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‘Clear signals of a looming recruitment crisis’

‘Clear signals of a looming recruitment crisis’

A research report, focusing on geography, has provided one of the clearest insights yet into the impact of the rapid expansion i…

Is there trust in your school?

Is there trust in your school?

Low trust between teachers and school leaders can lead to toxic cultures in our schools. David Weston discusses possible solutions to this dangerous situation

Best Practice

Teaching key life-skills

Recent headlines about schools having to meet pupils’ basic needs inspired Karen Sullivan to think of ways we could help to tack…

Karen Sullivan,21st May 2015
Whole-school mental health strategies

Whole-school mental health strategies

Safeguarding the mental health of our young people is one of the key challenges facing society today. Daniel Sobel discusses the…

Daniel Sobel,21st May 2015
The six capabilities for work

The six capabilities for work

What can schools do to help students to be ‘ready for work’ when they leave? Drawing on recent research, Jenny North offers some…

21st May 2015
Case study: Approaches to school improvement

Case study: Approaches to school improvement

Raising achievement when the odds seem stacked against you can be a daunting task. Mike Adnitt, vice-principal at St Lawrence Ac…

21st May 2015
Tackling homophobia: Meeting your legal duties

Tackling homophobia: Meeting your legal duties

As yet more research shows the extent of homophobic bullying suffered by students, legal expert Paul Maddock looks at schools’ l…

21st May 2015
Is there trust in your school?

Is there trust in your school?

Low trust between teachers and school leaders can lead to toxic cultures in our schools. David Weston discusses possible solutio…

Teacher Development Trust,21st May 2015
Case study: Achieving tough but aspirational targets in English

Case study: Achieving tough but aspirational targets in English

Charged with transforming her school’s English GCSE outcomes, Anna Martin was given a range of tough but aspirational targets. S…

Future Leaders,21st May 2015

Ideas for using social media

Neil Peplow looks at some potential uses of social media to engage students in their learning

21st May 2015
Character Curriculum: Can you answer the Ruby question?

Character Curriculum: Can you answer the Ruby question?

We know that education goes beyond exam grades, but still we struggle to answer ‘the Ruby question’. Professor Guy Claxton intro…

14th May 2015
Ofsted inspection from September 2015

Ofsted inspection from September 2015

Inspection is changing again, with a new Framework due to be published in June. John Viner looks at the key changes and offers s…

14th May 2015

Latest News

Warning after spike in pupils seeking help for exam anxiety

Warning after spike in pupils seeking help for exam anxiety

Parental pressure and a fear of academic failure is leading to high levels of anxiety among students taking their GCSE and A lev…

21st May 2015
Teachers demand clarity over definition of ‘coasting schools’

Teachers demand clarity over definition of ‘coasting schools’

The Department for Education's 'coasting schools' policy will target ‘requiring improvement’ schools, but Nicky Morgan says it w…

Pete Henshaw,21st May 2015
‘Who wants Miss to die?’ Teachers speak out about social media abuse

‘Who wants Miss to die?’ Teachers speak out about social media abuse

“Who wants miss to die? Click like.” This comment – posted by a 12-year-old school boy on Facebook – is just one example of onli…

21st May 2015
MFL challenges under discussion at Westminster Education Forum

MFL challenges under discussion at Westminster Education Forum

The challenge of driving take-up of languages and the fight for fairer grading were among key discussions at a meeting of the We…

Suzi Bewell,21st May 2015
Banning mobiles can improve exam results by up to 14 per cent, researchers claim

Banning mobiles can improve exam results by up to 14 per cent, researchers claim

Schools that have banned the use of mobile phones by students have seen “significant increases” in examination outcomes – most n…

21st May 2015
Further education workers face low wellbeing and high stress, poll shows

Further education workers face low wellbeing and high stress, poll shows

Further education workers have reported low wellbeing levels across all seven aspects of working lives as defined by the Health …

21st May 2015
Raising EAL outcomes – £2m fund open for applications

Raising EAL outcomes – £2m fund open for applications

A £2 million fund has been launched to find the most effective ways to raise attainment for students who have English as an addi…

Pete Henshaw,21st May 2015

Children recovering from meningitis suffer IQ and attention deficits

Deficits in IQ and attention are still evident in children who have suffered severe illnesses such as meningitis or septicaemia …

21st May 2015
Trainee teachers of the deaf trial new approach to assessing in-class practice

Trainee teachers of the deaf trial new approach to assessing in-class practice

A pioneering piece of technology that is being used to help train teachers of the deaf could have wider implications for mainstr…

19th May 2015
Take stock, rebuild bridges and tackle workload, Nicky Morgan told

Take stock, rebuild bridges and tackle workload, Nicky Morgan told

Returning secretary of state Nicky Morgan urged to take stock, rebuild bridges with profession & tackle workload. Pete Henshaw r…

Pete Henshaw,14th May 2015