Every school contains a story of how educational inequalities emerge

At the launch of the Social Market Foundation’s Commission into Educational Inequalities a couple of weeks ago, the observation that regional inequalities had widened since the 1970s garnered a great deal of interest. The analysis released by the Commission was just a starting point and I, alongside the other Commissioners (Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP, [...]

By | 2017-03-03T09:49:50+00:00 28th January 2016|Exams and assessment, Pupil demographics|

Understanding pay differentials in senior leadership

Today at Mulberry School for Girls in east London (one of my PGCE placement schools well over a decade ago), headteachers and policy makers are coming together to consider how we can address the gender imbalance in headship in our schools. Not everyone agrees there is a problem that needs to be solved. As Andrew [...]

By | 2017-03-03T09:49:21+00:00 15th January 2016|Teacher careers|