Opinion

Teachers need the time to get out more

Excessive workloads are preventing teachers from spending time on activities that would make them better at their jobs Education…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

Can ‘apps’ help schools communicate better?

There are encouraging signs that the new education secretary is interested in the potential of technology to improve learning…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

Liberal Democrat 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

“Nicky Morgan & The Narrative of Success (If Few Policies)”: Day Two Conservative Conference Round-Up

Labelling new education secretary, Nicky Morgan, as ‘continuity Gove’, initially seemed a smart move by Labour. But her Conservative…

Laura McInerney
Laura McInerney
Opinion

Morgan’s Priorities & No-Thunder Boles: Day One Round-Up of Conservative Conference

The prevailing view among political commentators is that education isn’t a major issue for this election. If that’s true,…

Laura McInerney
Laura McInerney
Opinion

Heading up a board is serious business

Headteacher boards, the first attempt to move power to the regions, deserve the support of school leaders eadteacher boards…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

Federations should not be swept under the MAT

Multi-academy trusts are on everybody’s lips, but don’t dismiss the federation option In an era of increasing school autonomy…

Emma Knights
Emma Knights
Opinion

The advantages of scale

Having co-authored a new report suggesting performance would improve if the government let every primary school spin out from…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

Right Angles: More than one angle on wearing the niqab

A student sent home for flouting uniform code is not exactly a hard-hitting story. But in a case this…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips

Must Read

Cabinet reshuffle

The PM’s carelessness leaves the DfE with a crisis of competence

A new education secretary inherits a long list of pressing matters and there’s no sign the merry-go-round will stop…

JL Dutaut
Geoff Barton
early years

Bridging the gap with early years for a fairer start for all

Our pilot is proving that schools’ involvement in the early years makes academic and financial sense, writes Katie Oliver,…

JL Dutaut
Katie Oliver
Research

How can we nurture teachers’ superpowers?

There are clear ways to develop impactful teacher expertise, writes Sarah Bagshaw McCormick, and merely observing colleagues’ ‘superpowers’ isn’t…

JL Dutaut
Sarah Bagshaw-McCormick

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…

JL Dutaut
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…

JL Dutaut
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…

JL Dutaut
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…

JL Dutaut
GARETH STEVENS


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