Policy

The vaping issue the government’s bill isn’t dealing with

A new trend is emerging that threatens schools’ ability to impose their policies on vaping – based on questionable…

JL Dutaut
Chris Passey
Manifesto 2024

Three policies to put schools at the heart of a civic mission

Our work in Bradford shows local communities – with schools at their heart – are the best source of…

JL Dutaut
Luke Sparkes
AI

AI offers a big prize if we can learn to lead others to it

The true prize of AI-powered education may be the shift in leadership approach required to deliver it

JL Dutaut
Chris Goodall


Policy

New trans guidance will not be the driver some hope it will

No amount of guidance can make an issue disappear, but grey areas and black-and-white headlines leave schools and pupils…

JL Dutaut
Ben Gadsby
Policy

Why schools need the vaping bill to come into force

The government’s attempt to curb the exponential growth of vaping among children and young people is desperately needed

JL Dutaut
Matthew Shanks
Solutions

Six situations all trainees should be exposed to

New teachers shouldn’t have to struggle when they encounter situations that are a normal part of the job. Here…

JL Dutaut
Nathan Burns
SEND

Schools are already redefining ‘mainstream’ – they just need support

Even without substantial investment, there’s plenty government could do to help beacons of inclusion and navigate the system their…

JL Dutaut
Dr Kate Chhatwal
Mental health

Solutions: How to look after your staff’s mental health

To mark mental health awareness week, here are some ideas to create a trust-wide culture of wellbeing

JL Dutaut
Dr Craig Avieson
Recruitment

Career changers could be game changers for teacher recruitment

A career change to teaching shouldn’t such a hard sell to a motivated audience – so what is DfE…

JL Dutaut
Nicola Davenport

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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