Opinion

How politicians and policy makers can raise the confidence of the teaching profession

Nearly half of teachers leave the profession within the first five years of teaching. Depressing isn’t it? Teachers are...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
Opinion

Why access to exam appeals — rather than how they are re-remarked — is the real social justice issue

Many people will say changes to the GCSE and A-level re-marking system are unfair, but are they correct? Editor...

Laura McInerney
Laura McInerney
Opinion

Why don’t we care about the purpose of education?

In one of the most significant periods of upheaval in education, debate around collaboration centres too much on structure...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
Opinion

How you can evaluate the impact of your decisions

With the government increasingly asking for evidence that initiatives have had “impact”, Stuart Kime writes a step-by-step guide for...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

The real challenge awaits for Cameron and Morgan

The government may have made a u-turn on forced academisation, says Lucy Powell, but its misguided fixation with school...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

Myopia and daylight in schools: a neglected aspect of public health?

Dr Richard Hobday, Independent Researcher What have you been working on? I’ve been researching the impact of building design,...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

Will small schools be able to breathe a big sigh of relief?

In a week of big news – threatened strikes, parent boycotts, backbenchers shouting about academies – there has been...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

The motorway model of mental health risks

What have you been working on? We’re interested in the characteristics of schools linked to pupil mental health risks...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

Character education: teaching through subjects

Dr Tom Harrison, Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues, University of Birmingham What have you been working on? The...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips