Research

How can we nurture teachers’ superpowers?

There are clear ways to develop impactful teacher expertise, writes Sarah Bagshaw McCormick, and merely observing colleagues’ ‘superpowers’ isn’t…

JL Dutaut
Sarah Bagshaw-McCormick
technology

Facial recognition in schools: innocuous or intrusive?

Facial recognition in lunch queues is the thin end of a wedge that could put schools on a course…

JL Dutaut
Emily Carter
attendance

Why Dame De Souza is wrong on attendance

Dame Rachel De Souza’s criticism of local authorities’ work on attendance flies in the face of the schools white…

JL Dutaut
Steve Thomas


Schools

We can’t let slow internet speeds stifle learning

The government plans to give up to 3,000 more primary schools access to gigabit-capable broadband

Freddie Whittaker
Julia Lopez
Baker Clause

The Baker Clause requires a carrot as well as a stick

Legal enforcement of the Baker Clause is long overdue and will benefit all pupils, writes Simon Connell, but it…

JL Dutaut
Simon Connell
Academies, Politics

We’ve heard schools bill fears, but our end goal is unchanged

Minister insists she doesn’t want to ‘micro-manage academies’, but new intervention powers are necessary

Freddie Whittaker
Baroness Barran
School Leadership

Six key principles for successfully onboarding new leaders

Now is the time to ensure all your new ingredients for success are combining successfully to bake in next…

JL Dutaut
Tom Campbell
Recruitment and retention

A looming middle leadership crisis must be averted

Some achieve middle leadership and some have it thrust upon them, but too few are thriving in their ill-defined…

JL Dutaut
Sinead McBrearty and Dan Morrow
Assessment

We need a broad and balanced assessment system too

Digital technologies can improve the assessment of educational outcomes, writes Rachel Macfarlane, but we must go further than simply…

JL Dutaut
Rachel Macfarlane

Must Read

Research

How can we nurture teachers’ superpowers?

There are clear ways to develop impactful teacher expertise, writes Sarah Bagshaw McCormick, and merely observing colleagues’ ‘superpowers’ isn’t…

JL Dutaut
Sarah Bagshaw-McCormick
technology

Facial recognition in schools: innocuous or intrusive?

Facial recognition in lunch queues is the thin end of a wedge that could put schools on a course…

JL Dutaut
Emily Carter
attendance

Why Dame De Souza is wrong on attendance

Dame Rachel De Souza’s criticism of local authorities’ work on attendance flies in the face of the schools white…

JL Dutaut
Steve Thomas

ITT

ITT

What next for an ECF that is already failing new teachers and mentors?

Halfway through its first year, the ECF has already become a straitjacket, writes Sam Strickland, but its promise can…

JL Dutaut
SAM STRICKLAND
ITT

Weaving a ‘golden thread’ through professional development

Teacher training reforms impact everyone from trainee to leader. The key to retention and progress is to offer consistency…

JL Dutaut
KATIE WARING

EXAMS

Exams

Exams: is there an alternative to ‘back to normal’?

Schools may be relieved to recover a sense of normality, write Mick Waters and Tim Brighouse, but there are…

JL Dutaut
Tim Brighouse and Mick Waters
Exams

Exams head us back to normality. Now for league tables

Ofqual is ensuring students get the exams they want in the fairest way possible, writes Gareth Stevens, but schools…

JL Dutaut
GARETH STEVENS


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