachers for Excellence campaign group
MATs should be inspected, but it isn’t going to happen any time soon
With more than half of all pupils now educated in academies it is only logical that multi academy trusts (MATs), which...
Director, Co-operative Academies Trust
Summer review: Research of the year 2018-19
To mark the end of the school year, this column highlights some of the most interesting studies published in 2018-19. ...
Associate dean at Ambition Institute
The negativity over MATs is damaging – trust leaders need to speak up
The academy sector is evolving, but it takes time to lead and build an entire system, writes Tiffany Beck. MATs are...
Chair of trustees, Maritime Academy Trust
What to do when an inspector calls
Leaders should keep a cool head and take practical steps to prepare for the phone call from Ofsted, writes Ian Hartwright....
Senior policy adviser, NAHT