Remote learning

What makes good online teaching? Pupils have their say

Closures have already caused some teachers to change their practices permanently, writes Reka Budai, and new insights from pupils…

JL Dutaut
REKA BUDAI
Ofsted

Why ‘outstanding’ leaders must prioritise pupil wellbeing

New research points to a link between ‘outstanding’ ratings and poorer pupil wellbeing. Daniel Muijs sets out what that…

JL Dutaut
DANIEL MUIJS
Ofsted

ITT reforms could spell the beginning of the end for Ofsted

Despite concessions, schools and ITE providers remain at risk from the ITT market reforms and the organisation who will…

JL Dutaut
DAVID SPENDLOVE


Advisory boards

Why advisory boards – and your vote – matter

With elections underway for new advisory boards, Dominic Herrington sets out why the system is a quite success story…

JL Dutaut
DOMINIC HERRINGTON
Research

How can ‘mixing it up’ and confusing students be good for them?

Interleaving can cause confusion, but it’s one that pays off – as long as it’s used within certain parameters,…

JL Dutaut
HARRY FLETCHER-WOOD
Literacy

Chronic under-investment in school libraries is harming life chances

New research shows primary school libraries in a parlous state nationally, and building back better won’t happen without them,…

JL Dutaut
JONATHAN DOUGLAS
Teacher training

Teachers need support to make the uncomfortable comfortable

We owe it to our students to tackle cultural faultlines with them – and to our teachers to ensure…

JL Dutaut
ZAHARA CHOWDHURY
Climate change

Why the DfE’s climate commitments merit only a cautious welcome

We’ve waited long enough for DfE action on climate, writes Mick Waters, so these polices are welcome – albeit…

JL Dutaut
MICK WATERS
Ofsted

Ofsted reform is needed now to rebuild trust in inspections

Our letter stops short of calling for Ofsted to be scrapped, writes Colin Richards, but reform is required now…

JL Dutaut
COLIN RICHARDS

Must Read

Research

How to take part in a DEEP dive into school groups

As the EPI launches new research in school group effectiveness, Bobbie Mills explains what we need to learn, why…

JL Dutaut
Bobbie Mills
Governance

NLG reforms have left chairs of governors unsupported

National Leader of Governance reforms have left a gaping hole in the vital support available to chairs of governors,…

JL Dutaut
NEIL YATES
Disadvantage gap

We can’t support disadvantaged pupils if we can’t monitor their outcomes

Changes to free school meal eligibility make monitoring our progress on closing the disadvantaged attainment gap nearly impossible, writes…

JL Dutaut
ANUSHA GHOSH

ITT

ITT

ITT Market Review: making good on a promising policy

Many objections to the ITT market review are simply incorrect, writes Sam Sims. But delivering on its promise will…

JL Dutaut
DR SAM SIMS
ITT

How can we get schools to offer more ITT placements?

The government wants schools more involved in initial teacher training, but how can we encourage them to offer more…

Freddie Whittaker
JACK WORTH

EXAMS

Exams

Exams: GCSE reform isn’t as simple as stick or twist

As clamour grows for post-Covid GCSE reform, it’s important we listen to the opinions of all those concerned, writes…

JL Dutaut
COLIN HUGHES
Exams

To be fair, we can do better than exams

Ministers’ clamour to return to our pre-pandemic exams system is founded on an impoverished idea of fairness, writes Jo-Anne…

JL Dutaut
JO-ANNE BAIRD


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