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‘Nearly everyone in teaching bears battle scars from recent years. That's why we need the new super-union’
27th October 2016 at 12:02
'Our curriculum is so narrow that it bores both pupils and teachers – and crushes creativity'
21st October 2016 at 16:13
'Ms Spielman has an opportunity to move education forward by tackling this outdated, negative accountability system'
14th October 2016 at 15:01
‘Most parents just want a good primary with happy pupils. Not a curriculum dredged up from the 1950s’
6th October 2016 at 16:47
The education system would fall over without many hours of teacher overtime. How long until this goodwill is withdrawn?
28th September 2016 at 18:04
'A quarter of teachers leave the classroom in their first three years. Isn't it time we asked why?'
22nd September 2016 at 15:07
'10 reasons I've never known morale in teaching to be so low…'
14th September 2016 at 16:50
'Sats are past their sell-by date and the data they generate is not worth the paper it is written on'
1st September 2016 at 11:42
‘Don’t over-plan or over-mark’: My nine top tips for new teachers
28th August 2016 at 12:01
'Reception teachers uniquely understand their pupils – and no pointless paperwork can help with this insight'
17th August 2016 at 16:36
The retiring headteacher: What will I miss most? The children. What will I miss least? Ofsted and politicians
27th July 2016 at 16:47
‘What's the one thing that links all brilliant teachers? They don’t know they’re brilliant’
20th July 2016 at 11:52
‘Is it possible that the government is going to leave teachers alone for a little while?’
13th July 2016 at 17:00
'It was almost child cruelty to put pupils through key stage 2 Sats'
7th July 2016 at 14:18
'Why do teaching assistants not get appropriate recognition?'
29th June 2016 at 12:46
'If you're going to teach in a British school abroad, you can't escape the paperwork completely'
22nd June 2016 at 15:51
'Only if we end this observation culture will enough young teachers have the confidence to make mistakes…'
15th June 2016 at 16:53
‘It’s not maverick heads we need, but a truly maverick curriculum – one that focuses on the kids as individuals’
8th June 2016 at 16:47
'This is why running a school has become the impossible job…'
1st June 2016 at 15:30
The most important quality a teacher needs? A love of children. Just ask my students
28th May 2016 at 10:01
‘The single best qualification for teaching is a love of children. Just ask my pupils’
25th May 2016 at 13:07
Poverty in our primaries in 2016: daily we feed and clothe pupils and work relentlessly to help them learn
18th May 2016 at 17:30
'This latest fiasco should be the impetus to completely revamp primary assessment'
10th May 2016 at 16:28
'16 questions my Year 6 pupils would want to put to Nicky Morgan'
4th May 2016 at 13:38