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We have produced several different resources since our inception, and here you can find all of them. There are notes about the ideas we support, pamphlets that take a deep dive into those ideas, our list of things schools have been asked to teach, and more.

  • 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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  • What Should Schools Teach?

    How often do you hear the phrase “Schools should teach…” in the media? We’ve noticed that barely a week goes by without a well-meaning person or organisation insisting that something…

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  • What Should Schools Teach? 2018 Edition

    We’ve noticed that barely a week goes by without a well-meaning person or organisation insisting that something else is added to the curriculum, often without any consideration as to how…

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  • Why we need a knowledge-based curriculum
    Why we need a knowledge-based curriculum

    Schools across the country should be shifting to a knowledge-based curriculum that teaches deep subject knowledge. Evidence from cognitive science and studies of different schools show that such an approach…

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  • Why pupils benefit from assessment
    Why pupils benefit from assessment

    Rigorous tests throughout school are important. They help teachers, parents and the school know how pupils are doing and what they need to spend more time on. We should have…

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  • Why schools need effective behaviour policies
    Why schools need effective behaviour policies

    Good school discipline is essential: disruption in class stops students. We know how to ensure good school discipline – hundreds of Academies have turned around schools with poor behaviour and…

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  • Enrichment in a longer school day

    Enrichment is incredibly important. It helps students succeed later in life, and allows them to discover their passions. It is particularly important in secondary school, when pupils can cope with…

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  • The benefits of Academies and Free Schools
    The benefits of Academies and Free Schools

    Autonomy has been shown to work for many Free Schools and Academies. Our campaign wishes to see the benefits of autonomy spread throughout the system with more schools and headteachers…

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