News

Executive Headteachers: what’s in a name?

The government does not know how many executive headteachers are actually working in academies, a new report has claimed,...

John Dickens
John Dickens
News

‘Trojan Horse’ turnaround head takes over at Perry Beeches

The executive headteacher brought in to turn around a Birmingham school at the centre of the “Trojan Horse” scandal...

John Dickens
John Dickens
Opinion

Why effective heads don’t need to have been teachers

Too many headteachers are nearing retirement with too few to take their place. But there are plenty of highly...

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
Opinion

Character education: teaching through subjects

Dr Tom Harrison, Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues, University of Birmingham What have you been working on? The...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

Why the latest research shows heads should give teaching assistants space to do their jobs

The Education Endowment Foundation has released its latest research on new tools for teaching assistants and called for them...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
Opinion

The seven deadly sins of executive headship

Taking on the role requires a new set of skills. It’s easy to lose the personal touch you had...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

‘Talking down the job of a headteacher stops people doing it’

Being a headteacher is a tough job: but it is also a brilliant one. Let’s talk up the positives...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

Finding the right woman for the job

Figures suggest governors have a gender bias when they appoint headteachers. So what happens when they don’t have a...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Opinion

“School-to-school support is more important than ever”

In Nicky Morgan’s first major announcement since the election, the education secretary has declared she would accelerate plans to...

Sophie Scott
Sophie Scott