Opinion

The reality of school funding cuts

We may know who will govern the country for the next five years, but the detail of education funding...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

Thoughts from after the election

The Conservatives have a clear majority. So what is the reality for school leaders, governors and teachers? Many of...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

The system could be given the freedoms to be great

It looks like a busy five years for Nicky Morgan: 500 new free schools, an extra 17,500 maths and...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

Why we should focus on well-rounded young people – not exceptional grades

Earlier this week the headteacher of Lady Eleanor Holles School, Heather Hanbury, launched an attack at the state of...

Sophie Scott
Sophie Scott
News, Opinion

What does a fully-Conservative government mean for schools?

At a certain point last night I grabbed our election supplement and flipped nervously to the Conservative education pledge...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
Opinion

‘If I were education secretary (again)…’

I would secure all-party support to launch a ten-year programme to spread technical education throughout the whole education system....

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

‘If I were education secretary (again)…’

Money is not the sole salvation in achieving quality education for all children. However, cutting the money available can...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

‘If I were education secretary (again)…’

Secondary schools have become an increasingly diverse and rather chaotic gathering. It seems to be held together (more or...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY TO UNLEASH GREATNESS IN OUR EDUCATION SYSTEM

For too long the relationship between government and the teaching profession has been strained. Ministers have imposed frequent changes...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden