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English schools must not teach ‘white privilege’ as fact, government warns
Comments ahead of new guidance ‘simplistic and unhelpful’, say teaching unions

Rachel Hall

21, Oct, 2021 @5:44 PM

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I’ve got an unskilful feeling about this headteacher’s new policy | David Mitchell
Julian Murphy’s attempt to redefine ‘good’ and ‘bad’ behaviour is obviously well meaning but won’t survive for a second in the playground

David Mitchell

17, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Why battles over race and sex now take centre stage at UK drama schools
Britain has long been seen as a crucible of performing excellence, but new issues have come to the fore in our stage schools. Are centuries of stagecraft about to be sacrificed?

Vanessa Thorpe

17, Oct, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Teachers’ pension scheme: female retirees receive 28% less than men
Research shows how career breaks, part-time working and time in lower-paid roles affect incomes

Hilary Osborne

16, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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‘Give people money and they’re no longer poor, it’s not rocket science’: Sammy Wright of the Social Mobility Commission
Deputy headteacher from Sunderland – and new novelist – on levelling up and his advice to the incoming head of the commission

Donna Ferguson

16, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Sunak expected to confirm end to public sector pay freeze
Exclusive: Unions say if departments are not given funding to raise pay then in effect freeze will remain

Heather Stewart Political editor

15, Oct, 2021 @12:13 PM

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Liverpool teacher shortlisted for $1m global teacher prize
David Swanston, who has pioneered new ways of teaching sports to visually-impaired children, is in final shortlist of 10 for award

Rachel Hall

14, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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A moment that changed me: Patrick Stewart on the teacher who spotted his talent – and saved him
I skipped the 11-plus and was failing at school. Then I met Cecil Dormand, the extraordinary English teacher who transformed my life for ever

Patrick Stewart

13, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Not enough black headteachers in England, says Nadhim Zahawi
Education secretary says schools must be inclusive and representative and should reflect their communities

Richard Adams Education editor

09, Oct, 2021 @4:02 PM

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UK unions call for tighter Covid safety measures in schools as cases surge
Government urged to take action as one in 14 secondary school children in England infected last week

Clea Skopeliti

09, Oct, 2021 @12:45 PM

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Dear Nadhim Zahawi, the Tories vowed to ‘eradicate illiteracy’ years ago. What went wrong? | Michael Rosen
The education secretary should know the phonics system has been around since 2011 and is ‘proven to work’

Michael Rosen

09, Oct, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Iris Sutherland Smith obituary
Other lives: Secondary school teacher who single-handedly got her six children to university

James Sutherland-Smith

04, Oct, 2021 @5:28 PM

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