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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
Opinion

Why be a headteacher?

The next generation of school leaders should look to the National Standards of Excellence for Headteachers for inspiration The...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

The third member of a school’s holy trinity

School business managers are more than a finance manager or an admin officer. But exactly what their role is...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
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How can we encourage more teachers to step up to become headteachers?

Rising workloads, stress levels and the pressures of greater accountability are deterring aspiring leaders from applying for headship posts...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips