The news issue of Tes is out now, and this week we're bringing you in-depth looks at the latest research on how to build an effective primary curriculum and how a good night's sleep can refresh students' learning. There are also comprehensive investigations into whether MATs are taking too much power away from their teachers and the tragic decline of adult education – and what can be done to stop it. Here's a sneak preview of what you can expect from this week's magazine…
With Ofsted planning a shift in focus for its inspections, Clare Sealey offers expert advice on how to build a primary curriculum.
Sticking to the script
Are multi-academy trusts with single curricula and scripted lessons taking too much power away from teachers, asks John Roberts.
A good night’s sleep not only improves learning – it also enhances memory, argues psychologist Anna Weighall.
With figures showing that fewer adults are in education now than 20 years ago, George Ryan looks at the impact of the decline.
Voices of war
At the centenary of the First World War, it is sad that we have missed the chance to gain a better understanding of the conflict, says John Blake.
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