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'Wellbeing must be moved up the agenda for schools but inspection is entirely the wrong way to go about it'
16th October 2016 at 16:01
'Teachers and heads in large part have the liberal values that Ms May is pillorying'
9th October 2016 at 16:01
'Taking a headship comes with huge risks: putting a ceiling on pay-offs for school leaders is madness'
3rd October 2016 at 11:57
'After 26 years of headship, I am calling time. What will I miss most? The pupils'
25th September 2016 at 12:02
How on earth can a 100 per cent faith school hope to encompass pupils from a variety of backgrounds?
18th September 2016 at 12:02
'The recruitment crisis won't ease until the government stops harassing schools and increases teacher pay – ministers are courting a national disaster'
7th September 2016 at 16:15
'Student self-esteem is being sacrificed on the altar of ministers' obsession with standards'
31st August 2016 at 12:24
'School leaders may not need to be certified. But they must have a chance to reflect and critique themselves'
23rd July 2016 at 14:02
For all his Clint Eastwood gun-slinging, Sir Michael Wilshaw had walked the walk as a headteacher
14th July 2016 at 10:57
'As we recall the Somme, I fear the policymakers of my generation are wilfully blind to the lessons that should be learned from it'
1st July 2016 at 15:46
'Politicians urge schools to promote compassion. What decency or compassion has there been in the EU debate?'
24th June 2016 at 09:16
'Give schools a break. They’re doing their best: less blame and a lot more support would help'
19th June 2016 at 10:02
'Teachers are flocking to teach overseas to escape a brutal accountability and inspection system'
12th June 2016 at 10:01
'Funding cuts and the acceleration of academisation mean special needs will continue to suffer'
4th June 2016 at 14:01
'Sir Michael Wilshaw might want more mavericks, but nonconformism has been ground out of the system'
26th May 2016 at 14:02
‘The British disease of not trusting “foreign” has infected students deciding against taking languages’
22nd May 2016 at 14:01
‘All these U-turns and contradictions are enough to short-circuit the DfE’s army of automatons’
15th May 2016 at 14:02
How Claudio Ranieri’s leadership shows us there’s another way for schools
5th May 2016 at 12:47
‘Schools try to deal with the youth mental health crisis. But they can’t do it alone. Where is the government?’
29th April 2016 at 13:00
'The government constantly falls into the old trap of valuing most that which can be most easily measured'
22nd April 2016 at 12:01
'Teachers need space away from targets, planning and marking to pursue extracurricular activities with pupils'
15th April 2016 at 12:01
In other sectors customers aren’t permitted to become aggressive or abusive to staff: Why do we accept if from parents?
8th April 2016 at 17:30
Abysmal grammar, newspeak and doublethink: it's a brave new world we teach in
28th March 2016 at 10:01
'This is what we are hearing from the DfE robots: monotonous, meaningless, triumphalist claptrap'
20th March 2016 at 12:01