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
Opinion

SEN: schools can’t do it alone

Away from boarding schools and instead looking at SEN provision, Mark Baker discusses the challenges of budget cuts in…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

Developing enterprising skills can never be a quick-fix

Global Entrepreneurship Week is a good start, but it’s not enough to teach young people all the skills they…

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Opinion

Is that apple for teacher an old custom or a bribe?

Schools must not ignore the Bribery Act but a few simple steps should make it easy to avoid running…

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
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
Opinion

Why the NGA is on a mission to improve human resources in schools

School governors often spend more time governing than trustees in many other charities. Are staffing issues to blame? This…

Billy Camden
Billy Camden

Must Read

Research

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…

JL Dutaut
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,…

JL Dutaut
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…

JL Dutaut
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…

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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