Opinion

How to boost flagging teacher recruitment

School leaders and policymakers can do simple, practical things to ensure schools have the quality workforces they need Why...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

Education without heart (and human rights) is no education at all

Children are taught numeracy and literacy at the expense of an all-important holistic education. As Aristotle said centuries ago:...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

‘It’s cushy to be a male primary school teacher’

A Y-chromosome makes male teachers instantly visible in a primary schools. It also benefits them enormously; they are over-represented...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

Critical thinking to critical learning: Generation Y as a case study

Since the 1980s the importance of critical thinking and its taxonomy have been the focus of vigorous debate. The...

Sophie Scott
Sophie Scott
Opinion

‘In teaching there’s rarely a flower growing in a field of weeds’

A wonderful teacher made a true difference in my life. My maths lecturer, Dr Peter Neumann at Oxford University,...

Sophie Scott
Sophie Scott
Opinion

Edition 43 editor’s comment

Imagine if there were a quarter of a million people working with the most vulnerable children in our school...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Opinion

Was the removal of assessment levels a good idea? Yes

Liz Goldspink: Was the removal of assessment levels a good idea? No It’s easy to see why people have...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

3 ideas for improving pupils’ enterprise skills

What if schools were to focus on the soft skills with as much vigour as they do on core...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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