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Recruitment and retention

We must show that the grass is greenest in schools to build our workforce

Recruitment and retention woes aren’t unique to the sector. We just have to work harder to attract and hold...

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Penny Swain
Governance

How good is school governance in 2024?

A new report assesses the quality of governance today and finds encouraging progress but also some areas for concern,...

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Emma Knights
Manifesto 2024

Three policies to put coastal schools on a course to success

Coastal schools continue to face very specific challenges that require a new approach - and the same approach would...

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Seamus Murphy
Manifesto 2024

Six policies to better link school funding with improvement

Funding schools properly isn’t all about the amount of money on offer; there’s plenty a government could do to...

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Micon Metcalfe
Election 2024

Move slow and build: Labour’s manifesto offers hope

Some will criticise its lack of radicalism, says Liz Robinson, but its policies are grounded in respect for the...

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Liz Robinson
Election 2024

The Conservatives’ manifesto is a blueprint for a collapsing house

These are policies for the managed decline of education rather than a charter for the renewal it so desperately...

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Dan Morrow
Election 2024

Building on historic successes: How do the manifestos stack up?

The main parties’ manifestos are pleasingly focused on building rather than tearing down, but they are storing tough decisions...

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Iain Mansfield
Governance

How to ensure your GoaT is the GOAT

How to herd your tribe of volunteer governors and trustees to ensure the best response from them in any...

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Ian Phillips
The Knowledge

Can compassion remedy poor wellbeing in schools?

Evaluation of two programmes show they have the potential to improve staff and pupils’s sense of self-efficacy and reduce...

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Frances Maratos