Oracy

The schools white paper must have oracy at its heart

We are now one year on from schools returning in full after the Covid lockdowns. But we are yet…

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Emma Hardy and Geraint Davies
Research

Are closed questions enough for national curriculum tests?

Open and closed questions both have their advantages and drawbacks, write Katie Colwill and Philippa Green, and there are…

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KATIE COLWILL and PHILIPPA GREEN
Racism

Reconciling schools and artists after the Clanchy controversy

Controversy mustn’t hinder children’s access to artists in our schools, writes Bennie Kara, but we must balance artistic freedom…

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Bennie Kara


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
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
Research

What do schools need to level up literacy post-Covid?

We all understand how important it is that we support and encourage our children to read for pleasure. The…

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LOUISE JOHNS-SHEPHERD
Energy costs

Rising energy costs are a teachable moment for the sector

The unregulated energy market within which schools operate leaves them vulnerable, writes Tim Warneford, but with vision and some…

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TIM WARNEFORD
Community

Schools should be better prepared to deal with collective trauma

Senseless violence scarred our community and has taken years to heal, writes Chris Upton. We need better systems to…

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CHRIS UPTON
Community

Helping victims of this and every conflict in our schools

Schools are making incredible efforts to support Ukrainian and Russian students and must do the same for all children…

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ANJUM PEERBACOS

Must Read

Literacy

What matters when selecting texts for comprehension activities?

The NFER’s work on reading comprehension can help teachers make the most of the enjoyable task of choosing texts…

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Anne Kispal
Research

Research: Why, how and with whom do children read?

New research sheds light on children’s reading habits and wellbeing and draws out some interesting gender distinctions, writes Rachel…

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Rachel Crowdy
Cost of living

Could your cash reserves be doing more as inflation rises?

David Hourston explores how multi-academy-trusts and their schools could help their cash reserves work harder amid soaring inflation

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David Hourston

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…

JL Dutaut
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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