Is the policy of academy re-brokerage improving outcomes?
School re-brokerage is becoming an increasingly important feature of our school system, but what impact does this have on pupil outcomes?...
Director for school system and performance, Education Policy Institute
Is it legal for councils to fine schools for excluding pupils?
The desire to achieve a reduction in exclusions is plainly to be welcomed, but councils can’t just impose a fining system...
How common is burnout in the teaching profession?
The title of Graham Greene’s 1960 novel A Burnt-Out Case refers to an unusual medical condition: lepers who have lost all...
Co-founder, Teacher Tapp
How can we encourage effective collaboration in the classroom?
Helping students work well together is just as important as the end result, explain Ruth Johnson and Ayesha Ahmed In a...
Principal research manager, Centre for Education Research and Practice
A nerd’s guide to today’s key stage 4 data
NFER’s chief social scientist picks apart today’s Progress 8 results… Today’s release of provisional GCSE data makes very interesting reading. On...
Chief Social Scientist, National Foundation for Educational Research
Did free schools really get the best progress scores?
Free schools came top as the best-performing “type” of school in this year’s Progress 8 tables, but were their scores really...
Professor of Education, UCL Institute of Education
Schools need more guidance on how to close the disadvantage gap
Many schools are looking to close the disadvantage gap in their communities, but they need more evidence about what actually works,...
Senior Analyst at RAND Europe
What is the role of local governing bodies in MATs?
There can be confusion about the roles of the various governing bodies in academy trusts. Sam Henson is on a mission...
Head of information, National Governance Association
The new Ofsted framework has the potential to transform workload
Ofsted’s new curriculum framework has the potential to transform workload and bring education back to where it should be. Exam grades...
Chief Executive Officer, Ormiston Academies Trust
Why we replaced our local governing bodies with committees
As Ofsted demands around accountability have tightened, shifting that responsibility to professionals takes the weight off governors’ shoulders I don’t care...
Chair of the Parkwood E-ACT Academy’s Ambassadorial Advisory Group
The DfE’s repeated misuse of statistics is embarrassing
The Department for Education needs to start using statistics properly, or much of its evidence will simply be dismissed as untrustworthy, says...
Executive director, Royal Statistical Society