Opinion

Here’s what politicians REALLY think about education

If you ask politicians, of all parties, to tell you what they really think would improve education – what...

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In Short, Opinion

6 super-nerdy things you might have missed in the Policy Exchange free school report

Today’s Policy Exchange ‘research’ conveniently released a bunch of positive facts about free schools on the exact same day...

Laura McInerney
Laura McInerney
Opinion

Who is the right group to monitor schools?

Having increasingly ‘freed’ schools from local government, it seems they still need to be monitored. But who should do...

Amy Finch
Amy Finch
Opinion

Governor’s Corner: How we are tackling the A level changes

Exam reforms have prompted a Northampton school to construct a new extended enrichment curriculum for year 12 students The rushed...

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Opinion

How to reduce teacher workload? The answer is simple…

Cut time in the classroom to one-third. It will be expensive, but it is what teachers need have a...

Ross McGill
Ross McGill
Opinion

Pastoral interventions can help to raise student achievement

A greater emphasis on pastoral care to remove barriers to learning has increased attainment at a 1,600-pupil academy Student...

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Opinion

Getting the message across (and it’s not about snow)

So you think it’s been a big week for education policy announcements? Well you would, because you’re involved in...

Jonathan Simons
Jonathan Simons
Opinion

Why the Acas Code of Practice should change

The code discriminates against non-union staff who should be entitled to have a qualified person with them at any...

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Opinion

Sacking leaders over times tables defies employment law – and common sense

Let’s get something clear from the start: children should learn times tables at primary school. They should have them...

Russell Hobby
Russell Hobby