Opinion

How my school helped Traveller children

There are simple, practical methods for integrating Traveller children into the education system, as my school has shown, yet...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

‘Why a campaign group was wrong to complain about my school’s racial intake’

Religious schools have been accused of racial segregation – but is the picture accurate? Headteacher Paul Halliewell says his...

Laura McInerney
Laura McInerney
Opinion

The key to SEND success is to integrate students

I am passionate about the provision for SEND students, and the opportunity to share my enthusiasm at SSAT National...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
News

Increase pay for new teachers but extend probation to 3 years, social mobility commission demands

Teachers’ pay should be overhauled and their probation periods extended to three years, the government’s social mobility commission has...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
Opinion

Mental health support for young people should be a priority

Mental illness affects about one in four people: that means six pupils in a class of 24. And yet...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

How I had a fight in the name of social justice

Forget your pedagogical differences: teachers need to speak up about how a reduction of services to alleviate poverty is the real...

Kiran Gill
Kiran Gill
Opinion

Schools must not miss out on women leaders

There is inequity in school leadership, particularly at secondary level where men outnumber women almost two to one. An...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

Leaders from other successful education systems are surprised by the imbalance in England

This week CfBT is launching its new report “Interesting Cities: five approaches to urban reform”, comparing the approaches used...

Sophie Scott
Sophie Scott
Opinion

Mary Bousted: ‘Don’t tell me I have low expectations’

Teachers care passionately about their pupils and strive to close the education achievement gap, but their job becomes more...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips