Research

How can ‘quick-fire’ research help us answer timely questions?

The EEF’s Amy Ellis-Thompson unpicks the findings from new quick-fire research designed to test strategies to boost pupil engagement…

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Amy Ellis-Thompson
Social care

Why schools are vital to children’s social care reform

The statistics are stark and it’s clear schools alone can’t solve the problems, writes Ed Reza Schwitzer, but they…

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Ed Reza Schwitzer
Covid

Making practical sense of Covid learning loss research

New data on learning loss is helpful, write Joan Mill and Jon Andrews, but our accompanying resources could make…

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Joan Mill and Jon Andrews


School food

Government food strategy: A disappointment but not the end

The government has chosen to ignore clear recommendations and excellent practice, writes Stephanie Slater, but the issue of school…

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Stephanie Slater
Social mobility

Reframing social mobility: The new poverty of aspiration?

Katharine Birbalsingh’s talk of narrowing wealth gaps and celebrating people’s varied talents and successes is full of wonderful aspirations,…

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DR JEFFERY QUAYE
Schools white paper

Localism is key to the white paper – but what does that look like?

The schools white paper calls for strong local partnerships, writes Jonathan Crossley-Holland, but we can’t have them without strong…

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Jonathan Crossley-Holland
Social mobility

This is what I really said about social mobility

Social mobility is complex but the Telegraph’s headline about my speech was the opposite of what I said, writes…

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Katharine Birbalsingh
Research

What do schools need to embed sustainability?

New research contains the first parent polling on sustainability education and shows what support schools need most to meet…

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Nicola Walshe
Diversity

Opportunity for all must mean more diverse MAT governance

The MAT-led system is an opportunity to usher in a new era where local governance means more than reflecting…

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Toby Robins

Must Read

Recruitment and retention

A looming middle leadership crisis must be averted

Some achieve middle leadership and some have it thrust upon them, but too few are thriving in their ill-defined…

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Sinead McBrearty and Dan Morrow
Assessment

We need a broad and balanced assessment system too

Digital technologies can improve the assessment of educational outcomes, writes Rachel Macfarlane, but we must go further than simply…

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Rachel Macfarlane
Diversity

Diversifying curriculum is everyone’s job now, not in 2024

The DfE’s planned model history curriculum is a welcome response to issues of racial representation, writes Abid Butt, but…

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Abid Butt

ITT

ITT

What next for an ECF that is already failing new teachers and mentors?

Halfway through its first year, the ECF has already become a straitjacket, writes Sam Strickland, but its promise can…

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SAM STRICKLAND
ITT

Weaving a ‘golden thread’ through professional development

Teacher training reforms impact everyone from trainee to leader. The key to retention and progress is to offer consistency…

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KATIE WARING

EXAMS

Exams

Exams: is there an alternative to ‘back to normal’?

Schools may be relieved to recover a sense of normality, write Mick Waters and Tim Brighouse, but there are…

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Tim Brighouse and Mick Waters
Exams

Exams head us back to normality. Now for league tables

Ofqual is ensuring students get the exams they want in the fairest way possible, writes Gareth Stevens, but schools…

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GARETH STEVENS


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