Without more money, the EHCP dream will become a nightmare
How much does it cost to educate a child? Schools are allocated roughly £5,000 per pupil, depending on location. But is...
Contributing editor, Schools Week
Governors are the unsung heroes of the school system
Unpaid volunteers, school governors are now often giving up as many 20 full days a year to make sure children get...
Chief executive, the National Governance Association
Banning the hijab in schools is a liberal act
Banning the hijab is actually a liberal act, suggests Dr Alka Sehgal Cuthbert I consider myself a liberal. For instance, I...
DR ALKA SEHGAL CUTHBERT
Author, educator and researcher
How to close the vocabulary gap in the classroom
Building children’s vocabularies opens doors to harder, more rewarding curriculums and lifelong learning, writes Alex Quigley, but it needs careful focus...
Director, Huntington Research School
Schools need more protection against vexatious complaints
There may not be many of them, but one or two unreasonable parents can make running a school very tough indeed,...
The OECD’s PISA gender reporting reinforces unhelpful stereotypes
The OECD’s analysis of the gender gaps in education simply regurgitates centuries of educational bias, and it’s wrong, writes Markus Meier...
Education professor, Universidad Externado de Colombia
Are police officers in schools a force for good?
Hundreds of police officers are now based in schools but we don’t know enough about the work they do, or the...
Dr AMANDA HENSHALL
Senior lecturer in education and community, the University of Greenwich
Schools Week is changing: we’re going digital first
I’d like to tell you about some changes we’re making to Schools Week, coming into effect in June. Since the newspaper’s launch in September...
What are the routes to opening new VA schools?
To open a new school three things are needed: a proposer, permission, and capital funding, explains Simon Foulkes The government announced...
You don’t need facts to win a debate, you need confidence
Knowledge isn’t enough to navigate the world: children need to be taught the power of their own voice, argues Anthony David...
Without a foundation in fact, oracy isn’t sufficient
Of course pupils need to learn to express themselves, says John Blake, but the fact is that without a firm basis...