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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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...

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Yesterday, the Guardian published an excellent piece by journalist John Harris on the death of creativity and enjoyment of learning our state...

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

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07.02.16 by

Last September, a new player entered the English education market. Floreat Education, a private limited company, opened two primary academies in...

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This book is a truly collaborative effort, a distillation of the thinking and writing of...

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Many years ago, when I was a physics teacher, I gave a test like this to my top set Y11 GCSE students. The results...

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I live in an area where there are many schools close by. I discovered when applying for a reception place that I lived 50 yards further away from the... Read more
Chief HMI Sir Michael Wilshaw is right that low-level poor behaviour – chatting, silly remarks, not having equipment etc – disrupts the education of... Read more
“Welcome to Colditz Academy” was The Times Magazine headline introducing a four page article praising the principal, Alison Cowell, for her hard-... Read more
It is a terrible story. A teacher stabbed to death in front of her pupils. Tragic for her family, tragic for her school, the community and for the... Read more
This is the headline in the Independent of 14 April, following the publication of a report by researchers from the University of East Anglia. "Unruly... Read more
A recent posting by Janet Downs entitled: "Council estimates £4m loss on land grabbed by DfE for free school" was about the way land had been... Read more
Doughty Scot, education secretary Michael Gove, needs his tartan underwear (with a St Michael label, presumably) to fight the amorphous Blob, wrote... Read more
Those are the words of Neil Roskilly, Chief Executive of the Independent Schools Association. In a display of private sector/state sector co-... Read more
The Independent of 16 January carried two stories here and here . The first article reports comments from Sir Michael Wilshaw, Chief Inspector of... Read more
This article in the Guardian worries me. Here are some extracts from the article. "It's around noon at Skinners' academy in Hackney, London, and... Read more
Recent posts have elicited much comment about how LA comprehensive schools are allegedly failing low performing pupils in urban areas, and how... Read more