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Being a research school is about best bets

Five years after they were set up, research schools haven’t enjoyed much public hullabaloo. Jess Staufenberg visits a lead…

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
Features

Interview: Joe Hallgarten

The new chief executive of The Centre for Education and Youth, Joe Hallgarten, is interested in the space for…

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
Features

Interview: Annamarie Hassall

Annamarie Hassall became chief executive of the National Association for Special Educational Needs last week. The former DfE adviser…

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
Features

Interview: Anne Longfield

The former children’s commissioner Anne Longfield has unfinished business, particularly around child poverty. She tells Jess Staufenberg why she’s…

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
Features

Interview: Nadine Bernard

Nadine Bernard, headteacher at Van Gogh primary school, landed her first headship at one of the most infamous academy…

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
Features

Civil servants spend too much time in a room with other civil servants

After four years in the job, Jonathan Slater was unceremoniously sacked as permanent secretary of the Department for Education….

Jess Staufenberg


Features

Introducing… Ndidi Okezie

Ndidi Okezie has done that rare thing and crossed the divide between teaching and youth work. Always the problem-solver, she’s…

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
Features

Introducing… Peps Mccrea

Peps Mccrea is ‘obsessed with the mechanics of teaching’. Here he explains why he wants to take the mystery…

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
Features

The Interview: Roger Taylor

Roger Taylor, the former chair of Ofqual, has spent much of his life thinking and writing about transparency and…

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
Features

Introducing… Caron Johnson

Caron Johnson arrived to change alternative provision, and it changed her. After taking her school straight to ‘outstanding’, she…

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
Features

Introducing…Marcus Shepherd

Marcus Shepherd fell in love with teaching by accident and was a principal at just 27. He tells Jess…

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
Features

Interview: Julian Drinkall

Julian Drinkall took on the biggest trust turnaround job going. Here he talks about constraints, innovation, bravery – and…

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg

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Covid

DfE threatened with legal action over ‘unlawful’ Covid attendance rules

The government is being threatened with legal action if it fails to update attendance guidance for vulnerable children and…

James Carr
James Carr
Covid

Academy trusts’ cash stash rises to £3bn despite pandemic pressures

Academy trusts boosted their reserves and surpluses last year despite the upheaval of Covid, official figures show. New Department…

Tom Belger
Tom Belger