Opinion

There will be 1 million more pupils by 2024 – but here’s why we won’t have enough teachers

As pupil numbers rise, schools say they are perilously short of teachers – Kevin Courtney explains why. Much is...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
Opinion

The overriding strength of the Cambridge history PGCE

Last week the Cambridge history PGCE almost disappeared in a puff of neo-liberal neglect. Its stay of execution is...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

Teacher recruitment could turn from a serious problem into a crisis

The government risks making a bad recruitment situation worse through its reforms to teacher education. Under its “school-led” policy,...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

Whose knowledge is it anyway

We are entering an era of knowledge-porn. But while children need certain knowledge to take part in the “cultural...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

Why ‘Tired Teachers’ Might Hold The Clue To The Teacher Shortage

During an event at the RSA, editor Laura McInerney revealed for the first time the paper’s investigations into ‘Tired...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
Opinion

‘I worry’ – Why one teacher fears for Muslim pupils after the Paris attacks (& all other pupils too)

Helping pupils make sense of the Paris attacks is crucial, explains Amjad Ali, who worries about the messages they’ll...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
Opinion

Restraint in school – what the law says

You hope you will never have to use restraint, but if your duty of care leaves you with little...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

Proactive approach to retention

As leaders we need to be creative in our approach to recruitment, but we also need to look carefully...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

National teaching service should deliver dedicated teachers, not ‘superheroes’

Things have turned upside down. Too often, teachers and school leaders roll their eyes as ministers announce their latest...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford