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In this investigation of how the psychological environment of boarding school has enabled the British ruling class to make the decisions that shape our current experience, Richard Beard’s influences and sources are diverse. He takes Hannah Arendt and Erving Goffman (whose...

Victoria recounts a story which reflects how educational psychologists (EPs) were once seen. ‘I started to work as an EP in Nottinghamshire in 2002. One morning I wanted to make a cup of coffee and I couldn’t find the jar belonging to the educational psychologist team. I...

Emily Reynolds’ account of recent developments in learning styles (LS) (April issue) was most welcome. Reynolds summarised the...

The Anna Freud Centre has launched a free online information hub for those working in secondary schools and further education settings.
Mentally Healthy Schools brings together mental health resources and guidance including lesson plans and activities.

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Naomi Fisher is the author of Changing minds: How children can take control of their own learning. She argues that widening our perspective on education will benefit children whose needs are not met by the current school system. 

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Speaking to the Foundation for Education Development National Education Summit on 1 March, Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said: ‘We know much more now about what works best: evidence-backed, traditional teacher-led lessons with children seated facing the expert at the...

What might the future hold for children in the UK after lockdown? This question is at the forefront of the minds of parents, teachers, psychologists and many others – closing the attainment gap, helping children to get back on track with their educational and social...

Between 2005 and 2010 we ran a large-scale multi-method longitudinal study at the Institute of Education called the Deployment and Impact of Support Staff study, or DISS for short, which was commissioned and funded by the then Labour government’s Department for Children,...

After exams were cancelled due to Covid-19, the government initially used an algorithm to calculate A-level results based on teacher’s predicted grades as well as a school’s historical performance. This led to A-level results in England, Wales and Northern Ireland being 40...