Opinion

Are we really ready for the new, ‘more rigorous’ Maths GCSE?

The principles underlying the changes to GCSE maths are sound. But the practicalities are less so. For a start,…

Joanne Morgan
Joanne Morgan
Opinion

Can you leave school when you turn 16?

Businesses benefit in all sorts of ways when they take on a young apprentice. It’s now financially easier too…

Jade Kent
Jade Kent
Opinion

Do we need autism-specific schools?

All children and young people deserve an inclusive and fulfilling education. But mainstream schools are not always the answer…

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor


Opinion

8 Things You Might Have Missed in Ofsted’s Annual Report

At 9.30am yesterday Michael Wilshaw launched Ofsted’s Annual Report. As ever, there were pre-arranged sound bites and heavily suggested…

Laura McInerney
Laura McInerney
Opinion

We need more pathways to higher technical skills

Pushing the academic path at the expense of technical education has stretched the link between education and the economy…

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
Opinion

Should Ofsted police extremism?

Ofsted should be clear what constitutes extremism and how “British values” can be measured before inspectors start making judgments…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

Why teachers are catching the Teachmeet bug

Some whole-school CPD can be misjudged, irrelevant and, often passive. Teachmeet provides the perfect antidote… Teachmeet comes in many…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

The proposals will have a tangential impact on attainment in the state sector

When it comes to education policy it is generally true that the efficacy of a particular policy has an…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

Why does Labour now see independent schools as the saviour of the rest

When I hear politicians championing their latest plan to improve state education I turn my mind back a year…

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor

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How to take part in a DEEP dive into school groups

As the EPI launches new research in school group effectiveness, Bobbie Mills explains what we need to learn, why…

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Bobbie Mills
Governance

NLG reforms have left chairs of governors unsupported

National Leader of Governance reforms have left a gaping hole in the vital support available to chairs of governors,…

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NEIL YATES
Disadvantage gap

We can’t support disadvantaged pupils if we can’t monitor their outcomes

Changes to free school meal eligibility make monitoring our progress on closing the disadvantaged attainment gap nearly impossible, writes…

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ANUSHA GHOSH

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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JO-ANNE BAIRD


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