School culture

Once again, Henry Stewart has posted an important article on Local Schools Network. Henry reproduces a speech by a former head, which he introduces... Read more
Two years ago Sir Alasdair Macdonald gave this speech at the Happy Schools conference, organised by the Guardian and my own company, Happy Ltd.... Read more
The width and depth of this misunderstanding is demonstrated in this Guardian headline . New test for ‘growth mindset’, the theory that anyone who... Read more
I do think we’re at a time, as a country, where this stuff really fits pretty well with economic crises … when you’re in a situation when you’re... Read more
Since I published this article I have received a lot of email correspondence from internationally respected academics. The general thrust of this has... Read more
This article shows that the East Asian education systems that come out at the top of the PISA rankings sink to the bottom half of the table when... Read more
This is a very important publication by Reclaiming Schools/NUT. It is about the corruption and degradation of the primary school curriculum in... Read more
1. Is it the schools, the parents or the children? The Chinese education system regularly scores highly in the international PISA tests, such that... Read more
After the EU referendum I wrote an article which began by drawing attention to comments made by Conservative Party elder statesman, former Chancellor... Read more
My article, ‘ Why maketisation invalidates Progress 8 ‘, addresses the concern that the production of high stakes performance measures for schools is... Read more
Every school should welcome every child. There should be no barriers to any state school . Schools funded by taxpayers should be open to children of... Read more
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
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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