Opinion

Schools need more money or they’ll have to start cutting staff

Schools are increasingly forced to live beyond the meagre means the government gives them, a situation that can’t last...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
Opinion

‘The Parent Pound’ – Should schools ask parents for donations to cover squeezed budgets?

As one school consults parents on regular cash contributions to boost its ailing coffers, editor Laura McInerney considers the...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
Opinion

Forget (most of) your post-election blues

Funding cuts, a recruitment crisis . . . what is there to be happy about? Well, the quality of...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

The reality of school funding cuts

We may know who will govern the country for the next five years, but the detail of education funding...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

Let’s take a deep breath and make changes

A Conservative government with Nicky Morgan as secretary of state gives some chance of stability to allow schools to...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

Thoughts from after the election

The Conservatives have a clear majority. So what is the reality for school leaders, governors and teachers? Many of...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

‘If I were education secretary (again)…’

Money is not the sole salvation in achieving quality education for all children. However, cutting the money available can...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

The practicalities of making students study English to 18

More teachers will be needed to teach students who don’t really want to be there. . . and just...

Gwen Nelson
Gwen Nelson
Opinion

SEN: schools can’t do it alone

Away from boarding schools and instead looking at SEN provision, Mark Baker discusses the challenges of budget cuts in...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips