Opinion

Research: Can schools actually tackle extremist ideologies?

New research sheds light on schools’ role in stemming radicalisation – and the challenges they face in doing it…

JL Dutaut
DR BECKY TAYLOR
Flexible working

Including Jewish teachers just requires a little faith

Accommodating time off for Jewish festivals isn’t just good practice, writes Madeleine Fresko-Brown, it’s a teachable moment for an…

JL Dutaut
MADELEINE FRESKO-BROWN
A level, Education Reform, post-16

Narrowing A level choices put students’ futures at risk

A level choices are less diverse than ever, with potential risks to students’ futures. Schools and policy makers alike…

JL Dutaut
DAVID ROBINSON


Admissions, Education Reform

Why wait? Admissions reform is in your hands

Responding to ASCL’s proposal to reform the admissions code, Ed Vainker and Rebecca Cramer say schools don’t need to…

JL Dutaut
ED VAINKER AND REBECCA CRAMER
Covid

Schools mustn’t follow the DfE in abandoning vulnerable families

The new Covid guidance is already leading some schools to punish clinically vulnerable families, writes Jo Maugham. The DfE…

JL Dutaut
JOLYON MAUGHAM
Cabinet reshuffle

‘If you believe in what you’re doing, why would you bend?’

Love him or loathe him, Nick Gibb was made for the job of schools minister, says Jonathan Simons

John Dickens
JONATHAN SIMONS
Governance

Why an ex-student as trustee will push Ark to new heights

Former students have been invited to apply for a unique new role on Ark Schools’ board of trustees. Director…

JL Dutaut
LIZ DAWSON
Research

Research: how can coaching lead to school improvement?

New research shows coaching can lead to school improvement, write Rachel Lofthouse and Trista Hollweck, and hints at best bets to make that…

JL Dutaut
RACHEL LOFTHOUSE* AND TRISTA HOLLWECK**
Opinion

Sexual abuse: Now is the time to set the tone for a new culture

Ane Vernon sets out the key policy requirements for dealing with reports of sexual abuse, and says school leaders…

JL Dutaut
ANE VERNON

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Opinion

Research: Can schools actually tackle extremist ideologies?

New research sheds light on schools’ role in stemming radicalisation – and the challenges they face in doing it…

JL Dutaut
DR BECKY TAYLOR
Flexible working

Including Jewish teachers just requires a little faith

Accommodating time off for Jewish festivals isn’t just good practice, writes Madeleine Fresko-Brown, it’s a teachable moment for an…

JL Dutaut
MADELEINE FRESKO-BROWN
A level, Education Reform, post-16

Narrowing A level choices put students’ futures at risk

A level choices are less diverse than ever, with potential risks to students’ futures. Schools and policy makers alike…

JL Dutaut
DAVID ROBINSON

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

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
Exams

Next year’s exams could be statistically contentious if we don’t act now

Clear conversations about next year’s exams are needed right away, writes Sharon Witherspoon The last two years have been…

Jess Staufenberg
Sharon Witherspoon


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