The Great Yarmouth Charter Academy, which won notoriety when it opened in September 2017 for saying sick pupils should vomit in...Read more
What should schools concentrate on? Building confidence? Encouraging ‘grit’ and resilience? Developing ‘character’? Focusing on...Read more
‘… comprehensive schools, catering as they do for a broad range of abilities, teach at a level which enables pupils with the...Read more
Ofsted’s Annual Report ‘highlighted a catalogue of failures’ around provision for pupils with special education need and disabilities (...Read more
I have just watched Emily Thornbury on the Andrew Marr show (11 Nov 2018) being asked about the view of the London Mayor that, “the problem would...Read more
The present system in England harms all pupils
There’s something in the air – and it’s not just too-early Christmas music...Read more
...and fewer pupils eligible for free school meals
The top ten mainstream state-funded schools in England based on...Read more
‘Unreasonable to remove places which are forecast to be needed’
In a ruling which is likely to affect any academy wishing...Read more
‘Rotten franchise’ instructs staff not to help disabled if it risks delays.
Govia Thameslink Railways (GTR), the...Read more
This year marks a signifi cant anniversary in the history of education policy in this country.
Thirty years ago this summer the Great...Read more
She stole the show at the Oscars – little Maisy Sly, profoundly deaf, who played Libby in the film The Silent Child .
The film won the...Read more
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...Read more
It is necessary to first read this article . What follows is an explanation of the top five most effective teaching interventions according to the...Read more
I am writing this shortly after the Chancellor, George Osborne, made his March 2016 budget announcement that all the remaining Local Authority...Read more
This article is an extract from a forthcoming book, The Long Game: The Lessons We Can Learn From Long-Serving Teachers, which will be published...Read more