Schools white paper

White paper: a roadmap with opportunity and risk for all

Having an end point to our fractured system is welcome, writes Caroline Barlow, but charting a course to that…

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Caroline Barlow
Schools white paper

White paper: our ambitions depend on the profession’s insights

Strong trusts are at the heart of our ambitions, writes Baroness Barran, and the review stage will ensure everyone…

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Baroness Diana Barran
Schools white paper

The ‘evidence-led education secretary’ isn’t being led by the evidence

Professor Stephen Gorard questions the government’s case for an all-academy system

John Dickens
Professor Stephen Gorard


SEND review

What the SEND review got right, could do better and the next steps

The green paper offers ‘sorely needed solutions’, but the education committee chair wants ‘concrete action urgently’

John Dickens
Robert Halfon MP
Research

Research: What does inclusion mean to those who experience it?

Decision makers at all levels should be mindful that there are two competing and complimentary definitions of inclusion, writes…

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Anthony Maher
SEND review

SEND review: Why SENCOs must engage in the consultation

The green paper recognises the value of SENCOs, but the proposals will need all our voices to shape them…

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Dr Jess Mahdavi-Gladwell
Schools white paper

White paper: A welcome return to long-term policy making

It may be unglamorous, but ministers’ return to a long-term focus on systems and structures is the right thing…

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Jon Coles
SEND review

SEND review: Reforms must now follow quickly 

These long-overdue proposals are encouraging, writes Sam Parrett. Their implementation must be thorough and much faster than it’s taken…

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Dr Sam Parrett
Schools white paper

Why the parent pledge is much more than a gimmick

Many – even most – schools may already be doing it, but that takes nothing away from the government’s…

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Jonathan Simons

Must Read

Professional development

Why does the system need a National Institute of Teaching?

From cold spots to gaps in research, Sir Dan Moynihan sets out the reasons the school-led training provider came…

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Sir Dan Moynihan
Worforce

The seven stages of losing your work buddy

Teachers everywhere are feeling a sense of loss as a valued colleague’s departure looms, so Gavin Simpson and Natasha…

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Gavin Simpson and Natasha Lawrence
Research

How can ‘quick-fire’ research help us answer timely questions?

The EEF’s Amy Ellis-Thompson unpicks the findings from new quick-fire research designed to test strategies to boost pupil engagement…

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Amy Ellis-Thompson

ITT

ITT

What next for an ECF that is already failing new teachers and mentors?

Halfway through its first year, the ECF has already become a straitjacket, writes Sam Strickland, but its promise can…

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SAM STRICKLAND
ITT

Weaving a ‘golden thread’ through professional development

Teacher training reforms impact everyone from trainee to leader. The key to retention and progress is to offer consistency…

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KATIE WARING

EXAMS

Exams

Exams: is there an alternative to ‘back to normal’?

Schools may be relieved to recover a sense of normality, write Mick Waters and Tim Brighouse, but there are…

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Tim Brighouse and Mick Waters
Exams

Exams head us back to normality. Now for league tables

Ofqual is ensuring students get the exams they want in the fairest way possible, writes Gareth Stevens, but schools…

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GARETH STEVENS


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