Opinion

‘Educational Excellence Everywhere’ White Paper: What are the actual policies?

The first education white paper since 2010 has been released by the government today. But what does it actually...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
Opinion

I worked on the last DfE white paper – and couldn’t resolve this academy mess

A new DfE white paper? Let’s hope it solves the academy mess, writes Matt Hood   Tony Blair came...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
Opinion

‘This revolution in governance does not include barricades’

The multi academy trust is an increasingly common form of school governance. Should governors embrace the change or make...

Emma Knights
Emma Knights
Opinion

A former minister’s view: thoughts on the school-led system

Five areas need to be given priority if schools-led system is to become a reality English schools have a...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

From the frontline: thoughts on the school-led system

Former executive principal Ros McMullen sets out her vision of what a school-led system now needs. In the first...

Ros McMullen
Ros McMullen
Opinion

People in education are not saints: we need to have difficult conversations about money

Conversations about money in education are difficult, tinged as they often are with a sense that real teachers are...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

National funding formula: We might benefit from the change but the government needs to be bolder

Southend High School for Boys is one of many schools that gets a “raw deal” under the current funding...

Sophie Scott
Sophie Scott
Opinion

National funding formula: ‘The debate should be a marathon not a sprint’

The publication of the national funding formula consultation yesterday has fired the starting pistol on the race to create...

Sophie Scott
Sophie Scott
Opinion

Transparency is needed from schools commissioners, not marketing

Six months ago I sat in a room in Oxfordshire full of top school leaders – mostly chiefs of...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips