Opinion

I gave evidence to MPs on the Education Bill, but here’s what I REALLY wanted to say…..

I was invited to give evidence to the scrutiny committee for the second reading of the Education & Adoption...

Sophie Scott
Sophie Scott
News, Opinion

5 things bothering me about the ‘coasting schools’ definition

Today was the first day of the Education Bill committee stage. To celebrate the ‘coasting schools’ definition was revealed....

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
Opinion

Mayday, mayday. Too many changes, too often

Independent schools want new regulations to be introduced just once a year – let’s say published on May 1...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

What about the pupils caught in the middle?

Should we make the GCSE pass rate harder? Click here for schools minister Nick Gibb’s response to Mark The...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

Twenty-seven years on from the national curriculum

Will the 2015 drive for curriculum entitlement succeed where 1988 and the national curriculum did not? We’ve been here...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

Our specialist approach to alerting our pupils to extremism

The emergence of extremist ideologies should be taught within academic disciplines such as history. Only then will pupils understand...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

Education research: The intractable problems

One of the more curious aspects of our profession is the way in which knowledge about what makes effective...

Sophie Scott
Sophie Scott
Opinion

Promises, promises, promises…

After the election results, the government now needs to make good on its election promises. With the recent election...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

Eight key principles to help boost pupils’ mental health

Schools that help their pupils to be mentally healthy give children and young people the opportunity to get the...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips