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Every school child should have an excellent education and great prospects - regardless of their background. Excellence is best achieved by putting teachers and parents in charge of schools and ensuring that teaching and testing in our state schools stretch children as much as the country's very best schools. Children have just one chance for a great education - it is the responsibility of adults to deliver it.

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Latest Blogs & News

  • Parents and Teachers for Excellence
    Should face masks be used in schools?

    Parents and Teachers for Excellence fully supports the current DfE guidance against face coverings in educational settings. This advice is based on recommendations from Public Health England and supported by…

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  • Using knowledge to improve reading.

    Dame Rachel de Souza, Chief Executive of The Inspiration Trust and PTE Founder Last year The Inspiration Trust conducted research into KS2 reading. They wanted to see if interventions based…

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  • Returning our children to school

    Anthony Denny – Parent to a Year 10 student at Jane Austen College, Norwich I sit here at home, writing this piece, with my wife working at our dining room table,…

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  • Parents and Teachers for Excellence
    Fully opening schools: planning for success

    Hamid Patel CBE is chief executive officer of Star Academies The cautious reopening of schools to more children during recent weeks has restored a measure of national confidence. Pupils have been mature…

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  • Parents and Teachers for Excellence
    Intellectual Virtue and Education

    For the most part the philosophy of education has given way to the cognitive sciences as a force for educational change. Even an increased focus on knowledge has done little…

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  • The Grand Tour: The Theatre
    Three Government actions to remove deadlock

    Hamid Patel CBE, Chief Executive of Star Academies Prolonged absence from school is hurting our children and widening inequalities. With every day that goes by in lockdown, the situation worsens and…

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Latest Resources

  • Parents and Teachers for Excellence
    A Bigger Bang for Bucks

    With a new Government, more money promised, and an impending Spending Review, we asked some sector experts what the new Education Secretary could do. This pamphlet is a collation of…

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  • The Question of Behaviour

    Everyone wants school to be a safe and happy place to work and learn. However, simply having high ambitions isn’t enough. One must carefully design the rituals, routines, and practices…

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  • The Question of Knowledge
    The Question of Knowledge

    PTE has produced this pamphlet in conjunction with The Association of School and College Leaders. In it, several headteachers from across the country detail their experiences and the challenges they…

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