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EYFS: 3 reasons we said 'no' to the baseline pilot
A couple of months ago, an invitation letter landed in my pigeon hole from the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring (CEM). It ...
'Most people have compassion for teachers’
I was named in the New Year's Honours list for 2019 for my services to raising awareness of stammering, a hidden disability ...
Don't deny breaks to punish pupils, say psychologists
Psychologists have warned schools that they should “never” punish pupils by taking away their break or lunch times. Research ...
The Tes Podcast: Ofsted, off-rolling and LGBT protests
Join the Tes team as we discuss how teachers have been affected by vocal protests about LGBT issues outside the school gates. ...
You’re never too experienced to learn from observation
Teaching is such an isolated occupation. That may sound odd, considering that every class involves a community of learners ...
Primaries must be required to talk about LGBT families
One morning, halfway through my 15 years as a headteacher, a member of staff made an appointment to see me. She told me that ...
Revealed: GCSE gap for pupils who needed social worker
Children who have been in contact with a social worker perform significantly worse in their GCSEs than their peers, new DfE ...
I was dumb to let 'outstanding' schools off inspection
Exempting "outstanding" schools from Ofsted inspections, was a “dumb policy”, an architect of the scheme has admitted. Sam ...
Reporter's take: Is Ofsted really tackling off-rolling?
Ofsted’s crackdown on off-rolling has been under the spotlight again this week. So far, the inspectorate has been the main ...
5 quick wins for pregnant teachers
Perhaps the best thing of all about being a pregnant teacher is seeing the way students respond and seeing them bend over ...
While I was on maternity leave, my role disappeared
My dad – who is of the old school ilk – told me to be careful about having it all. It was during a conversation I was having ...
Meet the UK’s first female Muslim secondary headteacher
When Ofsted chief inspector Amanda Spielman celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Muslim Teachers’ Association, she paid ...