How well do you know your cognitive bias?

Cognitive bias can present itself in many forms and can hamper your school’s work to raise attainment and close the gaps. Fiona Aubrey-Smith asks whether cognitive bias is holding you, your colleagues or your school back

Editorial Comment: Would you recommend teaching?

The results of new NAHT research are stark, with a third of school leaders refusing to recommend a career in teaching to others. Paul Whiteman looks at the findings and the reasons behind them
Best Practice


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NSPCC Number Day

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Knowledge Bank

Excellence in SEN 2019

Headteacher Update's Excellence in SEN 2019 16-page supplement offers practical advice and examples ...



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