News

DfE doesn’t check whether academy leaders are ‘fit and proper’

Academy trustees and senior leaders are not being properly vetted for their suitability to run schools, the government’s spending...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
News

Calls to boycott new baseline assessment trials – which won’t even start until 2019

Schools and parents are being encouraged to boycott trials of a new reception baseline assessment, two years before it...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
News

NAHT: Senior leader recruitment getting even worse

Schools are increasingly struggling to recruit senior leaders, with the proportion of heads failing to hire a new assistant...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Opinion

The budget won’t help us – so what now?

With no new funding for schools or young people, the chancellor’s 2017 autumn budget clearly doesn’t have the future...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
Features

Russell Hobby, outgoing general secretary, National Association of Head Teachers

Russell Hobby did a profile with The Guardian when he started at the NAHT. In it the journalist interviewing...

Laura McInerney
Laura McInerney
News

Paul Whiteman nominated as next general secretary of NAHT

Paul Whiteman, director of representation and advice at the National Association of Head Teachers, has been nominated to succeed...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Opinion

Good riddance to secure-fit writing assessment

The secure-fit model of writing assessment is on its way out and teachers will not be sorry to see it go,...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
Opinion

The big topics for headteachers in 2016 (and reasons to be cheerful!)

It hasn’t been easy, but Liam Collins is determined to keep “the positive energy up”. I wanted to be...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
News

More business managers need to train for future senior roles

More school business managers must “aspire” to become senior executives as the rise in multi-academy trusts – and damaging...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg