School culture

Hackney New School closed for a fresh start at the end of October after the free school had been downgraded from good to...

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Nine years ago, the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme started under Labour was abolished by the incoming Coalition...

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Per-pupil spending in England will be ‘almost back’ to 2009/10 levels in real terms by 2022/23, says the Institute for...

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This site’s being saying it for years: reforms to state education in England introduced by Michael Gove are a retrograde step...

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Behaviourism is back and it’s taking over

A ‘delivery’ paradigm is taking over English schools. In our marketised education system the...

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The National Audit Office has criticised the support for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in...

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The ethnicity ‘attainment gap’

The Education Policy Institute (EPI) has produced a table showing ‘attainment gaps’ for ethnic...

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05.08.19 by

Farewell then, Damian Hinds. Perhaps it’s too soon to assess your legacy, but given the survival rate of recent education secretaries, perhaps we...

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This is essentially an issue typical of historical interactions between the private and public sectors. It is currently topical in the English...

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Why are increasing numbers of children being physically restrained in mainstream and special schools?

On 25 February 2019 TES carried a...

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In Loco Parentis

Throughout my teaching career the legal and professional advice to schools and individual teachers was at all times to...

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You can read Part 1 ‘The role of religion’ here .

The first important step is to point out the difference between the state and the...

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These are profound issues about which there is little consensus in the UK. Elsewhere in the world states and societies are increasingly coming to...

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‘The parents screamed and swore at me,’ says a Sunday Times headline for an article explaining why the ‘visionary head’ of...

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The following are my personal views arising from Greta’s words .

On climate change

Like Greta, I am with David Attenborough and...

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15.04.19 by

When this question is asked by a politician, an unsolicited social media post, or someone selling you something, it is always wise to think about...

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Young people are right to care about the future. But marching while skipping school is only one, and not necessarily the most...

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Probably the most important short statement ever made about teaching and learning is this from Vygotsky.

As we know from...

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