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My recipe for ending the teacher recruitment crisis? Less work, less change, less teacher-bashing, more pay
27th November 2016 at 14:01
'When people ask me what makes a great school, the answer is easy - love'
21st November 2016 at 19:00
‘I suffered a grammar school education. As a headteacher, I know it is not what we should want for our children’
20th November 2016 at 14:01
'When people ask me what makes a great school my answer is simple - love'
13th November 2016 at 16:01
'The level of workload expected of teachers is not improving schools, but it is wrecking lives'
3rd November 2016 at 16:24
‘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'Ms Spielman has an opportunity to move education forward by tackling this outdated, negative accountability system'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 How long until this goodwill is withdrawn?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