Opinion

Great professional development for all teachers? It’s more affordable than you think

How much would it cost to give teachers a formal entitlement to continuing professional development? Not as much as…

Freddie Whittaker
JAMES ZUCCOLLO
Opinion

Three new insights about early learning and child wellbeing

Deprivation affects learning, but the good news for teachers is that other factors within their control can have an…

JL Dutaut
RACHEL CLASSICK
Opinion

Are we showing the profession all that it can be?

Every year, we audit our back pages to hold ourselves accountable for representing the teaching profession at its diverse…

JL Dutaut
JL DUTAUT


Opinion

This new academies handbook could cause waste and confusion

Poor consultation on the new Academy Trust Handbook reflects badly on the DfE and could create unnecessary and preventable…

JL Dutaut
STEPHEN MORALES* and STEPHEN LESTER**
Research

Five research insights that shone a light on 2020/21

JL Dutaut selects five contributions to our regular research column that have informed and elightened our year   Are…

JL Dutaut
JL DUTAUT
ITT

ITT review: Histrionics can’t block an historic opportunity

The reaction to the ITT review is completely out of kilter with its proposals, writes Stuart Lock, and improving…

JL Dutaut
STUART LOCK
Opinion

Are we doing enough to support maternity returners?

Taking return to work from maternity for granted can cost schools talent and women their careers. That’s just not…

JL Dutaut
SEAN DUFFY
Research

Research: How long actually is the school day?

After repeated calls to extend the school day, Gavin Williamson has admitted knowing little about it. Teacher Tapp has…

JL Dutaut
LAURA MCINERNEY
Diversity

Schools can’t dismiss the menopause as a ‘women’s issue’

There are many good reasons to make our schools ‘menopause aware’, writes Jenny Arrowsmith, and not doing so could…

JL Dutaut
JENNY ARROWSMITH

Must Read

Research

Research: How can we improve our relationships with students?

Three studies point to some strategies with the potential to build better rapport with students and improve their results…

JL Dutaut
HARRY FLETCHER-WOOD
Diversity, National Curriculum

Time for DfE leadership on diversifying the curriculum

It won’t do to say schools are free to diversify their content when workload and accountability make it impossible,…

JL Dutaut
EMMA SLATER
Flexible working, Recruitment and retention

Why leave teachers out of the flexible working revolution?

Giving teachers the flexible working options everyone else now expects could stem an exodus, writes Emma Shingleton, and even…

JL Dutaut
EMMA SHINGLETON

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

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
Exams

Next year’s exams could be statistically contentious if we don’t act now

Clear conversations about next year’s exams are needed right away, writes Sharon Witherspoon The last two years have been…

Jess Staufenberg
Sharon Witherspoon


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