Schools

Schools can help eradicate outdated myth that physics isn’t for girls

Recent comments by ‘Britain’s strictest headteacher’ suggesting girls ‘naturally’ don’t like physics, are damaging and outdated, writes Rachel Youngman

James Carr
Rachel Youngman
Schools

Women and non-white staff far less likely to be promoted, DfE leaders study shows

DfE research reveals 'significant disparities' in women's, ethnic minorities' and part-time workers' promotion chances

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Schools

50 schools sought for £980k girls sport scheme

DfE says 'Your Time' programme will offer opportunities for girls to access competitive sport

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Private schools

Faith school which segregated staff finally shut down

Rabia Boys and Girls School in Luton was accused of “actively undermining” British values by Michael Wilshaw in 2016

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

Teacher departures down 17% during pandemic, plus 4 more school workforce findings

Teaching’s increasingly young and diverse workforce continued to grow last year as staff departures slumped during Covid, new figures...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

‘Cancel culture’, gender stereotypes and ‘extreme political stances’: What new DfE guidance says about RSE

New guidance on the teaching of relationships and sex education has been published by the Department for Education. The...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Diversity

How do we improve diversity in the media without tokenism?

Every summer, Schools Week publishes a count of how many women vs men – and how many BAME contributors – have...

Schools Week Reporter
CATH MURRAY
Opinion

The OECD’s PISA gender reporting reinforces unhelpful stereotypes

The OECD’s analysis of the gender gaps in education simply regurgitates centuries of educational bias, and it’s wrong, writes...

Expert Contributor
Markus Meier
News

Primary MATs have the widest gender pay gap

Primary school academy trusts have the largest pay gaps between men and women according to new national data –...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson