• How well do you know your school's curriculum?

    Too many schools (and their leaders) know more about pupils’ scores than what they’ve actually learned about, says Tom Sherrington More schools seem to be undertaking some form of curriculum review, which is encouraging. In primary schools this is often around the foundation subjects; in secondary schools it’s mainly about key stage 3. No doubt

    5.00 Mar. 3rd, 2019 | Opinion

  • Halfon’s ‘reckless’ plan to scrap GCSEs a 'non-starter', says baccalaureate fan

    Calls to replace GCSEs and A-levels with a “holistic baccalaureate” have been branded a “non-starter” by an advocate of a similar model. Tom Sherrington, a trustee of the National Baccalaureate Trust, warned that “headline-grabbing” comments made this week by Robert Halfon, the chair of the education select committee, and a number of other high-profile leaders

    7.00 Feb. 16th, 2019 | News

  • Highlights from Northern Rocks 2018

    The last ever Northern Rocks conference was held in Leeds last weekend. Schools Week was there to take in the action. Here are our highlights. Becky Allen: Beware the circumstances of your tests Commercial tests which compare pupil performance across several schools are fundamentally problematic, because not all schools place the same emphasis on the

    7.00 May. 26th, 2018 | News

  • WISE 2017 - Learning to embrace technology in the classroom

    Former headteacher and author Tom Sherrington meets former principal and author Eric Sheninger at the World Innovation Summit for Education 2017, in Doha, Qatar, to discuss the power of technology to enhance education. Meeting Eric last week was a breath of fresh air.  He is more demanding when it comes to the impact that technology

    15.52 Nov. 24th, 2017 | Opinion