• Executive heads can vote multiple times in headteacher board election loophole

    Executive headteachers are able to vote more than once using a loophole in the headteacher board elections, Schools Week has discovered. And if they’re standing, they are potentially able to cast multiple votes for themselves, plunging the fairness of the whole system into doubt. The elections opened this month, to elect panels which will then

    5.00 Sep. 22nd, 2017 | News

  • Headteacher boards are not corrupt

    The editorial last week led to more responses than any other in Schools Week’s history. Here, one headteacher board member responds to the criticism – and our editor replies. As a member of one of the regional school commissioners’ headteacher advisory boards, it’s perhaps no surprise that claims they are shrouded in secrecy caught my

    5.00 May. 12th, 2017 | Opinion

  • Headteacher boards ARE corrupt but can be fixed - just like Gove fixed GCSEs

    The editorial last week led to more responses than any other in schools week’s history. One headteacher board member responded to the criticism – and here, editor Laura McInerney replies. In 2012, Michael Gove set about reforming GCSEs because he believed the exam system to be “corrupt”. At the time, I balked. Was he saying

    5.00 May. 12th, 2017 | Opinion