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Michael Wilshaw, head of Ofsted, will stand down in December. John Stillwell/PA Archive

What does the head of Ofsted do?

The government's search outside the UK for the next chief inspector of schools is misguided.
School fee exemptions that are meant to help poor families can actually cause them major problems. Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

University protests are important – but school fees also matter

South Africa's fee exemption system is at the heart of a deepening divide in the country's school sector. It's time for a major relook at how this policy is applied.
Labour’s Tristram Hunt has come under fire for suggesting nuns are not good teachers. Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Faith schools are not brimming with unqualified teachers

On BBC Question Time on February 5, Labour’s shadow education minister Tristram Hunt made a remark appearing to link weak, unqualified teachers to religious education, specifically Catholic schooling provided…
Lining up to take stock at the election approaches. Tim Ireland/PA Archive

Have we devolved too much responsibility for our schools?

The thorny issue of what democracy is, what it’s not and whether it is an appropriate system for government has been at the top of the agenda at the start of 2015. At the same time, we are in the lead-up…
Let’s do this democratically. Andrew Yates/PA Wire

Does England’s education system need more devolution?

Devolving power to English regions and cities could offer a real chance to introduce more local oversight of the way academies and free schools are being managed. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have…

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