Policy

The next government will inherit a mixed legacy and pressing challenges

A mix of stubborn problems and emerging new ones should make parties’ plans for the most diasdvantaged pupils a…

JL Dutaut
Imran Tahir
The Knowledge

Instilling a joy of reading is key to closing the attainment gap

Understanding what texts young people are engaging with is key to tackling a post-pandemic decline in reading activity

JL Dutaut
Crispin Chatterton and Natalie Perera
Opinion

How we’ve centralised curriculum design to improve teaching

Reducing workload and improving teaching are priorities for our trust – but we must achieve these in balance with…

Freddie Whittaker
Dr Tim Mills


Opinion

Let’s have a better debate on the role of private schools

Whether it’s genuine confusion or political point-scoring, misinformation around Labour’s private schools policy means we’re not properly valuing cross-sector…

Freddie Whittaker
John Smith
Sustainability

Greener special schools are within reach – it’s just a matter of approach  

How can we combine efforts to ramp up special school capacity with our net zero ambiutions for the sector?

JL Dutaut
Dan Allison
Election 2024

Election 2024: The rise of the comprehensive kids?

The educational background of a potential Labour administration would look very different to what we’re used to, writes Ed…

Freddie Whittaker
Ed Dorrell
MATs

Four barriers to scalable growth – and how to overcome them

Academy trust growth is back on the agenda, so here are some lessons from failures of the past as…

JL Dutaut
Michael Pain
Solutions

Solutions: How to lead through inflection moments

At times of big change and high pressure, effective leaders bring their teams back to their core values to…

JL Dutaut
Sharath Jeevan
The Knowledge

How are schools dealing with rising parental complaints?

As a new study shines a light on measures that could support schools to mitigate against rising parental complaints

JL Dutaut
Dai Durbridge

Must Read

Manifesto 2024

Three policies to put sustainability at the heart of education

Leading our children and communities to the sustainable future all our futures rely on should not be left to…

JL Dutaut
Cathie Paine
Policy

A good start: Labour’s school nursery policy needs more detail

Our experience shows Labour’s policy join up nurseries and schools has a lot of potential – but some very…

JL Dutaut
Katie Oliver
SEND

Done with, not to: How to mobilise specialist knowledge for all learners with SEND

Unlocking the expertise of specialist settings is key to ensuring all learners with SEND thrive – if we can…

JL Dutaut
Dr Neil Gilbride and Kay Rimmington-Singh

ITT

ITT

Degree apprenticeships are key to increasing and diversifying recruitment

Work to deliver the new qualification should continue at pace to meet recruitment challenges by making teaching more accessible,…

JL Dutaut
Melanie Renowden
ITT

ITT: Which is the odd one out?

The deeply flawed ITT reforms are a threat to sustainable teacher supply for purely ideological purposes, writes David Spendlove

JL Dutaut
David Spendlove

EXAMS

Exams

How sitting an exam re-affirmed my respect for our students

I still believe exams to be the best way of testing academic knowledge and understanding but they’re no bagatelle,…

JL Dutaut
James Handscombe
Exams

The stereotype that could be feeding exam anxiety

The ‘snowflake’ stereotype is damaging and unjustified, but a more pervasive idea may be perpetuating exam anxiety, says Stephen…

JL Dutaut
Stephen Caldwell

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