With so much of the curriculum already target driven, journalist Matthew Jenkin questions whether the incentive to win in PE is either necessary or effectiveContinue reading...
Imagine being head of a school where the pupils go round chanting "we don't need no education" for much of the time. That was the task which beset Trevor Averre-Beeson when, in 2002, he took over at the helm of Islington Green School in north London – whose pupils provided the singing support for Pink Floyd's "Another Brick in the Wall".
Today's league tables make clear one big challenge facing the next government: the need to reform the accountability system for schools.After more than 20 years of league tables, the school system is too compliant and too ready to respond to changes in published performance indicators. And governments are too ready to modify indicators to drive change.
Schools at the centre of the Trojan Horse affair in Birmingham are in danger of falling to extremists again, chief schools inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw has warned.
St Alban’s ARK Academy multi-faith school in Birmingham. Photographed by Newsteam for the GuardianContinue reading...
Islamist radicals will reclaim 'Trojan Horse plot' schools without extra funding, Ofsted chief warns
Resources now available from HEA’s enhancement event - Technology-enhanced learning: What can we learn from MOOCs?
A series of presentations from the HEA’s recent event on technology-enhanced learning, which took place on 22 January at the Royal Institute of British Architects in London, is now available.
We get back in touch with two PhD graduates six months on from defending their viva to see if they’ve finally secured workContinue reading...
Political campaigning can be complicated for international students in the UK – but they shouldn’t be put off making a stand