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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

  • How To Grow A School – MEA Central

    Once again, this year I had the “pleasure” of attending both the Labour & Conservative party conferences. If you’ve never been to these, think… ResearchED but with really expensive tickets,…

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  • The Wonder of Willingham…

    No, not THAT Willingham, for once – but Willingham Primary School in Cambridgeshire! We’ve been lucky enough to benefit before from the lessons they’ve learned in recent times – with…

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  • Lift-off in Lincolnshire

    I’m not a fan of early mornings, so it takes quite a lot to get me up really early. However, yesterday was one of those days where I was on…

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  • #StopSchoolShaming

    I’ve written before about the shameful phenomenon of school shaming. Some claim that it isn’t possible to shame a school, because it is a just a building or an institution,…

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  • It’s not just Michaela, it’s a movement…

    There was much (justified) excitement and debate around Michaela Community School’s first set of GCSEs. Given the challenges they’ve faced, to do so well is marvellous. We now have another…

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  • Assessment at Cottenham Primary School

    [This blog builds on previous ones about Cottenham Primary School – in particular this one about their curriculum journey. We’re very grateful to James Kilsby for taking to time to…

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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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