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Interview: Robert Halfon, chair of the education select committee

When I ask Robert Halfon, the chair of the education committee, to name the witness that has affected him…

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
Features, News

The Policy Debate

Who should make policy, politicians or educationists? We invited Jonathan Simons, director at Public First, and Amanda Goodall, senior…

John Dickens
John Dickens
Features

Martyn Oliver, chief executive of the Outwood Grange Academies Trust

OGAT, saviour of many schools in the north, can’t seem to shake criticism of its strict behaviour sanctions and…

John Dickens
John Dickens
Features

Emma Hardy, MP for Hull West and Hessle

Emma Hardy, MP for Hull West and Hessle Emma Hardy may be a relative newbie in Parliament, but she’s…

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
Features

Beccy Earnshaw, director, Voice 21

Oracy hit it big on the education agenda earlier this year when Nick Gibb unexpectedly dropped it into a…

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
Features

The academy trust that’s run like an edtech start-up

XP and XP East sit like tiny pods on a giant lot in a Doncaster retail park. I’ve just…

Catherine Murray
Catherine Murray


Features

Ian Bauckham, CEO, Tenax Schools Trust

Ian Bauckham is probably one of the few people to have talked explicitly about sex with Department for Education…

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
Features

Should multi-academy trust CEO pay be regulated?

Lord Agnew, the academies minister, has sent out a fifth batch of letters to multi-academy trusts who pay their…

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
Features

Navdeep Sanghara, executive headteacher, Inspire Partnership

Navdeep Sanghara is the only interviewee ever to have interpreted my question about what makes a great gift as…

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
Features

The Shanghai teacher exchange – was it worth it?

Research released last week on the Shanghai teacher exchange reveals that despite sending 60-plus teachers to and from China…

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
Features

The debate: No excuses v nurture – what’s the best behaviour policy?

Hannah Wilson heads up Aureus School in Didcot, whose strapline is “nurturing hearts and minds”. Stuart Lock runs Bedford…

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
Features

Clive Webster, chief executive, Kent Catholic Schools Partnership

Clive Webster has vivid memories of the day Muhammad Ali visited his family home in Harlesden, a north-west London…

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter

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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