Literacy

Chronic under-investment in school libraries is harming life chances

New research shows primary school libraries in a parlous state nationally, and building back better won’t happen without them,…

JL Dutaut
JONATHAN DOUGLAS
Research

How can ‘mixing it up’ and confusing students be good for them?

Interleaving can cause confusion, but it’s one that pays off – as long as it’s used within certain parameters,…

JL Dutaut
HARRY FLETCHER-WOOD
Teacher training

Teachers need support to make the uncomfortable comfortable

We owe it to our students to tackle cultural faultlines with them – and to our teachers to ensure…

JL Dutaut
ZAHARA CHOWDHURY


Climate change

Why the DfE’s climate commitments merit only a cautious welcome

We’ve waited long enough for DfE action on climate, writes Mick Waters, so these polices are welcome – albeit…

JL Dutaut
MICK WATERS
Ofsted

Ofsted reform is needed now to rebuild trust in inspections

Our letter stops short of calling for Ofsted to be scrapped, writes Colin Richards, but reform is required now…

JL Dutaut
COLIN RICHARDS
SEND

Harnessing the power of parental engagement

Prioritising effective internal communication about students means external communication can be more honest, trusting and productive, writes Rhian Williams

JL Dutaut
RHIAN WILLIAMS
Climate change

How can we meet the pledge to put climate ‘at the heart of education’?

If the government is serious about education for sustainability, it will need to be equally serious about delivering sustainability…

JL Dutaut
NICOLA WALSH
SEND

Making inclusion count against persistent disadvantage

Overcoming barriers to learning caused by multiple disadvantages is a matter of inviting everyone into the school family, says…

JL Dutaut
JILL WRIGHT
Recruitment and retention

Why a retention bust could follow the Covid recruitment boom

I sought refuge in teaching but soon I’ll be a refugee from its destructive workload crisis, writes Clare Macnaughton…

JL Dutaut
CLARE MACNAUGHTON

Must Read

Research

How can ‘mixing it up’ and confusing students be good for them?

Interleaving can cause confusion, but it’s one that pays off – as long as it’s used within certain parameters,…

JL Dutaut
HARRY FLETCHER-WOOD
Literacy

Chronic under-investment in school libraries is harming life chances

New research shows primary school libraries in a parlous state nationally, and building back better won’t happen without them,…

JL Dutaut
JONATHAN DOUGLAS
Teacher training

Teachers need support to make the uncomfortable comfortable

We owe it to our students to tackle cultural faultlines with them – and to our teachers to ensure…

JL Dutaut
ZAHARA CHOWDHURY

ITT

ITT

ITT Market Review: making good on a promising policy

Many objections to the ITT market review are simply incorrect, writes Sam Sims. But delivering on its promise will…

JL Dutaut
DR SAM SIMS
ITT

How can we get schools to offer more ITT placements?

The government wants schools more involved in initial teacher training, but how can we encourage them to offer more…

Freddie Whittaker
JACK WORTH

EXAMS

Exams

Exams: GCSE reform isn’t as simple as stick or twist

As clamour grows for post-Covid GCSE reform, it’s important we listen to the opinions of all those concerned, writes…

JL Dutaut
COLIN HUGHES
Exams

To be fair, we can do better than exams

Ministers’ clamour to return to our pre-pandemic exams system is founded on an impoverished idea of fairness, writes Jo-Anne…

JL Dutaut
JO-ANNE BAIRD


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