Opinion

2 ways to switch girls on to engineering

Engineering can be a cool career choice – but ingrained biases mean that girls don’t always agree. One solution...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

Independent schools do change lives

The abolition of the assisted places scheme and grammar system has contributed to a decline in social mobility As...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

Put the students’ interests at your school’s core

Social mobility is something that all educators aim for, but there are things that you need to consider first...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

What would it take to break the link between A level results and family income?

From students jumping in the air, to accusations that exams are getting easier, A-Level results day wouldn’t be the...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
Opinion

All talk and lots of action

Supporting all pupils to develop their speech, language and communication skills is everybody’s responsibility and can be a part...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

While some children get Apple Watches – others go hungry

Half of my facebook timeline are excited about a £500 Apple Watch; the other half are despairing over news that teachers...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
Opinion

If you’re poor, you won’t turn up to school

School-Home Support can offer practical help to schools, families and pupils. Pupils like Dana, 7, who was missing 30...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

A desperate hunt for the middle classes

Labour’s threat  to end “generous state subsidies” for private schools may be well meaning, but will end up harming...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

Let’s give young carers the pupil premium

The UK’s 160,000 young carers do not do as well as their peers at school. Giving them the pupil...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips