Teacher pay scales are essential – here’s why
With the government having announced the teacher pay rises for 2018-19, Mary Bousted explains why she thinks centralised pay scales are...
Joint general secretary, National Education Union
Scrap national pay scales and let schools decide
With school leaders and teachers frustrated about the government’s delay in announcing teacher pay rises, Mark Lehain makes the case for...
Former headteacher, Bedford Free School
Teacher pay rise: how will different schools implement it?
The Department for Education has announced that it will help fund pay rises for teachers and school leaders next year. But...
Academy trust chief operating officer, Fellow of the ISBL
Let’s not turn RE into a weapon in the war against Catholic schools
Some campaigners have an ulterior motive in pushing for a national RE curriculum – they know it would cause Catholic schools to close,...
Head of RE, St Bonaventure’s Catholic School
Memorable profile interviews of 2017-18 (Or, ‘Why would any school leader invite in a journalist?’)
Schools Week’s features editor Cath Murray looks back on some of the memorable profile interviews from this year Why would any...
What I learned from the Shanghai maths teacher exchange
The UK can certainly learn from the Far East, says Caroline Hamilton, but cultural context is key, and what our teachers...
Head of development, White Rose Maths
Where did maths mastery come from?
The roots of some ‘Asian’ teaching approaches lie closer to home than you might think, observes Mark Boylan Read or hear...
Professor of education, Sheffield Hallam University
How do we improve diversity in the media without tokenism?
Every summer, Schools Week publishes a count of how many women vs men – and how many BAME contributors – have been represented...
New relationships and sex education guidance is here – but does it do the job?
Teachers are crying out for clarity on what they can teach in relationships and sex education classes, but does draft guidance...
Director, Sex Education Forum
Politicians, like pupils, need high expectations
Schools are the most hopeful places in the world. Over the past week I hope you’ve had a chance to see...
A ‘marginal gains’ approach to teacher recruitment is not enough
Short-term tinkering after a decade of disruption will not reverse dwindling numbers, warns David Spendlove. The government needs to think hard...
Strategic Director ITE, University of Manchester