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

A-level results 2022

A-level results are no disaster – but the system is not out of the woods

The vast majority of young people who wanted to attend university now can – after that there are some…

Jess Staufenberg
Tom Richmond
Opinion

Exams can’t close the attainment gap. We must address the underlying causes

Qualification reform is needed, but won’t be enough on its own to address issues of inclusion, diversity and equality…

Freddie Whittaker
Dr Michelle Meadows and Professor Jo-Anne Baird
Opinion

How unfunded pay rises turned my budget surplus into a £140k deficit

Headteacher Tim Marston has been forced into a summer savings scramble after the government’s late decision to raise teacher…

John Dickens
Tim Marston

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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