Opinion

Is it illegal to run a vegetarian school?

The introduction of universal free school meals for infants this month means questions are being asked about their nutritional…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

Should we care about no notice inspections?

In 2009, Ofsted trialled no notice inspections. This week they announced a second attempt. Liam Collins explains some unexpected…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

Tristram Hunt & the Speech of No Big Dreams: Day 1 Roundup of Labour Conference

Teachers returning to their classrooms after a mild September weekend would today be forgiven for believing two Tristram Hunts…

Laura McInerney
Laura McInerney


Opinion

Labour Party Conference preview

Each week during the political conference season we will be inviting a commentator to give their views on what…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

Are journal clubs a good use of precious free time?

Rebecca Allen, reader in the economics of education at the Institute of Education, asks whether teacher journal clubs can…

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
Opinion

Top 5 research mistakes

Beware: most people make five common mistakes when they’re talking about research, writes Laura McInerney, deputy editor of Schools…

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
Opinion

Get behind research funding

Tom Sherrington, headteacher at Highbury Grove School, north London, on how research can be absorbed into classroom practice in…

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
Opinion

Settle down — it’s a non-announcement from Nicky Morgan

Last week, as many teachers sweated through their first day back in the classroom, education secretary  Nicky Morgan dropped a…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

No kittens will be harmed in the taking of this role

Our very own Deputy Editor Laura McInerney kicks-off the opinion piece section with what led her into journalism and the role…

Laura McInerney
Laura McInerney

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
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
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

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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