Who needs a licence?
Teachers may soon be barred from doing their jobs without a new ‘License to Practise’. Keith Bartley of the General Teaching Council examines the implications.
What difference does it make?
Schools must be certain that their investment in training and development for teachers improves outcomes for their pupils – but how? Sara Bubb and Peter Earley investigate.
Watch this space
In the fifth of their series of articles, Nick Austin and Richard Churches focus on coaching tools which use the physical space of a room to reinforce key messages.
The spirit of enquiry
A creative curriculum shouldn’t just be about feeding the labour market: it should empower young people to decipher the world about them. Sarah Payton and Ben Williamson introduce the Enquiring Minds programme.
The good, the bad and the uninspiring
As the general election looms, Joell Mayoh looks at the three main parties’ education manifestos – and the responses to them from teachers’ leaders.
Teachers of hate?
Police and prison officers are barred from membership of the racist British National Party, but the ban won’t be extended to teachers. Has the government made the right decision?
System leadership for system reform
Professor David Hopkins’ series on school improvement ends with a look at the way reform is intrinsically linked with leadership style.
Sport in the urban school
Not all schools have playing fields or wonderful sports halls. Crispin Andrews visits a Victorian London primary school which has made the best of their fenced in playground.
Rising to the challenge
Some of Britain’s brightest young graduates are entering the classroom through the Teach First scheme – and some are already knocking on the door of leadership. James Croft meets Sugra Alibhai to find out more.