Opinion

Great professional development for all teachers? It’s more affordable than you think

How much would it cost to give teachers a formal entitlement to continuing professional development? Not as much as...

Freddie Whittaker
JAMES ZUCCOLLO
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CPD entitlement would boost attainment by two-thirds of a grade, study claims

Giving teachers a formal entitlement to 35 hours of CPD training would boost pupil attainment by two-thirds of a...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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England outspends Wales and Northern Ireland on catch-up, but funding is ‘poorly-targeted’

England has committed the second highest amount of funding for pupil catch-up schemes out of the four nations in...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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7 school policies to solve the Covid children mental health crisis

Aspiring school leaders should be encouraged to work in alternative provision settings before stepping up so they are better...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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7 proposals to solve the 2021 exams conundrum

New benchmarking assessments should be used to provide “contingency grades” if summer exams cannot take place for most pupils,...

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
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Coronavirus: Attendance rates vary hugely across England, finds EPI report

School attendance rates vary hugely across England, new research has found, prompting concerns that pupils in some parts of...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Attainment gaps begin to widen and 6 other key findings from the EPI annual report

The Education Policy Institute has published its annual report, which has found that the attainment gap between poorer pupils...

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
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EPI: Attainment gap has stopped closing for the first time in a decade

The attainment gap between poorer pupils and their better-off peers has stopped closing for the first time in 10...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Four things we learned from the EPI’s analysis of 2021-22 school funding allocations

Efforts to “level-up” school funding in England will benefit better-off pupils more than their poorer peers, according to new...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker