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
SEND

Harnessing the power of parental engagement

Prioritising effective internal communication about students means external communication can be more honest, trusting and productive, writes Rhian Williams

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RHIAN WILLIAMS
Climate change

How can we meet the pledge to put climate ‘at the heart of education’?

If the government is serious about education for sustainability, it will need to be equally serious about delivering sustainability…

JL Dutaut
NICOLA WALSH
SEND

Making inclusion count against persistent disadvantage

Overcoming barriers to learning caused by multiple disadvantages is a matter of inviting everyone into the school family, says…

JL Dutaut
JILL WRIGHT
Recruitment and retention

Why a retention bust could follow the Covid recruitment boom

I sought refuge in teaching but soon I’ll be a refugee from its destructive workload crisis, writes Clare Macnaughton…

JL Dutaut
CLARE MACNAUGHTON
Racism

Islamophobia does exist – and it’s in our staffrooms

How can we teach children so-called British values while we persist in our denial that some of our colleagues…

JL Dutaut
ANONYMOUS

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Weaving a ‘golden thread’ through professional development

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Top tips for implementing the new Early Careers Framework

Supporting early-career teachers through the new framework is more demanding, but can be far more rewarding for all concerned…

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Opinion

How to support teachers with cervical cancer

To mark cervical cancer prevention week, Donna Bradbury recounts her journey from diagnosis to remission, with tips to support…

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DONNA BRADBURY

ITT

ITT

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KATIE WARING
ITT

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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…

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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…

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JO-ANNE BAIRD


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