Opinion

What should I spend my pupil premium on?

The pupil premium is a wonderfully optimistic policy. But there are a few key ingredients that will help to…

Marc Rowland
Marc Rowland
Opinion

Why you should care about sibling young carers

As many as two pupils in every classroom have a sibling with special educational needs or disability and are…

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
Opinion

It’s not unusual… to have conflicts

Properly managing conflicts of interest and related party transactions is an essential part of the proper management of a…

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor


Opinion

What would be the benefit of a philosophy GCSE?

The answer’s easy: it would give young people the opportunity to discover the subject as a centuries-long conversation amongst…

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
Opinion

Why linear A-levels will work best

Recoupling will snatch what space there is in the post-16 curriculum to teach skills that are no longer examined,…

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
Opinion

Children in care educational outcomes: Public Accounts Committee round-up

Educational outcomes for children in care have been historically low. A Naional Audit Office report last year looked into…

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Opinion

The third member of a school’s holy trinity

School business managers are more than a finance manager or an admin officer. But exactly what their role is…

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
Opinion

Rewarding luck is not a formula to beat disadvantage

The Pupil Premium Awards benefit schools that had a little more talent and a lot of luck Nobel Prize winner…

Jack Marwood
Jack Marwood
Opinion

Awards will inspire schools to turn around children’s lives

The whole point of the awards is to highlight successful approaches we didn’t even know existed Scientific evidence shows…

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor

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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