From school to academy and back, part I

5th December 2017

According to government figures released in August there are 6,540 academies in the UK – which equates to 24.4% of primaries and 63.2% of secondaries. The introduction of academies – and MATs – is impacting [read more]

The rise of the unqualified teacher

23rd November 2017

Ben Evans, of Edge Grove School, considers the teacher crisis and explores seeking out the very best for your school According to official government numbers many hundreds of thousands of children across the country are [read more]

Comment: Where truth has no traction

1st September 2017

‘Newspeak’ – ambiguous, euphemistic language used chiefly in political propaganda – was a strong and disturbing element in George Orwell’s classic, Nineteen Eighty-Four. Here Damian Ettinger, headmaster at Cokethorpe School, explores how it features in [read more]

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