Covid

Schools mustn’t follow the DfE in abandoning vulnerable families

The new Covid guidance is already leading some schools to punish clinically vulnerable families, writes Jo Maugham. The DfE…

JL Dutaut
JOLYON MAUGHAM
Cabinet reshuffle

‘If you believe in what you’re doing, why would you bend?’

Love him or loathe him, Nick Gibb was made for the job of schools minister, says Jonathan Simons

John Dickens
JONATHAN SIMONS
Governance

Why an ex-student as trustee will push Ark to new heights

Former students have been invited to apply for a unique new role on Ark Schools’ board of trustees. Director…

JL Dutaut
LIZ DAWSON


Research

Research: how can coaching lead to school improvement?

New research shows coaching can lead to school improvement, write Rachel Lofthouse and Trista Hollweck, and hints at best bets to make that…

JL Dutaut
RACHEL LOFTHOUSE* AND TRISTA HOLLWECK**
Opinion

Sexual abuse: Now is the time to set the tone for a new culture

Ane Vernon sets out the key policy requirements for dealing with reports of sexual abuse, and says school leaders…

JL Dutaut
ANE VERNON
Opinion

Transition: A giant step that needs more support than ever

As schools welcome new and returning pupils, the NFER’s Julie Nelson and Caroline Sharp warn transition may not be…

JL Dutaut
CAROLINE SHARP* AND JULIE NELSON**
Education Reform

Assessment reform must go hand-in-hand with resetting standards

There are no easy options for re-standardising exam results post-Covid, writes a former AQA director, and that’s reason enough…

JL Dutaut
DALE BASSETT
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
Education Reform

Teacher training needs reform, but the government’s review isn’t nearly ambitious enough

The government’s initial teacher training review has the potential to improve some aspects of provision, but could prove to…

Freddie Whittaker
JONATHAN MOUNTSTEVENS

Must Read

Research

Research: How can we improve our relationships with students?

Three studies point to some strategies with the potential to build better rapport with students and improve their results…

JL Dutaut
HARRY FLETCHER-WOOD
Diversity, National Curriculum

Time for DfE leadership on diversifying the curriculum

It won’t do to say schools are free to diversify their content when workload and accountability make it impossible,…

JL Dutaut
EMMA SLATER
Flexible working, Recruitment and retention

Why leave teachers out of the flexible working revolution?

Giving teachers the flexible working options everyone else now expects could stem an exodus, writes Emma Shingleton, and even…

JL Dutaut
EMMA SHINGLETON

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

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
Exams

Next year’s exams could be statistically contentious if we don’t act now

Clear conversations about next year’s exams are needed right away, writes Sharon Witherspoon The last two years have been…

Jess Staufenberg
Sharon Witherspoon


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