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The London Challenge

The London Challenge
Gabriel Heller Sahlgren, PhD student at LSE and Political Science and Director of Research, Centre for the Study of Market Reform in Education (CMRE), shares his thoughts on one of the most talked about issues in education. 'The London Challenge' a policy designed to create a "step change" in the performance of London secondary schools.  An im...
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Smart collaboration

Smart collaboration
Given the importance attached to collaboration and partnership work in our 'self-improving system', there is surprisingly little research on the most effective means of collaboration between and within schools. Yet to move beyond anecdote and staffroom exchanges and establish structured partnerships, we need to find ways to work smarter to achieve ...
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6 must read texts on mindset, resilience, grit and character

6 must read texts on mindset, resilience, grit and character
Natasha Devon, until recently the government's mental health champion for schools, said before departing from her post: Time and time again young people – and the people who teach them – have spoken out about how a rigorous culture of testing and academic pressure is detrimental to their mental health. At one end of the scale we've got four year ol...
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The 'Impact' of my research

The 'Impact' of my research
Tom Welch, former head of research at SSAT, shares his professional journey and vision for a framework for action research that embraces the broadest definition of educational research. I had meant to stay in university life until retirement. Happily immersed in research and dissemination, I hadn't considered the 'impact' of my research beyond peer...
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The Academy Question

The Academy Question
In this week's EdExpert blog, Patrick Watson, director of the think tank The Centre for the Study of Market Reform of Education asks a straightforward question, but one without a straightforward answer: academies are here to stay, but have they genuinely succeeded in improving student outcomes? Patrick Watson, director of the think tank The Centre ...
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