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Why collaboration is key to the next stage of school reform

Robert Tinker

In 1996 Tony Blair put “education, education, education” at the heart of his programme for government. After almost 20 years of profound social and economic change, they remain sound principles for office. But while the goal of a world class school system should continue to animate social policy today, the toolkit employed to achieve it…


Seven things I have learned about addressing inequality in schools

Ros McMullen

1. There is a causal link between poverty and educational underachievement. The fact that some children from poor and disadvantaged backgrounds have remarkable achievements should not disguise this – it is so well researched and so well documented that it is completely beyond dispute. 2. The traditional response from the left is to attempt to create a…

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