It’s been a rollercoaster of couple of months in which the fragile nature of life has been brought to the fore. Listening to Andy Cope (@beingbrilliant) at the beginning of September, his thought provoking “from the moment we are born we have on aver..
Reading time: 3 minutes. Relevant programme: SSAT’s peer review programme
Colin Logan, SSAT senior education lead, explores the implications of the NAHT commission report on how the school accountability framework can be strengthened and improved
Reading time: 2 minutes. Relevant programme: SSAT Coaching
Nic Harrison, SSAT senior education lead, explains the paradox that an outsider’s expertise can put you more in control
School leadership is a hugely rewarding role which provides a profess..
Reading time: 2 minutes. Relevant campaign: World’s Largest Lesson
Alison Bellwood, director of the World’s Largest Lesson, Project Everyone, exhorts teachers and school leaders to introduce the United Nations’ sustainable development goals in thei..
Students pictured from left to right: Trudy Yates, Sam Johnston, with Janet Morris (OCR Chief Executive) and Saul Nassé (Cambridge Assessment Chief Executive), Joseph Dulleston and Nickeal Sidhu.
Five fabulous students from the West Midlands are he..
Janet and bloody John! When I was about 7, my primary school teacher told my parents that I would probably never learn to read. Apparently, the suspicion was that I might be mentally subnormal. My mother wasn't having any of that. Although she h..
I'm preoccupied at the moment by what seems to be a fork in the road in education.
There are important developments in thinking and practice going on which relate to children of compulsory school-age, especially around the idea of a “knowledge-r..
Digitalisation has changed the ways of everyday living in the 21st century, and has impacted on the constructions of childhood.* Characterisations such as ‘techno babies’ (O’Connor 2014) or ‘digitods’ (Holloway et al 2015) are given to define the dig..
The new duvet cover has been bought, posters are packed, a favourite teddy has been sneaked in and the car boot is crammed full.
It's that time of year when young people are heading off to university for the first time.
We asked graduates and ol..
MSPs have defeated the Scottish government in a vote calling on ministers to “halt” national assessments for P1 pupils.
The assessments were introduced across Scotland last year, but some teachers and parents have criticised them.
Ministers insist th..