Book Reviews

My secret #edtech diary by Al Kingsley

Too late by some 18 months and never quite sure of its intended audience, this diary nonetheless reveals interesting…

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The magic in the space between by Ian and Hilary Wigston

Just like the best mentoring, this book is less a how-to manual than a thought-provoking catalyst for change, writes…

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12 books to look forward to this summer and beyond

JL Dutaut ends the academic year with a look ahead at the books on education publishers’ slates that are…

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The boy question by Mark Roberts

Don’t be put off by the title, writes Stephen Lockyer. This book is a goldmine of wisdom and practical…

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How to think by Tom Chatfield

Though not aimed at schools, this book could be transformative for senior leaders, teachers and their pupils, finds Amir…

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Addressing educational disadvantage the Essex way

Headteacher, John Bryant finds a book full of practical take-aways and expert commentary that will inform any leader’s interventions…

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Blog Reviews

Jon Hutchinson’s blogs of the week, 13 September 2021

This week’s top blogs look at leadership and strategy, curriculum and generative learning, and the frameworks for early careers…

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Gerry Robinson’s blogs of the week, 6 September 2021

Gerry Robinson’s top blogs look at welcoming students back, taking nothing for granted, leading with honesty, and spreading the…

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Blogs of the year, 2020/21

Each of our blog reviewers selects one blog that has particularly impacted them this year and explains why  …

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Melissa Jane’s blogs of the week, 5 July 2021

Melissa Jane’s top blogs look at quality CPD, constructive negativity, echo chambers, and the ongoing battle against homophobia  …

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Sonia Thompson’s blogs of the week, 28 June 2021

Literature, leadership, modelling as a teaching method and the big lie about schools are Sonia Thompson’s top picks of…

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Naureen Khalid’s blogs of the week, 21 June 2021

Naureen Khalid takes a governor’s perspective a=on the week’s top blogs and focuses on leadership, the reading gap, lesson…

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Research Reviews

Research

Research: how can coaching lead to school improvement?

New research shows coaching can lead to school improvement, write Rachel Lofthouse and Trista Hollweck, and hints at best bets to make that…

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RACHEL LOFTHOUSE* AND TRISTA HOLLWECK**
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Five research insights that shone a light on 2020/21

JL Dutaut selects five contributions to our regular research column that have informed and elightened our year   Are…

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Research: How long actually is the school day?

After repeated calls to extend the school day, Gavin Williamson has admitted knowing little about it. Teacher Tapp has…

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LAURA MCINERNEY
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Research: Who has lost most from the pupil premium change?

Newly eligible pupils may need less support than the long-term disadvantaged, but it’s the poorest schools who have lost…

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DAWSON MCLEAN
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Research: What is self-efficacy and why does it matter?

National Thank A Teacher Day matters, writes Cat Scutt, but the concept of self-efficacy means there are good reasons to celebrate school…

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CAT SCUTT
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Research: What are the potential consequences of TAGs?

Teacher-assessed grades could have consequences for under-represented students – not to mention their effect on teachers, writes Billy Huband-Thompson…

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BILLY HUBAND-THOMPSON