What about the parents?

We have already written about Nicky Morgan’s ‘devo-max’ White Paper, paying particular attention to her claim the measures outlined are driven by a desire to hand down more power to schools, away from the micro-management of Westminster and Whitehall. One detail that calls this claim into question, however, is the decision to abolish parent governors.…

SAM Schools: Chadwell Heath Academy

Welcome to the first of our SAM Schools blog articles, where we speak to our subscribers and find out how they use SAM in their schools. — This time, we speak to Jamie Henderson, the e-Learning Coordinator for Chadwell Heath Academy, who’ve already used SAM Learning for nearly 14,000 hours since August 2015! Over the…

The SAM 60 Second Survey: Resources

Is it possible to be a great teacher without good resources? Teaching requires many skills – the ability to hold attention, to inspire, to patiently explain, to discipline if necessary, to be compassionate and understanding, the list could go on for a while – yet these skills have to be combined with knowledge, and knowledge…

Troops, teachers and time

Troops to Teachers was one of former education secretary Michael Gove’s flagship policies. A populist proposal based on similar schemes in the United States, the programme was meant to get out-of-work veterans into the classroom to instill discipline, a job Gove implied trained teachers alone weren’t getting right. Since the launch of the scheme in…