• What is the Teaching Schools Council and how does it work?

    In the recent white paper, the Department for Education pushed the expansion of teaching schools as its preferred method of school improvement. In fact, teaching schools – which are Ofsted outstanding schools that collaborate with others to provide high-quality training and development – were mentioned 33 times in the 128-page document. Yet, the Teaching Schools

    5.00 Jun. 1st, 2016 | News

  • What school leaders can do to improve mental health provision

    As many as three pupils in each class may be struggling with mental health problems, but many of their teachers say they feel ill-equipped to respond. Cuts are decimating statutory services, Ellie Mulcahy says, moving the onus on to school leaders to put improved support in place Teachers and schools need the skills to spot

    5.00 May. 28th, 2016 | Opinion

  • Why don't we care about the purpose of education?

    In one of the most significant periods of upheaval in education, debate around collaboration centres too much on structure and too little on the substance and purpose of education. Instead, says Marie-Claire Bretherton, it should revolve around the quality and purpose of school partnerships Earlier this year, our Lincolnshire teaching school alliance submitted evidence to

    5.00 May. 23rd, 2016 | Opinion

  • White Paper: Erosion of local authorities could see a 'wild west' race to the bottom

    The first thing that is striking about the White Paper is the change of tone from Michael Gove’s era as education secretary. While Michael Gove wanted to leave education up to the market and hope that “a thousand flowers will bloom”, Nicky Morgan has clearly decided the government needs to proactively boost capacity and give

    14.35 Mar. 17th, 2016 | Opinion