Book Reviews

The next big thing in school improvement by Rebecca Allen and others

Though it made for uncomfortable reading, Zoe Enser found this book challenging, eye-opening, and not short of a few…

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Huh: Curriculum Conversations Between Subject and Senior Leaders

Though not aimed at a primary school audience, this book raises important questions every sector of education should be…

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The Juggling Act by Toby Salt

Even if you are not currently in leadership, I’d advise you not to skip this review. Back in 1999,…

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Teaching Machines: The History of Personalized Learning

Though focused on the American experience, Audrey Watters’ book is full of salient lessons about AI’s forays into schools…

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Reaching the unseen children by Jean Gross

It’s always exciting to see a new book placing emphasis on addressing the educational impacts of socio-economic disadvantage. Jean…

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Organise Ideas: Thinking By Hand, Extending the Mind

When it comes to graphic organisers, I’m about as nerdy as it gets. I used them extensively in my…

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Blog Reviews

Mary Hind-Portley’s blogs of the week, 17 January 2022

This week’s top blogs cover data, supporting pupil premium children, managing transitions and addressing negative self-talk

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Gerry Robinson’s blogs of the week, 10 January 2022

Creating the safe, happy space where children are inspired to talk @EmmaDee77 For those who haven’t been paying attention,…

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Sonia Thompson’s blogs of the new year – 4 January 2022

Three blogs old and new to reflect on at the start of the new year, chosen by Sonia Thompson

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Dan Morrow’s blogs of the week, 6 December 2021

This week’s top blogs cover lesson observations, curriculum interconnectivity, teaching like a champion, and the impact of recent Ofsted…

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Ruby Bhatti’s blogs of the week, 29 November 2021

This week’s blogs cover inspection reports, quality assurance, parentla engagement, running effective meetings and understanding wellbeing

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Robin Conway’s blogs of the week, 22 November 2021

This week’s top blogs cover breaking bad habits, giving better feedback, the benefits and drawbacks of mini whiteboards, and…

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Research Reviews

Research

How to take part in a DEEP dive into school groups

As the EPI launches new research in school group effectiveness, Bobbie Mills explains what we need to learn, why…

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Bobbie Mills
Research

Is extending the school day a viable solution to lost learning?

Our case study reveals important caveats for ‘out-of-school time’ provision and challenges leaders to think differently about post-Covid recovery,…

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CLAIRE FORBES
Research

How can we ensure teachers take up and benefit from CPD?

While reforms have removed much of the cost barrier to teachers accessing quality CPD, one important obstacle remains, explains…

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CAT SCUTT
Research

Research: How can teaching be made greener?

Teaching lags behind other professions when it comes to decarbonising, and the key may be in the incentives schools…

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IAIN FORD
Research

How can ‘mixing it up’ and confusing students be good for them?

Interleaving can cause confusion, but it’s one that pays off – as long as it’s used within certain parameters,…

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HARRY FLETCHER-WOOD
Research

How can we build back better arts education?

A new research project demonstrates the value of bringing artists and teachers together and tries to bridge the gulf…

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TOM DOBSON AND LISA STEPHENSON