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

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

Dear Secretary of State for Education…

Now we know. Justine Greening, MP for Putney, Roehampton and Southfields, has become the new Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities. Her brief is to include higher education and skills, formerly under the Department for

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Posted in Education policy

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

Conservative education plans are poetic – but are they practical?

Chris Husbands. This post originally appeared in The Conversation Each year, the Queen’s speech marks the point where the poetry of aspiration gets translated into the hard slog of legislation and implementation. The Conservative manifesto for education was certainly bold

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Posted in Education policy, Leadership and management, Schools

The next five years: 10 challenges for school leaders

Robert Hill. A new government with fresh enthusiasm for pushing its policies further is not the only challenge that school leaders face over the next five years. The aging teaching population, the rise in pupil numbers and the implacable forward

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Posted in Education policy, Leadership and management
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