Oracy

What is oracy? The four defining traits of classroom talk

As oracy looks set to become a government priority for schools, here are the hallmarks of excellent classroom talk

JL Dutaut
Dr Rupert Knight
Solutions

Four steps to becoming a better people manager

Middle leadership can present a uniquely stressful set of demands. Here are four ways they can develop others and…

JL Dutaut
Dominic Ashley-Timms and Laura Ashley-Timms
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…

JL Dutaut
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,…

JL Dutaut
Emma Knights
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…

JL Dutaut
Micon Metcalfe
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…

JL Dutaut
Seamus Murphy
The Knowledge

The Knowledge. How are trusts doing at closing disadvantage gaps?

New research from the South West Social Mobility Commission reveals the major academy trusts still have a lot of…

JL Dutaut
Lee Elliot Major and Beth Brooks
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…

JL Dutaut
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…

JL Dutaut
Dan Morrow

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Oracy

What is oracy? The four defining traits of classroom talk

As oracy looks set to become a government priority for schools, here are the hallmarks of excellent classroom talk

JL Dutaut
Dr Rupert Knight
Solutions

Four steps to becoming a better people manager

Middle leadership can present a uniquely stressful set of demands. Here are four ways they can develop others and…

JL Dutaut
Dominic Ashley-Timms and Laura Ashley-Timms
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…

JL Dutaut
Penny Swain

ITT

ITT

Degree apprenticeships are key to increasing and diversifying recruitment

Work to deliver the new qualification should continue at pace to meet recruitment challenges by making teaching more accessible,…

JL Dutaut
Melanie Renowden
ITT

ITT: Which is the odd one out?

The deeply flawed ITT reforms are a threat to sustainable teacher supply for purely ideological purposes, writes David Spendlove

JL Dutaut
David Spendlove

EXAMS

Exams

How sitting an exam re-affirmed my respect for our students

I still believe exams to be the best way of testing academic knowledge and understanding but they’re no bagatelle,…

JL Dutaut
James Handscombe
Exams

The stereotype that could be feeding exam anxiety

The ‘snowflake’ stereotype is damaging and unjustified, but a more pervasive idea may be perpetuating exam anxiety, says Stephen…

JL Dutaut
Stephen Caldwell

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