Solutions

Five ways all schools can be more deaf-friendly

The end of Deaf Awareness Week could be the start of a more deaf-aware education system – and society…

JL Dutaut
Carly Simpson
Policy

Schools must step up to defend families from data intrusion

These new revelations are an escalation schools should be deeply concerned about

JL Dutaut
Jen Persson
Policy

Avoiding VAT is a risky strategy for private schools. Better advice is available

VAT avoidance schemes could backfire. Perhaps private schools should ask state school leaders for financial advice instead

JL Dutaut
Tim Leunig


Recruitment

The solution to our recruitment crisis is in our communities

By pulling together, we can create a new institution to offer progression pathways for people in and around our…

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Ed Vainker and Rajbir Hazelwood
Accountability

Why we’ve launched an Alternative Big Listen

Genuine renewal will only come from asking the right questions in the right ways, so let’s listen to the…

JL Dutaut
Colin Richards and Frank Norris
The Knowledge

The Knowledge. How to ensure CPD has classroom impact

Opportunities to recombine learning in novel contexts are just as important as ‘chunking’ professional development in the first place,…

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Dr Sam Sims and Dr Briony Banks
The Knowledge

The Knowledge. How can we close the political engagement gap?

A new study reveals inequalities in the development of political engagement and offers policies to close the gap

JL Dutaut
Bryony Hoskins
Behaviour

Beyond behaviour: A roadmap to practices for social betterment

A new programme aims to navigate schools out of the dead-end behaviour debate and towards a holistic approach to…

JL Dutaut
Beth Hardie and Charles Drew
Policy

Let’s cancel bank holidays and… bank those holidays

Doing away with anachronistic long weekends could revolutionise school terms for the benefit of all

JL Dutaut
Tim Leunig

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

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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,…

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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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