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People, policy, politics

Spielman says Ofsted job is 'a challenge I couldn't resist'

Education Select Committee holds pre-appointment hearing to discuss Amanda Spielman's suitabil...

DfE releases 'big picture' of England's schools

DfE census data shows decline of SEN pupils and greater ethnic diversity in state-funded schoo...

Role of leadership unclear, says education think tank

No 'leadership premium' until we know more about what makes a good leader, says CMRE research

A time for reflection

Helen Fraser looks back over her time at the helm of the Girls' Day School Trust

Better for candidates, families and our school

Julian Thomas explains how Wellington College has transformed its selection process

Leading the way for girls' education

Scotland's largest girls' school, St George's School for Girls, appoints new Head

Teachers overwhelmingly support 'remain' in EU vote

Seven in 10 teachers would vote to remain a member of the EU, according to new research from T...

Holyport College appoints new head of sixth form

Graham Alford joins Eton-sponsored state boarding school Holyport

Brighton student wins playwriting competition

Sixth former Molly O-Gorman from Brighton College has won National Theatre New Views competiti...

New head for Notting Hill and Ealing High School

London school, part of the Girls' Day School Trust, appoints first-ever male head

New global role for Abingdon head

Felicity Lusk, outgoing Head of Abingdon School, to join GEMS Education

Abingdon girls' school hosts Any Questions?

St Helen and St Katharine hosts panel on EU referendum for Radio 4 programme

Haileybury appoints new master

Martin Collier to join Haileybury in September 2017 following upcoming retirement of Joe Davie...

Book corner: Rethinking Education

The latest in the NoNonsense book series questions the concept of knowledge and the 'commodifi...


Hilary Moriarty says minimalism is key to looking the part as a leader

DfE announces character education funding

Applications open for character grants worth £6 million, aimed at schools promoting traits suc...

Ofqual clamps down on re-marks

New rules from exam regulator say marks should not be changed unless there is 'clear marking e...

Have faith

Richard Morse, new Chairman of Woodard Schools, tells us about his vision for the future

NAHT writes open letter to Nicky Morgan on assessment

School leaders' union calls for changes to primary assessment system in new letter following S...

All change for QEH

Bristol's last boys' school is to take girls into the sixth form from 2017. Headmaster Stephen...

New head appointed at Saint Felix

James Harrison, new head of Saint Felix School, aims to merge modern education with tradition ...

Woodard Schools appoints new chairman

Richard Morse to lead board of Woodard Corporation, which runs 47 schools across the UK

Student choice at top of the agenda

Latest higher education white paper champions new teaching framework and sanctions new univer...

Who do you think you are?

Dr Helen Stringer looks at the notion of identity for young people

Women and the education pay gap

Randstad report says despite making up three-quarters of the workforce, women's pay, retention...

New Headmistress for Farnborough Hill

Alexandra Neil to take over as head at Farnborough from September

Government opens consultation on teacher disqualification

Rules around disqualifying teachers who live with an offender under consultation until 1 July

The future of boarding

As the BSA celebrates its Golden Jubilee, honorary president Tony Little talks to Independent ...

You don't say!

Hilary Moriarty is all for handing out more compliments

Kelvinside Academy appoints world's youngest HMC Rector

Ian Munro is now the youngest of more than 300 HMC rectors across the globe, at 34

ISC Census 2016: Independent schools weather the storm

This year's ISC census shows the sector has returned to pre-recession strength with record pup...

How can private schools get involved with academies?

There are a number of considerations for schools looking at academy sponsorship, says James Ri...

Survey: what do parents really want from independent school?

In an ever-competitive education sector, editor Stephanie Broad wants to do some marketing myt...

Bradford's books

Lesley Purcell tells us about Bradford Grammar School's new library

St Mary's School, Cambridge appoints new head of juniors

Matthew O'Reilly to take the reins at Cambridgeshire girls' school

Q&A: Louise Higson

Headmistress of Farlington School, Louise Higson shares her views on school life, single sex e...

Youngest HMC headteacher to join Kelvinside

Former Shiplake College deputy head Ian Munro to be new head of Kelvinside Academy, making him...

Nottingham Girls' appoints new head of junior school

Laura Fowler will take over as Head of Juniors at Nottingham Girls' High School from September...

Q&A: Matters of perception

Girls' Schools Association president, Caroline Jordan, talks to editor Stephanie Broad about t...

Decisions, decisions...

Shaun Fenton looks at the significance of the EU referendum for the future of education