Does your family make you smarter? by James FlynnBook Review by Roger TitcombeJames Flynn is an internationally respected, towering figure in the academic study of intelligence. The ‘Flynn Effect’ was named after him. It is the name given to the large year on year increases in... Read more
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Teresa May’s decision to re-open the issue of grammar...

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Headteachers’ role as the ‘key educator and leader of learning’ is seen as important but is ‘no longer the predominant activity,’ says a report...

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Why are Westminster politicians so deeply resistant to evidence on educational issues? Expert opinion...

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Ever since Theresa May announced her policy of more grammar schools, I have been trying to work out the reasoning. Surely if it is not defeated...

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‘How to win the argument against grammar schools’.  Sam Freedman, former advisor to Michael Gove, gave an impassioned response at the ResearchEd...

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The Grammar Green Paper is called, without a trace of irony, Schools that work for everyone.  But its proposals are only likely to ‘work’, if...

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 Melissa Benn, Chair of Comprehensive Future, annotates Theresa May’s supposedly ‘One Nation’ speech on the steps of Downing Street on...

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Schools minister Nick Gibb ‘inadvertently’ repeated the discredited claim that the UK’s position in PISA tables had fallen from 2000.   This...

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Academies, we are told, are essential for improving schools.  When Labour started the first academies we were assured these new schools would...

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Following the 2012 success of our comprehensive Olympians who won 14 of our 18 individual gold medal awards, as these games draw to a close, so...

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Headteachers’ role as the ‘key educator and leader of learning’ is seen as important but is ‘no longer the predominant activity,’ says a report...

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On Monday the outgoing chief Ofsted inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw said, “The notion that the poor stand to benefit from the return of grammar...

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 Melissa Benn, Chair of Comprehensive Future, annotates Theresa May’s supposedly ‘One Nation’ speech on the steps of Downing Street on...

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Moving an academy from one academy trust to another can costs taxpayers’ money.  These can range from £0 to over £6m in one extreme case...

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Amid all the controversy about the government's new "academise all schools" White Paper, it might be easy to forget that there is another, equally...

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This article is an extract from a forthcoming book, The Long Game: The Lessons We Can Learn From Long-Serving Teachers, which will be published...

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LSN readers may have been a little puzzled by headlines yesterday, including in the Guardian, proclaiming ‘Soaring state schools threaten...

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