• Should home education have statutory monitoring?

    With the second reading of the Home Education (Duty of Local Authorities) Bill due in parliament, we brought together Mike Wood, founder of Home Education UK, and Sarah Dove, a former teacher, who now consults for local authorities supporting children at risk of exclusion  Would you support monitoring visits for home-educated kids? Sarah Dove: Yes,

    5.00 Nov. 27th, 2018 | Features

  • Can schools make any more savings?

    With chancellor Hammond’s autumn budget offering schools a one-off payment of £50,000 for “little extras” but no increase in revenue funding, a headteacher and a chief operating officer debate whether there are still areas where schools can make efficiency savings. Sean Maher is headteacher of a secondary academy in Richmond, West London. Micon Metcalfe is

    5.00 Nov. 6th, 2018 | Features

  • 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 where there might be common ground. Mark Lehain, director of campaigning group Parents and Teachers for Excellence, chatted with Jules Daulby, director of education for literacy charity Driver Youth Trust. Qu: Are there too many or

    5.00 Sep. 18th, 2018 | Features