Community

How can we help pupils make sense of this war impartially?

Impartiality guidance doesn’t help teachers navigate the classroom dilemmas caused by this invasion, writes Jess Mahdavi-Gladwell, but some good…

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JESS MADHAVI-GLADWELL
Diversity

Diversifying literature? Talk to your librarian

The school library is the perfect place to showcase and support initiatives to offer pupils a broader English literature…

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DANUTA ZALEGA
Research

How can schools narrow the disadvantage gap?

Regardless of support to deliver the ‘levelling up’ agenda, it’s every school’s mission – and research provides useful best…

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NICK WOOD


Literacy

Dismissal of research leaves us stuck in the reading wars

Misinformed criticisms of our work show reconciliation of the reading wars is still some way off, write Alice Bradbury…

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ALICE BRADBURY and DOMINIC WYSE
Destinations

Long-term destinations data could transform schools – and lives

A new report shows the long-term data Ark are already using to guide students could be further enriched -…

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SARAH TAUNTON
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
Opinion

We should not hide from children what is happening in Ukraine

Children’s commissioner says pupils can ‘find solace in community that is comprehending and responding to these events’

John Dickens
Rachel de Souza
Research

How is the cost of living crisis affecting teachers and schools?

Iain Ford sets out what we know about the state of teachers’ finances – and what the rising cost…

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Iain Ford
Research

Research ethics need a new responsibility to teachers

Researchers’ lack of ethical responsibility to teachers wastes effort and harms pupils, writes Thomas Martell. So what are we…

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THOMAS MARTELL

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…

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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…

JL Dutaut
GARETH STEVENS


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