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Summit to think about: what will Chinese visitors learn from our emerging apprenticeship system? And what can they teach us?

Martin Doel.  In December, Education Secretary Justine Greening led a small delegation to the latest UK China Education Summit in Shanghai, part of the wider UK China ‘People to People Dialogue’. When arriving in China you anticipate striking differences in our

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Posted in Further higher and lifelong education, International comparisons, Leadership and management

Reclaiming the future: schools where children belong even in a volatile world

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Kathryn Riley. I’ve had to grit my teeth many times of late, before engaging with the ‘News’: the fragile and alien social and political landscape; the unfolding stories of the sexual abuse of our children and young people; the discourse

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Posted in Leadership and management, Research matters, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment

How can school leaders who exclude foster a climate of belonging?

Kathryn Riley.  There are some depressing statistics in the air at the moment: it must be the change in the seasons. They include an increase in hate crimes post Brexit – which led the Big Issue (September 26-October 2nd) to

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Isn’t time we focused on what matters – schools in which staff, students and families feel they belong?

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Kathryn Riley.   I amble across the tranquil shores of Studland Bay, Dorset on an unexpectedly hot day. My Labrador Finnegan is in fine fettle. Not being a sun worshiper, I’m dressed in a baggy pair of cotton trousers, long

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Posted in Leadership and management, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment

The school bosses investigation: the deeper questions

Ron Glatter.  The accountability of academy chains, also known as ‘multi-academy trusts’ (MATs), is once more in the public spotlight. A Channel 4 Dispatches programme ‘How school bosses spend your millions’ aired at the end of July following a joint investigation

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Posted in Education policy, Leadership and management, Schools