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'Never allow yourself to be provoked: my guide to social media'
23rd July 2017 at 16:02
'An English education is valued all over the world – but schools here are treated as politicians' playthings'
8th July 2017 at 16:01
'Schools must learn to de-politicise and dance to their own tune'
25th June 2017 at 14:01
Parent power rules in the rise of grammar schools
19th May 2017 at 00:00
'The biggest threat to our profession isn’t coming from politicians but from technology. It's up to us to keep its impact in check'
22nd April 2017 at 18:00
'The space between adults and children has become disturbingly grey. Schools need it to be black and white'
4th March 2017 at 16:02
'It is a teacher's duty to recommend books worth reading to students – playing the "freedom of choice" card is irresponsible'
25th February 2017 at 18:02
'When politicians torture the English language to suit their ends it's naïve to object. But when teachers mimic them, it's time to yell “foul”'
4th February 2017 at 14:03
The ‘nerds who don’t do words’ need reining in
27th January 2017 at 00:00
'Putting religion at the heart of school life works'
22nd December 2016 at 13:11
'We have spent decades pursuing social mobility at the expense of creating a highly educated society'
14th December 2016 at 19:31
'If contemporary poets want ordinary folk to value what they do, then they and their fans need to climb down a peg or two'
25th November 2016 at 16:57
'If you're consigning history of art to the curriculum dustbin, the barbarians have already taken over'
5th November 2016 at 16:01
'If teachers are to sort the pearls from the swine in terms of research, they need help from professionals'
24th October 2016 at 13:30
'How many schools have seized the opportunity to take full control of the assessment process?'
8th October 2016 at 18:01
‘In the minds of the general public, schools now fulfil every imaginable role, from nanny to jobcentre’
25th September 2016 at 18:15
Why would the appearance of a grammar school suddenly render all teachers and heads in neighbouring schools inept?
15th September 2016 at 14:26
Why young-adult fiction is a dangerous fantasy
19th August 2016 at 01:00
Academy chain bosses 'need to wise up to the ways of the businesses circling the schools sector’
5th June 2016 at 10:02
‘Using children as part of an adult campaign against Sats is as morally dubious as using them in a sales video’
25th May 2016 at 11:31
'I left teaching because I didn't feel respected. It's time to change the perception of the profession'
21st May 2016 at 12:00
'So how can we take the politics out of education?'
6th May 2016 at 15:25
'Care as much as you like: it doesn’t mean you understand teaching'
7th April 2016 at 12:54
'There is something profoundly wrong with education when only a tiny proportion of teachers want to be a head'
12th March 2016 at 14:00