Opinion

‘The job that we love is being undermined’

Government policy on curriculum, exam and assessment is crippling headteachers. The result? There will be no one left to...

Ros McMullen
Ros McMullen
Opinion

Let’s agree a standardised year-by-year curriculum for all schools

In my role as Director of Academies for a large multi academy trust, I know how important it is...

Sophie Scott
Sophie Scott
Opinion

Policy Exchange’s ‘resit levy’ will rob Peter to pay Paul

Policy Exchange’s “Crossing the Line” report explores “improving success rates among students retaking English and Maths GCSEs” and is...

Sophie Scott
Sophie Scott
Opinion

Why having one exam board isn’t as smart as Nick Gibb thinks it is

Reports that schools minister Nick Gibb wants GCSEs and A levels to be provided by one exam board were...

Laura McInerney
Laura McInerney
Opinion

Andy Burnham and the too-vague really-lame education policy

“I will restore a local role in overseeing schools, rejecting the growing market of free schools and academies.” That’s...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
Opinion

My school put in an email curfew and has reaped the benefits

Education secretary Nicky Morgan has suggested teachers should not respond to work emails after 5pm in a bid to...

Sophie Scott
Sophie Scott
Opinion

Reporting on students’ religious views will squash classroom debate

The new powers of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act asks teachers to report on their students’ religious views as...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Opinion

Top tips on LGBT-inclusive sex education

LGBT young people too often miss out on vital information and support at school. Inclusive sex and relationships education...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Opinion

Governors! Make it your mantra to question everything

Every school governor must always remember to ask “how?” if he or she is to effectively monitor the quality...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden