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Exclusions: are there too many or too few?

As the debate on school exclusions becomes increasingly polarised, we brought together two people with opposing views to see…

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
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Should you hand back an EHCP if you think the child no longer needs it?

Ed Vainker is the co-founder and executive principal of Reach Academy Feltham, the school featured in the documentary H…

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
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Michael Merrick, Deputy head, St Cuthbert’s Catholic Community School

Eight years ago, Michael Merrick and his wife moved from St Andrews, where he was partway through a PhD…

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
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Paul Luxmoore, CEO, Coastal Academies Trust

When we exchanged descriptions so we could recognise one another on the platform, Paul Luxmoore, CEO of the Coastal…

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
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Zoe Carr, CEO, WISE Academies

Ofsted has just descended on the most challenging school in the WISE Academies trust, and CEO Zoe Carr is…

Catherine Murray
Catherine Murray
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David Laws and Natalie Perera, Executive chairman and Executive director, Education Policy Institute

I’m at the new Education Policy Institute offices at 9am on a sweltering Monday to meet its executive chairman,…

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter


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Peter Lee, Head of School, Q3 Langley

I emerge from the loo at Q3 Langley to find my path blocked by a single-file procession of year…

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
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Sabrina Hobbs, principal, Severndale specialist academy

A nine-year-old boy in a wheelchair is delightedly pressing the large button on a battery-powered speaker that calls Betsy the…

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
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Carole Willis, Chief Executive, National Foundation for Educational Research

Education researchers are a strange breed. While the think-tanks openly court the press, and even the university academics are…

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
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Katharine Birbalsingh, Headmistress, Michaela Community School

A customised Marmite jar stands on Katharine Birbalsingh’s desk, with the name “Michaela” emblazoned across it. It’s a stroke of…

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
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Debra Rutley, Executive headteacher, Aspire Alternative Provision

“I didn’t have a positive experience at school,” admits Debra Rutley, “and I think that has had a massive…

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
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Paul Whiteman, General secretary, NAHT

Almost a year to the day since he was unveiled as the NAHT’s preferred candidate to replace Russell Hobby…

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker

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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
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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