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Exclusive: an interview with Angela Rayner

Part one: grammar schools and social mobility

Last week we interviewed Shadow Education Secretary Angela Rayner, and asked her opinion regarding the government’s Green Paper. Continue reading “Exclusive: an interview with Angela Rayner”

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Challenges facing SBMs

A school business manager (SBM) is responsible for providing professional leadership and management to the school’s support and teaching staff. They are employed to enhance the overall effectiveness of the team in order to improve standards of learning and achievement throughout the school.

To strategically ensure the most effective use of resources, in support of the school’s objectives, is a pretty daunting task. This is a role that certainly comes with many challenges. Continue reading “Challenges facing SBMs”

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Dyslexia: overlooked and left behind?

Every year, SATs results and other national testing shows that too many children and young people are not meeting expected levels in literacy, with 1 in 5 children leaving primary school below the national expected levels in reading, writing and mathematics.[1]

If you cannot learn to read, you cannot read to learn, and too many children are unable to access the curriculum due to poor reading skills. It is these children who then become disengaged and leave school with few, or no qualifications, resulting in significantly reduced opportunities. Continue reading “Dyslexia: overlooked and left behind?”