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Edition 36 editorial Harpenden Free School is changing its name to Harpenden Academy. As a paper that started life…

Laura McInerney
Laura McInerney
Opinion

A desperate hunt for the middle classes

Labour’s threat  to end “generous state subsidies” for private schools may be well meaning, but will end up harming…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

State boarding school special — for: Vulnerable children, quite literally, cost us a fortune

State-funded boarding schools run as a school, not as a care home, are the best solution for children failed…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips


Opinion

State boarding schools: Partnerships: ‘Failures are not an option’

Holyport College, the first new free school to offer boarding places, opened in September and will eventually take 500…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

State boarding schools: Finance: ‘Costs have to be split’

All state boarding schools have two sets of accounts: the standard accounts of any state day school and, separately,…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

State boarding schools: Governance: ‘A multitude of extra requirements’

Strong governance and leadership are as essential in a state boarding school as they are in any other school….

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

State boarding schools: What are they? How do they work?

State boarding schools are an unusual hybrid. They sound a bit like private schools (they’re not), they sound as…

Laura McInerney
Laura McInerney
Opinion

State boarding school special — against: It is the children who have to live away from home

If the government wants vulnerable children to be placed in boarding schools, what pastoral training will be given to…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

School funding changes: made simple

The way in which the Dedicated Schools Grant, one of the main components of school funding, is calculated is…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips

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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