School culture

This is a short version of the full article which appears here I will address these issues in the reverse order that they appear in the title. The... Read more
The Prevent duty which requires public authorities such as schools to have ‘due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism... Read more
I have the consent of 'Disappointed Idealist' to write an article on my website based on his latest post on leaving the teaching profession. It is... Read more
Earlier this month, the Department for Education announced that Amanda Spielman, the current chair of Ofqual, will be replacing Sir Michael Wilshaw... Read more
Liam Nolan, former CEO of Perry Beeches The Academy Trust (PBAT), was a poster boy for the academies and free school movement. Former Education... Read more
There are many valid political, social and administrative arguments against compulsory academisation, but the most important objections are... Read more
rogertitcombe's picture
25.04.16 by
In my experience as a parent, teacher, headteacher and grandparent, few schools are effective at addressing bullying of their pupils. In fact it is... Read more
Rumblings of discontent about education policy in England are developing into a roar. And it’s not from the usual suspects known collectively as ‘the... Read more
SATS: One Parent’s Dilemma English children are now the most heavily tested in the world – and a revolt is building within weeks of the Year 2 and... Read more
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 this... Read more
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 this... Read more
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 this... Read more
This is pointed out in an important Guardian/Observer article . My central argument, supported by data from real school case studies set out in my... Read more
Matthew Bennett's picture
27.02.16 by
In November, it was reported that children at St George the Martyr Primary School, in Holborn, are being made to keep their hands clasped behind... Read more
This is at the core of any discussion about the purpose and nature of schooling. There are many clichés in ‘edu-speak’. A very common one is that... Read more
The cognitive development of individual pupils should become the key objective of the primary and secondary school curriculum and there should be no... Read more
Yesterday, the Guardian published an excellent piece by journalist John Harris on the death of creativity and enjoyment of learning our state school... Read more
Schools should be congratulated when their Ofsted rating increases by two grades. It’s a great morale boost. And Sir Michael Wilshaw, Chief Inspector... Read more