Opinion

Remembrance is now a brand – what place does it have in schools?

The visibility of Remembrance within the public realm has grown significantly over recent years. This has been driven by...

Sophie Scott
Sophie Scott
Opinion

Leaders from other successful education systems are surprised by the imbalance in England

This week CfBT is launching its new report “Interesting Cities: five approaches to urban reform”, comparing the approaches used...

Sophie Scott
Sophie Scott
Opinion

‘It’s essential that governors are paid for their work’

Education is simply too important to be left in the hands of volunteers as their commitment is sanctioned purely...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

Was the removal of assessment levels a good idea? Yes

Liz Goldspink: Was the removal of assessment levels a good idea? No It’s easy to see why people have...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

Was the removal of assessment levels a good idea? No

Jane Powell: Was the removal of assessment levels a good idea? Yes There simply hasn’t been enough guidance for...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

‘Extending childcare must not become another burden on schools’

Extending out-of-hours childcare is a good idea in principle – but the government needs to clarify its proposals, including...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

How can we make schools more efficient?

Schools lose 80 per cent of their budgets to salaries, but they could be more creative with the remaining...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

What has happened to the teacher workload groups?

Few teachers answered the series of questions in the DfE’s workload challenge on “unnecessary and unproductive tasks”. But apathy...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

‘Teachers aren’t talking about peer-to-peer learning, they’re stressed about year 11’

A growing divide between those who spend their day talking about the profession and those who spend their day...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips