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Priorities for a new Government: advice from our academics part 5 – Muslims, education and citizenship; teacher retention

The IOE blog has asked colleagues from across the Institute what’s at the top of their wish list. Their replies have appeared over the past few weeks. Muslims, education and citizenship Given the present turbulent and divisive environment, how should a new Government approach

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Posted in Education policy, Leadership and management, Teachers

International Women’s Day: we are going to need bigger tables

Karen Edge.  Writing about gender on International Women’s Day, or any day for that matter, is rather nerve wracking. Am I leaning in, too much? Will I annoy anyone? Should I keep the tone personal or academic? How much of

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Posted in Further higher and lifelong education, Leadership and management, Schools

Come to the London Festival of Education, where serendipity knocks

Karen Edge Education systems innovate. They can’t seem to stop. Tweaks in practice and radical policy overhauls have been too numerous to count. Innovations often pass too quickly for their subtle and sustained influences on the system, schools and students

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Posted in Education policy, Further higher and lifelong education, Social sciences and social policy

It’s half-term; do you know where your teacher is?

Karen Edge In my house, our teacher of importance is my partner. He is a late-entry, career-changing primary teacher in an inner-London school. As our son is still in nursery school, my partner remains the teacher-of-note in our family. He is OUR

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Posted in Karen Edge, Leadership and management, Teachers and teaching assistants

Risky business: Should headship in challenging schools come with a career warning?

Karen Edge The Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) hosted their annual conference in London at the weekend. General Secretary Brian Lightman’s address has set the Internet abuzz with articles, tweets, retweets and blogs. Hundreds of individuals and media

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Posted in Karen Edge, Leadership and management