Petition: Stop Blaming Exclusions for Knife Crime
We believe that schools must be able to, when necessary, exclude children in order to ensure the safety and learning of their pupils.
We call on those who have blamed violent crime on schools and exclusions to retract their baseless claims, on the government to reaffirm its support for headteachers’ right to exclude when necessary, and on everyone involved to ensure that alternative provision for excluded pupils is as good as possible.Sign the petition
What Should Schools Teach?
The phrase 'schools should teach...' has become increasingly familiar in the media. Many of these calls are sensible, but many are impractical or well beyond the remit of schools.
We've created a list that keeps track of all of these calls, and we've found a new one every other day on average.See the list
Should Smartphones be in Schools?
The debate over whether smartphones should be allowed in schools has flared up in recent times, with a variety of viewpoints being expressed.
We want to see what parents and teachers from across the country think about the issue. We've created a two minute survey, and would love it if you could give us your thoughts.Take the survey
Parents and Teachers For Excellence
Parents and Teachers for Excellence is a new movement to promote reforms within the education system and to spread good practice to help deliver excellence in schools across the country.
Supported by parent activists and some of the most respected people working in education, we believe in autonomy for schools, the knowledge based curriculum, rigorous assessment, cultural enrichment and effective behaviour policies. These are already characteristics of some of the top performing schools in the country.
What we Believe
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.Learn more
Latest Blogs & News
Our Director Mark has written this blog: At PTE we keep a list of calls from others for schools to teach something, and last year the most common call was to do…Read more
Sara Varty, Head of Art at Willingham Primary School, gave a talk with her colleague David Morel at our Wonder Years conference on knowledge-led art curricula. Here, she writes down…Read more