News

EXCLUSIVE: Ark’s new ‘Assembly’ service seeks to help edu-tech start ups

Successful academy chain Ark is launching a new cloud-based service today to break open the market for start-up education...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
News

Alternative GCSE League Tables 2016: Which schools do best for the poorest pupils?

League tables for schools and colleges were released today by the Department for Education. Schools Week brings back its...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Features

Joan McVittie, retired headteacher, Woodside High School

Dame Joan McVittie has already saved me twice by the time we are in her tiny car and zipping...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

It is essential to involve schools in the development of 14-16 vocational qualifications

When delivered within schools, vocational qualifications can help pupils develop work-ready, practical skills, become more confident, enhance their CV...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
News

Accountability measures for secondary schools are ‘flawed and dangerous’, new analysis suggests

Secondary school’s published performance measures will this year be “very flawed and quite dangerous” due to a series of...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

Primary assessment: the good, the bad and the ugly

The changes to primary assessment and accountability have been under review for the best part of five years, and...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

Secondary moderns must have a voice, too

Grammar schools are back in the news with Nicky Morgan’s approval of a Kent school’s expansion. But they’ve never...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
News

The EBacc Effect: How different ability pupils are pushed to study different school subjects

In 2010 the government added a measure to school league tables. It signalled how many children studied a set...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
News

Coasting school definition out for consultation

The government has today launched a consultation on the proposed definition of “coasting” schools. The Education and Adoption Bill,...

Sophie Scott
Sophie Scott