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The idea of banning mobiles in schools is as daft as Canute attempting to hold back the tide
17th December 2017 at 14:02
The Ofsted chief inspector might want us to shut up about the absurd pressures that come with inspection…
10th December 2017 at 14:02
Vive la assessment revolution! Out of widespread confusion, might we find clarity?
3rd December 2017 at 14:02
'With a lack of joined-up thinking about education, schools are forced to deal with the fall out from the DfE's magic bullets'
26th November 2017 at 12:03
'When it comes to teacher recruitment, the DfE has been found wanting'
17th November 2017 at 16:03
The importance of music and singing in early development cannot be underestimated
11th November 2017 at 14:03
'We are faced by a once-in-a-generation chance to raise the status of teachers'
4th November 2017 at 14:03
Briefly mainstream, Student Voice has again been pushed to the fringes – but we need it now more than ever
28th October 2017 at 16:03
'A variety of unworthy motivations appears to be putting the study of English literature at risk'
21st October 2017 at 16:02
'Historical prejudice in classic literature should not be erased – we should teach our children to challenge it'
14th October 2017 at 16:02
' Too many teaching methods are based on myths and assumptions – it's time to wake up to reality'
7th October 2017 at 16:02
'Workload issues may differ between state and private schools, but its effect is equally malign'
1st October 2017 at 16:02
'You can demand any curriculum innovation you want, but if it’s not on the EBacc, you’re wasting your time'
16th September 2017 at 14:02
'The argument for school uniforms is weak: but we’re stuck with them. So tuck your shirt in'
9th September 2017 at 18:02
'The thirst for top league table positions has more to do with heads' egos than the best interest of schools'
2nd September 2017 at 18:02
'Students need to explore what it means to be popular at school'
27th August 2017 at 16:02
'Pupil Voice is fine if you’re into it. Just don’t make it mandatory for all teachers'
20th August 2017 at 12:03
'It’s no longer good enough to do what’s right in your school: you must signpost it, so Ofsted can see'
13th August 2017 at 12:03
'Focusing only on school data is a dangerous obsession'
7th August 2017 at 13:42
'People who disagree with powerful people are demonised – this needs to stop'
30th July 2017 at 12:02
'Despite what the right-wing media say, I know of few teachers likely to shout "F*ck the Tories"'
23rd July 2017 at 12:02
The week my pupils took me to Hades and back
14th July 2017 at 00:00
'The sheer weight of regulation that schools labour under poses a constant risk to resources for teaching and learning'
9th July 2017 at 12:02
'In these troubled times, the business of schools must be teaching the young about healing divisions'
25th June 2017 at 12:01