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Where now after Covid’s ‘Great Pause’?

16 September 2020

Why do we educate? What is important? The Covid experience must change how we think about education. In a new book, chair of the Headteachers’ Roundtable Stephen Tierney, says that clarity about the ...

The case for a national open school

14 September 2020

Has the coronavirus crisis and the reliance on remote learning during lockdown made the case for a national open school? Ros Morpeth and Anne Nicholls believe it has

At the chalkface: Poetry is not an option

2 September 2020

This initiative is bone-stupid, philistine, condescending, insulting. Who are these “respondents”, these blockheads, who wouldn’t know a poem if it bit them in the bum? Ian Whitwham on Ofqual's plan ...

Covid recovery: A broad curriculum for all

13 July 2020

Schools must heed the government’s call to teach an ‘ambitious and broad curriculum’ from September. We cannot constrict our focus to core subjects or knowledge, says Deborah Lawson

Youth services & Covid recovery: A missed opportunity

13 July 2020

Youth services could form a crucial part of the effort to fully re-open schools from September and, in the longer term, could help pupils to recover from the impact of lockdown – but the government ...

The way forward post-lockdown: Some simple suggestions

24 June 2020

The government’s handling of education during the coronavirus crisis has lacked a coherent strategy. Geoff Barton puts forward a number of simple, logical solutions for the challenges facing schools ...

Support staff: More at risk from Covid-19?

3 June 2020

Data shows that Covid-19 is more of a risk for BAME people, those in poverty and older citizens. Many school support staff fall into these categories and yet have not featured in government ...

Covid-19 shines a light on 'searing inequality'

25 May 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has exposed the searing inequality in our education system. Dr Patrick Roach says that post-lockdown we need bold measures and a new deal for our young people and their ...

A judgement call like no other

19 May 2020

The science on school re-opening is reassuring, but it is not immutable. In the end, it is a judgement call and schools must be given the flexibility to do what is in the best interests of their ...

Stage not age: The time is now

18 May 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has allowed us to explore what schooling would look like if we focused much more on learning and much less on structuring, says Dr Patrick Alexander

Re-opening schools: Four barriers we risk overlooking

4 May 2020

The phased re-opening of schools continues to dominate the debate about the lifting of the coronavirus lockdown. Headteacher Dr Robin Bevan says we cannot make plans until we know why schools are ...

Diary of an NQT: Coping with lockdown

1 May 2020

The coronavirus lockdown has changed our NQT diarist’s whole way of working. He reflects on how his school is supporting home education

Social justice is a leveller, not coronavirus...

28 April 2020

It has been said that coronavirus is a great leveller, affecting everybody equally. This could not be further from the truth. Geoff Barton says that when this is over we must face up to the fissures ...

Teacher training: Keeping the pipeline open

9 April 2020

Initial teacher training providers and trainees are pulling out all the stops to make things work and to keep the teaching supply chain open, says Emma Hollis

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