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Press Cutting: Punctuality, respect, constant exams: How...

18 February 2015

Strong measures were needed to raise standards at the Academy in west London's White City

Is technology worth bothering with in education?

7 February 2015

What do you do when you have a teacher with a PhD in astrophysics? Find a new method of learning so that pupils in other schools can share his knowledge . . .

Why the league system no longer measures up

29 January 2015

Jon Coles, United Learning Group Chief Executive and former head of standards at the Department of Education, used to be in charge of school performance rankings. He explains how he would reform the system

How sport can put you on the winning side

4 August 2014
Regardless of a child's physical ability, PE teaches them teamwork, resilience, ethics and more - and it's time for schools to take note, Jon Coles writes for the TES.

Stockport Academy Principal, Frank McCarron, speaks at...

4 July 2014
Stockport Academy Principal, Frank McCarron, today delivered a speech to the Stonewall Education for All Conference on how inclusivity in schools can drive improvement, create opportunities for students to be...

Creating a research-engaged school - a guide for senior...

3 July 2014
Research published this week by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) and the United Learning group of schools gives an insight into how teachers use research evidence in the classroom and what they...

Classroom practice: power up to become a tech-savvy teacher

Our Technology Director, Dominic Norrish, writes for the TES how to get the most out of technology within schools.

21 May 2014

Our Technology Director, Dominic Norrish, writes for the TES how to get the most out of technology within schools.

What will the classroom of 2017 look like?

'Given that huge innovations are being made in edtech each week, it’s exciting to speculate on what devices the average British school will be using in a few years. Dominic Norrish, Group Director for Technology at...

1 May 2014
'Given that huge innovations are being made in edtech each week, it’s exciting to speculate on what devices the average British school will be using in a few years. Dominic Norrish, Group Director for...

How can we keep teachers teaching?

Is collaboration between schools, structured professional development and an increased emphasis on coaching the answer to keeping teachers in the profession? Jon Coles contributes to the debate.

25 April 2014

Is collaboration between schools, structured professional development and an increased emphasis on coaching the answer to keeping teachers in the profession? Jon Coles contributes to the debate.

Less stress, more support for high-flying generation

Anorexia cases have surged with the pressure to succeed in and out of the classroom, says Fiona Boulton, headmistress of Guildford High School

3 March 2014

Anorexia cases have surged with the pressure to succeed in and out of the classroom, says Fiona Boulton, headmistress of Guildford High School

Considering the best way forward for 1 to 1 projects in 2014

Dominic Norrish address the pros and cons of 1:1 learning

Is Android Finally Providing a Convincing Alternative to...

Technology Director Dominic Norrish discusses the pros and cons of Android devices

The great divide – Jon Coles on independent schools and...

Chief Executive Jon Coles discusses bridging the gap between state and independent schools

A Royal College of Teaching Would Improve Educational...

A professional association would distance teaching from political interference and improve practice, argues Jon Coles

A New Professionalism and the Royal College of Teaching

Jon Coles argues that the teaching profession must now step up and take greater responsibility for itself, and that doing so means establishing a new College of Teaching.
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