Legal advice

How to manage covert recording of staff by pupils and parents

Covert recordings of school staff are becoming commonplace and can be problematic, writes Theresa Kerr, but some simple steps…

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Theresa Kerr
Diversity

Diversifying our workforce can’t be just a numbers game

Teacher shortages may drive interest in diversifying the teaching workforce, writes Sufian Sadiq, but other reasons will offer more…

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Sufian Sadiq
Literacy

What matters when selecting texts for comprehension activities?

The NFER’s work on reading comprehension can help teachers make the most of the enjoyable task of choosing texts…

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Anne Kispal


Research

Research: Why, how and with whom do children read?

New research sheds light on children’s reading habits and wellbeing and draws out some interesting gender distinctions, writes Rachel…

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Rachel Crowdy
Cost of living

Could your cash reserves be doing more as inflation rises?

David Hourston explores how multi-academy-trusts and their schools could help their cash reserves work harder amid soaring inflation

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David Hourston
Schools white paper

White paper: How autonomy could be a spanner in the works

Too few positive incentives exist to tempt headteachers to join MATs, writes Chris Hampshire, and headteachers’ autonomy trumps them…

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Chris Hampshire
NTP

Does the National Tutoring Programme still have a point?

Concerns about the NTP are legitimate, writes Ben Gadsby, but letting heads spend the funds without accounting for how…

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Ben Gadsby
LGBT+

LGBTQ+: Schools are a battleground against our rights

The international day against homophobia, biphobia and transphobia is a good time to acknowledge that all three are in…

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Tabitha McIntosh
Policy

Can we ever have an educational ten-year plan?

There’s a real appetite for a clearer educational vision and long-term planning in education, writes David Jaffa, but is…

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David Jaffa

Must Read

Social mobility

Social mobility: Why Birbalsingh is right and what to do about it

Social mobility policy is often focused on rags-to-riches stories, says Loic Menzies, but there’s plenty ministers can do to…

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Loic Menzies
Professional development

Why does the system need a National Institute of Teaching?

From cold spots to gaps in research, Sir Dan Moynihan sets out the reasons the school-led training provider came…

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Sir Dan Moynihan
Worforce

The seven stages of losing your work buddy

Teachers everywhere are feeling a sense of loss as a valued colleague’s departure looms, so Gavin Simpson and Natasha…

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Gavin Simpson and Natasha Lawrence

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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