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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.

A recent...

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. 

Why did you write your...

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...

Throughout lockdown psychologists from many areas have been working to support, and advocate for, children. As the government plans for pupils to return to schools, but with uncertainty about how this will work in practice, what is the role for psychologists during this...

What’s your area?
My academic research explores the psychological impact of school exclusion and considers alternatives. Over the last few years I have worked in a youth offending team, with families and young people also subject to Child in Need and...