Opinion

Creating a toolkit to help raise teaching standards

UK heads joined school leaders from around the world in Washington to explore ways of developing professional learning and...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Opinion

How to raise confidence and aspirations in girls

Last week we reported that many fewer girls are studying vocational subjects than boys. Mentors benefit everyone, but maybe...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

Stereotypes run deep. Let’s change them

Changing the perception that engineering is a job for the boys will take time, team effort and sustained commitment...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

How unsustainable workloads are destroying the quality of teaching

Many teachers blame poor mental health on the stress on increasing workloads. The approaching general election makes it a...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

How can we encourage more teachers to step up to become headteachers?

Rising workloads, stress levels and the pressures of greater accountability are deterring aspiring leaders from applying for headship posts...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

Teachers need the time to get out more

Excessive workloads are preventing teachers from spending time on activities that would make them better at their jobs Education...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

Are journal clubs a good use of precious free time?

Rebecca Allen, reader in the economics of education at the Institute of Education, asks whether teacher journal clubs can...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
Opinion

Top 5 research mistakes

Beware: most people make five common mistakes when they’re talking about research, writes Laura McInerney, deputy editor of Schools...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford