School leadership

It may be a ruse to draw attention to the schools funding crisis. It may not. But asking parents to set up regular donations to cover essentials...

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Once again, Henry Stewart has posted an important article on Local Schools Network. Henry reproduces a speech by a former head, which he...

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The width and depth of this misunderstanding is demonstrated in this Guardian headline .

New test for ‘growth mindset’, the theory that...

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Setting up selective schools in disadvantaged areas would improve area performance and help social mobility, the think tank ResPublica writes. But...

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My book, ‘Learning Matters’, was published before ‘Attainment 8’ and ‘Progress 8’ were finalised and published. This article is therefore...

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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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Liam Nolan, former CEO of Perry Beeches The Academy Trust (PBAT), was a poster boy for the academies and free school movement. Former Education...

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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...

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This is a summary version of the full article which you can read here

Although this could be one my most important articles in relation...

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Readers of this blog will have heard of the "Panama Papers." This huge leak of documents from the Panama law firm Mossach Fonseca has disclosed a...

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It is necessary to first read this article . What follows is an explanation of the top five most effective teaching interventions according to the...

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Co-authored by Roger Titcombe and Janet Downs

The government increasingly involves itself in what should be taught and how it should be...

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I am writing this shortly after the Chancellor, George Osborne, made his March 2016 budget announcement that all the remaining Local Authority...

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On the 11th February parents of St Josephs Catholic Primary School have discovered through the local newspaper, The Birmingham Mail , that the MAC...

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Another day, another press release. On Wednesday morning, the DfE released a statement announcing the passing of the Education and Adoption Bill...

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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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Schools should be congratulated when their Ofsted rating increases by two grades. It’s a great morale boost. And Sir Michael...

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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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